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Technical Communication Skills for EAL Students 4 COMM 0005

Communication 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

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

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are six offerings of COMM 0005 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 10711

Duration

Sat Feb 25 - Sun Apr 02 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 10711
  • $606.55
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 25 - Apr 02 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. 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. You can email your test scores/transcript and BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for registration approval. 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, 08, and 09.
Status

Registration Options

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

CRN 73118

Duration

Mon Feb 27 - Wed Apr 19 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 73118
  • $639.38
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 27 - Apr 19 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Feb 27 - Apr 19 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 319
Feb 27 - Apr 19 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 318
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 (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 74045

Duration

Tue Feb 28 - Thu Apr 13 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 74045
  • $626.52
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 28 - Apr 13 Tue, Wed, Thu 08:30 - 12:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 685
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 at the downtown campus every Tuesday, 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 (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 40240

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Tue Feb 21 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 40240
  • $626.52
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Feb 21 Tue, Wed, Thu 08:30 - 12:30 Downtown DTC Rm. 685
Instructor

Chad Fryer

Course outline

View

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 at the downtown campus every Tuesday, 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 (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

In Progress

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

CRN 74057

Duration

Wed Jan 04 - Wed Feb 22 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 74057
  • $639.38
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Feb 22 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Jan 04 - Feb 22 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 201
Jan 04 - Feb 22 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 334
Instructor

Tamara Ghomari

Course outline

View

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 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 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 17799

Duration

Sat Jan 07 - Sun Feb 12 (7 weeks)

  • 7 weeks
  • CRN 17799
  • $606.55
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Feb 12 Sat, Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Online
Instructor

Tamara Ghomari

Course outline

View

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. 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. You can email your test scores/transcript and BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for registration approval. 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

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

  • 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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