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Speaking and Listening Skills for EAL Students 2 COMM 0030

Communication Part-time Studies Course

Course details

COMM 0030 is a level two 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 emphasizes language required for trades, business and science/technology environments, as well as the jargon of specific fields of study and work. It concentrates on 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, group discussion, meetings, and interviews. 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 Speaking and Listening requirement to enter BCIT programs. 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 0030, students must have completed ONE of the following: (1)  COMM 0033  (placement at the  COMM 0030  level) within the past 12 months OR (2) CLB/LINC or CELPIP score of 7 and/or 8 in both speaking and listening within the last 12 months OR (3) IELTS (academic format only) of 6.0 or better in both speaking and listening within the last 24 months OR (4) Completion of ELSK 615 through the VCC Pathway program OR (5) Completion of ISEP Level 5 with 50% or better in each course OR (6) TAE 4 with 50% (if taken after January 2021) OR (7) Completion of LEAP 7 and 8 or LEAP 8 through the Langara LEAP program OR (8) Successful completion of English 12 or equivalent with a minimum grade of 50% OR (9) TOEFL overall score of 60 or better within the last 24 months.  Please check our website for other placement level(s) if your scores do not meet the prerequisites for COMM 0030: https://www.bcit.ca/computing-academic-studies/communication/professional-english-language-development/placement/

Credits

0.0

Cost

$358.28 - $398.34 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below are five offerings of COMM 0030 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 60352

Duration

Mon Jul 04 - Tue Aug 16 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 60352
  • $358.28
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 04 - Aug 15 Mon, Tue 17:00 - 20:30 Online
Aug 16 Tue 17:00 - 20:00 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$358.28

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. This is an online course with a teacher present during class hours. Students are required to attend all online classes on Monday and Tuesdays from 5:00pm to 8:30pm. 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, 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. There is no class on August 01, due to statutory holiday.
Status

Registration Options

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

CRN 60354

Duration

Sat Jul 09 - Sat Aug 13 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 60354
  • $389.31
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 09 - Aug 13 Sat, Sun 09:30 - 14:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Instructor

TBD

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 Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30am to 2:30pm, 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. There are no classes held on July 30 and 31 due to stat holiday.
Status

Registration Options

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

CRN 59904

Duration

Thu May 05 - Thu Jul 28 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 59904
  • $389.31
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 05 - Jul 21 Thu 08:30 - 12:00 Burnaby
Jul 28 Thu 08:30 - 11:30 Burnaby
Instructor

TBD

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 classes on campus every Thursdays from 8:30am to 12:00pm, 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

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 60355

Duration

Sat May 07 - Sat Jun 11 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 60355
  • $358.28
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 07 - Jun 11 Sat, Sun 09:30 - 14:30 Online
Instructor

Francis Siu

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$358.28

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. This is an online course with a teacher present during class hours. Students are required to attend all online classes on Saturday and Sundays from 9:30am to 2:30pm. 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, 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. There are no classes held on May 21 and 22, due to statutory holiday.
Status

In Progress

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

CRN 52545

Duration

Mon May 09 - Tue Jun 21 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 52545
  • $358.28
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 09 - Jun 20 Mon, Tue 17:00 - 20:30 Online
Jun 21 Tue 17:00 - 20:00 Online
Instructor

Tamara Ghomari

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$358.28

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. This is an online course with a teacher present during class hours. Students are required to attend all online classes on Monday and Tuesdays from 5:00pm to 8:30pm. 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, 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. There is no class on May 23, due to statutory holiday.
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 five offerings of COMM 0030 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 34666

Duration

Thu Sep 08 - Thu Dec 08 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 34666
  • $398.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 01 Thu 08:30 - 12:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Dec 08 Thu 08:30 - 11:30 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 Thursdays from 830am to 1200pm. ** 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

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

CRN 33273

Duration

Mon Sep 12 - Tue Oct 25 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 33273
  • $365.51
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Oct 24 Mon, Tue 17:00 - 20:30 Online
Oct 25 Tue 17:00 - 20:00 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$365.51

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. 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 ONLINE course 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. 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. There is no class held on October 10 for Thanksgiving Day.
Status

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

CRN 37988

Duration

Sat Sep 17 - Sat Oct 22 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 37988
  • $398.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 17 - Oct 22 Sat, Sun 09:30 - 14:30 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 all classes on campus every Saturdays and Sundays from 930am to 230pm. ** 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. There are no classes held on Oct 8 and 9.
Status

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

CRN 37987

Duration

Tue Nov 01 - Tue Dec 13 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 37987
  • $365.51
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 01 - Dec 12 Mon, Tue 17:00 - 20:30 Distance
Dec 13 Tue 17:00 - 20:00 Distance
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$365.51

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. 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 ONLINE course 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. 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

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

CRN 37986

Duration

Sat Nov 05 - Sat Dec 10 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 37986
  • $398.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 05 - Dec 10 Sat, Sun 09:30 - 14:30 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 all classes on campus every Saturdays and Sundays from 930am to 230pm. ** 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. There are no classes held on Nov 12 & 13.
Status

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Learning Outcomes

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

Listening

  • Understand conversations, discussions, interactions, and lectures at a normal rate of speech.
  • Understand and use the language and vocabulary of business, trades, and technologies, including terms, idioms, colloquial expressions, and technical terminology that may be unfamiliar or low frequency.
  • Take effective notes in various academic situations, for example, lectures, presentations, videos, etc.
  • Identify major and minor points, patterns, transitional signals, and/or cause-and-effect language in discourse.
  • Distinguish between formal and informal register, style, attitude, and purpose of speech in academic and workplace situations.
  • Interpret long, detailed instructions and directions for complex and multi-stepped tasks.

Speaking

  • Participate actively and appropriately in conversations, group discussions, and other interactions.
  • Exhibit appropriate language choices, including register (level of formality) and tone for a variety of academic and workplace situations.
  • Use a range of grammatical structures with infrequent and/or minor errors that do not impede meaning present business and/or technical information extemporaneously.
  • Present business and/or technical information extemporaneously.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate level-appropriate use of conversation management skills (e.g., body language, timing, spatial relationships, turn-taking, eye contact).
  • Paraphrase and summarize sources, oral discourse.

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

Speaking and Listening Skills for EAL Students 2 (COMM 0030) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Business Fundamentals
    Associate Certificate Full-time

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