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COMM 0004 - Technical Communication Skills for ESL Students 3

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

$590.71 - $607.68 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2019

Below are three offerings of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 32584

Wed Sep 04 - Wed Oct 23 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Oct 23 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 201
Sep 04 - Oct 23 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 201
Sep 04 - Oct 23 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 102

Instructor

Judit Gyenes

Course Outline

Cost

$599.28

Notes

  1. 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. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "7" in both reading AND writing (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 (4) completed ELSK 620 through VCC Pathway Program (5) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 5.5 in BOTH reading and writing (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 OCTOBER 14. This course runs concurrently with the BFUN program.

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

In Progress

CRN 33996

Mon Oct 28 - Mon Dec 16 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 28 - Dec 16 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 102
Oct 28 - Dec 16 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY SW05 Rm. 2875
Oct 28 - Dec 16 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 325

Instructor

Judit Gyenes

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.28

Notes

  1. 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. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "7" in both reading AND writing (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 (4) completed ELSK 620 through VCC Pathway Program (5) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 5.5 in BOTH reading and writing (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 CLASS ON NOVEMBER 11. This course runs concurrently with the BFUN program.

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

Full

CRN 31655

Sat Nov 02 - Sun Dec 15 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 02 - Dec 15 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 687

Instructor

Chad Fryer

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$590.71

Notes

  1. 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. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "7" in both reading AND writing (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 (4) completed ELSK 620 through VCC Pathway Program (5) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 5.5 in BOTH reading and writing (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 NOVEMBER 09 & 10.

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

Full

Winter 2020

Below are four offerings of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 17798

Sat Jan 04 - Sun Feb 09 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Feb 09 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 687

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.11

Notes

  1. 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 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.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 23 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

CRN 10717

Mon Jan 06 - Mon Feb 24 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Feb 24 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 201
Jan 06 - Feb 24 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 102
Jan 06 - Feb 24 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 318

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$607.68

Notes

  1. 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 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 17.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 23 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

CRN 19211

Fri Feb 28 - Wed Apr 15 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 28 - Apr 15 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 318
Feb 28 - Apr 15 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 102
Feb 28 - Apr 15 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 201

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$607.68

Notes

  1. 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 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.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

}

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 23 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

CRN 10715

Sat Feb 29 - Sun Apr 05 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 29 - Apr 05 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 687

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.11

Notes

  1. 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 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.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 23 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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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

  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.

Fall 2019

Books for Fall 2019 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.

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

Understanding And Using English Grammar With Answer Key 4Th Ed.
Author Azar
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2010
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13246-450-5
Price $64.50
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.

PT 31576

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

Understanding And Using English Grammar With Answer Key 4Th Ed.
Author Azar
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2010
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13246-450-5
Price $64.50
Required

PT 32584

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

Understanding And Using English Grammar With Answer Key 4Th Ed.
Author Azar
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2010
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13246-450-5
Price $64.50
Optional

Winter 2020

No information on books is currently available for Winter 2020 offerings of this course.

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