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

Upcoming events

26 Sep 2020 8:00 AM • VIRTUAL
26 Sep 2020 3:00 PM • Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908


RIFLA 2020 Awards


Student of the Year Winners

Ariadne Dulchinos

Barrington High School


Alexandra Floru

Lincoln School


College Study Stipend Winners

Kirstin Borczynski

Maria Takacs


Teacher Professional Development Award

Lena Craig


John O. Pastore Teacher Study Stipend

Courtney DeSousa


Elementary Poster Contest

Emma McGovern

Richmond Elementary School


Middle School Poster Contest

Tanzeela Tasneem

Broad Rock Middle School


High School Multimedia Contest

Ava Park

Portsmouth Abbey



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RIFLA Statement and Call to Action

     Today we stand in solidarity with all those who are protesting, and most     especially with our students and with the Black community of Rhode Island. We   condemn the killing of George Floyd and recognize that it is yet another racially   motivated death in a country where people of color are oppressed due to   centuries of systemic racism.

     As educators, we realize that we must do our part to combat all systems of   hate, injustice, racism, and violence in our society and that we must strive to   make our classrooms inclusive, safe places for all students. We acknowledge   that  we must confront and try to dismantle our own biases and be willing to   talk  openly and honestly with our students about race and personal identity. As   language educators, we recognize that language has the power to build   empathy and traverse the divide within our communities. Making space for   dialogue on race, and racism in the US, while difficult, is essential. Having   challenging discussions with our students on equity and justice is essential. 

     What we say matters. Speaking up matters. However, what we do matters   more. Our actions matter more. We pledge to do more, to honor this work and   our students, by learning, questioning, listening, and taking action. 

     Black Lives Matter. Always. 



How do I administer the Seal of Biliteracy test while teaching remotely? Check out this slideshow and feel free to adapt to your population and needs. Testing with AAPPL remotely


Teaching remotely during COVID-19 outbreak? 
Here are some resources curated by language teachers and organizations around the country. Feel free to add to the slideshow! Now more than ever we need our network of RIFLA members to get through!

RIFLA Curated Resources Slidedeck




Continue your path to proficiency in 2020 with RIFLA and CTCOLT!!

Teach for Proficiency Summer Institute with Greg Duncan is returning this year in a VIRTUAL EDITION!!

June 24th, 25th and 26th, 2020! 

DETAILS FOUND HERE


Early Bird Registration before 5/15/2020

 $100 per person



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