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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

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 - READ CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING ** The TUITION portion of this course ($363.33) is FREE for Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. However, ALL students will still need to pay the ancillary SERVICE FEES ($57.12) such as Student Association fee, Student ID Card fee, etc. If you are registering through the online system and are exempt from payment of the TUITION portion, a fee waiver will be applied to your account within 2 business days. Please log into your my.bcit.ca account to make payment for the service fees. BCIT must receive the SERVICE FEES payment within 2 business days from the time you register. ** THIS PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO SECURE A SEAT IN THE COURSE **. If you have any questions, call Student Information and Enrolment Services 604-434-1610 to waive your tuition fee and assist you with the service fees payment. We CANNOT guarantee your seat back into the course once you have been dropped from the course for non-payment. 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 as department approval is required to register for this course. This is an in-class course at the Burnaby campus. Students are required to attend all classes every Thursdays from 8:30am to 12:00pm.
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 - READ CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING ** The TUITION portion of this course ($363.33) is FREE for Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. However, ALL students will still need to pay the ancillary SERVICE FEES ($22.30) such as Student Association fee, Student ID Card fee, etc. If you are registering through the online system and are exempt from payment of the TUITION portion, a fee waiver will be applied to your account within 2 business days. Please log into your my.bcit.ca account to make payment for the service fees. BCIT must receive the SERVICE FEES payment within 2 business days from the time you register. ** THIS PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO SECURE A SEAT IN THE COURSE **. If you have any questions, call Student Information and Enrolment Services 604-434-1610 to waive your tuition fee and assist you with the service fees payment. We CANNOT guarantee your seat back into the course once you have been dropped from the course for non-payment. 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 as department approval is required to register for this course. 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

Seats Available

2 seats remaining as of Sun April 21, 2024 at 2:18 am (PDT). Availability may change at any time.

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 - READ CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING ** The TUITION portion of this course ($363.33) is FREE for Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. However, ALL students will still need to pay the ancillary SERVICE FEES ($22.30) such as Student Association fee, Student ID Card fee, etc. If you are registering through the online system and are exempt from payment of the TUITION portion, a fee waiver will be applied to your account within 2 business days. Please log into your my.bcit.ca account to make payment for the service fees. BCIT must receive the SERVICE FEES payment within 2 business days from the time you register. ** THIS PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO SECURE A SEAT IN THE COURSE **. If you have any questions, call Student Information and Enrolment Services 604-434-1610 to waive your tuition fee and assist you with the service fees payment. We CANNOT guarantee your seat back into the course once you have been dropped from the course for non-payment. 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 as department approval is required to register for this course. 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:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Business + Media

  1. Business Fundamentals
    Associate Certificate Full-time

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