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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 Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial 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)

​For admission into COMM 0005, 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 VCC 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 OR (10) Completion of LEAP 7 and 8 or LEAP 8 in the Langara LEAP program. Please check our website for other placement level(s) if your scores do not meet the prerequisites for COMM 0005.

Credits

0.0

Cost

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

Winter 2022

Below are six offerings of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 73118

Fri Feb 25 - Wed Apr 13 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 25 - Apr 13 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 320
Feb 25 - Apr 13 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 319
Feb 25 - Apr 13 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 318

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$625.62

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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. 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 to check our course website frequently for updates on seat availability. This course runs concurrently with the BFUN program.
  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 74045

Tue Mar 01 - Thu Apr 14 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 01 - Apr 14 Tue/Wed/Thu 08:30 - 12:30 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$614.19

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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. 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 to 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 10711

Sat Mar 05 - Sun Apr 10 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 05 - Apr 10 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. 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 40240

Tue Jan 04 - Thu Feb 17 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Feb 17 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. 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. 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 to check our course website frequently for updates on seat availability.
  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

CRN 74057

Wed Jan 05 - Wed Feb 23 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 05 - Feb 23 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 320
Jan 05 - Feb 23 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 319
Jan 05 - Feb 23 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 318

Instructor

Tamara Ghomari

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$625.62

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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. 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 to check our course website frequently for updates on seat availability. This course runs concurrently with the BFUN program. No class on February 21 due to statutory 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 17799

Sat Jan 08 - Sun Feb 13 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Feb 13 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Online

Instructor

Tamara Ghomari

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.
  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

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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