Online Learning Update

July 12, 2017

Online classes, new text help keep Cherokee language alive

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

By Kim Murdock, the Times Record

Ed Fields, an online Cherokee language course instructor, uses a live video stream to reach thousands of students across the world each year. Keeping alive a language and culture that were on the verge of dying is critical, and making Cherokee language classes available online has successfully contributed to the effort, said B.J. Foreman, multi-media director for the Cherokee Nation. The online classes are available to the public free of charge, Foreman said; an internet connection and free online registration at is all that is needed to access the classes. The classes can be located by clicking “Language Classes” under “Quick Links” on the left side of the website.

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