MU18101 English for Mathematicians I

Mathematical Institute in Opava
Winter 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. René Kron, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Michal Marvan, CSc.
Mathematical Institute in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MU18101/01: Mon 8:55–10:30 BF - BrainFitness, R. Kron
The ability to communicate in English
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course is focused on the systematic and comprehensive development of language competence and on the practical application of communicative skills for intermediate English speakers. Students will consolidate and deepen their knowledge of English grammar, expand their vocabulary and practice pronunciation. Emphasis will be placed on listening and speaking.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- expand his/her vocabulary;
- consolidate and deepen the knowledge of English grammar;
- improve his/her pronunciation;
  • 1. Assessment of students 2. Present simple. 3. Present continuous. 4. Review of present tenses 5. English - Czech Mathematical dictionary 6. Past simple and Past Continuous 7. Mathematical aspects of corpus linguistics 8. Review - assignments 9. Present perfect simple 10. Present perfect continuous 11. Expressing future I 12. Expressing future 2 13. Revise and check
    required literature
  • Trzeciak, J. Writing Mathematical Papers in English. European Mathematical Society, 2005. info
    recommended literature
  • Wells, J.C. Harlow:. Longman Pronunciation Dictionary. Longman, 2000. info
  • Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: CUP, 2004. info
  • Hornby, A.S. Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. info
  • Swan, M. Practical English Usage. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. info
  • Chang, L. A. Handbook of Spoken Mathematics (Larry's Speakeasy). Technical Information Dept., Lawrence Livermore, 1983. URL info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion, group projects, teacher prepared materials and presentations online
Assessment methods
continuous assessment of students' performance
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
Active attendance, preparation of written assignments, oral presentation.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018, Winter 2019.
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