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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

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of COMM 0071 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 44197

Duration

Sat Feb 24 - Sun Apr 07 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 44197
  • Domestic fees $652.57
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 24 - Apr 07 Sat, Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 687
Instructor

Judit Gyenes

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$652.57

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 DOWNTOWN campus. Students are required to attend all classes at every Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. There are no classes on March 30 and 31.
Status

In Progress

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

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 – 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 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 Mon, Wed 08:30 - 12:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 319
Jun 24 - Aug 14 Fri 08:30 - 12:30 Online
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 – 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 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:

School of Business + Media

  1. Business Fundamentals
    Associate Certificate Full-time

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