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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 Krystal M

Dec 16, 2019

Very informative, made simple enough for anyone to understand.


May 24, 2018

I made use of this course Thank you very much for all workers.

By Maria L D

Jan 21, 2018

It's a great refresher course for me coming back as a teacher.

By Cheng H ( C

Jan 17, 2021

Great opportunity to practice my English reading and writing.

By Jialin H

Sep 14, 2020

Easy to follow, practical skill learned. An excellent course!

By Md N H

Jul 17, 2020

Excellent course. Very helpful for students of all categorie.

By Nicat

May 9, 2017

That would be nice to get certificate without fee. I am poor.

By Massimiliano C

Mar 18, 2021

The course is structured very well, and it is fascinating...

By Akhoon F

May 16, 2020

This course is worthy, i am thankfull to upenn and couresera

By Aalok G

Jan 5, 2019

Really amazing course. Really a helpful course for students.

By Konovalova M

Jul 21, 2017

Thank you for this course, American Center Moscow and METOO!

By Dariia T

Jun 10, 2017

Отличный курс, очень разноплановые задания. Все понравилось.

By William S

Apr 27, 2021

Muito bom! Gosteir muito. Tudo muito agradavel e produtivo.

By Gaby D

Mar 16, 2021

Very interesting course! I enjoyed every lecture and video.

By Naresh B

Jun 14, 2020

Very helpful and the course instructor are give her best


Jun 11, 2020

This course is amazing!! Congratulatons. I learned so much.


May 2, 2020

I learned so much not just in English, but also in Science.

By Titov D

Nov 18, 2019

Good course, and you also can increase your English skills.

By Kristina G

Mar 25, 2018

The course was very interesting and I highly recommend it!

By Bingkun Q

Aug 22, 2017

Very helpful for the non-native speakers to learn English!

By Sachin S

Oct 18, 2019

This online course is very useful so l like it very much.


Jul 9, 2017

great and wonderful , very informative course. Thank you.

By Ricardo V

Jul 6, 2017

Great course. It definitely improved my english for STEM.

By Hewa S F

Jul 3, 2017

thank you very much for the best cource I take in part it

By Leonardo R H

Apr 18, 2020

muy buen curso que me ayudará en mi formación académica.