Episode 76 – IAL at AATSP: Building Inclusion

Listen here, download and share as Norah Jones captures the excitement of attendees of the AATSP conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Episode 75 – IAL at AATSP: Celebrating Community

Listen here, download and share as Norah Jones captures the excitement of attendees of the AATSP conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Episode 74 – Freestyle Languages: Opportunity and Joy

Listen here, download and share as Elizabeth Mack of Freestyle Languages shares stories of growth, opportunities, and joy through effective language and cultural study.

Episode 73 – NFLC, Lectia, and You

Listen here, download and share as Megan Jeffrey of the National Foreign Language Center shares the resources and mission of the Center, dedicated to serving all those who desire to learn and celebrate language and culture.

Episode 72 – Let Everyone Come In

Listen here, download and share as Dali Tan provides stories and research to demonstrate how learning a new language is a true prerequisite for being fully and effectively human.

Episode 71 – Breaking Silos, Changing Lanes

Listen here, download and share as Steven Sacco illustrates through research and stories why and how to bring language out into every facet of our lives and work.

Episode 70 – Language as a Lifeline

Listen here, download and share as Celia Chomón Zamora shares powerful stories of language breaking down barriers and shaming to discover and celebrate identity. It’s a common story told with uncommon passion, clarity, and insight.

Episode 69 – Resilience (Republished)

Fluency Consulting Episode 69: Resilience is so strong and powerful that you need to hear it & download it. Norah Jones of Fluency Consulting is releasing it again. Agnes Tounkara of the French Heritage Language Program in NYC shares the stories of the power of immigrant youth released through language and educational effort and resilience.

Episode 69 – Resilience

Fluency Consulting Episode 69: Resilience is so strong and powerful that you need to hear it
& download it. Norah Jones of Fluency Consulting is releasing it again. Agnes Tounkara of the French Heritage Language Program in NYC shares the stories of the power of immigrant youth released through language and educational effort, and resilience.

Episode 68 – Understanding Ourselves in the World: IAL at SCOLT Part 2

Norah L Jones taps the professional excitement, dedication, and insights of her fellow language education attendees at the SCOLT conference in Norfolk, VA.

Episode 67 – How Can Language Help Us Confront Fear and Hate

Norah Jones of Fluency Consulting reflects on how language and language studies can help both understand and prevent violence through fear and hate.

Episode 66 – Lifelong Learning: IAL at SCOLT Part 1

Norah L Jones taps the professional excitement, dedication, and insights of her fellow language education attendees at the SCOLT conference in Norfolk, VA..

Episode 65 – Life’s a Stage: Crafting Language with 246 The Main

Norah Jones of Fluency Consulting and the actors of 246 The Main reflect on their workshop on language, accent, and characters’ identities.

Episode 64 – Tell Your Story

Norah Jones of Fluency Consulting explores the inheritance given to each person through their language, culture, and identity.

Episode 26 – What They Could Hear Was My Heart: A Conversation with Patrick Moynihan

Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 26 of It’s About Language is Patrick Moynihan, whose stories of learning Haitian Kreyol by immersion as a teacher are humorous, touching, and insightful for all our lives.

Episode 25 – Changing Perspectives on Language: A Conversation with Krista Chambless

Dr. Krista Chambless brings fresh, research-based approaches and world-embracing perspectives to today’s language teaching and learning. Norah L. Jones of Fluency Consulting explores with her the ways that language teachers can transform how they teach.

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GUEST: Dr. Krista Chambless | kristachambless@uab.edu

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Episode 24 – Supporting Heritage Languages and Cultures: A Conversation with Joy Peyton

Joy Peyton, PhD, a national leader in language education, talks with Norah L. Jones about the critical role of heritage language schools and education in the U.S.

Episode 23 You Are a Bridge to Inclusion: A Conversation with Ricky Adamson

Ricky Adamson, PhD, language educator and consultant, talks with Norah L Jones about the linguistic and cultural roots from which grow inclusion and respect.

Episode 22 – Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning: A Conversation with Toni Theisen

Toni Theisen, award winning educator, talks with Norah L Jones about culturally-responsive teaching, providing equitable access for students of all cultures.

Episode 21 – Connect the World to the Classroom: A Conversation with Akash Patel

Akash Patel, educator and founder of Happy World Foundation, talks with Norah L Jones about how directly connecting youth to individuals around the world develops the empathy to transform lives.

Episode 20 – Journey to a Dream: A Conversation with Maria del Pilar Garcia

Maria del Pilar Garcia, educator, author, and founder of Pillar of Dreams, talks with Norah L. Jones about following dreams, overcoming obstacles, and inspiring and empowering others to do the same.

Episode 19 – Multiplier Effect: A Conversation with Sheri Spaine-Long

Sheri Spaine-Long of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) talks with Norah L. Jones about the innovative ways the organization creates a powerful support system and vital communities in challenging times.

Episode 18 – Common Bond: A Conversation with Lisa Fore

It’s About Language guest Lisa Fore provides insight into the connections of all humanity through seizing opportunities to reach out in respect to other languages and cultures.

Episode 17 – Early Language Access and Equity: A Conversation with Ines Lormand

It’s About Language guest Ines Lormand makes a compelling case for language-learning in general, and early childhood language classes and opportunities in particular.