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Speaking and Listening Skills for EAL Students 1 COMM 0029

Communication Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

COMM 0029 is a level one course that provides opportunities for individuals working in business, technical, and health fields to improve their listening and speaking communications skills for successful participation in both BCIT courses and the workplace. The course concentrates on basic pronunciation and intonation as well as on-the-job speaking skills. Individuals will study and practice the essential aspects of speaking and listening in English and develop proficiency in conversation and group discussions. Extensive out-of-class resources such as audio laboratory and online assignments will assist students in broadening their knowledge of specific communications skills required for the workplace. Students can take this course as an option to meet the prerequisites for COMM 0030. NOTE: Seat availability is limited and registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis only. We do not guarantee or reserve seats for students with no exceptions. Please also be mindful that taking the COMM 0033 test and receiving a placement does NOT guarantee students a seat for a course in the next available term/schedule. Financial aid is also available for this course. Please refer to the following website: www.bcit.ca/finaid/abesap.shtml for more information. Your application must be submitted NO LATER THAN THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.

Prerequisite(s)

  • For admission into COMM 0029, students must have completed ONE of the following: (1) COMM 0033 (placement at the COMM 0029 level) within the past 12 months OR (2) CLB/LINC or CELPIP score of 5 and/or 6 in both speaking and listening within the last 12 months OR (3) IELTS (academic format only) of 5.5 in both speaking and listening within the last 24 months OR (4) Completion of ELSK 515 through the VCC Pathway program OR (5) Completion of ISEP Level 4 with 60% or better in each course (if taken before January 2021) OR (6) TAE 3 with 60% (if taken after January 2021) OR (7) TOEFL overall score of 46 or better within the last 24 months OR (8) Completion of LEAP 6 through the Langara LEAP program OR (9) CAEL score of 40 or better within the last 12 months. Please check our website for other placement level(s) if your scores do not meet the prerequisites for COMM 0029: https://www.bcit.ca/computing-academic-studies/communication/professional-english-language-development/placement/ .

Credits

0.0

Domestic fees

$385.63 - $420.45 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below are two offerings of COMM 0029 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 79090

Duration

Thu Jan 04 - Thu Mar 28 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 79090
  • Domestic fees $420.45
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 21 Thu 13:30 - 17:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Mar 28 Thu 13:30 - 16:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Instructor

Izabela Lazar

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$420.45

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Please check course prerequisites before registering. You can email your test scores/transcript and BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for registration approval. This is an in-class course. Students are required to attend all classes on campus every Thursday from 1:30pm to 5:00pm with the only exception on March 28 in which class will be held from 1:30pm to 4:30pm. The tuition portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people with protected/Convention refugee status; however, all students will still need to pay the ancillary fee (ex. student activity fee, student ID card, etc.). BCIT must receive this payment within two business days from the time you register. You will be dropped from the course if you do not make payment before the deadline and we cannot guarantee your seat back into the course once you have been dropped.
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 79092

Duration

Wed Feb 21 - Mon Apr 08 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 79092
  • Domestic fees $420.45
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 21 - Apr 01 Mon 17:00 - 20:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Feb 21 - Apr 08 Wed 17:00 - 20:30 Online
Apr 08 Mon 17:00 - 20:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Instructor

Izabela Lazar

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$420.45

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. ** IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY ** Only the TUITION portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people with protected/Convention refugee status. The ancillary fees which include things like student ID cards, student associations fees, etc., will still be charged to ALL students regardless of your status. ALL students must pay for these ancillary fees WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS in order to avoid being dropped from the course for non-payment. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure payment is made before the deadline. We CANNOT guarantee your seat back into the course once you have been dropped from the course. For payment options, please check our website at: www.bcit.ca/financial-services/students/payment-options-at-bcit/. You will also need to check course prerequisites before registering. Please email your test scores/transcript and BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for registration approval. This is a BLENDED course in which students are required to attend classes in person at the BURNABY campus every MONDAY and ONLINE every WEDNESDAY from 5pm to 8:30pm. Your online classes will have an instructor present during class hours so attendance is mandatory. Please log into learn.bcit.ca using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of your online class. You will NOT be able to log into the course before the start date. There is no class on April 01.
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are three offerings of COMM 0029 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 61330

