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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 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.

By Daphne D M

Dec 20, 2020

Lessons are very interesting and informative. Thanks Coursera!

By William R P

Aug 27, 2020

Excellent, with recent information and materials; learnt a lot

By Krystal M

Dec 16, 2019

Very informative, made simple enough for anyone to understand.


May 24, 2018

I made use of this course Thank you very much for all workers.

By Maria L D

Jan 21, 2018

It's a great refresher course for me coming back as a teacher.

By Cheng H ( C

Jan 17, 2021

Great opportunity to practice my English reading and writing.

By Jialin H

Sep 14, 2020

Easy to follow, practical skill learned. An excellent course!

By Md N H

Jul 17, 2020

Excellent course. Very helpful for students of all categorie.

By Nicat

May 9, 2017

That would be nice to get certificate without fee. I am poor.

By Massimiliano C

Mar 18, 2021

The course is structured very well, and it is fascinating...

By Akhoon F

May 16, 2020

This course is worthy, i am thankfull to upenn and couresera

By Aalok G

Jan 5, 2019

Really amazing course. Really a helpful course for students.

By Konovalova M

Jul 21, 2017

Thank you for this course, American Center Moscow and METOO!