Hey Bruce Thomas, If you still cannot get past the language screen, use the following method to bypass the activation screen. This will let you run a hard reset and maybe clear whatever is stuck. I use it all the time to check out phones that have been shipped to me.This should allow you to boot to your home screen. Once there you can do the reset to factory option againTo bypass activation screen, press emergency call button, then at the dialer, press *#83786633, then press the Home key!
EDIT: My battery is about dead, so I'm going to need to stop for tonight. Hopefully, this will get you up and running. If not, hopefully one of the other guys will chime in.