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Technical Communication Skills for EAL Students 4 COMM 0005

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

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

Domestic fees

$631.50 - $666.32 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of COMM 0005 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 73118

Duration

Mon Feb 26 - Wed Apr 17 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 73118
  • Domestic fees $666.32
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 26 - Apr 17 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Feb 26 - Apr 17 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 319
Feb 26 - Apr 17 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 318
Mar 01 - Apr 12 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Instructor

Tamara Ghomari

Course outline

View

Domestic fees

$666.32

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 BURNABY campus. Students are required to attend all classes on campus every Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30am to 12:30pm. There are no classes on March 29 and April 01.
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 six offerings of COMM 0005 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 20624

Duration

Wed May 01 - Wed Jun 19 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 20624
  • Domestic fees $666.32
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 01 - Jun 19 Mon 08:30 - 12:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
May 01 - Jun 19 Wed, Fri 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. 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 - 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 an in-class course at the BURNABY campus. Students are required to attend all classes every Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30am to 12:30pm. There is no class on May 20.
Status

CRN 20617

Duration

Sat May 04 - Sun Jun 16 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 20617
  • Domestic fees $631.50
    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 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$631.50

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. ** 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 ($22.30) 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 ONLINE course that runs every Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30am to 4:30pm 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. There are no classes on May 18 and 19.
Status

CRN 27287

Duration

Tue May 07 - Thu Jun 20 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 27287
  • Domestic fees $652.57
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 07 - Jun 20 Tue, Wed, Thu 08:30 - 12:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 685
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

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 - 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.
Status

CRN 25414

Duration

Sat Jun 22 - Sun Aug 11 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 25414
  • Domestic fees $631.50
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 22 - Aug 11 Sat, Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$631.50

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. ** 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 ($22.30) 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 ONLINE course that runs every Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30am to 4:30pm 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. There are no classes on Jun 29, Jun 30, Aug 03, and Aug 04.
Status

CRN 50976

Duration

Mon Jun 24 - Wed Aug 14 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 50976
  • 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 08:30 - 12:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Jun 24 - Aug 14 Wed, Fri 08:30 - 12:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 320
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$666.32

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 - 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 an in-class course at the BURNABY campus. Students are required to attend all classes every Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30am to 12:30pm. There are no classes on Jul 01 and Aug 05.
Status

CRN 29955

Duration

Tue Jun 25 - Thu Aug 08 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 29955
  • Domestic fees $631.50
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 25 - Aug 08 Tue, Wed, Thu 08:30 - 12:30 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$631.50

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. ** 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 ($22.30) 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 ONLINE course that runs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 8:30am to 12:30pm 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.
Status

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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