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Cornelia Okraski

  • Instructor , World Languages Department
  • College of Arts and Sciences

After having grown up in Europe, Cornelia Okraski came to the United States for a high school exchange experience.  A native speaker of Dutch, Cornelia learned English, French and German at an early age and frequently traveled to countries where those languages are spoken.  She also participated in extended stays in a variety of countries, often combined with language immersions.  After receiving her BA degree, she worked in public high school settings in Florida and South Carolina.  She also led several trips abroad with high school students, including trips with family stays in Great Britain.  After four years, Cornelia returned to graduate school to pursue Master's degrees in French Studies and International Business.  As part of her graduate studies, she participated in a year-long exchange with the Ecole Superieure de Commerce in Nice, France.  Her focus was on "Marketing de la High Tech" and she translated a book by the same name written by Professor Eric Viardot.  Since graduate school, Cornelia has presented at numerous state and regional conferences on FLES topics (Foreign Language in Elementary School).  She currently serves on the executive board of FLANC (Foreign Language Association of North Carolina) as its First Vice-President and Program Chair.

Degrees

  • MA  - French Studies; The Pennsylvania State University
  • MBA  - International Business; The Pennsylvania State University
  • BA  - French/German/Secondary Education; University of Florida
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