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Technical Communication Skills for EAL Students 3 COMM 0004

Communication Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course provides students with the writing, speaking, listening, and reading skills required to succeed in BCIT's other Professional English Language Development courses. You will practice grammar skills and language structures useful for technical communication, including writing and speaking about your background, writing formal definitions and descriptions, summarizing, and making presentations. 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 0004, students must have completed ONE of the following: (1) COMM 0015 (placement at the COMM 0004 level) within the past 12 months OR (2) Completion of COMM 0003 within the last 12 months OR (3) CLB/LINC or CELPIP score of 7 or better in both reading and writing within the last 12 months OR (4) IELTS (academic format only) of 5.5 or better in both reading and writing within the last 24 months OR (5) Completion of ELSK 620 through the VCC Pathway program OR (6) Completion of ISEP Level 4 with 60% or better in each course (if taken before January 2021) OR (7) TAE 3 with 60% (if taken after January 2021) OR (8) Completion of LEAP 6 through the Langara LEAP program OR (9) TOEFL score of 46 or better within the last 24 months OR (10) CAEL score of 40 or better within the last 12 months. Please check our website for other placement level(s) if your scores do not meet the prerequisites for COMM 0004: https://www.bcit.ca/computing-academic-studies/communication/professional-english-language-development/placement/ .

Credits

0.0

Cost

$594.59 - $639.38 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below are four offerings of COMM 0004 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 29946

Duration

Fri Jun 24 - Mon Aug 15 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 29946
  • $625.62
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 24 - Aug 15 Mon, Wed, Fri 08:30 - 12:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$625.62

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. 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, at the Burnaby campus. 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. Course registrations work on a first-come-first-serve basis only. We do not guarantee or reserve seats for students with no exceptions. There is no waitlist for this course so please check the website for updates regularly if it is full. This course runs concurrently with the BFUN program. There are no classes held on July 01 and August 01, due to statutory holiday.
Status

Registration Options

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

CRN 25413

Duration

Sat Jun 25 - Sun Aug 14 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 25413
  • $594.59
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 25 - Aug 14 Sat, Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$594.59

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  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. This is an online course with a teacher present during class hours. Students are required to attend all online classes on Saturday 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. Course registrations work on a first-come-first-serve basis only. We do not guarantee or reserve seats for students with no exceptions. There is no waitlist for this course so please check the website for updates regularly if it is full. There are no classes on July 02, 03, 30, and 31, due to statutory holiday.
Status

Registration Options

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

CRN 50927

Duration

Mon May 02 - Mon Jun 20 (8 weeks)

  • 8 weeks
  • CRN 50927
  • $625.62
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 02 - Jun 20 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 406
May 02 - Jun 20 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 406
May 02 - Jun 20 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Instructor

Judit Gyenes

Course outline

View

Cost

$625.62

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. 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, at the Burnaby campus. 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. Course registrations work on a first-come-first-serve basis only. We do not guarantee or reserve seats for students with no exceptions. There is no waitlist for this course so please check the website for updates regularly if it is full. This course runs concurrently with the BFUN program. There is no class scheduled on May 23, due to statutory holiday.
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 27280

Duration

Sat May 07 - Sun Jun 19 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 27280
  • $594.59
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 07 - Jun 19 Sat, Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$594.59

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  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. This is an online course with a teacher present during class hours. Students are required to attend all online classes on Saturday 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. Course registrations work on a first-come-first-serve basis only. We do not guarantee or reserve seats for students with no exceptions. There is no waitlist for this course so please check the website for updates regularly if it is full. There are no classes on May 21 and 22, due to statutory holiday.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Fall 2022

Below are four offerings of COMM 0004 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 32584

Duration

Wed Sep 07 - Fri Oct 28 (8 weeks)

  • 8 weeks
  • CRN 32584
  • $639.38
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Oct 28 Mon, Wed, Fri 08:30 - 12:30 Burnaby
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$639.38

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. 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, 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 held on Sep 30 and Oct 10
Status

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

CRN 48160

Duration

Sat Sep 10 - Sun Oct 23 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 48160
  • $606.55
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Oct 23 Sat, Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$606.55

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  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 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. Effective September 1, 2017, the tuition portion of this course is free for Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please note: ancillary fees such as Student Association fees, BCIT ID card fees, etc. will be charged and must be paid. There are no classes held on Oct 8 and 9.
Status

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

CRN 33996

Duration

Mon Oct 31 - Mon Dec 19 (8 weeks)

  • 8 weeks
  • CRN 33996
  • $639.38
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 31 - Dec 19 Mon, Wed, Fri 08:30 - 12:30 Burnaby
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$639.38

Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. 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, 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. Course registrations work on a first-come-first-serve basis only. We do not guarantee or reserve seats for students with no exceptions. There is no waitlist for this course so please check the website for updates regularly if it is full. No class held on Nov 11.
Status

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

CRN 48161

Duration

Sat Nov 05 - Sun Dec 18 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 48161
  • $626.52
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 05 - Dec 18 Sat, Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Online DTC Rm. 472
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$626.52

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  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. Effective September 1, 2017, the tuition portion of this course is free for Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. Please note: ancillary fees such as Student Association fees, BCIT ID card fees, etc. will be charged and must be paid. There are no classes held on Nov 12 & 13.
Status

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed May 25, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

WRITING Skills

  • Organize, draft, revise, and edit a variety of texts.
  • Identify and correct major grammatical, structural and lexical errors; demonstrate control over sentence structure errors in own reading.
  • Use a wide range of sentence patterns appropriately in written tasks.
  • Recognize and demonstrate an understanding of audience (e.g. needs, background knowledge) and purpose.
  • Use appropriate vocabulary to express message clearly.
  • Choose and apply appropriate paragraph organization when writing on a familiar, relevant or previously researched subject.

READING Skills

  • Read and understand a wide variety of written materials of moderate length.
  • Read and analyze a wide range of texts to analyze sentence structures.
  • Comprehend less familiar and/or technical terms using a range of decoding strategies and context clues.
  • Adjust reading techniques according to the level of the material and the purpose for reading.

SPEAKING Skills

  • Ask questions to clarify instructions; respond to questions appropriately.
  • Demonstrate the use of appropriate of verbal and nonverbal communication skills (e.g., turn-taking, eye contact, body language).
  • Provide appropriate peer feedback.
  • Participate effectively in a variety of classroom activities.

LISTENING Skills

  • Understand discussions, instructions, and lectures at a normal rate of speech.
  • Understand a variety of natural speech with a varied rate of delivery with some dependence on repetition.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

Technical Communication Skills for EAL Students 3 (COMM 0004) is offered as a part of the following programs:

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