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.

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 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 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 51 – Why It’s About Language

My invitation throughout this podcast is to reflect on your own personal “novel” – the story of your life as reflected in the roles and impact of language on you, the chief protagonist.

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.

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.