12-year immersion program – Cherokee

With the start of the new school year at the Sequoyah Schools in Oklahoma, US, comes an exciting development. Adding sixth grade immersion last month, Sequoyah Schools now has a twelve-year immersion program in Cherokee (chr), the first time since 1956.

Classes are taught completely in Cherokee without the use of English, fostering a strong sense of identity and natural ability with the language.

With the addition of Cherokee to Apple products, students are also using technology to learn and use the language, such as the iPad, a product recently provided to seventh and eighth graders.

This blog post is based on “Cherokee Nation Adds Sixth Grade and iPads to Bolster Native American Education” and “Cherokee Nation adds Sixth-Grade to Immersion School.”


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