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COMM 0071 - Technical Communication Skills for EAL Students 1

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. All PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.

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

$602.47 - $612.47 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 32593

Sat Nov 07 - Sun Dec 13 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 07 - Dec 13 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Online Delivery

Instructor

Rapti Dietrich

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$602.47

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. All scheduled PELD classes will be temporarily online via Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) until further notice. Once BCIT deems it safe to return to face-to-face classes, our courses will resume their on-campus schedule, as posted on the PELD website. Your instructor will send you details via your BCIT email (my.bcit.ca) about your course approximately one week before the start date. 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.

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

Registration Options

Winter 2021

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

CRN 44196

Wed Jan 06 - Wed Feb 24 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Feb 24 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jan 06 - Feb 24 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jan 06 - Feb 24 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$612.47

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. All scheduled PELD classes will be temporarily online via Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) until further notice. Once BCIT deems it safe to return to face-to-face classes, our courses will resume their on-campus schedule, as posted on the PELD website. Your instructor will send you details via your BCIT email (my.bcit.ca) about your course approximately one week before the start date. 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 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 15 due to statutory holiday.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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CRN 44197

Sat Mar 06 - Sun Apr 18 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 06 - Apr 18 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$612.47

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. All scheduled PELD classes will be temporarily online via Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) until further notice. Once BCIT deems it safe to return to face-to-face classes, our courses will resume their on-campus schedule, as posted on the PELD website. Your instructor will send you details via your BCIT email (my.bcit.ca) about your course approximately one week before the start date. 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 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. No classes held on April 03 and 04 due to statutory holiday.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 28 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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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

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Fall 2020

Books for Fall 2020 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.

Image not available
Cei Digital: Understanding & Using English Grammar, 5Th Ed W Etext/Audio + Mylab
Author Azar
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2018
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-13427-524-6
Price $62.50
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.

Image not available
Cei Digital: Understanding & Using English Grammar, 5Th Ed W Etext/Audio + Mylab
Author Azar
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2018
Binding Digital Version
ISBN 978-0-13427-524-6
Price $62.50
Required

Winter 2021

No information on books is currently available for Winter 2021 offerings of this course.

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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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