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COMM 0005 - Technical Communication Skills for EAL Students 4

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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

$602.47 - $612.47 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2021

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

CRN 50976

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. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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. 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. 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 29955

Tue Jun 29 - Tue Aug 17 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 29 - Aug 17 Tue/Wed/Thu 08:30 - 12:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$602.47

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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. 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.

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

Registration Options

CRN 25414

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. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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. 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. 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

CRN 20624

Mon May 03 - Mon Jun 21 7 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

Judit Gyenes

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$612.47

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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. 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. This course runs concurrently with the BFUN program. There is no class scheduled on May 24 due to statutory holiday.

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

In Progress

CRN 25420

Tue May 04 - Thu Jun 17 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 04 - Jun 17 Tue/Wed/Thu 08:30 - 12:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Mary-Rose De Atley

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$602.47

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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. 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 course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 20617

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

Tamara Ghomari

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$602.47

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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. 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. There are no classes scheduled on May 22 & 23 due to statutory holidays.

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

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 + Media

  1. Business Fundamentals
    Full-time   Associate Certificate

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