This was already done in the 1950's, as a goal of enabling managers and supervisors to understand the code that the lowly programmers were writing. The language had some features in it that (besides the syntax) were somewhat unique to that language: decimal numbers, ability to handle currency. Support for decimal numbers is largely why it is still around today. It is a much loathed language nowadays, as anybody doing serious programming uses a language that is more conducive to computer constructs: loops, counters, variables, branches, methods without the "blah blah" overhead of a lot of english words.
Oh yeah, this language was called COBOL. You can read about it here