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Technical Communication Skills for EAL Students 1 COMM 0071

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

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

Domestic fees

$652.57 - $666.32 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below are two offerings of COMM 0071 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 29975

Duration

Sat May 04 - Sun Jun 16 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 29975
  • Domestic fees $652.57
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 04 - Jun 16 Sat, Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 687
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$652.57

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. ** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - READ CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING ** The TUITION portion of this course ($609.20) is FREE for Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. However, ALL students will still need to pay the ancillary SERVICE FEES ($43.37) 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 DOWNTOWN campus. Students are required to attend all classes every Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. There are no classes on May 18 and 19.
Status

CRN 29985

Duration

Mon Jun 24 - Wed Aug 14 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 29985
  • Domestic fees $666.32
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 24 - Aug 14 Fri 08:30 - 12:30 Online
Jun 24 - Aug 14 Mon, Wed 08:30 - 12:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 319
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$666.32

Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  2. ** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - READ CAREFULLY BEFORE REGISTERING ** The TUITION portion of this course ($609.20) 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 a BLENDED course with classes held at the BURNABY campus every Mondays and Wednesdays but ONLINE on Fridays from 8:30am to 12:30pm each day. Students are required to attend all classes during class hours. There are no classes on Jul 01 and Aug 05.
Status

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:

  • 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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