|CREDENTIAL:||Badge(s); Certificate (free)|
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 Module 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 Module 2, you will examine the chemistry of climate change and the language of cause and effect. In Module 3, you will learn about some of the impacts of Climate Change and the language used to describe these effects. In Module 4, you will learn reading strategies that can help you explore the science behind some new energy systems. In Module 5, you will investigate practical advances in nanotechnology that help slow down climate change, while developing your own research skills in English. This is a self-paced course, which will be open for 12 weeks. Participants can complete coursework at any time during these 12 weeks. The course has 5 modules; each module will require approximately 3-5 hours of work.
At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
- Use comparative adjectives to explain global warming and climate change.
- Use the present progressive and the language of cause and effect to identify the causes of climate change.
- Use intensifiers to describe the impact of climate change on people, animals, and ecosystems.
- Use modal verbs to provide suggestions, advice, probability and possibilities related to climate change and technology.
- Identify when and how to make an in-text citation to support a claim or prediction.
- Apply reading strategies to understand a variety of texts.
Target Audience: Non-native English speakers interested in improving their English skills in the sciences.
This course is offered as part of the Online Professional English Network, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. government and administered by FHI360.
Senior Technical Officer / Instructor
Jessamyn Embry is a Senior Technical Officer for English Language Acquisition at FHI 360. She has taught and administered English language programs in the United States, France, and India, She holds a BA in International Studies from American University’s School of International Service and an MA TESOL from the SIT Graduate Institute.
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