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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 Luis E C M

Mar 30, 2018

An excellent course to learn new vocabulary in English, and the most important about Climate Change.

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 Sharmin A

Oct 8, 2020

It was a great course. I got to learn many new scientific words. It was really helpful.

By m i

Jul 5, 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 3, 2018

Interesting course on energy and enviromental topics for beginner with english

By Naser A E

Mar 1, 2021

I learnt many things using this course like teaching ENGLISH using videos.

By Diego R

Mar 17, 2019

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

By Yolanda i o m

Dec 21, 2020




Visuals and Texts!!

Articles and Games!!

By Michiel B

Jun 12, 2017

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

By Abhijit M

May 30, 2021

nice course really improved my knowledge about environments

By Mohamed A

Apr 23, 2020

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

By MarceloVieira

Sep 1, 2017

Well suited for beginners in the environmental sciences!

By nilo

Oct 1, 2017

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

By Evelyn R B

Jan 28, 2021

Really interested course, it’s good for beginners.

By Ducanh D

Dec 6, 2018

this course is very good to learn English

By Abdibased M F

Apr 14, 2021

Great lecturers and Valuable contents.!

By Yuanxing L

Jan 26, 2020

Useful for learning English in science.

By ruha y

Sep 15, 2020

peer review and assessment test is fu

By Rodolfo B M

Aug 2, 2017

Falta tradução, para tirar duvidas.

By Rami H

May 26, 2020

Thank you so much for this course

By Roberta L

Jan 5, 2021

The topic is really interesting


May 14, 2020

Good material, Thanks a lot!!!

By Pavel K

Mar 18, 2019

Thank you!!! Very nice course..