Radonna Roark

Assistant Professor of French
Office Location Owens Hall, 106
Phone (Office) 405.585.4229
OBU Mailbox # 61307
Email radonna.roark@okbu.edu

Biography

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.

Education

  • 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

Memberships

  • 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