Kostanay state
university
A. Baitursynov
In order not to be behind other nations -
It is necessary to acquire knowledge, to be rich and strong.
In order to know - it is necessary to study,
In order to be rich - it is necessary to go in for craft,
In order to be strong - it is necessary to keep unity.
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In May 2017, lecturers Saule Znabayeva and Yuliya Shandetskaya from Foreign Philology Department participated in English for Specific Purposes Training provided within DIREKT ERASMUS+ project, whichis aimed at developing information literacy and promoting lifelong learning. Beijing Institute of Technology (China) hosted the training for university-partners from Ireland, Germany, Slovakia, China, Russia and Kazakhstan. The main focus of the ESP training was on such aspects as multicultural communication, academic writing and research methodology. Didactic and scientific working group meeting resulted in development of action plan for implementation of the project, the first step of which will be teaching English (A1-A2) to librarians of university-partners and other institutions. It is projected that the English language course (A1-A2) for librarians at A. Baitursynov Kostanay State University will start in September 2017. 
On April 17, 2017, the contest «The best in the profession - programmer» was organized by the software department for students of 5В070400 - Computers and software specialty within the month of methodological innovation at the Faculty of Information Technology. The leading experts of the companies «ITL.KZ» LLP and «PROFI ESСORT» LLP were invited as the jury.   The main objectives of the competition were: the quality improvement of professional training, identification and support of creative abilities and interests of students. At the competition, the students presented the ready-made projects - business card websites, online stores, databases, computer games, mobile applications, as well as complex projects. Students defended their projects in English, Russian and Kazakh. The jury noted the high training of students and selected the projects-winners: 1st place - Viktoriya Ivanova. The topic of the project: Development of online mobile phone store-front «Fly» by LTD "ITL-KZ"; 2nd place - Nikolay Manuylov. The topic of the project:  Development of a module for equipment identification by reading barcodes on the ANDROID platform for the mechatronics laboratory of A. Baitursynov Kostanay State University. 3rd place - Kirill Stepanov .The topic of the project: Development of the Internet-shop of printed products’ sales for «Pechenkin AA» SP. All participants of the competition were awarded by the diplomas and prizes.
April 27, 2017, the annual open competition for sports programming among students of colleges was held at the software department. Six educational institutions took part in the forum: Kostanay Polytechnic College, Lisakovsk Technical College, Kostanay Construction College, KInEU College, Kostanay Industrial and Pedagogical College and Zhytikara Polytechnic College. The guest of the event was Evgeniy Zhukovskiy, deputy director of “Profi Escort”. The participants were awarded certificates, the winners of the Olympiad were: 1st place - Tasbolat Tulegenov (Kostanay Polytechnic College); 2nd place – Ruslan Naurzalinov (KInEU College); 3rd place - Maxim Lukyanov (Kostanay Industrial and Pedagogical College).
Within the month of methodological innovation of the Information Technology Faculty, the software department held its annual intellectual game «What? Where? When?». The idea of the game arose with the introduction of multilingual education to the specialty 5B070400 - Computers and Software in 2012. The goal of the game is a development of students' intellectual abilities and motivation to learn languages. We would like to note the high level of the event organization. By tradition, the game is organized by the 2nd year students of the specialty 5B070400 - Computers and Software, as well as advisors and supervisors of groups. The students made interesting questions on different topics. The questions were in different languages: Kazakh, Russian and English. The game consisted of two rounds. In each round, the questions were divided into categories, where the cost of the question was determined by its complexity. In the game participated 2 teams of 1st year students of the specialty 5B070400 - Computers and Software. During the game, the teams answered the selected questions, the winner was determined by the number of points scored. In the end, the results were summed up, letters and gifts were presented. Kazov Amanzhol became the best player of the game. Experts of the game were Salykova Olga - head of software department, Makhambetova Gulshat - deputy dean for academic work and invited guest, Onvulanu Henry - teacher of English in Kostanay.
Тhe Department of Foreign Philology held the English language Olympiad among first year students who study within the frame of multilingual education program.  More than 100 students of such directions as “History”, “Physics”, "Transport, transport equipment and technology", “Ecology”, “Electrical power engineering” and “Computer engineering and software” took part in the competition. The Olympiad consisted of 3 rounds: 1).Qualifying round (vocabulary and grammar test) 2).Listening and reading 3).Speaking Only ten students managed to get to the final round of the competition. Diana Nam (Computer engineering and software) Ruslan Krivolapov (History) Timur Magambetov (Physics) Aleksey Sukharev (Electrical power engineering) Ruslan Baishuakov (Physics) Gul’zira Khamzeyeva (Physics) Damir Inertbayev (Transport, transport equipment and technology) Temirlan Auezbek (Transport, transport equipment and technology) Zhanerke Askarova (Ecology) Aiym Nurzhanova (Ecology) In the final round of the competition the students demonstrated the skills of spontaneous speaking on various topics. The jury pointed out that all the students who participated in the final round have an excellent command of the language.  We would like to congratulate the students who got the highest points: 1st  place - Aleksey Sukharev (Electrical power engineering) 2-d place - Diana Nam (Computer engineering and software) and Timur Magambetov (Physics) 3-d place - Ruslan Krivolapov (History), Ruslan Baishuakov (Physics) and Temirlan Auezbek (Transport, transport equipment and technology). Organizers of the Olympiad congratulated all winners with good results and wished them further success in English learning!
There are a lot of wonderful traditions at the software department. One of them, annual meetings of students and graduates of the specialty Computers and Software. The purpose of such meetings is not only to provide work for students and graduates, but also the opportunity to show ways of adapting work in different spheres of professional activity of graduates. Aibek Kokanbekov became the guest of the meeting this time. Aibek became a successful programmer for several years after graduating from high school, he worked in large companies of Kazakhstan, he is a developer of important state projects for the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Currently he works at the Nazarbayev University on a large-scale project. Aibek gave some advice to students on how to become a sought-after specialist in the labor market, but he focused on the need for a quality education that would help achieve global goals. During the meeting, he answered numerous questions from students. The meeting was attended by the head of the department of software, teachers of the department and students of senior courses.
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