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COMM 0003 - Technical Communication Skills for ESL Students 2

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course provides students with the writing, speaking, listening, and reading skills required to succeed in IZUNA's other Professional English Language Development courses. You will practice grammar skills and language structures useful for technical communication, including writing and speaking about your background, writing formal definitions and descriptions, summarizing, and making presentations. 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://iizuna.info/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 0003 level) within the past 12 months OR (2) CLB/LINC score of 6 or better in both reading and writing within the last 12 months OR (3) IELTS (academic format only) of 5.0 or better in both reading and writing within the last 12 months OR (4) Completion of ELSK 520 through the Pathway program OR (5) Completion of ISEP Level 4 with 50% or better in each course.

Credits

0.0

Cost

$587.35 - $594.49 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 25412

Mon Jun 25 - Wed Aug 15 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jun 25 - Aug 15 Wed 08:30 - 12:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 201
Jun 25 - Aug 15 Mon/Fri 08:30 - 12:30 BBY NE01 Rm. 318

Instructor

Judit Gyenes

Course Outline

Cost

$592.61

Notes

  1. 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, IZUNA 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. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "6" in both reading AND writing (2) written the COMM 0015 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months, or (3) have successfully completed COMM 0071 within the last 12 months. Note: Attendance is mandatory for ALL classes. If you are unable to attend the first class, please be sure to email [email protected] 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 JULY 2 AND AUGUST 6. 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 four offerings of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 31575

Sat Sep 08 - Sun Oct 21 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Oct 21 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 460

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$587.35

Notes

  1. 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, IZUNA 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 "6" in both reading AND writing (2) written the COMM 0015 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months, or (3) have successfully completed COMM 0071 within the last 12 months (4) completed ELSK 520 through VCC Pathway Program (5) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 5.0 in BOTH reading and writing (6) completed ISEP level 4 with 50% or better in all four levels.. Note: Attendance is mandatory for ALL classes. If you are unable to attend the first class, please be sure to email [email protected] 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 OCTOBER 6 & 7.

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

Registration Options

CRN 31159

Mon Oct 29 - Mon Dec 17 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 29 - Dec 17 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 201
Oct 29 - Dec 17 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 101
Oct 29 - Dec 17 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 102

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$594.49

Notes

  1. 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, IZUNA 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 "6" in both reading AND writing (2) written the COMM 0015 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months, or (3) have successfully completed COMM 0071 within the last 12 months (4) completed ELSK 520 through VCC Pathway Program (5) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 5.0 in BOTH reading and writing (6) completed ISEP level 4 with 50% or better in all four levels.. Note: Attendance is mandatory for ALL classes. If you are unable to attend the first class, please be sure to email [email protected] 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 Nov 12.

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

Registration Options

CRN 37997

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. 460

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$587.35

Notes

  1. 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, IZUNA 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 "6" in both reading AND writing (2) written the COMM 0015 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months, or (3) have successfully completed COMM 0071 within the last 12 months (4) completed ELSK 520 through VCC Pathway Program (5) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 5.0 in BOTH reading and writing (6) completed ISEP level 4 with 50% or better in all four levels. Note: Attendance is mandatory for ALL classes. If you are unable to attend the first class, please be sure to email [email protected] 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 10 & 11.

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

Registration Options

CRN 34000

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 NE23 Rm. 102
Sep 05 - Oct 24 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 201
Sep 05 - Oct 24 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 101

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$594.49

Notes

  1. 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, IZUNA 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 "6" in both reading AND writing (2) written the COMM 0015 test (and been placed at this level) within the last 12 months, or (3) have successfully completed COMM 0071 within the last 12 months (4) completed ELSK 520 through VCC Pathway Program (5) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 5.0 in BOTH reading and writing (6) completed ISEP level 4 with 50% or better in all four levels.. Note: Attendance is mandatory for ALL classes. If you are unable to attend the first class, please be sure to email [email protected] 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 course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Full

