Promoting and Encouraging the Teaching and Study of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures in the Rhode Island area.

Upcoming events

01 Apr 2017 8:00 AM • University of Rhode Island, Swann Hall 305 & 306
04 May 2017 4:00 PM • The University Club, University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI, 02881
26 Jun 2017 • Stonington High School, Stonington, Connecticut

Congratulations to

the 2017 RIFLA Teacher of the Year

Xiaoyan Hu, Instructor of Chinese

University of Rhode Island

 Visit our new Facebook Group RIFLA Foreign Language Association. You can now upload and access documents and see our latest news.


RIFLA unConference 2017

  • This Saturday April 1, 2017.  8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Breakfast and coffee provided!
  • University of Rhode Island, Swann Hall 305 & 306

Join fellow colleagues from around the state at RIFLA's first "unConference"!

What is an unConference? 

It is a loosely structured conference emphasizing the informal exchange of information and ideas between participants, rather than following a conventionally structured program of events.

We create a conference around what is important to you! There will be 3 - 4 sessions. Possible sessions could include:

  • Seal of Biliteracy Implementation
  • Teaching in 90% TL with Comprehensible Input
  • Using Tech Tools in the WL classroom
  • Station Rotation in the WL classroom
  • Content connected FLES
  • Flipping the WL classroom
  • Local and State Advocacy
  • Assessing for Proficiency (IPA)
  • Proficiency oriented curriculum design
  • Aligning AP themes throughout curriculum
  • Immersion Programs
  • Interculturality and Language Proficiency

There will be 3 - 4 sessions during our morning unConference. 

Register: Click in the black box "Upcoming Events" top left; Click on the blue link for "RIFLA Spring unConference."

Summer Proficiency Institute - June 26 - 27


You are cordially invited by CT COLT and RIFLA to join us this June for an amazing two-day workshop to improve student proficiency.  To learn more about this exciting opportunity, click on the Summer 2017 Proficiency Institute link at left.



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Presenter: Thomas Sauer


Governor Raimondo signed the RI Seal of Biliteracy Bills 
S2735 & H8178 into law on June 15th 2016!


Thank You, Muchas Gracias, Vielen Dank to Senator Juan M. Pichardo and RI State Representative Teresa Tanzi for your leadership on these bills!

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