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Speaking and Listening Skills for EAL Students 2 COMM 0030

Communication 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

$365.51 - $398.34 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are five offerings of COMM 0030 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 74049

Duration

Sat Feb 11 - Sat Mar 18 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 74049
  • $398.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 11 - Mar 18 Sat, Sun 09:30 - 14:30 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 Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30am to 12:30pm. 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

Registration Options

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

CRN 76839

Duration

Tue Feb 21 - Tue Apr 04 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 76839
  • $365.51
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 21 - Mar 30 Tue, Thu 17:00 - 20:30 Online
Apr 04 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. IMPORTANT NOTICE: 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. 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. There is no class on Feb 20.
Status

Registration Options

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

CRN 47452

Duration

Thu Jan 05 - Thu Feb 16 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 47452
  • $365.51
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Feb 14 Tue, Thu 17:00 - 20:30 Online
Feb 16 Thu 17:00 - 20:00 Online
Instructor

Tamara Ghomari

Course outline

View

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. IMPORTANT NOTICE: 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. 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

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

CRN 73119

Duration

Thu Jan 05 - Thu Mar 30 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 73119
  • $398.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Mar 23 Thu 08:30 - 12:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Mar 30 Thu 08:30 - 11:30 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 classes on campus every Thursdays from 8:30am to 12:30pm with the only exception on March 30 in which class will be held from 8:30am to 11:30am. 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.

CRN 76835

Duration

Sat Jan 07 - Sat Feb 04 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 76835
  • $398.34
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Feb 04 Sat, Sun 09:30 - 14:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Jan 07 - Feb 04 Sat, Sun 09:30 - 14:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 207
Instructor

Francis Siu

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 Saturdays 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 (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:

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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