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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

DR

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.

UF

Apr 08, 2018

Great efforts are done to design the course.It was really effective and informative course.It was amazing to know about different renewable resources and technologies discussed in the course.

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By Xinyi D

Jun 13, 2020

Good for international students who have interests in STEM academic area but haven't been into it.

By Serhii K

Jul 30, 2017

Expecting for more, this one was a quite powerful start learning English. Thank you a lot!

By m i

Jul 05, 2019

Good course. It made me feel I could try intermediate level English in the next course.

By Julián C

Jan 29, 2019

No es de mi interés el tema. El titulo anuncia algo distinto a la temática del curso.

By Matteo C

Nov 03, 2018

Interesting course on energy and enviromental topics for beginner with english

By DIEGO F R C

Mar 17, 2019

Maybe the course can use technical language in other enginiering areas.

By Michiel B

Jun 12, 2017

very useful to improve my english and to get extra school credit.

By Mohamed A

Apr 23, 2020

In my view, it could be more practical if it was longer .

By Marcelo V

Sep 01, 2017

Well suited for beginners in the environmental sciences!

By nilo

Oct 02, 2017

Good Job. Great experience in this course. Thank you!

By Dang T D A

Dec 06, 2018

this course is very good to learn English

By Yuanxing L

Jan 27, 2020

Useful for learning English in science.

By Rodolfo B M

Aug 02, 2017

Falta tradução, para tirar duvidas.

By Rami H

May 26, 2020

Thank you so much for this course

By SERGIO H P

May 14, 2020

Good material, Thanks a lot!!!

By Pavel K

Mar 18, 2019

Thank you!!! Very nice course..

By Jiratchaya J

Mar 28, 2018

useful course, thank you

By Alexandr D

Jun 12, 2017

nice course for beginers

By Favour A

Jul 13, 2020

Very interesting course

By Natthaphon P

Mar 14, 2018

This course very useful

By v s

Jul 07, 2019

Very useful. Thank you

By Lucia E

Feb 14, 2018

very useful

By jeyson d

Jan 30, 2020

buen curso

By salud g p a

Dec 09, 2019

very good