Upcoming events

    • 17 Oct 2017
    • 01 May 2018
    • online through Go To Meeting
    Registration is closed

    • 10 Feb 2018
    • 22 Jun 2018
    • Stonington High School, Stonington, CT

    Summer 2018 Proficiency Institute

    Sponsored by CTCOLT and RIFLA

    at Stonington High School, Stonington CT

    June 21-22, 2018

    You are cordially invited by CT COLT and RIFLA to join us again this June for an amazing two-day workshop to improve student proficiency. With many states working to get the Seal of Biliteracy passed or implemented, we have a wonderful opportunity to give the students recognition for their gains in proficiency. Now is the time for all of us World Language educators to come together to explore more opportunities for instruction and assessment that lead to proficiency gains. As teachers, we have a wonderful opportunity at this time and it is key that all programs reflect the shift to proficiency-based learning. To that end, we would like to invite our colleagues from around the NECTFL area to learn with us and explore the beautiful Mystic, CT area.

    Presenter: Gregory Duncan

    Registration Fee:

    *Early Bird Registration (Submitted and paid before 4/13/18) RIFLA Members: $145  Non-Members: $175

    *Regular Registration (Submitted and paid on or after 4/14/18) RIFLA Members: $175  Non-Members: $205

    *Note that registrants from state world language organizations besides RI will pay the $145 / $175 rate

    2-Day Agenda details and flyer here 

    Included in the registration:

    • Breakfast & Lunch will be provided both days
    • Proficiency Party at the Kennedy House: appetizers & cocktails at the end of 1st day
    • Inspiration to improve your practice with dynamic educators from around New England

    Mystic Hilton Hotel:

    • For those of you coming from out of the area, a block of rooms has been held for us at the Mystic Hilton. It is a 5-minute drive to the HS and situated in Mystic Village with restaurants and shops. More details to follow on lodging

    Need a letter to share with your administrator about the importance of your attendance at this event? Click here

    Prefer to send payment by check? Send your registration information and a check made out to RIFLA to PO Box 200 Peacedale, RI 02883

    • 24 Mar 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • University of Rhode Island, Swann Hall Rooms 201 and 202

    RIFLA unConference 2018

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

    What is an unConference? 

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

    An unConference is a time for collegial collaboration and a chance to develop your ideas from other professional development into action plans. You bring the ideas and we create a conference around what is important to you.

    Possible sessions could include:

    • 90% Target Language

    • Comprehensible Input

    • Using Tech Tools in the WL classroom

    • Station Rotation in the WL classroom

    • Content connected FLES

    • Local and State Advocacy

    • Assessing for Proficiency

    • Social emotional learning in the WL classroom

    • Proficiency oriented curriculum design

    • Aligning AP themes throughout curriculum

    • Heritage speakers in the classroom

    • Integrating social justice into the curriculum

    • Seal of Biliteracy Implementation

    There will be 3 - 4 sessions during our morning unConference. Coffee and breakfast provided.


    • 03 May 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • The University Club, University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI, 02881

    Please join us in honoring the 2018 RIFLA Award Recipients. 

    All award applications can be found on the RIFLA website and are due by March 15, 2018.

    Teacher of the Year

    Student of the Year

    Norma Garnett Advocacy Award

    Elementary/Middle School Poster Contest

    High School Video Contest

    College Study Stipend

    John O. Pastore Teacher Study Stipend

    Teacher Professional Development

    Meeting Agenda: TBA    

    4:30-5:00 RIFLA Annual Member Meeting
    • Election of Officers
    5:00-6:00 Social Hour
    URI University Club
    95 Upper College Road

    6:00 Dinner 
    followed by:


    Please contact with questions. 

    Checks can be mailed to: RIFLA, P.O. Box 200, Peace Dale, RI 02883

    Dinner will be served buffet style.
    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Smithfield High School, 90 Pleasant View Ave, Smithfield, RI 02917




    Language: Learn it! Live it! Love it!

    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    8:00 AM-3:30 PM

    Hosted by

    Smithfield High School

    90 Pleasant View Ave, Smithfield, RI 02917

    Keynote Speaker:

    To Be Announced

    Call for Presenters:

    Submit session proposals by July 15, 2018!

    Register here as a Sponsor/Exhibitor 



    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 Fall Conference, PO Box 200, Peace Dale, RI 02883.

Past events

14 Oct 2017 RIFLA 2017 Fall Conference
13 Oct 2017 Pre-Conference Workshop: Attending to the Needs of Heritage Language Learners in Mixed Classrooms
26 Jun 2017 Summer 2017 Proficiency Institute
04 May 2017 RIFLA Spring Dinner Meeting
01 Apr 2017 RIFLA Spring "unConference"
01 Dec 2016 RIFLA 2016-2017 World Language Proficiency Institutes
01 Oct 2016 RIFLA 2016 Fall Conference
28 Apr 2016 RIFLA Spring Dinner Meeting
02 Apr 2016 RIFLA 2016 Spring Workshop (2nd in Series): Designing a Standards-Based Unit
30 Jan 2016 RIFLA 2016 Winter Workshop (1st in Series): Designing an Integrated Performance Assessment
01 Dec 2015 RIFLA 2015-2016 World Language Proficiency Institutes
26 Sep 2015 RIFLA 2015 Fall Conference
08 May 2015 RIFLA Spring Dinner Meeting
28 Mar 2015 RIFLA 2015 Spring Workshop:
15 Mar 2015 French Film Festival at Salve Regina
24 Feb 2015 Tournées French Film Festival at URI
01 Dec 2014 RIFLA 2014-2015 World Language Proficiency Institutes
14 Nov 2014 RIFLA Fall Social Networking Event
04 Oct 2014 RIFLA 2014 Fall Conference
13 Sep 2014 Student Learning Objectives (SLOs) and the Second Language Classroom
12 Jun 2014 RIFLA Fall Conference Call for Presenters
04 Jun 2014 Southern RI Early Language Learning/Immersion Task Force Initial Meeting
08 May 2014 RIFLA Spring Dinner Meeting
12 Apr 2014 RIFLA Spring Workshop 2014: Yes, You CAN!
01 Nov 2013 RIFLA 2013-2014 World Language Proficiency Institutes
05 Oct 2013 RIFLA Fall Conference
15 Jul 2013 Register by May 31, Save $100 - Developing Classroom Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages at CARLA
11 Jul 2013 AATF Annual Convention 2013 - Destination Providence!
01 Jul 2013 RIFLA Fall Conference Call for Sessions
25 Jun 2013 FREE Teaching Methodologies & the Art of Teaching Workshop for teachers of Spanish at Brown University
15 May 2013 Cuban Film Series at Hera Gallery
08 May 2013 ACTFL Webinar: Purposeful Lesson-Planning
02 May 2013 RIFLA Spring Dinner Meeting
17 Apr 2013 ACTFL Webinar: Content-Rich Units of Instruction
16 Apr 2013 NECTFL Webinar: "Student Empowerment: Exemplary Practices to Support Student Achievement!"
07 Apr 2013 National Chinese Language Conference: Engage the Future
06 Apr 2013 RIFLA Spring Workshop 2013 "Bringing the Buzz..."
04 Apr 2013 NECTFL Webinar: Supporting Professionals: Leadership through Research, Resources, and Relationships!
02 Apr 2013 RIFLA Advocacy Committee Meeting
21 Mar 2013 National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL) Webinar
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