KTU Summer School 2017 "IT in English"

 

WHY KTU

With a current academic staff of almost 1200 academic and research staff and nearly 11 000 students, KTU stands as Lithuania’s leading international research university and leader in the IT sector. Entrepreneurship, hands-on experience, and innovative teaching methods are the keywords of studying at KTU. KTU researchers’ achievements in informatics have significantly contributed to international advancement in this field.
This course is a unique opportunity to experience life at KTU first hand.

DATES 17 July 2017 – 28 July 2017

DURATION 2 weeks

LANGUAGE Language of instruction is English. Support is also available in Russian and German (not during classes).

AIM
• Improve IT  and English skills
• Gain confidence, experience, and inspiration a head start for any student preparing for university
• Experience academic and social life on campus

• Meet new people, learn about new cultures

TARGET GROUP
• High school students and graduates
• Lower-level university undergraduates

• College and vocational school students

FEE 

• EUR 900,- (registration before 1st April 2017). The fee applies to students from partner universities regardless of registration date.
• EUR 950,- (registration after 1st April 2017).

The fee covers:
• Daily lectures and academic supervisions
• All academic material and university support material required for the duration of the programme
• Participation in social events, university round tours, visits to companies, excursions
• 2-day excursion to the seaside

• Accommodation for the duration of the course  and 3 meals per day.

CREDITS 3 ECTS credits for the IT course

COURSE LEADERS All academic teaching is provided by KTU academics, who demonstrate a true passion for their chosen subject.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT

Lithuania | Kaunas | Studies in Lithuania

 

KTU Summer School “IT in English” is an exciting programme that provides participants with basic knowledge in Game Programming and Web Development, helps them to improve their general and subject-specific English language skills and make friends from around the world. The courses are particularly suitable for those who find summer holidays a great opportunity to tackle their language problems, explore IT world and get acquainted with the academic environment.

The school offers the unique opportunity to couple academic lectures with cultural programme as well as excursions.

STRUCTURE
During this 2-week program, all participants receive a minimum of 30 hours of Game Programming / Web Development and 20 hours of the English language training. Students are engaged in 3 hours of IT, 2 hours of various English instructions, and 2-3 hours of social/sports activities every day.

All students join the following learning courses:
• IT (30 hours): Introduction to Game Programming (with Python Language) or Introduction to Web Development (HTML + CSS + AngularJS).
• English (20 hours)

Each course is a mixture of practical activities, lectures and team work to develop knowledge and skills in both of these areas. Students are able to apply what they learnt in real-world situations.

 

➤ IT

This course is designed for students who want to look into the field of computer science or who want to start programming. It is also the opportunity to develop their foreign language skills in a professional context. Opportunities for learning extend far beyond the academic sessions. Students have the chance to visit some of the country’s most renowned and international companies. Basic computer experience is required. No previous knowledge of programming is required.

Students can choose between the two IT courses on offer.

Course 1. Introduction to Game Programming (with Python Language) Course 2. Introduction to Web Development (HTML + CSS + AngularJS)

CONTENT
If you are new to programming with Python and are looking for solid introduction, this is the course for you. Python is a widely used high-level, general-purpose, dynamic programming language. It is easy to learn and professional at the same time (YouTube, Drop Box, Eve Online are built with it).  It has simple easy-to-use syntax, making it the perfect language for someone trying to learn computer programming for the first time.

During the course you will get acquainted with main programming principles:
• Variables (for simple data manipulation)
• Conditional Sentences
• Loops (Repetitions)
• Lists of Data
• Subprograms (defining your own commands/functions)

We will mostly deal with 2D graphics ("turtle" graphics style). We will go through:
• Simple Drawings
• Animation
• Interaction (with mouse/keyboard)
• Action (games)!

Our games will be simple copies of Pong, FlappyBird, Asteroids.

OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, you will acquire the skills that you need for practical Python programming, and learn how these skills can be put to use in real-world scenarios.

CONTENT
Everything you see in a website is a result of the combination of HTML and CSS. With these two languages, you will have the skills you need to bring your website design to life.

As a web developer, you'll need to learn how to use new frameworks on a regular basis. AngularJS is a full-featured framework that is incredibly popular among developers. Products built with AngularJS include YouTube Video Manager, The Weather Channel, several Google products, and Tinder.

