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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 Aness Nuri

Apr 15, 2019

I have learned a lot about climate change and improved my English

By Priyanka Frances Pereira

Apr 14, 2019

Excellent technical information!

By Nguyễn Phong

Apr 12, 2019

This is a great course, will asked my family member to enroll

By gowtham

Apr 09, 2019

Well constructed course for beginners.

By Gaurav Murjani

Mar 29, 2019

not received my certificate

By Deepak Upreti

Mar 25, 2019

It was good course. Great concepts of emerging science. Reading and Writing Scientific literature was impressive.

By Nab Raj Poudel

Mar 23, 2019

This is course to have a diversified look into the use of English language.

By Pavel Kus

Mar 18, 2019

Thank you!!! Very nice course..

By Mike Chang

Mar 17, 2019

good

By DIEGO FERNANDO RESTREPO CASTILLO

Mar 17, 2019

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