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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 Carla M

May 24, 2021

It was an amazing experience!

By Кайдасбаева Б А

Apr 18, 2020

it was very productive course

By Ishan k

Feb 21, 2020

it is easy and simple course.

By Mark P L

Nov 19, 2019

I learn a lot in this course.

By Subim G

May 22, 2019

it is so good and easy to use

By Pham T L

Jun 19, 2018

i love it, it is useful to me

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Oct 18, 2019


By Nathalie C

Jul 14, 2019

perfect and very interesting

By Juan C R M

Aug 17, 2017

It was a great experience!!!

By Jorge P C

Jun 8, 2020

It's a good course. Thanks!

By Almaz M

Jan 27, 2020

Thank you, very informative

By Adriana K

Jun 20, 2018

Very good, helped me a lot!


Apr 13, 2018

I enjoyed doing this course

By Jinggoy S M

Nov 6, 2017

this course is very helpful

By Алпанова Ж Н

Apr 20, 2020

Great course for students!

By Amosh T

Oct 24, 2019

I did but i felt difficult

By Aayush S

Jan 14, 2019

Thank you for this course.

By Iwan P

May 13, 2018

Great course, I enjoy it.

By Salah E

Sep 8, 2017

this course is very useful

By Trisav T

Aug 2, 2020

This course is wonderful!

By Rustam

Aug 10, 2019

So far I like everything.

By gaocen

Jun 24, 2018

Good knowledge with thoro

By Mohammad A

Oct 2, 2017

Thank you for your course

By taoufiq r

Jun 10, 2020

c'est un très bon cours.

By Grace C

Oct 6, 2019

Excellent course design!