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Alana Duncan


2019-2020 Classes

French I
8th Grade French
7th Grade French
6th Grade French
5th Grade French
4th Grade French


BA, French, University of Missouri Kansas City
MA, French and Francophone Studies, Indiana University
Secondary Transition to Teaching Program, Indiana University


Alana Duncan studied abroad in France for the 2013-2014 where she worked as a nanny for a French family. She also worked in a French-immersion preschool in Kansas city.

Madame Duncan moved to Bloomington from Kansas City, MO, where she completed her B.A. in French after studying at Université Lumière Lyon II in Lyon, France. She completed her M.A. in French and Francophone Studies at Indiana University before joining the faculty at Seven Oaks. Her interests and research are in Rwandan literature, African Francophone culture, Applied French Linguistics, and representations of family life in literature. In her free time, she enjoys reading, yoga, watching movies, and doing anything outside!

Why I teach

I teach French because I love to learn French. I teach French because there are 275 million francophones in the world and I can connect with them through language. I teach French because PEOPLE speak French, and people will always be relevant and important. I teach French because it allows students to adopt a new identity, challenge themselves to take risks, and strive to be understood. French opens students' minds to 29 other countries and cultures around the world.

Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.
— -Garrsion Keillor