Episode 12: No “Drive-By Victims” of Language: A Conversation with John De Mado

It’s About Language guest John De Mado invites us to a joyful experience and exploration of the enigma of language and identity.

Episode 11: Pathways to Understanding: A Conversation with Sharla Zwirek

It’s About Language guest Sharla Zwirek takes us on a personal and publishing journey to understanding ourselves and others through language and culture.

Introducing Sharla Zwirek (Episode 11)

This week’s guest on It’s About Language is Sharla Zwirek, who provides an insight into how we approach learning about the language and culture of others – and ourselves.

Episode 10: The DNA of Identity: A Conversation with Amanda Seewald

It’s About Language guest Amanda Seewald speaks intimately of her journey of discovery that, for all of us, language is the DNA of our identity.

Episode 9: Language: Challenge & Promise: A Conversation with David Bong

It’s About Language podcast guest David Bong speaks of obligations to use language to bring the world together and confirm each person’s identity.

Episode 8: The Culture & Language of Leadership: A Conversation with Debbie Callihan-Dingle

It’s About Language podcast guest Debbie Callihan-Dingle describes pathways and choices in challenging times that demonstrate the language and culture of leadership.

Episode 7: Global Inspiration, Global Invitation: A Conversation with Linda Egnatz

It’s About Language podcast guest Linda Egnatz challenges us to step up to make the world a connected space where we look out for each other. Follow us as she blazes a breakthrough path to language empowerment for all.

Episode 6: Bringing Language to Life: A Conversation with Parthena Draggett

In this week’s conversation with educator and author Parthena Draggett, we explore the power and transformation of connecting language learning and application to life.

Introducing Parthena Draggett (Episode 6)

My guest this week is language educator superstar Parthena Draggett. Parthena shares inspirational stories and insights leading us to global awareness and participation.

Episode 5: Language and Imagination: A Conversation with Andrés Pi Andreu

In this week’s conversation with author and creative Andres Pi Andreu, we explore how language and imagination interact – and what their roles will be in the “metahuman” future now unfolding.

Introducing Andrés Pi Andreu (Episode 5)

My guest this week, Andres Pi Andreu, has a special relationship with imagination, making it the lead with dancing partner language. Explore with us the role of language and culture not only in the past, but for their roles in a future of digital “metahumans.”

Episode 4: Bridging to the “Other”: A Conversation with Carolyn Gill

This week I talk with Carolyn Gill, who shares her personal stories of delight with those who have come across her life, bringing new languages, cultures, and perspectives. She challenges all of us to think of how we view “the Other,” and what space we make for diversity in our lives.

Introducing Carolyn Gill (Episode 4)

In this episode of It’s About Language, I talk with Carolyn Gill, multilingual world traveler who works in the world language publishing industry. We explore the joyful take on “the Other,” those whose languages and cultures have so much to reveal to and delight us – and ours to them.

Episode 3: Language Builds Community

In this episode of It’s About Language, I talk with Ken Stewart, award-winning world language educator, as we focus on what creates excellence in teachers, students, and programs, and how language and culture build community.

A Video Conversation on Language, Culture, Bread

Come with me on a language and culture journey — and it all starts with bread! What will you discover about YOUR language and YOUR culture? Watch, ponder – and enter the conversation! This video ties to the previous post, “Language, Culture, and Bread.” I welcome you to read my thoughts there as well, andContinue reading “A Video Conversation on Language, Culture, Bread”

Language, Culture, Bread

What is your word for these beautiful baked items? Done any extra baking lately? I’ve been on “bread overdrive” now for several months, and that got me thinking about bread – specifically, how, when I was in the fifth grade, I saw a loaf of sliced bread on our kitchen table and asked my dad,Continue reading “Language, Culture, Bread”