MOOC: English for STEM

  • Course begins every two weeks
  • Visit the English for STEM Coursera page to learn more!

About the Course

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. 

English for STEM is taught by ELP Director of Programs Jack Sullivan and ELP Intensive Program Manager Alyssa Swanson. This course, along with 4 other ELP MOOCs, are sponsored by the US Department of State under the English Access Microscholarship Program.