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COMM 0004 - Technical Communication Skills for EAL Students 3

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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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.

Spring/Summer 2021

Below are four offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 50927

Mon May 03 - Mon Jun 21 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 03 - Jun 21 Mon/Wed/Fri 08:30 - 12:30 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 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 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. 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. There is no class scheduled on May 24 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 27280

Sat May 08 - Sun Jun 20 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 08 - Jun 20 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 There are no classes scheduled on May 22 and 23 due to statutory holidays.

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 28 - Mon Aug 16 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 28 - Aug 16 Mon/Wed/Fri 08:30 - 12:30 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 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 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. 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. There is no class scheduled on August 02 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 25413

Sat Jul 03 - Sun Aug 15 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 03 - Aug 15 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 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 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. 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. There are no classes held on July 31 and August 01 due to statutory holidays.

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 + Media

  1. Business Fundamentals
    Full-time   Associate Certificate

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