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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)

COMM 0015 (placement at the 0004 level) within the last 12 months, OR COMM 0003 within the last 12 months.

Credits

0.0

Cost

$586.90 - $592.61 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2018

Below are three offerings of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 19211

Mon Feb 26 - Wed Apr 18 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 26 - Apr 18 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 319
Feb 26 - Apr 18 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 318
Feb 26 - Apr 18 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 201

Instructor

Izabela Lazar

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$592.61

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. 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. 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. 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. This course runs concurrently with the BMS program. NO CLASSES ON MAR 30 & APR 02.

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 03 - Sun Apr 15 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 03 - Apr 15 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 462

Instructor

Rapti Dietrich

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$586.90

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. Online registration is NOT available for this course. Please register in person at any of our BCIT campuses or call 604.434.1610 for assistance. 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 to check our course website frequently for updates on seat availability. 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. 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. NO CLASSES ON MAR 30 & APR 2.

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 03 - Wed Feb 21 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Feb 21 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 318
Jan 03 - Feb 21 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 201
Jan 03 - Feb 21 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 201

Instructor

Judit Gyenes

Course Outline

Cost

$592.61

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. 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. 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. 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. This course runs concurrently with the BMS program. NO CLASS ON FEB 12.

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

In Progress

Spring/Summer 2018

Below are four offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 50927

Wed May 02 - Thu Jun 21 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 02 - Jun 21 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 318
May 02 - Jun 21 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 318
May 02 - Jun 21 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 201

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$592.61

Notes

  1. 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. 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 MAY 21. This course runs concurrently with the BMS program.

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

Registration Options

CRN 27280

Sat May 05 - Sun Jun 17 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 05 - Jun 17 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 462

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$586.90

Notes

  1. 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. 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 MAY 19 & 20.

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

Registration Options

CRN 25413

Sat Jun 23 - Sun Aug 12 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 23 - Aug 12 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 462

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$586.90

Notes

  1. 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. 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 JUN 30, JUL 1, AUG 5 & 6.

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

Registration Options

CRN 29946

Mon Jun 25 - Wed Aug 15 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 25 - Aug 15 Mon/Wed 08:30 - 12:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 319
Jun 25 - Aug 15 Fri 08:30 - 12:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 201

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$592.61

Notes

  1. 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. 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 JULY 2 AND AUGUST 6. This course runs concurrently with the BMS program.

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

Registration Options

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 Management Studies (BMS)
    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 2018

Books for Winter 2018 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.

Image not available
Comm 0004: Introduction To Technical Communication ( Aug 2014)
Author Comm
Copyright 2014
Binding Paperback
Price $15.50
Required

Understanding & Using Engl Grammar Internat'l Sb W/AK & Audiocd
Author Betty Schrampfer Azar
Publisher Allyn & Bacon
Copyright 2010
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13246-450-5
Price $63.50
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
Comm 0004: Introduction To Technical Communication ( Aug 2014)
Author Comm
Copyright 2014
Binding Paperback
Price $15.50
Required

Understanding & Using Engl Grammar Internat'l Sb W/AK & Audiocd
Author Betty Schrampfer Azar
Publisher Allyn & Bacon
Copyright 2010
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13246-450-5
Price $63.50
Optional

Spring/Summer 2018

No information on books is currently available for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course.

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