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Speaking and Listening Skills for EAL Students 1 COMM 0029

Communication Part-time Studies 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

$389.31 - $398.34 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below are two offerings of COMM 0029 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 61045

Duration

Wed Jul 06 - Wed Aug 17 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 61045
  • $389.31
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 06 - Aug 11 Wed, Thu 17:00 - 20:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Aug 17 Wed 17:00 - 20:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Instructor

Tamara Ghomari

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$389.31

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. This is an in-class course. Students are required to attend all classes on campus every Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5pm to 8:30pm, at the Burnaby campus. 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, which includes things like 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. Course registrations work on a first-come-first-serve basis only. We do not guarantee or reserve seats for students with no exceptions. There is no waitlist for this course so please check the website for updates regularly if it is full.
Status

Registration Options

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

CRN 61330

Duration

Thu May 05 - Thu Jul 28 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 61330
  • $389.31
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 05 - Jul 21 Thu 13:30 - 17:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Jul 28 Thu 13:30 - 16:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Instructor

Judit Gyenes

Course outline

View

Cost

$389.31

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. This is an in-class course. Students are required to attend classes on campus every Thursdays from 1:30pm to 5:00pm, at the Burnaby campus. 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, which includes things like 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. Course registrations work on a first-come-first-serve basis only. We do not guarantee or reserve seats for students with no exceptions. There is no waitlist for this course so please check the website for updates regularly if it is full. This course runs concurrently with the BFUN program.
Status

In Progress

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

Fall 2022

Below are three offerings of COMM 0029 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 38057

Duration

Thu Sep 08 - Thu Dec 08 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 38057
  • $398.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 01 Thu 13:30 - 17:00 Burnaby
Dec 08 Thu 13:30 - 16:30 Burnaby
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. 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 classes on campus every Thursdays, from 1:30pm to 5pm. ** DUE TO COVID-19, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND STUDENTS TO BRING THEIR OWN LAPTOPS (must have built-in microphone) AND HEADSETS TO CLASS. DEVICES WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO BRING THEIR OWN. ** 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, which includes things like 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. Course registrations work on a first-come-first-serve basis only. We do not guarantee or reserve seats for students with no exceptions. There is no waitlist for this course so please check the website for updates regularly if it is full.
Status

Registration Options

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

CRN 38035

Duration

Wed Sep 14 - Wed Oct 26 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 38035
  • $398.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Oct 20 Wed, Thu 17:00 - 20:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Oct 26 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. 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 Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 1700 to 2030pm. ** DUE TO COVID-19, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND STUDENTS TO BRING THEIR OWN LAPTOPS (must have built-in microphone) AND HEADSETS TO CLASS. DEVICES WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO BRING THEIR OWN. ** 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, which includes things like 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. Course registrations work on a first-come-first-serve basis only. We do not guarantee or reserve seats for students with no exceptions. There is no waitlist for this course so please check the website for updates regularly if it is full.
Status

Registration Options

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

CRN 38036

Duration

Wed Nov 02 - Wed Dec 14 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 38036
  • $398.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 02 - Dec 08 Wed, Thu 17:00 - 20:30 Burnaby
Dec 14 Wed 17:00 - 20:00 Burnaby
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. 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 Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 5pm to 8:30pm. ** DUE TO COVID-19, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND STUDENTS TO BRING THEIR OWN LAPTOPS (must have built-in microphone) AND HEADSETS TO CLASS. DEVICES WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO BRING THEIR OWN. ** 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, which includes things like 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. Course registrations work on a first-come-first-serve basis only. We do not guarantee or reserve seats for students with no exceptions. There is no waitlist for this course so please check the website for updates regularly if it is full.
Status

Registration Options

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

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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