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COMM 0029 - Speaking and Listening Skills for ESL Students 1

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

COMM 0029 is a level one course that provides opportunities for individuals working in business, technical, and health fields to improve their listening and speaking communications skills for successful participation in both BCIT courses and the workplace. The course concentrates on basic pronunciation and intonation as well as on-the-job speaking skills. Individuals will study and practice the essential aspects of speaking and listening in English and develop proficiency in conversation and group discussions. Extensive out-of-class resources such as audio laboratory and online assignments will assist students in broadening their knowledge of specific communications skills required for the workplace. Students can take this course as an option to meet the prerequisites for COMM 0030. 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 0033 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 for more information. Your application must be submitted NO LATER THAN THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS.

Prerequisite(s)

Students must have ONE of the following: (1) COMM 0033 (placement at the COMM 0029 level) within the past 12 months OR (2) CLB/LINC score of 5 or better in both speaking and listening within the last 12 months OR (3) IELTS (academic format only) of 5.5 or better in both speaking and listening within the last 2 years OR (4) Completion of ELSK 515 through the Pathway program OR (5) Completion of ISEP Level 5 with 50% or better in each course OR (6) TOEFL overall score of 70 or better within the last 2 years.

Credits

0.0

Cost

$380.79

Winter 2021

Below are three offerings of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 79092

Wed Mar 03 - Wed Apr 14 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 03 - Apr 08 Wed/Thu 17:00 - 20:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Apr 14 Wed 17:00 - 20:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$380.79

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, 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. **Headset and microphone required.** STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of at least "5" in both speaking AND listening OR (2) taken the COMM 0033 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months OR (3) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 5.5 in both speaking and listening OR (4) completed ELSK 515 through VCC Pathway program. Please send a copy of such documents along with your BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for course registration approval. Students who pass COMM 0033 with a mark of 50 or higher will automatically be approved to register for COMM 0029. This is a level one course only. It will NOT count towards meeting the Speaking and Listening admissions and/or test requirements to enter full-time programs at BCIT. Students will need to take COMM 0030 upon successful completion of COMM 0029 in order to meet the Speaking and listening admissions requirements. 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-serve 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.

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

Registration Options

CRN 79091

Wed Jan 06 - Wed Feb 17 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Feb 11 Wed/Thu 17:00 - 20:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Feb 17 Wed 17:00 - 20:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Judit Gyenes

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$380.79

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, 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. **Headset and microphone required.** STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of at least "5" in both speaking AND listening OR (2) taken the COMM 0033 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months OR (3) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 5.5 in both speaking and listening OR (4) completed ELSK 515 through VCC Pathway program. Please send a copy of such documents along with your BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for course registration approval. Students who pass COMM 0033 with a mark of 50 or higher will automatically be approved to register for COMM 0029. This is a level one course only. It will NOT count towards meeting the Speaking and Listening admissions and/or test requirements to enter full-time programs at BCIT. Students will need to take COMM 0030 upon successful completion of COMM 0029 in order to meet the Speaking and listening admissions requirements. 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-serve 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 offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

CRN 79090

Thu Jan 07 - Thu Apr 15 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Apr 15 Thu 13:30 - 16:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Judit Gyenes

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$380.79

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, 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. **Headset and microphone required.** STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of at least "5" in both speaking AND listening OR (2) taken the COMM 0033 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months OR (3) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 5.5 in both speaking and listening OR (4) completed ELSK 515 through VCC Pathway program. Please send a copy of such documents along with your BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for course registration approval. Students who pass COMM 0033 with a mark of 50 or higher will automatically be approved to register for COMM 0029. This is a level one course only. It will NOT count towards meeting the Speaking and Listening admissions and/or test requirements to enter full-time programs at BCIT. Students will need to take COMM 0030 upon successful completion of COMM 0029 in order to meet the Speaking and listening admissions requirements. 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-serve 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.

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 of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand some information from conversations, discussions, interactions and lectures at a normal rate of speech.
  • Begin to develop and use language and vocabulary of business, trades and technologies, including terms, idioms, colloquial expressions and technical terminology that may be unfamiliar or low frequency.
  • Participate in conversations, group discussions and other interactions.
  • Use a range of grammatical structures and reduce errors to improve clarity and communication.
  • Present business and/or technical information with some preparation.
  • Improve pronunciation skills including linking, rhythm, syllable stress, intonation, formation of vowel sounds, the schwa vowel sound, accent reduction and specifics for first-language learning needs.

Effective as of Fall 2011

Related Programs

COMM 0029 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Business Fundamentals
    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 2021

Books for Winter 2021 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

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.

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Cei Digital: Interactions 2-Listening & Speaking W. Connect(180 Days)
Author Tanka
Publisher Mhr
Copyright 2006
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-07780-151-9
Price $55.95
Optional

Interactions Level 2 Listening An Speaking Student Book W/ Connect
Author Tanka
Publisher Mhr
Copyright 2013
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-07783-102-8
Price $87.50
Optional

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