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CULLOWHEE — Learn how to carry on a conversation in Cherokee with a four-week course offered through Western Carolina University via Zoom, including introductory vocabulary, weather terminology, and typical conversation topics about family and emotions.

“Introduction to Conversational Cherokee Language” will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-7 p.m. from May 17 - June 11.

“The class will introduce participants to the most frequently used Cherokee phrases and conversations,” said course instructor Rainy Brake, instructor in WCU’s Anthropology and Sociology Department.

Fluent Cherokee language speaker Louise Brown will serve as co-instructor.

Students will have access to word lists and scripts with sound files recorded by a fluent speaker, digital games in the Cherokee language to support independent learning, and original songs developed for use in Cherokee immersion classrooms.

Registration fee is $225.

For more information and to register, click here or call 828.227.7397.