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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

Mar 14, 2021

Great for the intermediate learner. You would find new terminologies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The materials are easy to be understood and the teachers are communicative.

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!

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By Sagar S

Jan 23, 2019

This is probably going to help me and my other friends in their future.

By Marysol G

Dec 17, 2020

Ojalá dieran descuentos a estudiantes para la obtención de certificado

By Enoh R

Sep 28, 2020

This was a very interesting course. A big thank you to the instructors

By Sheikh M A

Jul 14, 2020

Easy to understand, fast paced and provides great attention to detail.

By fernando m

Jun 11, 2020

Its really great to improve your English about science and technology.

By Benjamin d R J

Mar 2, 2021

Informative, entertaining, facilitates easy learning for participants

By Ricardo C L

Dec 14, 2020

Very good course, both for the content and for learning the language.

By giuseppe o

Jun 9, 2020

Authors has been clear. The contents of the course easy to undertand.

By Cícero A B S

May 23, 2020

A very good course, because make the student talk about the subjects.


Feb 10, 2018

Very good course that I've learnt which I'll recommend to my friends!

By Jorge D P

Oct 16, 2017

It's a useful course.

It helps you to improve English language skills


Sep 3, 2021

É um curso muito bom, você aprende bastante por ele, adorei o curso.


Aug 14, 2020

Thank you so much, it's a valuable course , full of joy and learn <3

By Gilson d M R

May 6, 2018

Excellent course helped a lot in expanding my vocabulary. Thank you.

By Andrea Z

Nov 9, 2017

This course includes so many interesting topics. It is just amazing!

By Gilber M

Jul 8, 2017

It is for sure a very interesting course that everyone should take.

By Fabio C G A

Jul 20, 2021

Is a very good course. it's just missing to practice the speaking!

By Mohamed H

Jul 12, 2020

Very nice course, maybe a little hard for real beginners, thanks !

By Oksana C

May 6, 2020

a lot of useful information, very clear and full of essential tips

By Nazarenko B

Feb 16, 2020

This course was very interesting. Please, make more like this one.

By Islam M A

Sep 9, 2017

I enjoyed the curriculum introduced by this wonderful instructors.

By Luigi D D B G

Jul 13, 2017

This is a very good course. I really learned about climate change.

By Benjamin A

May 8, 2017

This is a wonderful course to learn English through STEM subjects.

By Yi-Syuan S

Nov 8, 2019

Wonderful! This course is awesome for both learners and teachers.


Jul 29, 2019

I'm enjoying the topics a lot and the information in this course.