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COMM 0071 - Technical Communication Skills for EAL Students 1

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

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 completed ONE of the following: (1) COMM 0015 (placement at the COMM 0071 level) within the past 12 months OR (2) CLB/LINC or CELPIP 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 24 months OR (4) Completion of ELSK 420 through the Pathway program OR (5) TOEFL overall score of 32 or better within the last 24 months.

Credits

0.0

Cost

$614.19 - $625.62 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

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

CRN 32593

Sat Nov 06 - Sun Dec 12 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 06 - Dec 12 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC DTC Rm. 685

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$614.19

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 8:30am to 4:30pm. 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 32595

Fri Sep 10 - Fri Oct 29 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Oct 29 Mon/Wed/Fri 08:30 - 12:30 DTC DTC Rm. 687

Instructor

Judit Gyenes

Course Outline

Cost

$625.62

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This is an in-class course. Students are required to attend all classes on campus every Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 8:30am to 12:30pm. 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 the Thanksgiving holiday.
  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

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 + Media

  1. Business Fundamentals
    Full-time   Associate Certificate

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