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COMM 0030 - Speaking and Listening Skills for EAL Students 2

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

COMM 0030 is a level two 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 emphasizes language required for trades, business and science/technology environments, as well as the jargon of specific fields of study and work. It concentrates on 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, group discussion, meetings, and interviews. 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 Speaking and Listening requirement to enter BCIT programs. 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 completed ONE of the following: (1) COMM 0033 (placement at the COMM 0030 level) within the past 12 months OR (2) CLB/LINC or CELPIP score of 7 and/or 8 in both speaking and listening within the last 12 months OR (3) IELTS (academic format only) of 6.0 or better in both speaking and listening within the last 24 months OR (4) Completion of ELSK 615 through the Pathway program OR (5) Completion of ISEP Level 5 with 50% or better in each course OR (6) Completion of ISEP Level 5 with 50% or better in each course (if taken before January 2021) OR (7) TAE 4 with 50% (if taken after January 2021) OR (8) Successful completion of English 12 or equivalent with a minimum grade of 50% OR (9) TOEFL overall score of 60 or better within the last 24 months

Credits

0.0

Cost

$358.28 - $389.31 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2021

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

CRN 59904

Thu May 06 - Thu Aug 19 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 06 - Aug 19 Thu 08:30 - 11:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Chad Fryer

Course Outline

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 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. Students who pass COMM 0033 with a mark of 60 or higher OR receive a “Satisfactory (S)” mark in COMM 0029 will automatically be approved to register for COMM 0030. If you have a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLB, or LINC score, please send a copy of it to PELD@bcit.ca along with your BCIT student number for course registration approval. 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.

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

In Progress

CRN 60352

Mon Jun 28 - Tue Aug 10 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 28 - Aug 09 Mon/Tue 17:00 - 20:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Aug 10 Tue 17:00 - 20:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Chad Fryer

Course Outline

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 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. Students who pass COMM 0033 with a mark of 60 or higher OR receive a “Satisfactory (S)” mark in COMM 0029 will automatically be approved to register for COMM 0030. If you have a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLB, or LINC score, please send a copy of it to PELD@bcit.ca along with your BCIT student number for course registration approval. 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. CLASS on August 04 will run from 5 pm to 8 pm. There is no class scheduled on August 02 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 60354

Sat Jul 10 - Sat Aug 14 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jul 10 - Aug 14 Sat/Sun 09:30 - 14:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Mia Sedlar von Svojic

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 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. Students who pass COMM 0033 with a mark of 60 or higher OR receive a “Satisfactory (S)” mark in COMM 0029 will automatically be approved to register for COMM 0030. If you have a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLB, or LINC score, please send a copy of it to PELD@bcit.ca along with your BCIT student number for course registration approval. 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.

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

In Progress

Fall 2021

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

CRN 34666

Thu Sep 09 - Thu Dec 09 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 02 Thu 08:30 - 12:00 BBY NE01 Rm. 201
Dec 09 Thu 08:30 - 11:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 201

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$389.31

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This is an in-class course. Students are required to attend all classes on campus every Thursdays from 830am to 1200pm. ** DUE TO COVID-19, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND STUDENTS TO BRING THEIR OWN LAPTOPS (must have built-in microphone) AND HEADSETS TO CLASS. DEVICES WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO BRING THEIR OWN. ** 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 for Remembrance Day.
  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 37988

Sat Sep 11 - Sat Oct 09 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Oct 09 Sat/Sun 09:30 - 14:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 201

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$389.31

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This is an in-class course. Students are required to attend all classes on campus every Saturdays and Sundays from 930am to 230pm. ** DUE TO COVID-19, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND STUDENTS TO BRING THEIR OWN LAPTOPS (must have built-in microphone) AND HEADSETS TO CLASS. DEVICES WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO BRING THEIR OWN. ** 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 33273

Mon Sep 13 - Tue Oct 26 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Oct 25 Mon/Tue 17:00 - 20:30 Online
Oct 26 Tue 17:00 - 20:00 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$358.28

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. 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 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.

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

Registration Options

CRN 37987

Mon Nov 01 - Mon Dec 13 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 01 - Dec 07 Mon/Tue 17:00 - 20:30 Online
Dec 13 Mon 17:00 - 20:00 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$358.28

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. 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. Attendance is mandatory for all classes.
  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 37986

Sat Nov 06 - Sat Dec 04 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 06 - Dec 04 Sat/Sun 09:30 - 14:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 201

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$389.31

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This is an in-class course. Students are required to attend all classes on campus every Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30am to 2:30pm. ** DUE TO COVID-19, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND STUDENTS TO BRING THEIR OWN LAPTOPS (must have built-in microphone) AND HEADSETS TO CLASS. DEVICES WILL STILL BE AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE UNABLE TO BRING THEIR OWN. ** 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. Attendance is mandatory for all classes.
  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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

Listening

  • Understand conversations, discussions, interactions, and lectures at a normal rate of speech.
  • Understand and use the language and vocabulary of business, trades, and technologies, including terms, idioms, colloquial expressions, and technical terminology that may be unfamiliar or low frequency.
  • Take effective notes in various academic situations, for example, lectures, presentations, videos, etc.
  • Identify major and minor points, patterns, transitional signals, and/or cause-and-effect language in discourse.
  • Distinguish between formal and informal register, style, attitude, and purpose of speech in academic and workplace situations.
  • Interpret long, detailed instructions and directions for complex and multi-stepped tasks.

Speaking

  • Participate actively and appropriately in conversations, group discussions, and other interactions.
  • Exhibit appropriate language choices, including register (level of formality) and tone for a variety of academic and workplace situations.
  • Use a range of grammatical structures with infrequent and/or minor errors that do not impede meaning present business and/or technical information extemporaneously.
  • Present business and/or technical information extemporaneously.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate level-appropriate use of conversation management skills (e.g., body language, timing, spatial relationships, turn-taking, eye contact).
  • Paraphrase and summarize sources, oral discourse.

Effective as of Winter 2021

Related Programs

COMM 0030 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Business Fundamentals
    Full-time   Associate Certificate

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