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Technical Communication Skills for EAL Students 1 COMM 0071

Communication Course

Course details

The introductory course is for students who intend to study technology and trades at the college level. It provides students with a foundation in English language skills, including reading, writing, speaking and listening, and prepares them for future Professional English Language Development courses at BCIT. The course will emphasize developing accurate writing, in particular, applying grammar rules and appropriate phrasing. Each week, students will be introduced to topics based on themes found in business, technology, and trades. 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 0015 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. Your application must be submitted NO LATER THAN THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.

Prerequisite(s)

  •  For admission into COMM 0071, students must have completed ONE of the following: (1) COMM 0015 (placement at the COMM 0071 level) within the past 12 months OR (2) CLB/LINC or CELPIP score of 5 or better in both reading and writing within the last 12 months OR (3) IELTS (academic format only) of 4.5 or better in both reading and writing within the last 24 months OR (4) Completion of ELSK 420 through the VCC Pathway program OR (5) Completion of LEAP 4 through the Langara LEAP program OR (6) TOEFL overall score of 32 or better within the last 24 months OR (7) CAEL score of 30 or better. Please check our website for other placement level(s) if your scores do not meet the prerequisites for COMM 0071: https://www.bcit.ca/computing-academic-studies/communication/professional-english-language-development/placement/ .

Credits

0.0

Cost

$624.75 - $626.52 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of COMM 0071 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 32593

Duration

Sat Nov 05 - Sun Dec 18 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 32593
  • $626.52
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 05 - Dec 18 Sat, Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 685
Instructor

Rapti Dietrich

Course outline

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Cost

$626.52

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 8:30am to 4:30pm. 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. There are no classes on Nov 12 & 13.
Status

In Progress

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

Winter 2023

Below are three offerings of COMM 0071 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 44196

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Wed Feb 22 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 44196
  • $626.52
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Feb 22 Mon, Wed, Fri 08:30 - 12:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 689
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$626.52

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 Monday, 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. 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 46573

Duration

Sat Jan 07 - Sun Feb 12 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 46573
  • $624.75
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Feb 12 Sat, Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 402
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$624.75

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 8:30am to 4:30pm. 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 44197

Duration

Sat Feb 25 - Sun Apr 02 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 44197
  • $626.52
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 25 - Apr 02 Sat, Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 687
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$626.52

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 at the downtown campus every Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 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.

Learning Outcomes

Writing Skills

  • Write sentences that are clear, concise, and grammatically correct.
  • Organize paragraphs effectively.
  • Organize and develop your ideas effectively in written assignments.
  • Write documents that use a variety of sentence patterns and appropriate vocabulary.
  • Use appropriate vocabulary correctly.
  • Demonstrate improvement in written work.

Reading and Learning Skills

  • Read textbooks, handouts, and articles with greater comprehension and retention.
  • Identify main ideas and important details in reading assignments.
  • Take effective notes from written course materials and listening exercises.

Listening and Speaking Skills

  • Plan, organize, and deliver an effective oral presentation.
  • Improve the grammatical correctness of your speech.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

Technical Communication Skills for EAL Students 1 (COMM 0071) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Business Fundamentals
    Associate Certificate Full-time

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