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.

Introducing Antonella Cortese (Episode 63)

Learn more about Antonella Cortese, guest panelist on It’s About Language with Norah Jones Episode 63, focused on international collaboration to support heritage languages.

Introducing Gisi Cannizzaro (Episode 63)

Learn more about Gisi Cannizzaro, guest panelist on It’s About Language with Norah Jones Episode 63, focused on international collaboration to support heritage languages.

Episode 63 – International Collaborations

In this fourth and final heritage language series episode, Norah Jones talks with international leaders Renata Peskova (Iceland), Ken Cruickshank (Australia), Gisi Cannizzaro (Netherlands), Antonella Cortese (Canada) and co-moderator Joy Peyton (US).

Introducing Shawn Slakk (Episode 47)

“It’s About Language” guest Shawn Slakk demonstrates that an open mind and heart are the foundations for multilingualism and effective advocacy for a connected world.

Introducing Chaz Volk (Episode 46)

“It’s About Language” guest Chaz Volk is founder and owner of Mr Thrive Media, the producer of this podcast, and developer of effective language and pathways for media creatives and young people.

Episode 46 – The Language of a “Go-Giver”: Chaz Volk

In Episode 46, Chaz Volk, founder of Mr Thrive Media, shares with Norah L Jones of Fluency Consulting how building a network of trust uses the power of language and relationship to change lives for the better.

Introducing Arthur Padilla (Episode 28)

Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 28 of It’s About Language is Arthur Padilla, whose life and work honor, empower, and include those of all cultures and voices, broadly and powerfully defined.

Episode 28 – Exploring and Questioning Bias: A Conversation with Arthur Padilla

In Episode 28, Arthur Padilla, Senior Managing Partner of StrataGWorks joins Norah L. Jones of Fluency Consulting for a wide-ranging conversation on community impact work. How do we each empower all society’s members? How do we discover even hidden biases so we can move to a more just and inclusive community, country, and world?

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 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 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.