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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 Kritika T

Apr 5, 2020

Really amazing course

By Sadovenko V

May 1, 2018

Everything was great!

By Janine E A G B

Jul 31, 2017

Very good course!! :)

By Zeyad A

Sep 10, 2020

very good experience


Jul 28, 2020

Very good and useful

By Anna K

Mar 29, 2020

Very useful, thanks!

By Danilo P

Jan 30, 2018

It's a great course.

By Mohammed S A

Aug 29, 2017

Thanks you very much

By Abanoub R

Jul 6, 2017

Was well, So well <3


Jun 6, 2017

Excellent and useful

By Rigel G L

Mar 9, 2021

One word: Excelent!

By Mahendra T

Jan 10, 2020

it is nice proggram


Aug 27, 2017

Excellent course!!!

By Derek D V

Jun 21, 2017

Thanks! I loved it!

By Sir B B

Oct 19, 2020

splendid workdone.

By Janet A L

Apr 5, 2020


By Lorena P

Feb 4, 2018

Excellent Course!!

By Abdelhafid B A

Oct 15, 2017

very helpful


By Veronica l L

Sep 15, 2017


By Ma. A E R P

Dec 11, 2020

Very informative!


Jul 18, 2020

Great and useful.


May 19, 2020

Excellent cours !

By Eduardo P J

May 20, 2019

Excellent course.


Sep 23, 2018

A very good cours

By llookforward

Jan 17, 2018

good class for me