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.

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.

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.

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.

Introducing Megan Jeffrey (Episode 73)

Learn more about the National Foriegn Language Center and its resources and LECTIA app, with guest Megan Jeffrey, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Communication.

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.

Introducing Dali Tan (Episode 72)

Learn more about Dr Dali Tan, guest on It’s About Language with Norah Jones Episode 72, focused on the necessity of language and cultural studies to create a more just, equitable, and joyful world.

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.

Introducing Steven Sacco (Episode 71)

Learn more about Steven Sacco, guest on It’s About Language with Norah Jones Episode 71, focused onthe realities of language usage worldwide, and the implications for freedom to speak multiple languages to achieve common goals.

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.

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 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.

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.