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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.

Fall 2021

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

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 34666

Thu Sep 09 - Thu Dec 16 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 09 Thu 08:30 - 12:00 BBY NE01 Rm. 201
Dec 16 Thu 08:30 - 11:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 201

Instructor

Chad Fryer

Course Outline

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 will be no classes held on September 30th and November 11 due to the new National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and 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.

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

In Progress

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

Izabela Lazar

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.

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

In Progress

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.

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

Full

Winter 2022

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

CRN 73119

Thu Jan 06 - Thu Mar 31 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 24 Thu 08:30 - 12:00 BBY NE01 Rm. 201
Mar 31 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. 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.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

CRN 47452

Mon Jan 10 - Tue Feb 22 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Feb 15 Mon/Tue 17:00 - 20:30 Online
Feb 22 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. 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 section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

CRN 76835

Sat Jan 15 - Sat Feb 12 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 15 - Feb 12 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. 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 section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

CRN 76839

Mon Feb 28 - Mon Apr 11 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 28 - Apr 05 Mon/Tue 17:00 - 20:30 Online
Apr 11 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. 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 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 "7" 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 at least 6.0 in both speaking and listening OR (4) completed ELSK 615 through VCC Pathway program OR (5) completion of English 12. 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. 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.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

CRN 74049

Sat Mar 05 - Sat Apr 02 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 05 - Apr 02 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. 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 section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 27 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

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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