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Speaking and Listening Skills for EAL Students 1 COMM 0029

Communication Course

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

Cost

$398.34

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are three offerings of COMM 0029 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 79092

Duration

Wed Feb 22 - Wed Apr 05 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 79092
  • $398.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 22 - Apr 03 Mon 17:00 - 20:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Feb 22 - Apr 03 Wed 17:00 - 20:30 Online
Apr 05 Wed 17:00 - 20:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$398.34

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is BLENDED course in which students are required to attend classes in person at the Burnaby campus every Monday and online every Wednesdays 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 class. You will NOT be able to log into the course before the start date. Please check course prerequisites before registering. You can email your test scores/transcript and BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for registration approval. 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.
Status

Registration Options

Online registration for this course offering is not available. However, you can still register by phone.

CRN 79091

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Wed Feb 15 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 79091
  • $398.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Feb 13 Mon 17:00 - 20:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Jan 04 - Feb 13 Wed 17:00 - 20:30 Online
Feb 15 Wed 17:00 - 20:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Instructor

Izabela Lazar

Course outline

View

Cost

$398.34

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is 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 class. You will NOT be able to log into the course before the start date. Please check course prerequisites before registering. You can email your test scores/transcript and BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for registration approval. 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.
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 79090

Duration

Thu Jan 05 - Thu Mar 30 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 79090
  • $398.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Mar 23 Thu 13:30 - 17:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Mar 30 Thu 13:30 - 16:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Instructor

Izabela Lazar

Course outline

View

Cost

$398.34

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  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 30 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.
Status

In Progress

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

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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