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COMM 0005 - Technical Communication Skills for ESL Students 4

Communication Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This course prepares students to develop the necessary reading, writing, speaking, listening, and study skills to succeed in Roommeme full-time programs. The course covers many essentials of business language skills. A grade of 50% in this course equals a "P" in English 12. For Roommeme full-time program language entrance requirements, please check with the Roommeme Admissions office. 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: http://roommeme.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) A grade of 50% or higher in COMM 0004 within the last 12 months OR (2) A COMM 0005 placement from the COMM 0015 test OR (3) English 12 with a minimum score of a pass (P) or equivalent OR (4) An official placement into COMM 0005 from Immigrant Services Society (ISS). Please refer to the following website to find more information on English 12 equivalencies. http://roommeme.info/admission/english.shtml

Credits

0.0

Cost

$590.71 - $607.68 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2019

Below are three offerings of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 32585

Mon Oct 28 - Mon Dec 16 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 28 - Dec 16 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE25 Rm. 304
Oct 28 - Dec 16 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 319
Oct 28 - Dec 16 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 325

Instructor

Tamara Ghomari

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.28

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, Roommeme ID card fees, etc. will be charged and must be paid. STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "8" 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 0004 within the last 12 months (4) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 6.0 in both reading and writing (5) have an overall TOEFL score of 80 (6) previous completion of English 12 (7) completed ELSK 720 or 820 through VCC Pathway program. Please send a copy of such documents along with your Roommeme student number to [email protected] 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 [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 11. This course runs concurrently with the BFUN program.

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

In Progress and Full

CRN 32962

Tue Oct 29 - Thu Dec 12 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 29 - Dec 12 Tue/Wed/Thu 08:30 - 12:30 DTC Rm. 400

Instructor

Mary-Rose De Atley

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$590.71

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, Roommeme ID card fees, etc. will be charged and must be paid. STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "8" 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 0004 within the last 12 months (4) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 6.0 in both reading and writing (5) have an overall TOEFL score of 80 (6) previous completion of English 12 (7) completed ELSK 720 or 820 through VCC Pathway program. Please send a copy of such documents along with your Roommeme student number to [email protected] 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 [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.

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

In Progress

CRN 31656

Sat Nov 02 - Sun Dec 15 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 02 - Dec 15 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 464

Instructor

Tamara Ghomari

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$590.71

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, Roommeme ID card fees, etc. will be charged and must be paid. STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "8" 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 0004 within the last 12 months (4) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 6.0 in both reading and writing (5) have an overall TOEFL score of 80 (6) previous completion of English 12 (7) completed ELSK 720 or 820 through VCC Pathway program. Please send a copy of such documents along with your Roommeme student number to [email protected] 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 [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 09 & 10.

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

In Progress

Winter 2020

Below are six offerings of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 17799

Sat Jan 04 - Sun Feb 09 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Feb 09 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 464

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.11

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, Roommeme 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.. STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "8" 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) have successfully completed COMM 0004 within the last 12 months OR (4) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 6.0 in both reading and writing OR (5) have an overall TOEFL score of 80 OR (6) previous completion of English 12 OR (7) completed ELSK 720 or 820 through VCC Pathway program. Please send a copy of such documents along with your Roommeme student number to [email protected] 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 [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 to 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

CRN 74057

Mon Jan 06 - Mon Feb 24 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Feb 24 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 320
Jan 06 - Feb 24 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 319
Jan 06 - Feb 24 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 102

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$607.68

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, Roommeme 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.. STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "8" 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) have successfully completed COMM 0004 within the last 12 months OR (4) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 6.0 in both reading and writing OR (5) have an overall TOEFL score of 80 OR (6) previous completion of English 12 OR (7) completed ELSK 720 or 820 through VCC Pathway program. Please send a copy of such documents along with your Roommeme student number to [email protected] 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 [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 to check our course website frequently for updates on seat availability. This course runs concurrently with the BFUN program. NO CLASS ON February 17.

