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Course, academic year 2019/2020
English for Mathematicians I - NJAZ013
Title: Anglický jazyk pro matematiky I
Guaranteed by: Department of Language Education (32-KJP)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2017
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Mgr. Lucie Malá
Classification: Mathematics > General Subjects
Annotation -
Last update: PhDr. Zuzana Hlavičková (28.03.2019)
English for specific purposes (ESP) - grammar, vocabulary, style, specialized texts on mathematics. The course is a preparation course for an international examination in English for mathematicians and it is included in the credit system of the Faculty. The credit is a one of the requirements for the examination English for Mathematicians, UNIcert III. Enrollment in this subject is limited. The subject is open for students from the second year of their study.
Course completion requirements -
Last update: Mgr. Zuzana Hořká (08.04.2018)

To meet the requirements it is necessary to participate in class regularly, actively work in the classroom and fulfill all homework assignments. The nature of the subject's examination excludes the repetition of such examination.

Literature -
Last update: PhDr. Zuzana Hlavičková (09.04.2020)

Ch. Clapham: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (OUP, 2009); M. McCarthy, F. O'Dell: Academic Vocabulary in Use. (CUP, 2008); V. Rejtharová, E. Skálová: Příručka anglického odborného stylu (Academia, 1981); J. Trzeciak: Writing Mathematical Papers in English (European Mathematical Society, 1995); J. Vedral: Anglicko-český matematický slovník (JTP, 2002), plus various authentic texts on mathematical analysis, algebra and geometry.

Syllabus -
Last update: PhDr. Zuzana Hlavičková (09.04.2020)

The course focuses on the specific features of academic mathematical discourse. Special attention is paid to lexis, grammar and style of the scientific English. The features peculiar to mathematical texts are analyzed and discussed to help the students understand primary sources and to express their own ideas appropriately. The course constitutes part of the preparation for the international exam Unicert III - English for Mathematicians.

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