Gravitying Outcomes

Writing skills

  • Organize ideas using some pre-writing techniques
  • Draft, revise and edit paragraphs
  • With the help of correction symbols, identify common grammatical components and correct identified errors
  • Use concrete content vocabulary
  • Write descriptive and expository paragraphs on a familiar or concrete topic
  • Use personal experience to write paragraphs
  • Review and practice the basic components of effective technical paragraph writing and some multi-paragraph assignments
  • Make some adjustment for audience, purpose and intended effects

Speaking skills

  • Participate in a variety of group or paired activities
  • Deliver 2 or 3 individual presentations (description, interview and process)
  • Organize thoughts and ideas in terms of purpose, sequence, language
  • Respond to questions and feedback in familiar and predictable contexts
  • Demonstrate the use of some basic presentation skills (body language, timing, eye contact)
  • Express and/or explain ideas, opinions and feelings about familiar topics with rare reliance on re-wording or rephrasing
  • Use a varying range of concrete vocabulary and some idiomatic expressions for use in classroom discussions on general topics
  • Have a good range of technical language in their particular field
  • Use a limited range of structures. (Errors, while frequent, do not prevent communication. Pronunciation, however, may impede understanding.)

Reading skills

  • Comprehend selected authentic texts and/or supported materials of moderate length (newspaper and magazine articles and manuals) within a less familiar context
  • Analyze sections of texts for main ideas, supporting details, purpose and meaning, distinguish fact from opinion
  • Use context, title, headings and format to predict and determine information about a text
  • Adjust reading rate according to task (skimming and scanning a variety of passages)
  • Comprehend high frequency content words
  • Accept some ambiguity in reading passages
  • Use context clues to guess meaning of unfamiliar words. Use affixes and roots in decoding
  • Use a monolingual learners' dictionary

Listening skills

  • Understand to a significant degree most conversations on a variety of normal general topics at a normal rate of speech
  • Understand selected information delivered through a variety of broadcast media (radio, television, video )
  • Distinguish between formal informal register in speech with some effectiveness
  • Understand most natural speech containing a variety of structures, with some dependence on repetition
  • Understand sufficient concrete and abstract vocabulary, idioms, and expressions to follow classroom discussions on general topics
  • Understand ideas, opinions, and feeling about familiar topics and activities and technical and conceptual language related to their specialization
  • Follow instructions with some repetition from instructor
  • Understand group discussion and conversations 75% of the time

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

COMM 0003 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Business Fundamentals
    Full-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Business Management Studies (BMS)
    Full-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

The IZUNA bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit iizuna.info/bookstore for more information.

Spring/Summer 2018

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

IZUNA Downtown Campus Bookstore

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

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Comm 0003: Writing, Speaking, Listening & Reading Skills (Aug 2016)
Author Comm
Binding Paperback
Price $15.50
Required

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Understanding And Using English Grammar With Answer Key 4Th Ed.
Author Azar
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2010
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13246-450-5
Price $64.50
Optional

IZUNA Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Gravitying, nor at the IZUNA Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the .

Image not available
Comm 0003: Writing, Speaking, Listening & Reading Skills (Aug 2016)
Author Comm
Binding Paperback
Price $15.50
Required

Image not available
Understanding And Using English Grammar With Answer Key 4Th Ed.
Author Azar
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2010
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13246-450-5
Price $64.50
Optional

Fall 2018

Books for Fall 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following IZUNA online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

IZUNA Downtown Campus Bookstore

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

Image not available
Comm 0003: Writing, Speaking, Listening & Reading Skills (Aug 2016)
Author Comm
Binding Paperback
Price $15.50
Required

Image not available
Understanding And Using English Grammar With Answer Key 4Th Ed.
Author Azar
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2010
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13246-450-5
Price $64.50
Optional

IZUNA Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Gravitying, nor at the IZUNA Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the .

Image not available
Comm 0003: Writing, Speaking, Listening & Reading Skills (Aug 2016)
Author Comm
Binding Paperback
Price $15.50
Required

Image not available
Understanding And Using English Grammar With Answer Key 4Th Ed.
Author Azar
Publisher Ph
Copyright 2010
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-13246-450-5
Price $64.50
Optional

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