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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 93 – Connecting with: Meredith White
How does language open hearts, minds, opportunities, and hope for all?
I speak with Meredith White, an Instructional Technology Coach and Spanish Teacher in Gwinnett County Public Schools, Georgia this week. She’s here to talk about the power of language in the lives of those who teach it and of those who learn it. She provides insights into how we can use language to focus on what brings joy and sustainability in our busy lives, allowing balance as well as effectiveness in all we do.
It’s About Language | Episode 93 | Connecting with Meredith White
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 47 – Opening Minds and Hearts: Shawn Slakk
In Episode 47, Shawn Slakk shares with Norah L. Jones of Fluency Consulting how we can all open doors to achievement, self-awareness, and hope through the power of language.
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 Florencia Henshaw (Episode 45)
“It’s About Language” guest Florencia Henshaw is a national leader in world language education and in teacher preparation.
Episode 45 – Let Go, Let Grow: Florencia Henshaw
What does it mean to “free up” language? In this fun and insightful conversation, guest Florencia Henshaw and host Norah L. Jones of Fluency Consulting explore how “loosening control” can power up our development of and relationship with the living organism of language.
Episode 43 – Inclusive Language Experiences: A Conversation with Leslie Baldwin
What makes learning relevant? How can we help make life in the world better for all? In Episode 43, Leslie Baldwin, Executive Director of SCOLT, talks to Norah L Jones of Fluency Consulting about how the gift and tool of human language extends meaning far beyond the classroom.
Introducing Leslie Baldwin (Episode 43)
Dr. Leslie Baldwin, my guest for episode 43, is an educator, a leader of a world language organization, and an author. Learn more about Leslie and check out her suggested resources.
Episode 42 – Transcreation: Language, Identity, Nuance: A Conversation with Jill Kushner Bishop
Jill Kushner Bishop, Founder and CEO of Multilingual Connections, shares insights with Norah L Jones of Fluency Consulting on how language and culture must be in the forefront of how companies prepare to do business in an interconnected world.
Introducing Jill Kushner Bishop (Episode 42)
Jill Kushner Bishop, my guest for Episode 42, is the Founder and CEO of Multilingual Connections, launched to help organizations understand and engage multilingual audiences.
Episode 41 – Leading with Why: A Conversation with Linda Zins Adams
First ask Why. Then point out the path to How. Linda Zins Adams shares with Norah L. Jones of Fluency Consulting the steps to meaningful language learning and life-long cultural connections.
Introducing Linda Zins-Adams (Episode 41)
Linda Zins-Adams, guest of Episode 41, is passionate about learners, because she’s passionate about potential, inclusion, and a more connected and joyful world. Learn more about Linda’s work and background.
Introducing Clarissa Adams Fletcher (Episode 40)
Learn more about Clarissa Adams Fletcher, who celebrates every single student and colleague she comes across with her joy of language and unique life gifts.
Episode 40 – Celebrate What You Can Do: A Conversation with Clarissa Adams Fletcher
How does language and culture fit into what you share with others? Clarissa Adams Fletcher brings the concept of hope and identity into the forefront of this conversation with Norah L. Jones of Fluency Consulting.
Episode 39 – Language Levels the Playing Field: A Conversation with Jen Carson
In Episode 39, Jen Carson talks with Norah L Jones of Fluency Consulting about the justice, as well as the power, of insuring that all may be engaged in and profit by world language and culture studies.
Introducing Jen Carson (Episode 39)
My guest on It’s About Language, Jen Carson, inspires all of us with her life story, as well as with her language skills, advocacy, and compassion.
Introducing Lea Graner Kennedy (Episode 34)
Norah Jones’s guest for Episode 34 of It’s About Language is Lea Graner Kennedy, world language supervisor and professional development leader and national advisor.
Episode 34 – Dialogue and Transformation: A Conversation with Lea Graner Kennedy
In Episode 34, Lea Graner Kennedy joins Norah Jones on It’s About Language to explore the challenges and promises of collaboration and cross-disciplinary approaches to world language education and global application.