Oklahoma Baptist University

Radonna Roark

Professor of French

Owens Hall 201

OBU Box 61149
500 W. University
Shawnee, 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.


B.S.E., Oklahoma Baptist University
M.A., Bennington College

Courses Taught

FREN 1313/1323 Beginning French Language and Culture I / II
FREN 2313/2323 Intermediate French Language and Culture I / II
FREN 2703 French Conversational Skills
FREN 2753 French Reading Skills
FREN 3063 Conversation and Composition
FREN 3073 Advanced Conversation and Grammar
FREN 3203 French Culture
FREN 3213 Francophone Culture
FREN 4103 Contemporary Perspectives
FREN 4923 Seminar in a Genre, Period or Movement: Theater of the Absurd
FREN 1999 French Topics: Perspectives in Film


American Association of Teachers of French

Oklahoma Foreign Language Teachers Association

Selected Publications

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