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COMM 0005 - Technical Communication Skills for ESL Students 4

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course prepares students to develop the necessary reading, writing, speaking, listening, and study skills to succeed in BCIT full-time programs. The course covers many essentials of business language skills. A grade of 50% in this course equals a "P" in English 12. For BCIT full-time program language entrance requirements, please check with the BCIT Admissions office. 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) A grade of 50% or higher in COMM 0004 within the last 12 months OR (2) A COMM 0005 placement from the COMM 0015 test OR (3) English 12 with a minimum score of a pass (P) or equivalent OR (4) An official placement into COMM 0005 from Immigrant Services Society (ISS). Please refer to the following website to find more information on English 12 equivalencies. https://www.bcit.ca/admission/english.shtml

Credits

0.0

Cost

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

Winter 2018

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

CRN 74045

Tue Feb 27 - Thu Apr 12 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 27 - Apr 12 Tue/Wed/Thu 08:30 - 12:30 DTC Rm. 810

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$586.90

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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. If you have a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLB, LINC, COMM 0004, or English 12 transcript, send a copy of it along with your BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for course registration approval. If you have taken the COMM 0015 test within the last year and were placed at this level, you will automatically receive an approval to register for this course. 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 CLASS ON MAR 30.

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

Registration Options

CRN 10711

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. 464

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$586.90

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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. STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. Please read the prerequisites above. If you have a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLB, LINC, COMM 0004, or any other English 12 scores, please send a copy of it along with your BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for course registration approval. If you have taken the COMM 0015 test within the last year and were placed at this level, you will automatically receive an approval to register for this course. 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 74057

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 NE25 Rm. 116
Jan 03 - Feb 21 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 102
Jan 03 - Feb 21 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 102

Instructor

Tamara Ghomari

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$592.61

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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. If you have a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLB, LINC, COMM 0004, or any other English 12 scores, please send a copy of it along with your BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for course registration approval. If you have taken the COMM 0015 test within the last year and were placed at this level, you will be automatically receive an approval to register for this course. 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 and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress and Full

CRN 17799

Sat Jan 06 - Sun Feb 18 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Feb 18 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 464

Instructor

Mary-Rose De Atley

Course Outline

Cost

$586.90

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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. STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. Please read the prerequisites above. If you have a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLB, LINC, COMM 0004, or any other English 12 scores, please send a copy of it along with your BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for course registration approval. If you have taken the COMM 0015 test within the last year and were placed at this level, you will automatically receive an approval to register for this course. 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 FEB. 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

CRN 40240

Tue Jan 09 - Thu Feb 22 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Feb 22 Tue/Wed/Thu 17:30 - 21:30 BBY

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$592.61

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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. If you have a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLB, LINC, COMM 0004, or any other English 12 scores, please send a copy of it along with your BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for course registration approval. If you have taken the COMM 0015 test within the last year and were placed at this level, you will be automatically receive an approval to register for this course. 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 offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Cancelled

CRN 73118

Mon Feb 26 - Wed Apr 18 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 26 - Apr 18 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE28 Rm. 101C
Feb 26 - Apr 18 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 318
Feb 26 - Apr 18 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 102

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$592.61

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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. If you have a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLB, LINC, COMM 0004, or any other English 12 scores, please send a copy of it along with your BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for course registration approval. If you have taken the COMM 0015 test within the last year and were placed at this level, you will be automatically receive an approval to register for this course. 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 MAR 30 & APR 02.

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

Full

Spring/Summer 2018

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

CRN 20624

Wed May 02 - Thu Jun 21 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 02 - Jun 21 Mon/Wed/Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 319

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$592.61

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. Please read the prerequisites above. If you have a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLB, LINC, COMM 0004, or any other English 12 scores, please send a copy of it along with your BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for course registration approval. If you have taken the COMM 0015 test within the last year and were placed at this level, you will be automatically receive an approval to register for this course. 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.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST)

Sneak Preview

CRN 25420

Wed May 02 - Tue Jun 19 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 02 - Jun 19 Tue/Wed/Thu 08:30 - 12:30 DTC Rm. 410

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$586.90

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. Please read the prerequisites above. If you have a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLB, LINC, COMM 0004, or any other English 12 scores, please send a copy of it along with your BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for course registration approval. If you have taken the COMM 0015 test within the last year and were placed at this level, you will automatically receive an approval to register for this course. 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 section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST)

Sneak Preview

CRN 20617

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. 464

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$586.90

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. Please read the prerequisites above. If you have a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLB, LINC, COMM 0004, or any other English 12 scores, please send a copy of it along with your BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for course registration approval. If you have taken the COMM 0015 test within the last year and were placed at this level, you will automatically receive an approval to register for this course. 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.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST)

Sneak Preview

CRN 25414

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. 464

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$586.90

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. Please read the prerequisites above. If you have a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLB, LINC, COMM 0004, or any other English 12 scores, please send a copy of it along with your BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for course registration approval. If you have taken the COMM 0015 test within the last year and were placed at this level, you will automatically receive an approval to register for this course. 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.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST)

Sneak Preview

CRN 50976

Mon Jun 25 - Wed Aug 15 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 25 - Aug 15 Mon 08:30 - 12:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 201
Jun 25 - Aug 15 Wed/Fri 08:30 - 12:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 320

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$592.61

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. Please read the prerequisites above. If you have a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLB, LINC, COMM 0004, or any other English 12 scores, please send a copy of it along with your BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for course registration approval. If you have taken the COMM 0015 test within the last year and were placed at this level, you will be automatically receive an approval to register for this course. 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.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST)

Sneak Preview

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

Writing skills

  • Draft, revise, and edit extended texts such as sustained series of paragraphs comprising a college level report.
  • Identify and correct to eliminate all but occasional grammatical and lexical errors.
  • Use a wide range of complex structures and a good control over sentence patterns.
  • Use a wide range of vocabulary appropriate to the formality, level, subject area, topic and task.
  • Set and adjust goals according to audience, purpose, form, and organization.

Reading skills

  • Comprehend a wide variety of lengthy complex material (e.g. technical manuals, journal articles, formal and informal reports).
  • Comprehend a complete range of structures to be able to fully interact with the text.

Speaking skills

  • Participate in a variety of complex academic activities or situations involving multiple purposes and participants (e.g. group work, discussions, seminars, presentations).
  • Respond to questions and feedback and maintain or extend an exchange.
  • Use a wide range of vocabulary, idioms, and colloquial expressions to handle most study situations typical of academic environments.
  • Use a wide range of structures fluently and appropriately with very few errors which interfere with meaning.

Listening skills

  • Understand conversations, discussions, instructions, lectures at a normal rate of speech, despite unfamiliar or low frequency vocabulary.
  • Understand natural speech incorporating changes in rate of delivery and a full range of structures.
  • Understand a range of vocabulary, idioms, colloquial expressions and technical terminology to handle most study situations typical of an academic environment.
  • Take effective notes from oral academic discourse (e.g. lectures, presentations, videos).

Effective as of Fall 2008

Related Programs

COMM 0005 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.

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English For The Workplace (Itp Custom Pub) (Comm 0005)
Author Finlay
Copyright 2007
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-17646-334-2
Price $90.95
Required

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
English For The Workplace (Itp Custom Pub) (Comm 0005)
Author Finlay
Copyright 2007
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-17646-334-2
Price $90.95
Required

Spring/Summer 2018

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

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