Introducing Brenda Buckley (Episode 100)

“Be with them, be a ‘we’ not a ‘I’, or ‘you’.” Brenda Buckley Brenda Buckley is an accomplished educator with over 15 years of experiencein urban education. She specializes in teaching American Sign Language andhas a passion for inspiring and empowering students from underprivilegedbackgrounds. Buckley earned her Bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language and VisualArtsContinue reading “Introducing Brenda Buckley (Episode 100)”

Episode 99 – Language Inspirations: Presenters on Presenting

Episode 99 | Its About Language | Language Inspirations – Presenters on Presenting

I’m excited to share with you Episode 99!

Language learning happens in the home, community, school and workplace. Language teachers are parents, siblings, friends, community members, colleagues, strangers, and media of all types. Language connects us to each other and the world around us.

In this episode, I attended SCOLT (Southern Conference on Language Teaching) and NECTFL (Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Excited presenters share with me how they help build the language bridges that connect us all.

Episode 98 – The Power of Intercultural Understanding: Scott Womack

Episode 98 : The Power of Intercultural Understanding: Scott Womack

In this episode, Scott Womack shares his insights on the role of language, culture and intercultural competence in our lives. Dr. Scott Womack’s research into these topics makes him an expert on their importance to our emotional wellbeing and global understanding.

Episode 97 – Children Celebrate Their Heritage

Its About Language | Episode 97 | Children Celebrate Their Heritage

What an exciting episode! We continue celebrating Mother Language Day, hearing from young children, young adults, and adults on the importance of celebrating heritage, sounds, music, dance, food, and stories. These are pivotal times for the world and celebrating traditions together – this is how language is the pathway to bringing peace to the spirit of individuals.

Episode 96 – Young Voices from Mother Language Day

Its About Language | Episode 96 | From the Kids of Mother Language Day 2023

Episode 96 is all about International Heritage Language Association in Edmonton Alberta celebrating Mother Language Day. I was so excited to see the many heritage schools come together and had the opportunity to interview quite a few. In this episode you will hear from three young adults / kids as they reflect on the hope they are bringing to the world. Enjoy the podcast!

Episode 95 – Celebrating Our Languages: Antonella Cortese & IHLA

Its About Language | Episode 95 | Celebrating our Languages with Antonella Cortese & IHLA

This week’s guest is Antonella Cortese, “mother” of the IHLA Mother Language Day Festival in Edmonton, Canada. Hear how this annual festival provides an opportunity for youth to learn about world-wide heritage languages and share their own, through dance, music, and poetry — and go to my website for her mom’s traditional Italian pastry recipe!

Episode 94 – The Elements of Our Language

This week, Steven Sacco is interviewing Norah. Norah shares where her passion for language began and how it shaped her world, and from that foundation how she took it a step farther to help change the lives of others. The Elements of Our Language are truly the stepping stones in new pathways leading to so many opportunities in our lives.

Episode 91 – Young Voices on Language’s Purpose

Episode 91 | Hear the voices of young adult language students from Northside ISD in San Antonio on language as a powerful tool in their lives. They share about identity, connections, opportunities, personal heritage, and many more gifts that learning new languages have for them, and all of us.

Episode 85 – IAL at FLAVA: The Walk of Hope

In this episode of Its About Language Norah speaks with World Language Educators at FLAVA, who share the importance and impact of language on their own lives and the lives of the young people they teach.

Episode 83 – You are Invited to… Succeed as an Adult Language Learner

Today on the podcast Norah Jones is speaking with Elizabeth Mack. Tune in for Episode 83: “You are Invited to… Succeed as an Adult Language Learner.” As an adult language learner, you can find information, opportunities, and encouragement and information in many different places, starting here on my website and listening to this episode.

Introducing Jenniffer Whyte (Episode 78)

Meet Jenniffer Whyte, award-wining language educator and host of podcast “Afro-Latina Teacher in the Rural South.”

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.

Introducing Elizabeth Mack (Episode 74)

Meet Elizabeth Mack, who turned her passion for deep language and cultural understanding into Freestyle Languages, a company dedicated to transformational language teaching and learning for individuals and businesses.

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 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 Agnès Ndiaye Tounkara (Episode 69 & 61)

Learn more about Agnès Tounkara, guest panelist on It’s About Language with Norah Jones Episode 61, focused on the opportunities available to those who speak heritage languages.

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.

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 61 – Heritage Doorways

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

Introducing Maria Carreira (Episode 60)

Learn more about Maria Carreira, guest panelist on It’s About Language with Norah Jones Episode 60, focused on heritage languages in society.

Introducing Fabrice Jaumont (Episode 60)

Learn more about Fabrice Jaumont, guest panelist on It’s About Language with Norah Jones Episode 60, focused on heritage languages in society.

Introducing Richard (Dick) Brecht (Episode 60)

Learn more about Dick Brecht, guest panelist on It’s About Language with Norah Jones Episode 60, focused on heritage languages in society.

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