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

Upcoming events

14 Oct 2022 4:00 PM • Virtual

Introducing the WL Curriculum Framework
(Virtual Sessions):

This free professional learning opportunity is a series of connected virtual workshops designed for educators and leaders who are interested in learning more about the World Languages Curriculum Framework and collaborate on the Framework implementation.
Next session will be announced soon! 


Now is the time to renew your RIFLA membership or become a new member. Join or renew now and your membership is valid until September of 2024!


We at RIFLA promote language. We understand that language has power and should be used to unify and not to attack or marginalize. We also believe that the racial and ethnic diversity of the United States is a force that does not weaken but instead enriches us as a country. We condemn the use of hateful language and violence against any person or community based on race or ethnicity and stand in solidarity with all victims of hate crimes and bigotry. 


RIFLA seeks RI language educators to serve on our subcommittees! If you are interested, please contact the chair of each subcommittee via email:

Professional Development - Contact Michaela at ms.mccaughey@tapaprovidence.org

Web Communications - Contact Sandra at sseverinkangas@yahoo.com

Seal of Biliteracy -Contact Sarah at sjsb78@gmail.com

Awards and Nominations - Contact Sarah at sjsb78@gmail.com

Fall Conference Committee - Contact Kristin Archambault at kmbarchambault@gmail.com

RIFLA Program Advocacy - Contact Leah at leah.crescenzo@gmail.com



Ms. Calise: A Shining Star Named Teacher of the Year

Rhode Island For Languages Association is pleased to announce that Ms. Lora Calise, World Languages teacher in the Smithfield School District (on the left in the picture), has been awarded the title RIFLA World Languages Teacher of the Year 2023.

In a resounding victory, Ms. Lora Calise’s stellar performance in the Portfolio and Interview evaluations underscored her passion for teaching, decades of experience, and active engagement in professional development. Read more here.


To Contact RIFLA:

Email: riflainfo@gmail.com

Mailing address: RIFLA, PO Box 95Foster, RI 02825-1326

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