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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

$586.90 - $594.49 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 29982

Sat Jun 23 - Sun Aug 12 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 23 - Aug 12 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 470

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$586.90

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. 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. If you have a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLB, or LINC transcript, please send a copy of it along with your BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for course registration approval. 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 JUN 30, JUL 1, AUG 5 & 6.

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

Registration Options

CRN 29977

Wed May 02 - Wed Jun 20 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 02 - Jun 20 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 201
May 02 - Jun 20 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 101
May 02 - Jun 20 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 102

Instructor

Izabela Lazar

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$592.61

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. 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. If you have a valid IELTS, TOEFL, CLB, or LINC transcript, please send a copy of it along with your BCIT student number to PELD@bcit.ca for course registration approval. 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 CLASS ON MAY 21. This course runs concurrently with the BMS program.

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

In Progress

Fall 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 32595

Wed Sep 05 - Wed Oct 24 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 05 - Oct 24 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 201
Sep 05 - Oct 24 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 102
Sep 05 - Oct 24 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 320

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$594.49

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 class on Oct 08.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, May 30 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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CRN 32593

Sat Nov 03 - Sun Dec 16 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 03 - Dec 16 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 470

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$587.35

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 Nov 10 & 11.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, May 30 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

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.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

COMM 0071 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Business Management Studies (BMS)
    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.

Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

Practice Makes Perfect Intermediate English Grammar for ESL Learners
Author Robin Torres-Gouzerh
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education
Copyright 2015
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-07184-051-4
Price $15.50
Required

Understanding & Using Engl Grammar Internat'l Sb W/AK & Audiocd
Author Betty Schrampfer Azar
Publisher Allyn & Bacon
Copyright 2010
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13246-450-5
Price $64.50
Required

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.

Practice Makes Perfect Intermediate English Grammar for ESL Learners
Author Robin Torres-Gouzerh
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education
Copyright 2015
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-07184-051-4
Price $15.50
Required

Understanding & Using Engl Grammar Internat'l Sb W/AK & Audiocd
Author Betty Schrampfer Azar
Publisher Allyn & Bacon
Copyright 2010
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13246-450-5
Price $64.50
Required

Fall 2018

No information on books is currently available for Fall 2018 offerings of this course.

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