This course is dedicated to helping beginners learn to code HTML, CSS & JS in a simple and comprehensive way. Outlining the fundamentals, you will work through all common elements of front-end design and development.

The course consists of:
Building your first Web Page:
• Getting to know HTML
• Getting to know CSS
• Positioning content
• Working with typography
• Setting backgrounds & gradients
• Creating lists
• Adding media
• Building forms
• Organizing data with tables

Adding some action and animations to your website with AngularJS:
• Your First App
• Directives
• Services
• Routing
• Putting it all together
• AngularJS Final Project

OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, you will learn the basics of HTML and CSS, and how to structure and style your webpage.

➤ LANGUAGE

This intensive language course is designed for those who wish to improve their English within a short period of time. It is also the perfect course to practice active skills in preparation for international undergraduate study, exchange study or internship abroad. At least a Pre-Intermediate level (A2) of English is required.

CONTENT
The course focuses on
• expanding your vocabulary
• increasing general conversational skills
• improving pronunciation
• increasing knowledge of grammar

OUTCOME
By the end of this course, you will feel more confident when communicating in English in an academic environment. You will be able to apply what you learnt in real-world situations because the course is a mixture of practical activities, lectures and team work.

 

In addition to the academic courses, the programme includes a variety of opportunities to enjoy cultural experiences and sporting activities. This gives students the chance to make long-lasting friendships with like-minded individuals from all over the world.

Alongside the social programme of organised events, students also have free time to explore Kaunas’ rich history, architecture, art, food, shopping, sport, music, and theatre.

EXCURSIONS
• Guided walking tour in the old town of Kaunas
• One-day excursion to Vilnius
• Two-day excursion to the Lithuanian seaside

 

SOCIAL / SPORT EVENTS Various social and sports events organised by students’ organizations and art societies take place in the afternoons and evenings.

MENTORING Every group of students (up to 10 persons) receive a student mentor who assists them to feel confident in the new environment by providing them with all the necessary information regarding daily matters and integration process, accompanying them in all activities and outings.

 

Students enjoy the opportunity to live on the University campus for 2 weeks, housed in dormitory rooms. KTU campus is located in a convenient area relatively close to the city center, and thanks to the well-developed transport network, all the other areas of the city are within a reach.

ACCOMMODATION

Students share a twin room with another Summer School student of the same gender.
All the rooms are equipped with all the necessary furniture for life and studies. There is a kitchen with a cooker, a hob, fridge freezer and meal preparing area. All the residents of the dormitories have the Internet access. Also, free laundry and drying facilities are available on the site.
Within the dormitories, students find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and a real community spirit.

SAFETY
Safety is a matter of great importance. The Summer School staff provides support and care around the clock. Students stay in a dormitory on campus with a 24-hour manned front-desk. Students are also supervised by mentors and staff members on all Summer School activities and outings.
 

 

REGISTER here https://goo.gl/SpgHPY

DEADLINE The application closes on 15 June 2017.

REQUIREMENTS
Students applying for the Summer School should be able to demonstrate following qualities:
• be enthusiastic and willing to learn
• be open to new experiences and cultures
• have at least A2 level of English

PAYMENT 
Once you have registered for the courses you will be sent a letter stating your conditional acceptance and more information on the payment details. After receiving it you are required to pay the course fee by transfer to the following bank account:

Bank: AB SEB Bankas
Address: Gedimino pr.12, LT-01103 Vilnius, Lithuania
Account holder: Kauno technologijos universitetas
Account: LT38 7044 0600 0310 4481
SWIFT: CBVI LT 2X
Bank-correspondent: Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (SWIFT: DRES DE FF)
Under comments please indicate: your name, Summer School 2017 IT in English.

Transaction fees your bank may charge must be paid by you and cannot be extracted from the course fee.
Please note that while funds may leave your bank immediately, international transfers can take a few weeks to be received by the university.
The Letter of Acceptance will be issued only after the money has arrived at the university’s bank account. Your place in the Summer School is guaranteed once we receive the payment.

SUPPORT We fully support students in their search for external funding or sponsorship to aid their attendance on the programme. As such we can provide official letters of acceptance, as well as detailed outlines of the academic course content and merits of the programme.

 

CONTACTS
For any inquiries please contact coordinator Virginija Savalenkovienė