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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

UU

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.

MA

Jul 20, 2018

A very fruitful course in knowledge and language.\n\nI also benefit from the style you use on your videos .\n\nI use some sites such as quizlet.\n\nI got 92.4 % . Thank you very much.

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276 - 287 of 287 Reviews for English for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

By Касымжанова А С

Jul 09, 2017

Grade course for learning English. I've learnt a lot of new useful words that are related to sciense.

By Duc T N

Aug 29, 2018

Easy to follow up, easy to understand and attain knowledge about why global warming is world's serious problem.

By Matteo C

Nov 03, 2018

Interesting course on energy and enviromental topics for beginner with english

By enkhujin

Jun 20, 2019

good

By Masakatsu I

Jul 05, 2019

Good course. It made me feel I could try intermediate level English in the next course.

By v s

Jul 07, 2019

Very useful. Thank you

By Mehmet S T

Jun 07, 2017

It was nice. But you could add some Math on this course. It was all about scientific vocabulary.

By jbene m

May 24, 2018

This is about environment and pollution, I'm more interested in technology.

By Aleksandra

Oct 01, 2017

ok for beginners

By Anas M A

Oct 15, 2017

It's more concerned with science. Few tips on English language.

By Vivien H

Nov 14, 2017

The structure and the content was good and interesting. But the told English was too easy and I expected more detailed scientific content.

By myeccoland

Jan 02, 2018

This Course is for english beginner and not on science or technology high level