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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)

COMM 0015 (placement at the COMM 0071 level). If you took COMM 0071 twelve months ago or earlier, you need to rewrite COMM 0015.

Credits

0.0

Cost

$586.90 - $592.61 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 44197

Tue Feb 27 - Thu Apr 12 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 27 - Apr 12 Tue/Wed/Thu 17:30 - 21:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 206

Instructor

Tamara Ghomari

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. Online registration is NOT available for this course. Please register in person at any of our BCIT campuses or call 604.434.1610 for assistance. 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. STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. 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. NO CLASSES ON MAR 30 & APR 2.

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

Registration Options

Spring/Summer 2018

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

CRN 29977

Wed May 02 - Thu Jun 21 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
May 02 - Jun 21 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 201
May 02 - Jun 21 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 101
May 02 - Jun 21 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 102

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$592.61

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. 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.

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

Registration Options

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. 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

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.

Winter 2018

Books for Winter 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 $63.50
Optional

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 $63.50
Required

Spring/Summer 2018

No information on books is currently available for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course.

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