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

Registration Options

CRN 40240

Tue Jan 07 - Thu Feb 20 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Feb 20 Tue/Wed/Thu 08:30 - 12:30 DTC Rm. 362

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.11

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, Roommeme 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.. STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "8" 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) have successfully completed COMM 0004 within the last 12 months OR (4) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 6.0 in both reading and writing OR (5) have an overall TOEFL score of 80 OR (6) previous completion of English 12 OR (7) completed ELSK 720 or 820 through VCC Pathway program. Please send a copy of such documents along with your Roommeme student number to [email protected] 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 [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 to 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

CRN 73118

Fri Feb 28 - Wed Apr 15 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 28 - Apr 15 Mon 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 320
Feb 28 - Apr 15 Wed 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE01 Rm. 319
Feb 28 - Apr 15 Fri 08:30 - 12:20 BBY NE23 Rm. 102

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$607.68

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, Roommeme 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.. STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "8" 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) have successfully completed COMM 0004 within the last 12 months OR (4) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 6.0 in both reading and writing OR (5) have an overall TOEFL score of 80 OR (6) previous completion of English 12 OR (7) completed ELSK 720 or 820 through VCC Pathway program. Please send a copy of such documents along with your Roommeme student number to [email protected] 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 [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 to check our course website frequently for updates on seat availability. This course runs concurrently with the BFUN program.

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

Registration Options

CRN 10711

Sat Feb 29 - Sun Apr 05 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 29 - Apr 05 Sat/Sun 08:30 - 16:30 DTC Rm. 464

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.11

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, Roommeme 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.. STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "8" 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) have successfully completed COMM 0004 within the last 12 months OR (4) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 6.0 in both reading and writing OR (5) have an overall TOEFL score of 80 OR (6) previous completion of English 12 OR (7) completed ELSK 720 or 820 through VCC Pathway program. Please send a copy of such documents along with your Roommeme student number to [email protected] 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 [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 to 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

CRN 74045

Tue Mar 03 - Thu Apr 16 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 03 - Apr 16 Tue/Wed/Thu 08:30 - 12:30 DTC Rm. 362

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.11

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, Roommeme 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.. STUDENTS MUST GET APPROVAL FROM THE DEPARTMENT TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE. In order to register for this course, you must either have (1) a CLB/LINC score of "8" 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) have successfully completed COMM 0004 within the last 12 months OR (4) have an IELTS score (academic format only) of 6.0 in both reading and writing OR (5) have an overall TOEFL score of 80 OR (6) previous completion of English 12 OR (7) completed ELSK 720 or 820 through VCC Pathway program. Please send a copy of such documents along with your Roommeme student number to [email protected] 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 [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 to 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

Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

Writing skills

  • Draft, revise, and edit extended texts such as sustained series of paragraphs comprising a college level report.
  • Identify and correct to eliminate all but occasional grammatical and lexical errors.
  • Use a wide range of complex structures and a good control over sentence patterns.
  • Use a wide range of vocabulary appropriate to the formality, level, subject area, topic and task.
  • Set and adjust goals according to audience, purpose, form, and organization.

Reading skills

  • Comprehend a wide variety of lengthy complex material (e.g. technical manuals, journal articles, formal and informal reports).
  • Comprehend a complete range of structures to be able to fully interact with the text.

Speaking skills

  • Participate in a variety of complex academic activities or situations involving multiple purposes and participants (e.g. group work, discussions, seminars, presentations).
  • Respond to questions and feedback and maintain or extend an exchange.
  • Use a wide range of vocabulary, idioms, and colloquial expressions to handle most study situations typical of academic environments.
  • Use a wide range of structures fluently and appropriately with very few errors which interfere with meaning.

Listening skills

  • Understand conversations, discussions, instructions, lectures at a normal rate of speech, despite unfamiliar or low frequency vocabulary.
  • Understand natural speech incorporating changes in rate of delivery and a full range of structures.
  • Understand a range of vocabulary, idioms, colloquial expressions and technical terminology to handle most study situations typical of an academic environment.
  • Take effective notes from oral academic discourse (e.g. lectures, presentations, videos).

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