Language Department


Cherokee Language Classes

The Cherokee Nation Summer Corp is a 9-week camp for Division II students and a four-week camp for Division I students. It will be held at Greasy Immersion Charter School from June 3rd – July 31st, 2024. Camp days and hours will be Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM with lunch and snacks provided.

The goal of this camp is to provide Cherokee youth in the Greasy community and surrounding areas experiential based learning experience that features Cherokee language, cultural activities, and skills-based learning. Students will be required to participate in an interview as part of the application process.


  • Must be a citizen of the Cherokee Nation
  • Ages 11-15 for Division I (June 3 – June 28)
  • Ages 16 to 19 for Division II (June 3 – July 31)
  • We will not be in session June 25-27 or July 4
  • Must come from a Cherokee speaking home/family
    • Youth applicants do not need to speak Cherokee themselves.

Applications for Greasy Summer Corp are currently open.

The Cherokee Nation offers Cherokee language classes taught in person at sites across Cherokee Nation’s 14-county tribal area. For those not living inside the boundaries, language classes are also offered in an online setting.

Adult Immersion Classes

Cherokee Language adult immersion classes teach individuals the basics of the Cherokee language.

Community Cherokee Classes

Cherokee language classes taught to the public within Cherokee Nation’s tribal jurisdiction.

Online Cherokee Classes

Free online Cherokee language classes that are open to the public.