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English for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania

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About this 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

By 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.

By 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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By Pavel Kukushkin

Feb 17, 2019

Good start for those who are entering an university

By Yati Soe

Feb 02, 2019

I've got so many knowledge from this course.

By Julián Candermo

Jan 29, 2019

No es de mi interés el tema. El titulo anuncia algo distinto a la temática del curso.

By Nam Tran

Jan 26, 2019

this is not only useful for non English-speaking country, but this also provide a supportive English-learning environment.

By Prince Kumar

Jan 23, 2019

I like it

By Sagar Sapkota

Jan 23, 2019

This is probably going to help me and my other friends in their future.

By Artur Ferreira Spinola de Oliveira

Jan 21, 2019

Best course

By JUAN CARLOS FORERO FONSECA

Jan 16, 2019

excellent

By Aayush Sapkota

Jan 14, 2019

Thank you for this course.

By Omar Alsalim

Jan 14, 2019

very very useful