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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 Takumi A

Jan 11, 2021

Thank you for educating me about climate change! It was such a great introduction course!

By Aruzhan S

Jul 5, 2020

To be completely honest, that was very challenging course for me,however it is worth it

By Сеитова Ф З

Mar 10, 2020


This is a very interesting course. Thank you very much.

best regards,

Fatma Seitova

By Tathiana M

Jul 8, 2017

Amazing course, I learned a lot about climate change and my English has improved a lot!


Oct 1, 2021

C​urso muito bom, aprendizagem tranquila, inglês muito compreensível. Super recomendo!


May 31, 2021

It was very good course. Got a chance to learn many new things, Than you to the team.

By Rosette C A

Dec 19, 2020

Thank you very much, I have learned a lot both in English and Science-Climate Change.

By nguyen n

Sep 3, 2021

Thank you for your this course, I could understand all lessons and I know new things

By Janish G

Dec 22, 2020

This course is very helpful for me personally and for my work as an engineer.


By Judith R

Mar 25, 2020

The explanation of the different points of the topic by the teachers was very clear!

By Christian I

Apr 26, 2021

Teaches me how to read scientific Journals and gives us awareness of climate change

By Ayesha R

Oct 4, 2020

This course was amazing and it's give me lots of information related to environment

By Mario C G

Aug 25, 2020

Very good, both the material and assistance offered are updated and well organized.

By Emirhan M A

May 11, 2020

It was really beautiful. I both improved my language and learned useful information

By Jorge M

Apr 26, 2018

Excellent course, I recommend it to learn about climate change and improve English!

By Deleted A

Mar 16, 2021

It was showing that it is free then why I am not getting Certificate free of cost.

By daniela f

Jan 1, 2021

A very interesting course, both for the arguments and for the way of teaching them

By Carlos A P P

Oct 14, 2020

It is an excellent course in which I have learned new vocabulary and other skills.

By Pamela M

Aug 13, 2019

I really enjoyed learning new vocabulary and how to use certain grammar structures

By alaliaa r

Oct 28, 2017

very good course to get scientific informations and to learn english for beginners

By Salar B

Jul 28, 2017

A well designed and professionally introduced course from highly graded University

By Ivy R J

Feb 2, 2021

I enjoy reading the materials.and at the same time, I gain new friends. Thank You

By Paula O

Dec 10, 2020

Good course, I learned many vocabulary about science and renewable energy sources

By R.M S L R

May 29, 2020

Thanks a lot Coursera .The lecturers are great and lessons are very interesting.

By Kaung S T

Dec 22, 2018

It is a really good course for me. It will help me to know in the field of STEM.