Wednesday, January 17, 2018

GLOW Workshop on Nutrition - January 19, 2018

GLOW Workshop - Food-a-thon 2018

Girls Leading Our World.  
Free and Open to All Middle and High School Girls

Pre-Registration Required at this LINK.
Learn more about GLOW at this LINK.  

Monday, January 15, 2018

Presentation - Italian Americans - January 19, 2018, 11:30

Free and Open to the Public. 
Presentation in Italian
Italian Americans make up one of the largest ethnic groups in the U.S.  Learn about the history of Italian Americans and the factors that lead young people to identify themselves as Italian Americans. 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

TESOL Trieste Workshop - January 26, 2018 - 7pm

Our first TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Trieste Local Group Workshop.
January 26th from 7 - 8:30 pm

Register at this link:
The deadline for registration is: January 24, 2018

The event is open to TESOL Italy members. For those who are not TESOL Italy members for the current year, a free one-time provisional membership card will be issued. Conditions of this card will be explained onsite by the local group coordinator. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.*

*TESOL Italy (con i suoi gruppi locali) è riconosciuta come Ente qualificato alla formazione e all’aggiornamento per insegnanti di lingua inglese nelle scuole di ogni ordine e grado – Autorizzazione MIUR, Direttiva 170/2016

Learn more about TESOL Italy and the TESOL Trieste Local Group at this LINK.

TESOL Trieste Local Group

What is TESOL Italy

What is TESOL Italy?
TESOL Italy (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) is a grass roots organization, run by teachers and for teachers. It is a non-profit Italian organization founded in 1975 by Mary Finocchiaro and Renzo Titone along with other foreign language teaching experts and pioneers. It has approximately 400 members in Italy and abroad and is an affiliate of TESOL International Association, based in Virginia, USA, with over 11,000 members worldwide. TESOL Italy is also accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR) Direttiva 170/2016
What is TESOL Italy’s mission?
Its mission is to develop the expertise of those involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages and to foster professional growth and active participation in language teaching. This includes promoting community understanding of the role of language in a progressively changing environment while respecting individual language rights.
Who does TESOL Italy collaborate with?
TESOL Italy collaborates with people and organizations involved in English Language Teaching including:
Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR)
The U.S. Embassy – Public Affairs Section
The British Council
Other Professional Language Associations:
The Fulbright Commission
Italian universities
Regional educational authorities
What kind of professional development activities does it offer teachers?
  • Language improvement courses
  • CLIL language improvement and methodology courses
  • Pre-service and in-service training
  • Self-development opportunities
  • Training of teacher trainers
  • All-day seminars
  • After-school workshops
  • Annual National Convention
  • Local Group Activities
Why should I become a member?
Besides being able to take part in all professional development activities, members receive publications:
The Newsletter (five times a year) and the academic journal, Perspectives (twice a year). Members can
also start or join a local group anywhere in Italy.
What exactly are local groups?
Local groups are made up of at least five TESOL Italy members. These groups organize and hold
professional development activities in their areas. Existing groups are located in Benevento, Bologna,  Formia, L’Aquila, Marche, Messina, Napoli, Palermo, Roma, TRIESTE, Val d’Adige, and Venezia.

TESOL Trieste Local Group The TESOL Trieste Local Group was officially recognized by TESOL Italy on January 1, 2018.  Janine Sprague Zolle is the TESOL Trieste Local Group Coordinator.
A local group does many different things but basically it is a group of enthusiastic teachers who share a common goal – to engage in developing personally and professionally as EFL educators. The idea that “we are our own best resource” is empowering; it is the foundation of all grassroots organizations and what guides all local group activities.
Please remember that TESOL Italy is also accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education (MIUR) Direttiva 170/2016

For more information about becoming a member of TESOL Italy, go to this LINK.  The TESOL Membership Year is from January 1st until December 31st.  

If you are a Teacher and have the Carta del Docente, you can use your funds to participate in TESOL initiatives.

1st Meeting of TESOL Italy Trieste Local Group:
January 26, 2018 - 7 pm - Dyslexia and Second Language Learners.  
Information and Registration LINK  

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Week Ahead: January 15-19, 2018

Something for everyone this week!  The Film Jackie, Italian-American Conference, US Citizenship Program, Moms & Babies, GLOW, Teen Makers and more.

Associazione Italo Americana FVG Winter Classes began last week.  You can still join a class until the 3rd week of the session if there is availability.  Go to this link for course info and online registration. 

American Corner Trieste offers Becoming a Citizen Program, GLOW, Moms & Babies, Morning Makers, Teen Maker Space.  American Corner Activities are Free and Open to the Public.

Tuesday, Jan. 16
10 am - Becoming a US Naturalized Citizen.  The Steps involved.  

10 am - Mom & Baby Play Group -Come and hang out.  Bring the Kids.  Don't get BLUE.  Get OUT of the house.

Wednesday, Jan. 17
KNIT Wits - We will meet on January 31st.  The meeting this week is cancelled..

Thursday, Jan. 18
10 am - Mom & Baby Play Group 
10 am - Morning Makers
13:30, 16, 18:30, 21 - Film JACKIE - American Film Series - Associazione Italo Americana FVG Members Only at Teatro dei Fabbri.

Dir. Pablo Larraín. Starring Natalie Portman. Biography. 100 minutes.
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.

 Friday, Jan. 19

11:30 am - Conference and Presentation - Italian Americans - at Biblioteca Statale Stelio Crise in collaboration with the University of Trieste.
Free Entry.  Presentation in Italian.  

5 pm - Teen Maker Space - continuing with our 3D T-Rex and  3D Design Projects.

6 pm - GLOW - Girls Leading Our World - Food-A-Thon
Pre-Registration required.  Free and Open to all TEENAGE GIRLS.

For more details about January 2018 activities go to this LINK.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Week Ahead: January 8-12, 2017

Welcome back after the break!
Winter Classes begin at the Associazione Italo Americana FVG. American Corner Trieste offers Moms & Babies, Morning Makers, Teen Maker Space, Family Film.  American Corner Activities are Free and Open to the Public.

Monday, Jan.8
The Winter Session begins.  
10 more weeks!  
You are still in time to register. 
Go to this link for course info and online registration.  

Tuesday, Jan. 9
10 am - Mom & Baby Play Group - Come and hang out.  Bring the Kids.  Don't get BLUE.  Get OUT of the house.   

Thursday, Jan. 11
10 am - Mom & Baby Playgroup

10 am - Morning Makers - Knit or use our Sewing Machines.

Friday, Jan. 12
5 pm - Teen Maker Space - continuing with our 3D T-Rex and  3D Design Projects.

5 pm - Family Film - The Incredibles
 A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world.

For complete details about January 2018 activities go to this LINK.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Winter 2018 English Courses

Do you want to improve your English this year?  

Below are the links to the English Courses for Kids and Adults offered by the Associazione Italo Americana FVG.  Class begins the week of January 8, 2018.  The Association opens on the same date.

Many Sections are full.  To register, please go to the below links, and register ONLINE.

After Lesson 3, we close all registration.  You cannot join a lesson in week 4.  

See you soon!