Cranston Public Library, RIFLI to hold free ESL Conversation Class

Cranston Public Library, RIFLI to Hold Free ESL Conversation Class

Beginning January 15, Cranston Public Library and the Rhode Island Family Literacy Initiative (RIFLI) will hold a Free Conversation Class for Non-Native English Speakers. This is the first RIFLI-sponsored class to be held at the Central Library in Cranston. Classes will take place on Thursdays from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm until June 18. Interested individuals can register by calling 401-455-8041.

The class will provide English language learners with a comfortable atmosphere in which to practice conversation, gain confidence and increase vocabulary. Discussions, guided by a RIFLI instructor, will pertain to current events and student-suggested topics.

The Central Library will be the third Cranston Public Library location to host a RIFLI-sponsored class series. The William Hall Library and the Auburn Branch currently host popular Citizenship Preparation and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. More information on Cranston Public Library events is available on their website at

RIFLI is a high-performing literacy program specializing in English as a Second Language, job readiness, math, college transition and computer literacy instruction. RIFLI programs are offered through five Rhode Island public library systems, schools, employers and community organizations. For more information on RIFLI, contact Nancy at 401-455-8041.

The Central Library is located at 140 Sockanosset Cross Road, Cranston RI 02920.

(release from Cranston Public Library)