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About the Course

Welcome to English for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Office of English Language Programs. To enroll in this course for free, click on “Enroll now” and then select "Full Course. No certificate." If you want to get a Coursera Verified Certificate for free, please fill out the Financial Aid form. This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in improving their English skills in the sciences. In this course, you will explore some of the most innovative areas of scientific study, while expanding your vocabulary and the language skills needed to share scientific information within your community. In unit 1, you will learn how to preview texts and practice some of the language used to make comparisons when talking about global warming and climate change. In unit 2, you will examine the chemistry of climate change and the language of cause and effect. In Unit 3, you will learn about some of the impacts of Climate Change and the language used to describe these effects. In Unit 4, you will learn reading strategies that can help you explore the science behind some new energy systems. In the final unit, you will investigate practical advances in Nanotechnology that help slow down climate change, while developing your own research skills in English. Unless otherwise noted, all course materials are available for re-use, repurposing and free distribution under a Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution license. Supplemental reading materials were provided by Newsela, which publishes daily news articles at a level that's just right for each English language learner....

Top reviews

Sep 25, 2020

I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to our instructors, Mr Jack and Ms Alyssa for an enjoyable course on STEM!\n\nIt was a very good learning experience!\n\nThank you!

Jul 5, 2017

Great course! You can learn about modal verbs, intensifiers, present progressive and much more very easily. And is important too to know the methods and techniques for write a scientific article.

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By Naresh

Jun 14, 2020

Very helpful and the course instructor are give her best


Jun 11, 2020

This course is amazing!! Congratulatons. I learned so much.

By Paulo J P S

May 2, 2020

I learned so much not just in English, but also in Science.

By Titov D

Nov 18, 2019

Good course, and you also can increase your English skills.

By Kristina G

Mar 25, 2018

The course was very interesting and I highly recommend it!

By Bingkun Q

Aug 22, 2017

Very helpful for the non-native speakers to learn English!

By Sachin S

Oct 18, 2019

This online course is very useful so l like it very much.


Jul 9, 2017

great and wonderful , very informative course. Thank you.

By Ricardo V

Jul 6, 2017

Great course. It definitely improved my english for STEM.

By Hewa S F

Jul 3, 2017

thank you very much for the best cource I take in part it

By Leonardo R H

Apr 18, 2020

muy buen curso que me ayudará en mi formación académica.

By Po-Chieh W

Oct 3, 2019

it's a really useful English learning program for STEM.

By Mohammed H A

Jul 12, 2017

It is very important course for all students of science

By Ana L L R G d B

Aug 8, 2020

Excellent combination of Science and English Language.

By Bruno N C

Dec 15, 2017

Curso Excelente! Incrível do começo ao fim! Recomendo!

By Sean C

Jul 12, 2017

A perfect course for a beginner, strongly recommended.

By manohar p

Jul 5, 2017

this course is very good for every engineering student

By Luiz E d C F

Aug 14, 2017

Very good in timing, learning, evaluation. Thank You.

By Elvira D

Jul 27, 2017

Great course! I already recommended it to my friends.

By Pablo A M C

May 24, 2020

A good course for the people who is learning English

By Tubanova S M

Apr 20, 2020

I recommend you guys to take courses on

By Muhammad H

Apr 13, 2020

owesome course learnt a lots have a good experiance

By Pavel K

Feb 17, 2019

Good start for those who are entering an university

By Pierre M

Jul 10, 2017


By Leibnitz A S S

May 4, 2020

I really enjoid doing this course.

I recomend it.