Western Carolina University’s Office of Professional Growth and Enrichment will be offering a four-week online Introduction to Conversational Cherokee language course from May 17 through June 11 with live Zoom meetings on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m.

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

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

Topics that will be covered include introductory vocabulary, weather terminology and conversations about family and emotions.

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. Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians members may register for $200.

For more information and to register, visit http://learn.wcu.edu/language or call 227-7397.