Cherokee Language | Newberry

Cherokee Language

Led by Patrick Del Percio. One session, 9 am – noon
Saturday, April 27, 2019

9 am – noon

Saturday, April 27

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (January 8 at 9 am** – January 25 at 4 pm): $80
Regular Registration Price (January 25 at 4 pm – first day of class): $88

** Registration opens online at 9 am. Phone registration will be accepted starting at 10 am.

Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.

Register Online

Seminar Description

This seminar will serve as an introduction to the basics of the Cherokee language. First, we will learn about the history of the Cherokee language, including Sequoyah and the creation of the Cherokee syllabary, then we will turn our focus to learning conversational phrases and vocabulary in the Cherokee language. All skill levels welcome.
One session. E - $80, L - $88

Patrick Del Percio serves as the Program Coordinator for the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library. He also serves as a contract translator for the Cherokee Nation Language Program as well as a Cherokee language instructor at Northwestern University.

Materials List


  • A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.