JAM04 English for Mathematicians IV

Faculty of Science
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Eva Čoupková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Daniela Dlabolová (assistant)
Mgr. Monika Ševečková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Eva Čoupková, Ph.D.
Language Centre, Faculty of Science Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Lenka Pavlíková
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Science Division - Language Centre
Timetable of Seminar Groups
JAM04/01: No timetable has been entered into IS. E. Čoupková
JAM04/02: No timetable has been entered into IS. E. Čoupková
The knowledge of English at B1+ to B2 level.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
After completing this course the student will be able to:

understand authentic mathematical texts/lectures
identify the main ideas
formulate the main ideas
interpret the information
present mathematical topics using basic presentation techniques
summarize a mathematical text
compare and contrast
use arguments in a discussion on a mathematical topic (defend one´s opinion, opose, support arguments of a colleague)
present one´s research using advanced presentation techniques
Learning outcomes
After the completion of the course the student should be able to:
understand authentic mathematical texts at B2 level of CEFR
understand spoken discourse concerning mathematical topics at B2 level of CEFR
communicate on a special topic at B2 level of CEFR
skim the text and understand its general meaning
scan the text and find a piece of specific information
formulate the main ideas of the text
distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information
summarize relevant information
inform about one´s studies and research
present the results of one´s research
apply the acquired skills to new mathematical topics
  • Syllabus of the course: 1.Texts from mathematics and other related fields according to current importance and interest (requisite vocab) 2.General math texts (requisite vocab) 3.Open courseware lecture materials and video lectures predominantly from MIT or TED. 4. Writing abstracts for a scientific conference 5. Preparation of a presentation for a scientific conference 6. Organizing a scientific conference
  • The recommended literature - see the information of the teacher
  • Přehled doporučené literatury - viz informace učitele.
Teaching methods
group project - scientific conference, presentations, chairing a conference
Assessment methods
active participation in lessons (80%), abstract, presentation, taking part in conference organization
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
Recommended sources: Effective presentation, J. Comfort, OUP 1995 Giving presentations, M. Ellis, N. O'Driscoll, Longman, 1997 Key Words in Science and Technology, Bill Mascull, Cobuild 1997 Křetinská, Houšková, Bubeníková - Rozšiřující materiály pro výuku anglického jazyka, Matfyzpress 2006
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Spring 2019.
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