The first language that I learned was actually PASCAL during my freshman year in the University.
In the second year, I took a course in Graphics Programming using Object Oriented PASCAL. I started writing Object Oriented programs without truly understanding the essence of Object Oriented concept but I finished course thinking that the dot was just a way to access a function as in the traditional C. Talk about a crappy student.
The concept of Object Oriented design was indeed not important in the class. Though it is possible to learn programming in this way, it is definitely not recommended.