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Technical Communication Skills for EAL Students 3 COMM 0004

Communication 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

$606.55 - $639.38 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are four offerings of COMM 0004 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 10715

Duration

Sat Feb 25 - Sun Apr 02 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 10715
  • $626.52
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 25 - Apr 02 Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Online
Feb 25 - Apr 02 Sat 08:30 - 16:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 689
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$626.52

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. IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is BLENDED course in which students are required to attend classes in person at the downtown campus every Saturday and online every Sunday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Your online classes will have an instructor present during class hours so attendance is mandatory. 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. Please check course prerequisites before registering. Department approval is not required to register for this course but we may request students to provide proof of eligibility at any time. 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 19211

Duration

Mon Feb 27 - Wed Apr 19 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 19211
  • $639.38
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 27 - Apr 19 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 320
Feb 27 - Apr 19 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE23 Rm. 102
Feb 27 - Apr 19 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
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. Department approval is not required to register for this course but we may request students to provide proof of eligibility at any time. 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 (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 are no classes on Apr 07 & 10.
Status

Registration Options

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

CRN 10717

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Wed Feb 22 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 10717
  • $639.38
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Feb 22 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE23 Rm. 102
Jan 04 - Feb 22 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 320
Jan 04 - Feb 22 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Instructor

Izabela Lazar

Course outline

View

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. Department approval is not required to register for this course but we may request students to provide proof of eligibility at any time. 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

In Progress

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

CRN 17798

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Wed Feb 22 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 17798
  • $606.55
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Feb 22 Mon, Wed, Fri 17:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Tamara Ghomari

Course outline

View

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. IMPORTANT NOTICE: 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. Please check course prerequisites before registering. Department approval is not required to register for this course but we may request students to provide proof of eligibility at any time. 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

In Progress

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

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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    Associate Certificate Full-time

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