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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 completed ONE of the following: (1) COMM 0015 (placement at the COMM 0005 level) within the past 12 months OR (2) CLB/LINC or CELPIP score of 8 in both reading and writing within the last 12 months OR (3) IELTS (academic format only) of 6.0 or better in both reading and writing within the last 24 months OR (4) Completion of ELSK 820 through the Pathway program OR (5) Completion of ISEP Level 5 with 50% or better in each course (if taken before January 2021) OR (6) TAE 4 with 50% (if taken after January 2021) OR (7) Previous completion of English 12 with a minimum score of 50% OR (8) An official placement into COMM 0005 from the Immigrant Services Society (ISS) OR (9) TOEFL overall score of 60 or better within the last 24 months.

Credits

0.0

Cost

$594.59 - $625.62 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

Below are six offerings of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 32585

Mon Nov 01 - Fri Dec 17 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 01 - Dec 17 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 320
Nov 01 - Dec 17 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 101
Nov 01 - Dec 17 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 101

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$625.62

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This is an in-class course. Students are required to attend all classes on campus every Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 8:30am to 12:30pm. The tuition portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people with protected/Convention refugee status; however, all students will still need to pay the ancillary fee, which includes things like student activity fee, student ID card, etc. BCIT must receive this payment within two business days from the time you register. You will be dropped from the course if you do not make payment before the deadline. Course registrations work on a first-come-first-serve basis only. We do not guarantee or reserve seats for students with no exceptions. There is no waitlist for this course so please check the website for updates regularly if it is full.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

Registration Options

CRN 32962

Tue Nov 02 - Thu Dec 16 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 02 - Dec 16 Tue/Wed/Thu 08:30 - 12:30 DTC DTC Rm. 685
Nov 08 Mon 08:30 - 12:30 DTC DTC Rm. 685

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$614.19

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This is an in-class course. Students are required to attend all classes on campus every Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 8:30am to 12:30pm. The tuition portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people with protected/Convention refugee status; however, all students will still need to pay the ancillary fee, which includes things like student activity fee, student ID card, etc. BCIT must receive this payment within two business days from the time you register. You will be dropped from the course if you do not make payment before the deadline. Course registrations work on a first-come-first-serve basis only. We do not guarantee or reserve seats for students with no exceptions. There is no waitlist for this course so please check the website for updates regularly if it is full. There is no class on November 11 due to Remembrance Day, but there will be ONE class held on Monday, November 08 instead.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

Registration Options

CRN 48156

Sat Nov 06 - Sun Dec 12 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 06 - Dec 12 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$594.59

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is an ONLINE course with an instructor present during class hours. Please log into https://learn.bcit.ca using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of class. You will NOT be able to log into the course before the start date. Attendance is mandatory so you are expected to be online and available during course hours. 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. 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.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

Registration Options

CRN 30687

Fri Sep 10 - Fri Oct 29 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Oct 29 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 320
Sep 10 - Oct 29 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 101
Sep 10 - Oct 29 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 101

Instructor

Izabela Lazar

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$625.62

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This is an in-class course. Students are required to attend all classes on campus every Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 8:30am to 12:30pm. The tuition portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people with protected/Convention refugee status; however, all students will still need to pay the ancillary fee, which includes things like student activity fee, student ID card, etc. BCIT must receive this payment within two business days from the time you register. You will be dropped from the course if you do not make payment before the deadline. Course registrations work on a first-come-first-serve basis only. We do not guarantee or reserve seats for students with no exceptions. There is no waitlist for this course so please check the website for updates regularly if it is full. There is no class held on October 11 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress

CRN 48145

Sat Sep 11 - Sun Oct 24 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Oct 24 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Online

Instructor

Mary-Rose De Atley

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$594.59

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is an ONLINE course with an instructor present during class hours. Please log into https://learn.bcit.ca using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of class. You will NOT be able to log into the course before the start date. Attendance is mandatory so you are expected to be online and available during course hours. 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. There are no classes held on October 09 and 10 for Thanksgiving Day.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

In Progress

CRN 32963

Tue Sep 14 - Thu Oct 28 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Oct 28 Tue/Wed/Thu 08:30 - 12:30 DTC DTC

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$614.19

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This is an in-class course. Students are required to attend all classes on campus every Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 8:30am to 12:30pm. The tuition portion of this course is free for Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or people with protected/Convention refugee status; however, all students will still need to pay the ancillary fee, which includes things like student activity fee, student ID card, etc. BCIT must receive this payment within two business days from the time you register. You will be dropped from the course if you do not make payment before the deadline. Course registrations work on a first-come-first-serve basis only. We do not guarantee or reserve seats for students with no exceptions. There is no waitlist for this course so please check the website for updates regularly if it is full.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Cancelled

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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