Radonna RoarkProfessor of French Owens Hall 201405.585.4229 OBU Box 61149500 W. UniversityShawnee, OK 74804
Radonna Roark is a native of Oklahoma who has taught French from Pre-K through University levels. She is a generalist whose interests lie mainly in studying second language teaching methodologies, second language acquisition, Francophone cultures, Medieval France, and Occupied France. Radonna attended the Cours de la Civilization at the University of Paris, La Sorbonne, and has taken students to France and Spain. In addition to teaching, Radonna is the faculty sponsor of Le Cercle Français, OBU’s French Club, and faculty co-sponsor of Alpha Mu Gamma, a language honor society.
Educational Background:B.S.E., Oklahoma Baptist UniversityM.A., Bennington College
Courses Taught:FREN 1313/1323 Beginning French Language and Culture I / IIFREN 2313/2323 Intermediate French Language and Culture I / IIFREN 2703 French Conversational SkillsFREN 2753 French Reading SkillsFREN 3063 Conversation and CompositionFREN 3073 Advanced Conversation and GrammarFREN 3203 French CultureFREN 3213 Francophone CultureFREN 4103 Contemporary PerspectivesFREN 4923 Seminar in a Genre, Period or Movement: Theater of the AbsurdFREN 1999 French Topics: Perspectives in Film
Selected Publications and/or Professional Activities:
Beauty in Impressionism: A case study of higher order thinking and anxiety in second language classroom discourse at the University level.
Identity in Film: A case study of foreign language classroom discourse at the University level
American Association of Teachers of French
Oklahoma Foreign Language Teachers Association