Duration

Thu May 02 - Thu Jul 25 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 61330
  • Domestic fees $420.45
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 02 - Jul 18 Thu 08:30 - 12:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Jul 25 Thu 08:30 - 11:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$420.45

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. ** IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY ** Only the TUITION portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people with protected/Convention refugee status. The ancillary fees which include things like student ID cards, student associations fees, etc., will still be charged to ALL students regardless of your status. ALL students must pay for these ancillary fees WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS in order to avoid being dropped from the course for non-payment. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure payment is made before the deadline. We CANNOT guarantee your seat back into the course once you have been dropped from the course. For payment options, please check our website at: www.bcit.ca/financial-services/students/payment-options-at-bcit/. You will also need to check course prerequisites before registering. Please email your test scores/transcript and BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for registration approval. This is an in-class course at the Burnaby campus. Students are required to attend all classes every Thursdays from 1:30pm to 5:00pm.
Status

CRN 61043

Duration

Mon May 06 - Wed Jun 19 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 61043
  • Domestic fees $385.63
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 06 - Jun 17 Mon, Wed 17:00 - 20:30 Online
Jun 19 Wed 17:00 - 20:00 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$385.63

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. ** IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY ** Only the TUITION portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people with protected/Convention refugee status. The ancillary fees which include things like student ID cards, student associations fees, etc., will still be charged to ALL students regardless of your status. ALL students must pay for these ancillary fees WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS in order to avoid being dropped from the course for non-payment. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure payment is made before the deadline. We CANNOT guarantee your seat back into the course once you have been dropped from the course. For payment options, please check our website at: www.bcit.ca/financial-services/students/payment-options-at-bcit/. You will also need to check course prerequisites before registering. Please email your test scores/transcript and BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for registration approval. This is an ONLINE course that runs every Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 8:30pm with an instructor present during class hours. Please log into learn.bcit.ca using your BCIT student email and password on the FIRST day of class. You will NOT be able to log into the course before the start date. Attendance is mandatory so you are expected to be online and available during course hours. There is no class held on May 20.
Status

CRN 61045

Duration

Mon Jun 24 - Mon Aug 12 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 61045
  • Domestic fees $385.63
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 24 - Aug 07 Mon, Wed 17:00 - 20:30 Online
Aug 12 Mon 17:00 - 20:00 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$385.63

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. ** IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY ** Only the TUITION portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people with protected/Convention refugee status. The ancillary fees which include things like student ID cards, student associations fees, etc., will still be charged to ALL students regardless of your status. ALL students must pay for these ancillary fees WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS in order to avoid being dropped from the course for non-payment. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure payment is made before the deadline. We CANNOT guarantee your seat back into the course once you have been dropped from the course. For payment options, please check our website at: www.bcit.ca/financial-services/students/payment-options-at-bcit/. You will also need to check course prerequisites before registering. Please email your test scores/transcript and BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for registration approval. This is an ONLINE course that runs every Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 8:30pm with an instructor present during class hours. Please log into learn.bcit.ca using your BCIT student email and password on the FIRST day of class. You will NOT be able to log into the course before the start date. Attendance is mandatory so you are expected to be online and available during course hours. There is no class held on Jul 01 and Aug 05.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand some information from conversations, discussions, interactions and lectures at a normal rate of speech.
  • Begin to develop and use language and vocabulary of business, trades and technologies, including terms, idioms, colloquial expressions and technical terminology that may be unfamiliar or low frequency.
  • Participate in conversations, group discussions and other interactions.
  • Use a range of grammatical structures and reduce errors to improve clarity and communication.
  • Present business and/or technical information with some preparation.
  • Improve pronunciation skills including linking, rhythm, syllable stress, intonation, formation of vowel sounds, the schwa vowel sound, accent reduction and specifics for first-language learning needs.

Effective as of Fall 2011

Related Programs

Speaking and Listening Skills for EAL Students 1 (COMM 0029) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Business Fundamentals
    Associate Certificate Full-time

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