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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 26, 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 06, 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 Clarin M

Jun 14, 2018

coursera is the best place for study

By Bekhal N

Jul 17, 2017

It is great ! I have learned a lot .

By Clara O N

May 21, 2020

Very interesting and comprehensive.

By Jihan F

Mar 28, 2020

Very good and suitable for beginner

By Solongo T

Dec 10, 2018

interesting and very understandable

By S S J E C

Nov 27, 2018

Useful course... Thank you Coursera

By Orlando B

Nov 26, 2019

Very useful and easy to follow up.

By Wedja M

Jul 15, 2019

an incredible way to learn english

By Jacory G

Sep 04, 2017

The course is really good, thanks.

By Meriem F

Apr 10, 2020

very good , keep up the good work

By Sara W

Jan 22, 2020

Very good courses, nice teachers.

By Карлыгаш Б

Apr 27, 2020

very interesting and informative

By Rafael d C R

Dec 03, 2019

Muito bom o curso, aprendi muito

By Duong T Q

Jul 10, 2017

Very useful for social knowledge

By Zain U A

Nov 19, 2019

I learn a lot from this course.

By Nourhan r

Apr 12, 2018

we need more courses about stem

By Yesset A

May 14, 2020

Thank you for your hard work!!


Apr 30, 2020

Thanks for this I love ❤️ this

By Osbert B V

Nov 17, 2017

such a very informative course

By Marwan T J

Sep 25, 2017

It was a fantastic experience.

By Luciano O

Jul 17, 2017

It was great curse I recommend

By Жанар А

Jun 07, 2020

enjoyable course!!! thank you

By Кайдасбаева Б А

Apr 18, 2020

it was very productive course

By carry a c m

Feb 22, 2020

it is easy and simple course.