2019-2020 Catalog

ELP 84A Advanced Communications II: Discourse Analysis and Presentation

Advanced Communication A/B is a two-part course that focuses on improving the language skills of students through the medium of television and film. Students enhance their listening skills by becoming familiar with and analyzing typical American idioms, expressions, and speech styles common in the media. Students are expected to recognize differences in speech patterns and styles in films and television shows from different decades and be able to compare and contrast these styles articulately. Students also are able to analyze characters and describe how each one’s language use and speech style is essential to the character’s development.




Successful completion of ELP 73 and ELP 74, an iTEP score of 4.3, or a TOEFL score of 620 or equivalent.