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COMM 0004 - Technical Communication Skills for ESL Students 3

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. All PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.

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: https://www.bcit.ca/finaid/abesap.shtml. Your application must be submitted NO LATER THAN THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.

Prerequisite(s)

Students must have ONE of the following: (1) COMM 0015 (placement at the COMM 0004 level) within the past 12 months OR (2) CLB/LINC score of 7 or better in both reading and writing within the last 12 months OR (3) IELTS (academic format only) of 5.5 or better in both reading and writing within the last 12 months OR (4) Completion of ELSK 620 through the Pathway program OR (5) Completion of ISEP Level 5 with 50% or better in each course.

Credits

0.0

Cost

$602.47 - $612.47 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2021

Below are four offerings of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 19211

Mon Mar 01 - Wed Apr 21 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 01 - Apr 21 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Mar 01 - Apr 21 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Mar 01 - Apr 21 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$612.47

Notes

  1. All scheduled PELD classes will be temporarily online via Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) until further notice. Once BCIT deems it safe to return to face-to-face classes, our courses will resume their on-campus schedule, as posted on the PELD website. Your instructor will send you details via your BCIT email (my.bcit.ca) about your course approximately one week before the start date. Effective September 1, 2017, the tuition portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and protected person/Convention refugee status. Please note: ancillary fees such as Student Association fees, BCIT ID card fees, etc. will be charged and must be paid within two business days of registration. Please be sure to ask the Registrar's office of payment options and deadlines. You will be dropped from the course if ancillary fees are not paid within the deadline. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "7" in both reading AND writing OR (2) written the COMM 0015 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months OR (3) have successfully completed COMM 0003 within the last 12 months OR (4) completed ELSK 620 through VCC Pathway Program OR (5) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 5.5 in BOTH reading and writing OR (6) completed ISEP level 5 with 50% or better in all four levels. NOTE: Attendance is mandatory for ALL classes. If you are unable to attend the first class, please be sure to email PELD@bcit.ca to inform the department; otherwise, you may be dropped from the course WITHOUT notice. 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. This course runs concurrently with the BFUN program.

Online registration for this course offering is not available. However, you can still register via phone, mail or in person.

Registration Options

CRN 10715

Sat Mar 06 - Sun Apr 18 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 06 - Apr 18 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$612.47

Notes

  1. All scheduled PELD classes will be temporarily online via Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) until further notice. Once BCIT deems it safe to return to face-to-face classes, our courses will resume their on-campus schedule, as posted on the PELD website. Your instructor will send you details via your BCIT email (my.bcit.ca) about your course approximately one week before the start date. Effective September 1, 2017, the tuition portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and protected person/Convention refugee status. Please note: ancillary fees such as Student Association fees, BCIT ID card fees, etc. will be charged and must be paid within two business days of registration. Please be sure to ask the Registrar's office of payment options and deadlines. You will be dropped from the course if ancillary fees are not paid within the deadline. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "7" in both reading AND writing OR (2) written the COMM 0015 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months OR (3) have successfully completed COMM 0003 within the last 12 months OR (4) completed ELSK 620 through VCC Pathway Program OR (5) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 5.5 in BOTH reading and writing OR (6) completed ISEP level 5 with 50% or better in all four levels. NOTE: Attendance is mandatory for ALL classes. If you are unable to attend the first class, please be sure to email PELD@bcit.ca to inform the department; otherwise, you may be dropped from the course WITHOUT notice. 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 on April 03 and 04 due to statutory holiday.

Online registration for this course offering is not available. However, you can still register via phone, mail or in person.

Registration Options

CRN 10717

Wed Jan 06 - Wed Feb 24 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Feb 24 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jan 06 - Feb 24 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jan 06 - Feb 24 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Chad Fryer

Course Outline

Cost

$612.47

Notes

  1. All scheduled PELD classes will be temporarily online via Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) until further notice. Once BCIT deems it safe to return to face-to-face classes, our courses will resume their on-campus schedule, as posted on the PELD website. Your instructor will send you details via your BCIT email (my.bcit.ca) about your course approximately one week before the start date. Effective September 1, 2017, the tuition portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and protected person/Convention refugee status. Please note: ancillary fees such as Student Association fees, BCIT ID card fees, etc. will be charged and must be paid within two business days of registration. Please be sure to ask the Registrar's office of payment options and deadlines. You will be dropped from the course if ancillary fees are not paid within the deadline. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "7" in both reading AND writing OR (2) written the COMM 0015 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months OR (3) have successfully completed COMM 0003 within the last 12 months OR (4) completed ELSK 620 through VCC Pathway Program OR (5) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 5.5 in BOTH reading and writing OR (6) completed ISEP level 5 with 50% or better in all four levels. NOTE: Attendance is mandatory for ALL classes. If you are unable to attend the first class, please be sure to email PELD@bcit.ca to inform the department; otherwise, you may be dropped from the course WITHOUT notice. 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. This course runs concurrently with the BFUN program. No class on February 15 due to statutory holiday.

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

In Progress

CRN 17798

Sat Jan 09 - Sun Feb 21 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Feb 21 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$602.47

Notes

  1. All scheduled PELD classes will be temporarily online via Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) until further notice. Once BCIT deems it safe to return to face-to-face classes, our courses will resume their on-campus schedule, as posted on the PELD website. Your instructor will send you details via your BCIT email (my.bcit.ca) about your course approximately one week before the start date. Effective September 1, 2017, the tuition portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and protected person/Convention refugee status. Please note: ancillary fees such as Student Association fees, BCIT ID card fees, etc. will be charged and must be paid within two business days of registration. Please be sure to ask the Registrar's office of payment options and deadlines. You will be dropped from the course if ancillary fees are not paid within the deadline. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "7" in both reading AND writing OR (2) written the COMM 0015 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months OR (3) have successfully completed COMM 0003 within the last 12 months OR (4) completed ELSK 620 through VCC Pathway Program OR (5) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 5.5 in BOTH reading and writing OR (6) completed ISEP level 5 with 50% or better in all four levels. NOTE: Attendance is mandatory for ALL classes. If you are unable to attend the first class, please be sure to email PELD@bcit.ca to inform the department; otherwise, you may be dropped from the course WITHOUT notice. 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 Feb 13 and 14 due to statutory holiday

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

Cancelled

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

COMM 0004 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Business Fundamentals
    Full-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Winter 2021

Books for Winter 2021 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

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Cei Digital: Comm 0004 - Introduction To Technical Communication (Oct 2018)
Author Comm
Copyright 2018
Binding Digital Version
Price $8.50
Choose One

Comm 0004: Introduction To Technical Communication (Oct 2018)
Author Comm
Binding Paperback
Price $11.50
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Cei Digital: Understanding & Using English Grammar, 5Th Ed W Etext/Audio + Mylab
Author Azar
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2018
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-13427-524-6
Price $67.50
Optional

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Image not available
Cei Digital: Comm 0004 - Introduction To Technical Communication (Oct 2018)
Author Comm
Copyright 2018
Binding Digital Version
Price $8.50
Choose One

Comm 0004: Introduction To Technical Communication (Oct 2018)
Author Comm
Binding Paperback
Price $11.50
Choose One

Image not available
Cei Digital: Understanding & Using English Grammar, 5Th Ed W Etext/Audio + Mylab
Author Azar
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2018
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-13427-524-6
Price $67.50
Optional

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