English for Mathematicians: from Language to Tasks

Mikuláš, Martin (2011) English for Mathematicians: from Language to Tasks. In: 1st International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’11), 5-7 May 2011, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

The author describes the language education system implemented at a faculty preparing professional mathematicians, physicists and IT specialists, paying special attention to the course for mathematicians. The article also presents a profile of a typical attendant of the course based on the theory of learning styles, which together with the stylistic features of the language of mathematics, predetermines the syllabus and appropriate teaching methodology. The author proposes some essential principles on the background of the theory of ESP, EAP and task-based teaching and learning, giving a number of examples from his teaching practice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: artificiality, curriculum, EAP, ESP, language of mathematics, language of science, linguistic competence, mathematical text, naturalness, pragmatic competence, register, symbolic language, style, task-based teaching
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Depositing User: Users 3 not found.
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2012 10:46
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 13:14
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/122

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