RIFLA 2017 Fall Conference

  • 14 Oct 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Providence Career and Technical Academy, 41 Fricker St, Providence, RI 02903


  • Special registration category for administrators, policymakers, and parent leaders invited by RIFLA members. Please contact riflainfo@gmail.com for registration code.
  • The fee for exhibiting on site is $50 per six foot table. In order for your business’ name to reserve a space and be included in the conference mailings, you should make a reservation prior to August 1st. All exhibitors are required to submit a RI Vendor License with registration.
  • 10/13/17 Pre-Conference Workshop and
    10/14/17 RIFLA Fall Conference
  • 10/13/17 Pre-Conference Workshop and
    10/14/17 RIFLA Fall Conference
  • 10/13/17 Pre-Conference Workshop and
    10/14/17 RIFLA Fall Conference

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Making an IMPACT with Languages from Classroom to Community to Career

Saturday, October 14, 2017

8:00 AM-3:30 PM

Hosted by

Providence Public School Department at Providence Career and Technical Academy (PCTA)

41 Fricker St, Providence, RI 02903

Keynote Speaker:

Joshua Cabral

World Language Classroom

Joshua Cabral has a BA in French and an MA in Applied Linguistics, specializing in psycholinguistics and second language acquisition. He has been teaching French and Spanish at the elementary, middle and high school levels for 20 years and regularly presents workshops on language proficiency and cultural competence at state, regional and national conferences. He also works with schools and districts as they work toward building proficiency-based language programs. Joshua is passionate about access to education in developing countries and works closely with schools in Haiti and Nicaragua where he often travels to work with teachers and students.

View the #RIFLA17 Sessions Here!


Thank you to #RIFLA17 Sponsors & Exhibitors!

Register here as a Sponsor/Exhibitor 

Join us also for our Pre-Conference Workshop: Attending to the Needs of Heritage Language Learners in Mixed Classrooms on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 from 4-7 PM with Prof. Maria Carreira from the National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC) at UCLA. We are fortunate to have Maria join us. Don't miss this unique opportunity! Register for both events with one click on the Fall Conference registration page!


Conference Agenda

8:00-8:30 am Registration, Exhibits, & Coffee 

8:30-9:20 am Opening Session: 

Welcoming Remarks and Keynote

9:30-10:30 am Concurrent Sessions I

10:30-11:00 am Exhibits and Networking

11:00- 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions II

12:00-1:20 pm Exhibits and Networking Lunch 

1:20-2:20 pm Concurrent Sessions III

2:30-3:30 pm Concurrent Sessions IV

3:30pm Distribution of Certificate of Attendance*

*7.5 hours of Professional Development will be awarded to all participants at the end of the day. There will be no partial hours distributed.

Members of other state language organizations are welcome to attend at the member rate. Please contact RIFLA for a special registration code.

**Organizations/Departments that wish to register and pay for multiple individual registrations may now do so online! To register multiple attendees, return to the event registration page after confirming each registration but before paying. 

***If you prefer to pay by mail, please mail a check along with your name, organization, address, phone number, and email to RIFLA 2017 Fall Conference, PO Box 200, Peace Dale, RI 02883.

To Contact RIFLA:

Email: riflainfo@gmail.com

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

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