“English for Science, Technology, Math and Engineering (STEM)”

The new two-hour session of the AE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “English for Science, Technology, Math and Engineering (STEM)” was launched on 11th of March, 2020 at the American Corner of the L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University in Nur-Sultan city administered by the Regional English Language Office (RELO) and the Teachers of English Association of the RK (KazTEA).

Unfortunately the global education system is undergoing major transformations, adapting to new, challenging conditions, which deprive the learning process of human interaction and transfer it to a forced virtualization in account of pandemic situation. So the next sessions, 18.03.2020 and 25.03.2020, were facilitated and organized by two teachers form the Theory and Practice of Foreign Languages department Roza Zhussupova and Kebir Mohammed Jemal in ZOOM, What’s арp conferencing with Gobrunch, Kahoot, Quizlet applications so that to investigate the question of “Climate change”, “Greenhouse effect” by observing a global warming experiment. After looking at the data from the experiment, the participants have guessed about why the world is getting warmer and develop a definition for the term climate change, fossil fuel, evaporation, emit emission and other terms. In addition, they preview texts and practice some of the language used to make comparisons when talking about global warming and climate change.