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English for STEM

This free online course will help improve your English language skills for careers related to STEM disciplines.

Free Course
This free online English for STEM course will give you a better insight into some of the most innovative areas of scientific study while expanding your vocabulary and English language skills. In this course you will study climate change, the greenhouse effect, and nanotechnology, all through English while learning the vocabulary and grammar required to discuss them. You will also learn how to cite relevant sources for research purposes.





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This free online course English for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) explores some of the most innovative areas of scientific study, while expanding your vocabulary and English language skills needed to share scientific information within your social sphere. In this course, you will learn how to review texts and practice some of the language used to make comparisons when talking about global warming and climate change. You will also examine the chemistry of climate change and the language of cause and effect.

Next, you will be introduced to cleaner energy sources, reading strategies that can help you analyze the science behind some new energy systems, and how to summarize the main ideas in a text. Finally, you will investigate practical advances in nanotechnology that may help slow climate change, while developing your own research skills in English. You will learn how to cite sources in your own research, and how to use appropriate future possibility and probability modal verbs.

This course is designed for non-native English speakers who are interested in improving their English language skills in the sciences. It will also be of interest to students seeking to expand their knowledge about the climate change, renewable energy sources, and nanotechnology while improving their English language skills. So, why wait? Start the course today and learn how to improve your English language skills that could help boost your career in STEM disciplines.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe how to review texts
  • Identify comparative adjectives in writing
  • Discuss the greenhouse effect
  • Identify several causes of climate change
  • Identify the effects of warmer temperatures on the environment
  • Summarize the main ideas in a text
  • Explain how modal verbs are used to make a suggestion
  • Summarize the importance of citing sources in your own research


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