Episode 79 – It’s About Language: It’s About YOU

Norah Jones introduces the new season of It’s About Language , with a call to use language to positively address our urgent social and global challenges.

Episode 78 – Opportunity, Equity, Justice

Listen here, download and share as Jenniffer Whyte shares her insights and award-winning language education ways as she explores being an Afro-Latina techer in the rural south.

Episodio 77 – IAL a la AATSP: Enseñar el idioma vivo

For this third and final episode from the AATSP conference in Puerto Rico, Norah Jones shares participants’ stories that could only emerge from the heart of their native Spanish language.

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.

Introducing Celia Zamora (Episode 70 & Episode 62)

Learn more about Celia Chomón Zamora, guest for episode 70 focused on personal empowerment, and panelist advocacy panel episode 62 for Heritage Language Month of It’s About Language.

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

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

Through Language We Name Our Worth

Without the words to understand and accept ourselves and others, we spiral into despair and conflict.

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 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).

Episode 62 – Advocating for Heritage Languages

Norah Jones explores the power and roles of heritage languages with panelists Linda Egnatz, Amanda Seewald, Celia Zamora, and co-moderator Joy Peyton.

Episode 61 – Heritage Doorways

Norah Jones explores the power and roles of heritage languages with panelists Joy Peyton, Neila Baumiliene, Ashok Ojha, and Agnes Tounkara.

Episode 60 – Becoming an Equitable, Multilingual Society

Norah Jones explores the power and roles of heritage languages with panelists Joy Peyton, Dick Brecht, Maria Carreira, and Fabrice Jaumont.