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COMM 0071 - Technical Communication Skills for ESL Students 1

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

The introductory course is for students who intend to study technology and trades at the college level. It provides students with a foundation in English language skills, including reading, writing, speaking and listening, and prepares them for future Professional English Language Development courses at BCIT. The course will emphasize developing accurate writing, in particular, applying grammar rules and appropriate phrasing. Each week, students will be introduced to topics based on themes found in business, technology, and trades. 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 ONE of the following: (1) COMM 0015 (placement at the COMM 0071 level) within the past 12 months OR (2) CLB/LINC score of 5 or better in both reading and writing within the last 12 months OR (3) IELTS (academic format only) of 4.5 or better in both reading and writing within the last 12 months OR (4) Completion of ELSK 420 through the Pathway program OR (5) Completion of ISEP Level 3 with 70% or better in each course.

Credits

0.0

Cost

$590.71 - $607.68 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 32593

Sat Nov 02 - Sun Dec 15 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 02 - Dec 15 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 470

Instructor

Rapti Dietrich

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$590.71

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "5" in both reading AND writing (2) written the COMM 0015 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months, or (3) completed ELSK 420 through the VCC Pathway Program (4) have an IELTS score (academic format) of 4.5 in both reading and writing (5) completion of ISEP level 3 with 70% or better in all four courses. If you have taken the COMM 0015 test within the last year and were placed at this level, you will 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. No classes on November 09 & 10.

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

In Progress

Winter 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 44196

Mon Jan 06 - Mon Feb 24 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Feb 24 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 201
Jan 06 - Feb 24 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 318
Jan 06 - Feb 24 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 319

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$607.68

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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 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. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "5" in both reading AND writing OR (2) written the COMM 0015 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months OR (3) completed ELSK 420 through the VCC Pathway Program OR (4) have an IELTS score (academic format) of 4.5 in both reading and writing OR (5) completion of ISEP level 3 with 70% or better in all four courses. If you have taken the COMM 0015 test within the last year and were placed at this level, you will 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 to check our course website frequently for updates on seat availability. This course runs concurrently with the BFUN program. NO CLASS ON February 17.

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

Registration Options

CRN 44197

Sat Feb 29 - Sun Apr 05 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 29 - Apr 05 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 470

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.11

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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 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. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "5" in both reading AND writing OR (2) written the COMM 0015 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months) OR (3) completed ELSK 420 through the VCC Pathway Program OR (4) have an IELTS score (academic format) of 4.5 in both reading and writing OR (5) completion of ISEP level 3 with 70% or better in all four courses. If you have taken the COMM 0015 test within the last year and were placed at this level, you will 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 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

Learning Outcomes

Writing Skills

  • Write sentences that are clear, concise, and grammatically correct.
  • Organize paragraphs effectively.
  • Organize and develop your ideas effectively in written assignments.
  • Write documents that use a variety of sentence patterns and appropriate vocabulary.
  • Use appropriate vocabulary correctly.
  • Demonstrate improvement in written work.

Reading and Learning Skills

  • Read textbooks, handouts, and articles with greater comprehension and retention.
  • Identify main ideas and important details in reading assignments.
  • Take effective notes from written course materials and listening exercises.

Listening and Speaking Skills

  • Plan, organize, and deliver an effective oral presentation.
  • Improve the grammatical correctness of your speech.

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English Language Proficiency

BCIT's Part-time Studies English Language Proficiency Standard is English 12 (or equivalency). Students who do not meet this requirement should upgrade their English skills prior to any future registration.

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