SS 2013 » English for Mathematicians
Prof. Dr. Otto



12.02.2013course dates: Sept 2-13
12.02.2013Before attending the course, it is required to pass an entrance examination.

Dates of the examination:
1. VLW of the SS 2013, Monday to Wednesday
0900 to 1700 and Thursday 0900 to 1200

Signing up for the exam starts July 22 and takes place in the Sprachenzentrum - Studienbüro. Signing up via email or via phone is also possible.



Name Raum Tel.
Prof. Dr. Martin OttoS2|15 20722861
Dr. Roland GuneschS2|15 2333587
M.Sc. Daniel KörnleinS2|15 23022841



English for Mathematicians

Englisch für Mathematiker
Durchführung: Sprachenzentrum


This module focuses on the communication of mathematics in the medium of English. Its main aim is to raise language awareness and to provide the necessary knowledge and practice in the use of English for the specific purpose of communicating mathematics.
Students receive guidance and training in written and spoken English with particular emphasis on the communication of mathematical ideas, mathematical argument and mathematical writing. They learn to express themselves in English at the level and in the style appropriate for mathematical presentations, both orally and in writing.
The course will enhance skills in subject specific communication for an international English-speaking academic and professional environment.


Communication in an international scientific environment: oral and written presentations in English; specific modes of mathematical communication.
English for mathematical papers and English for mathematical presentations: logic and structure of mathematical argument and exposition; idiom and style of good mathematical writing.
Idiosyncrasies of Mathematical English; common mathematical terminology; specific vocabulary; terms of Greek and Latin origin; spelling and pronunciation; grammar and punctuation; symbols and abbreviations; phraseology, diction and elocution.
Analysis of mathematical text samples.
Common mistakes and pitfalls: spelling, pronunciation, grammar and sentential structure, punctuation, idiomatics, etc.


Higham: Handbook of Writing for Mathematical Sciences
Krantz: A Primer of Mathematical Writing
Steenrod, Halmos, Schiffer, Dieudonne: How to Write Mathematics
Jerzy Trzeciak: Writing Mathematical Papers in English



Ordnungen, Formulare, etc.

Dokumente wie Prüfungsplan-formulare, Studien- und Prüfungspläne oder Modulhandbücher finden Sie im Downloadbereich

Sabine Bartsch
Iryna Bysaha
Meike Mühlhäußer
Alexandra Neutsch
Bettina Plutz (in Elternzeit)

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Die Sprechstunden finden in Raum S2|15 241 statt. Es ist keine Terminvereinbarung notwendig.

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