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Speaking and Listening Skills for EAL Students 2 COMM 0030

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 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

Domestic fees

$385.63 - $420.45 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below are three offerings of COMM 0030 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 73119

Duration

Thu Jan 04 - Thu Mar 28 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 73119
  • Domestic fees $420.45
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 21 Thu 08:30 - 12:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Mar 28 Thu 08:30 - 11:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Instructor

Izabela Lazar

Course outline

View

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. 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 8:30pm to 12:00pm with the only exception on March 28 in which class will be held from 8:30pm 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 and we cannot guarantee your seat back into the course once you have been dropped.
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 76839

Duration

Tue Feb 20 - Tue Apr 02 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 76839
  • Domestic fees $385.63
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 20 - Mar 28 Tue, Thu 17:00 - 20:30 Online
Apr 02 Tue 17:00 - 20:00 Online
Instructor

Tamara Ghomari

Course outline

View

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 – PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY ** Only the TUITION portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people with protected/Convention refugee status. The ancillary fees which include things like student ID cards, student associations fees, etc., will still be charged to ALL students regardless of your status. ALL students must pay for these ancillary fees WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS in order to avoid being dropped from the course for non-payment. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure payment is made before the deadline. We CANNOT guarantee your seat back into the course once you have been dropped from the course. 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 for registration approval. This is an ONLINE course that runs every Tuesday and Thursday 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.
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 74049

Duration

Sat Feb 24 - Sat Mar 23 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 74049
  • Domestic fees $420.45
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 24 - Mar 23 Sat, Sun 09:30 - 14:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Feb 24 - Mar 23 Sat, Sun 09:30 - 14:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 207
Instructor

Francis Siu

Course outline

View

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 – PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY ** Only the TUITION portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people with protected/Convention refugee status. The ancillary fees which include things like student ID cards, student associations fees, etc., will still be charged to ALL students regardless of your status. ALL students must pay for these ancillary fees WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS in order to avoid being dropped from the course for non-payment. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure payment is made before the deadline. We CANNOT guarantee your seat back into the course once you have been dropped from the course. 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 for registration approval. This is an in-class course at the BURNABY campus. Students are required to attend all classes on campus every Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am to 2:30pm. .
Status

Full

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

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are five offerings of COMM 0030 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 59904

Duration

Thu May 02 - Thu Jul 25 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 59904
  • 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 13:30 - 17:00 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Jul 25 Thu 13:30 - 16:30 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 – PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY ** Only the TUITION portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people with protected/Convention refugee status. The ancillary fees which include things like student ID cards, student associations fees, etc., will still be charged to ALL students regardless of your status. ALL students must pay for these ancillary fees WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS in order to avoid being dropped from the course for non-payment. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure payment is made before the deadline. We CANNOT guarantee your seat back into the course once you have been dropped from the course. 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 for registration approval. This is an in-class course at the Burnaby campus. Students are required to attend all classes every Thursdays from 8:30am to 11:30am.
Status

CRN 60355

Duration

Sat May 04 - Sat Jun 08 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 60355
  • Domestic fees $420.45
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 04 - Jun 08 Sat, Sun 09:30 - 14:30 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 – PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY ** Only the TUITION portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people with protected/Convention refugee status. The ancillary fees which include things like student ID cards, student associations fees, etc., will still be charged to ALL students regardless of your status. ALL students must pay for these ancillary fees WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS in order to avoid being dropped from the course for non-payment. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure payment is made before the deadline. We CANNOT guarantee your seat back into the course once you have been dropped from the course. 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 for registration approval. This is an in-class course at the Burnaby campus. Students are required to attend all classes every Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30am to 2:30pm. There are no classes on May 18 and 19.
Status

CRN 52545

Duration

Tue May 07 - Tue Jun 18 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 52545
  • Domestic fees $385.63
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 07 - Jun 13 Tue, Thu 17:00 - 20:30 Online
Jun 18 Tue 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 – PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY ** Only the TUITION portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people with protected/Convention refugee status. The ancillary fees which include things like student ID cards, student associations fees, etc., will still be charged to ALL students regardless of your status. ALL students must pay for these ancillary fees WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS in order to avoid being dropped from the course for non-payment. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure payment is made before the deadline. We CANNOT guarantee your seat back into the course once you have been dropped from the course. 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 for registration approval. This is an ONLINE course that runs every Tuesdays and Thursdays 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.
Status

CRN 60352

Duration

Tue Jun 25 - Tue Aug 06 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 60352
  • Domestic fees $385.63
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 25 - Aug 01 Tue, Thu 17:00 - 20:30 Online
Aug 06 Tue 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 – PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY ** Only the TUITION portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people with protected/Convention refugee status. The ancillary fees which include things like student ID cards, student associations fees, etc., will still be charged to ALL students regardless of your status. ALL students must pay for these ancillary fees WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS in order to avoid being dropped from the course for non-payment. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure payment is made before the deadline. We CANNOT guarantee your seat back into the course once you have been dropped from the course. 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 for registration approval. This is an ONLINE course that runs every Tuesdays and Thursdays 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.
Status

CRN 60354

Duration

Sat Jul 06 - Sat Aug 10 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 60354
  • Domestic fees $420.45
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 06 - Aug 10 Sat, Sun 09:30 - 14:30 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 – PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY ** Only the TUITION portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people with protected/Convention refugee status. The ancillary fees which include things like student ID cards, student associations fees, etc., will still be charged to ALL students regardless of your status. ALL students must pay for these ancillary fees WITHIN TWO BUSINESS DAYS in order to avoid being dropped from the course for non-payment. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure payment is made before the deadline. We CANNOT guarantee your seat back into the course once you have been dropped from the course. 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 for registration approval. This is an in-class course at the Burnaby campus. Students are required to attend all classes every Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:30am to 2:30pm. There are no classes on Aug 03 & 04.
Status

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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