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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

$587.35 - $605.69 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 33996

Mon Oct 29 - Mon Dec 17 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 29 - Dec 17 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 102
Oct 29 - Dec 17 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 320
Oct 29 - Dec 17 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 201

Instructor

Judit Gyenes

Course Outline

Cost

$594.49

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 12. This course runs concurrently with the BMS program.

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

In Progress and Full

CRN 31655

Sat Nov 03 - Sun Dec 16 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 03 - Dec 16 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 462

Instructor

Mia Sedlar von Svojic

Course Outline

Cost

$587.35

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 10 & 11.

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

In Progress

Winter 2019

Below are four offerings of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 17798

Sat Jan 05 - Sun Feb 10 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Feb 10 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 462

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$598.55

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 (2) written the COMM 0015 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months (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.

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

Registration Options

CRN 19211

Fri Mar 01 - Wed Apr 17 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 01 - Apr 17 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 102
Mar 01 - Apr 17 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 318
Mar 01 - Apr 17 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 201

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$605.69

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 (2) written the COMM 0015 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months (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. 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 10715

Sat Mar 02 - Sun Apr 07 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 02 - Apr 07 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 462

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$598.55

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 (2) written the COMM 0015 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months (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.

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

Registration Options

CRN 10717

Mon Jan 07 - Mon Feb 25 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Feb 25 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 318
Jan 07 - Feb 25 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 201
Jan 07 - Feb 25 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 102

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$605.69

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 (2) written the COMM 0015 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months (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. This course runs concurrently with the BMS program. NO CLASS ON FEB 18.

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

Full

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
  2. 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.

Fall 2018

Books for Fall 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 (Oct 2018)
Author Comm
Binding Paperback
Price $11.50
Required

Image not available
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.

Image not available
Comm 0004: Introduction To Technical Communication (Oct 2018)
Author Comm
Binding Paperback
Price $11.50
Required

Image not available
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 2019

Books for Winter 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.

Image not available
Comm 0004: Introduction To Technical Communication (Oct 2018)
Author Comm
Binding Paperback
Price $11.50
Required

Image not available
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.

Image not available
Comm 0004: Introduction To Technical Communication (Oct 2018)
Author Comm
Binding Paperback
Price $11.50
Required

Image not available
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

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