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Technical Communication Skills for EAL Students 4 COMM 0005

Communication Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course prepares students to develop the necessary reading, writing, speaking, listening, and study skills to succeed in BCIT full-time programs. The course covers many essentials of business language skills. A grade of 50% in this course equals a "P" in English 12. For BCIT full-time program language entrance requirements, please check with the BCIT Admissions office. 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 0005, students must have completed ONE of the following: (1) COMM 0015 (placement at the COMM 0005 level) within the past 12 months OR (2) Completion of COMM 0004 within the last 12 months OR (3) CLB/LINC or CELPIP score of 8 in both reading and writing within the last 12 months OR (4) IELTS (academic format only) of 6.0 or better in both reading and writing within the last 24 months OR (5) Completion of ELSK 820 through the VCC Pathway program OR (6) Completion of ISEP Level 5 with 50% or better in each course (if taken before January 2021) OR (7) TAE 4 with 50% (if taken after January 2021) OR (8) CAEL score of 50 or better within the last 12 months OR (9) Previous completion of English 12 with a minimum score of 50% OR (10) An official placement into COMM 0005 from the Immigrant Services Society (ISS) OR (11) TOEFL overall score of 60 or better within the last 24 months OR (12) Completion of LEAP 7 and 8 or LEAP 8 in the Langara LEAP program. Please check our website for other placement level(s) if your scores do not meet the prerequisites for COMM 0005: 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 three offerings of COMM 0005 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 50976

Duration

Fri Jun 24 - Mon Aug 15 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 50976
  • $625.62
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 24 - Aug 15 Mon, Fri 08:30 - 12:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Jun 24 - Aug 15 Wed 08:30 - 12:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 401
Instructor

Tamara Ghomari

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$625.62

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. 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

In Progress and Full

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

CRN 25414

Duration

Sat Jun 25 - Sun Aug 14 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 25414
  • $594.59
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 25 - Aug 14 Sat, Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Online
Instructor

Tamara Ghomari

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$594.59

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. 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

In Progress

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

CRN 29955

Duration

Tue Jun 28 - Thu Aug 11 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 29955
  • $614.19
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 28 - Aug 11 Tue, Wed, Thu 08:30 - 12:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 685
Instructor

Chad Fryer

Course outline

View

Cost

$614.19

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. This is an in-class course. Students are required to attend all classes on campus every Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 8:30am to 12:30pm, at the Downtown 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.
Status

In Progress

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

Fall 2022

Below are six offerings of COMM 0005 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 30687

Duration

Wed Sep 07 - Fri Oct 28 (8 weeks)

  • 8 weeks
  • CRN 30687
  • $639.38
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 07 - Oct 28 Wed 08:30 - 12:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Sep 07 - Oct 28 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 402
Sep 07 - Oct 28 Fri 08:30 - 12:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$639.38

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 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. There is no class held on Sep 30 and Oct 10.
Status

Registration Options

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

CRN 48145

Duration

Sat Sep 10 - Sun Oct 23 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 48145
  • $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. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. 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. 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 held on Oct 8 and 9.
Status

Registration Options

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

CRN 32963

Duration

Tue Sep 13 - Thu Oct 27 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 32963
  • $626.52
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Oct 27 Tue, Wed, Thu 08:30 - 12:30 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 on campus every Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 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.
Status

Registration Options

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

CRN 32585

Duration

Mon Oct 31 - Mon Dec 19 (8 weeks)

  • 8 weeks
  • CRN 32585
  • $639.38
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 31 - Dec 19 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 402
Oct 31 - Dec 19 Wed 08:30 - 12:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Oct 31 - Dec 19 Fri 08:30 - 12:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$639.38

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 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. There is no class held on Nov 11.
Status

Registration Options

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

CRN 32962

Duration

Tue Nov 01 - Thu Dec 15 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 32962
  • $606.55
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 01 - Dec 15 Tue, Wed, Thu 08:30 - 12:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$606.55

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. 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. 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.
Status

Registration Options

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

CRN 31577

Duration

Sat Nov 05 - Sun Dec 18 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 31577
  • $626.52
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 05 - Dec 18 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. 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. All course registrations work on a first-come first-served basis only. Seats will NOT be guaranteed or reserved for students with no exceptions. There is no waitlist for this course. We recommend students check our course website frequently for updates on seat availability. No classes held on Nov 12 & 13.
Status

Registration Options

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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

Writing skills

  • Draft, revise, and edit extended texts such as sustained series of paragraphs comprising a college level report.
  • Identify and correct to eliminate all but occasional grammatical and lexical errors.
  • Use a wide range of complex structures and a good control over sentence patterns.
  • Use a wide range of vocabulary appropriate to the formality, level, subject area, topic and task.
  • Set and adjust goals according to audience, purpose, form, and organization.

Reading skills

  • Comprehend a wide variety of lengthy complex material (e.g. technical manuals, journal articles, formal and informal reports).
  • Comprehend a complete range of structures to be able to fully interact with the text.

Speaking skills

  • Participate in a variety of complex academic activities or situations involving multiple purposes and participants (e.g. group work, discussions, seminars, presentations).
  • Respond to questions and feedback and maintain or extend an exchange.
  • Use a wide range of vocabulary, idioms, and colloquial expressions to handle most study situations typical of academic environments.
  • Use a wide range of structures fluently and appropriately with very few errors which interfere with meaning.

Listening skills

  • Understand conversations, discussions, instructions, lectures at a normal rate of speech, despite unfamiliar or low frequency vocabulary.
  • Understand natural speech incorporating changes in rate of delivery and a full range of structures.
  • Understand a range of vocabulary, idioms, colloquial expressions and technical terminology to handle most study situations typical of an academic environment.
  • Take effective notes from oral academic discourse (e.g. lectures, presentations, videos).

Effective as of Fall 2008

Related Programs

Technical Communication Skills for EAL Students 4 (COMM 0005) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Business Fundamentals
    Associate Certificate Full-time

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