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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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Apr 27, 2020

Excelente curso

By Juan F N F

Jul 23, 2019

Excelente curso


Jan 14, 2018

It's amazing!!!

By SeulGi L

Jul 11, 2017

It was awesome!


Sep 28, 2020

Great Training

By 王祯钰

Feb 1, 2020

perfect class!

By jorge a d c

Dec 12, 2018

muy buen curso

By Lillian B

Sep 8, 2017


By ahmed a a

Jul 15, 2017

Its great...!!

By Manuel R J D

Jul 14, 2017

Its great...!!

By Carlos A V A

Dec 13, 2018

hermoso curso

By Antonio P J

Sep 6, 2017

Great course!

By Muhammad T

Aug 14, 2020

nice content

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Aug 2, 2020


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Apr 27, 2020


By Angel D J F R

Apr 27, 2020

It was good.

By Karla L

Jan 29, 2020

Is very good

By Krish C

Dec 18, 2019

Very nice!!!

By Hung S C

Nov 5, 2019

So great


By Özgür Ö

Aug 14, 2019

it was great

By Eslam A A A S

Apr 15, 2018

Great Course

By Emin B

Jul 17, 2017

awesome !!!!

By Rener C

Jul 4, 2017


By Mohamed M

Jun 18, 2017

It's awesome

By Kurenko A N

Apr 5, 2020

Good course