The Coding Circle: game development courses for kids

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    February 20, 2016

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    March 05, 2016

The Coding Circle, the professional coding academy launched in Dubai with the aim to teach kids and adults the new universal language, computer programming, has begun accepting students for its programming courses. These courses aim to teach participants to play, modify or build their own games by writing lines of code.

There are two sets of courses:

Young Programmers Intro to Code Combat: this series of courses dedicated to 9-11 year olds allows students to learn Python, JavaScript and Lua – some of the most popular programming languages at the moment while playing a multi-level game. The following courses start on February 20th:

Python: Children will gain the basic understanding and knowledge of Python, a powerful language used by sites like YouTube and Dropbox. Students will have a deep insight into game design which can then be complemented by a game development course.

Lua: Children will gain the basic understanding and knowledge of Lua, a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language.

JavaScript: Children will be able to enhance both their technical and real-life skills such as algorithmic thinking, problem-solving, online collaboration & teamwork, decision making & resources management.

Intro to Games Development:

Learn JavaScript to mod Minecraft: this course dedicated for 10-16 year olds teaches students the basics of JavaScript, the must-learn programming language as presented by Mashable in order to mod the favorite game of 33 million users from all over the world. The course starts on March 5th. More details can be found here.

About the academy:

The Coding Circle is a tech education company that offers an educational road map for students to develop expertise in programming: web, games and mobile application development. The Coding Circle started with a pilot course in the summer of 2014 and since then, over 100 students have taken at least one of the courses offered by the tech education company. The curriculum, designed for children aged 7 and above, is divided into courses that build on each other and each course has defined learning goals. Coding Circle classes are fun, collaborative and project-focused taught by experienced programmers. Their current operational regions are Dubai and Amman (Jordan) and their partners are Facebook, Google, Cisco, and Uber. Besides offering courses at The Bureau Dubai. The Coding Circle also works with local schools in the UAE to offer after school programs.

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