9 am – noon
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.
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.
- A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.
- There is no reading assignment for the first class.