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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


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.


May 12, 2020

The course was comprehensive in helping me understand how to approach science writing, especially in the area of climate change. Am confident this will help me a great deal in my work.

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By Ramita T

Nov 06, 2019

it is very different course . i fell very happy.

By Mahmoud S A

Apr 18, 2020

thanks. the course is useful or benefit for me

By Lanfranco P

Apr 04, 2020

Thanks a lot for this amazing course! Sincerely

By Peeves

May 07, 2020

The course was better than ı expected, thanks.

By Jason C

Jun 23, 2017

It's first time for learn this way, So expect.

By Yati S

Feb 02, 2019

I've got so many knowledge from this course.

By Rafael F

Jun 25, 2017

Muito bom para estudar inglês intermediário.

By jair c

Oct 09, 2019

it is a great course, I have learned a lot.

By Luisamaría T S F

Oct 19, 2017

A very instructive material and beneficial

By Gonzalo R C

May 03, 2020

Me gusto mucho el curso, 100% recomendado


Mar 13, 2019

Challenging enough and full of materials.

By Milton J H R

Jul 07, 2017

Excellent content and dynamic activities!

By Bryant B D A

Apr 23, 2020

Thanks a lot. I've learned so much! ^_^

By Faizullina K N

Jul 30, 2017

Interesting course and useful themes)))

By Dachawar P v

Mar 11, 2020

It was a great experience to learn it

By Кожагалиева А Е

May 01, 2020

Спасибо,за прохождение такого курса!

By Clarin M

Jun 14, 2018

coursera is the best place for study

By Bekhal N

Jul 17, 2017

It is great ! I have learned a lot .

By Clara O N

May 21, 2020

Very interesting and comprehensive.

By Jihan F

Mar 28, 2020

Very good and suitable for beginner

By Solongo T

Dec 10, 2018

interesting and very understandable

By S S J E C

Nov 27, 2018

Useful course... Thank you Coursera

By Orlando B

Nov 26, 2019

Very useful and easy to follow up.

By Wedja M

Jul 15, 2019

an incredible way to learn english

By Jacory G

Sep 04, 2017

The course is really good, thanks.