Each online language class follows the curriculum standards of the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages. These standards are used nationwide and have been adopted by many states as the basis for language curriculum kindergarten through college. Currently courses using this method are being taught at the University of North Carolina at Asheville in the Department of Languages and Literatures and the minor in Native American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Each course is equivalent to four credit hours in a semester.
Each online language lesson (or week) includes speaking and listening, reading and writing. The structure of the Cherokee language/grammar is covered, using our new method for understanding the patterns of the language. Words are given in their full forms, with all the syllables, so that you can see the patterns. You can then speak in whatever dialect or conversational usage you choose in your region or community. Interactive student worksheets let you practice making Cherokee polysynthetic words correctly. Dialogues with Bear and Rabbit help you practice vocabulary and conversation. Cultural information includes traditional stories, songs, geography, history, recipes, and more. Moodle software was used to create each online language class for an interactive experience.
The scope and sequence is four years, with each level divided into eighteen weeks, matching a semester for most public schools, community colleges, and university semesters.
Online language classes can be used by an individual, by a group of individuals doing self-study, or by a teacher who is instructing a course. Inquire for educational discounts for multiple courses.
Thanks to our volunteers who were willing to try something new. They helped test our courses over the past two years. Ditsvyalihelitseha!