Friday, September 28, 2012

Pre-School Classes at Associazione Italo Americana FVG

Breaking News!  Associazione Italo Americana FVG will now offer Pre-School English for Children.  Details will soon be defined.  We have the perfect teacher and will soon have a designated Kids Zone Classroom just for Kids! 
 
The schedule is 1 hour class per week for 10 weeksCost €130
 
The emphasis will be on enjoying English through songs, stories and fun activities - in English.  No stress, just fun!  Like it should be.  Call the office and leave your number for Karoline to tell us what afternoon day and time would be best for your kids.  040 63 03 01, or send us an e-mail:  aia.fvg@gmail.com

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Friday American Experience - Native Americans


At the Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste, our focus on Native Americans continues.

Join us for the next appointments in Via Roma 15 - Open to the Public

Every Friday at 6:00 p.m. the best American documentaries (in English).

September 28, 2012 - Great Indian Wars, part 1
The Great Indian Wars were incited by Francisco Vazquez de Coronado in 1540 and began the 350 year struggle between the white man and the American Indian . 90 min.

October 5, 2012 - Great Indian Wars, part 2
The Battles of Tippecanoe, Horse Bend, all three Seminole Wars and the Battle of Little Big Horn were some of the most important conflicts that led up to the final Battle of Wounded Knee, where America's landscapre would be forever changed. 90 min.
 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

PRESENTATION TODAY!

Don't forget today's lineup:

5:00pm STORYTIME LIGHT AWARDS AND STORY
6:00pm AIA IN THE SCHOOLS PRESENTATION
6:30pm AIA COURSES AND EVENTS

Friday, September 21, 2012

Made for Each Other Series 2012/13

Looking ahead to January 2013, here is the calendar for the Associazione Italo Americana FVG Made for Each Other Series- Comparative American TV and Cinema in original version.  Basically a lesson in American Pop Culture.  Each appointment includes English commentary of Prof. Leonardo Buonomo to put everything into perspective!

American Film Series 2012/13

Here is the schedule for the American Film Series of the Associazione Italo Americana FVG

Presentation of 2012/13 Courses, Films, Activities, Programs

Wednesday, September 26th - from 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Presentation of Storytime Light Winners, School Programs, Courses, 2012/13 Events - Films, Activites and much more
Here is the schedule for Wednesday:
5 - 6 p.m. - Storytime Light - a final light story for our young readers followed by our Awards / Recognition Ceremony for our Summer Readers
6 p.m. Presentation of our Program for American Culture Lessons in Schools
6:30 p.m. - Presentation of our Fall Semester courses - Intensive Week starting October 1st and Fall Session courses for Children, Teens, Adults starting the week of October 8th.
7 p.m. - Presentation of our 2012/13 Activities - American Film Series, Made for Each Other Series, Friday American Experience, Thursday Coffee Break, Saturday Storytime, and lots of other events!
If you haven't already done so, don't forget to renew your membership! 
The cost is unchanged: Euro 25 for students, teachers, over 65 and Euro 35 for Regular Individual memberships. Remember that with your membership you can Register for our English courses, Go to the Ariston and Cappella Underground series, use our fantastic Library / Mediateca, and participate in all of our other activites.  What a deal!  What a great gift for a friend or a  family member!
See you in the Association!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Attention Foodies!!!!


  1. Aperitivo with Joe Bastianich 

    Italian American Restaurateur, Vintner, Entrepreneur, Chef and most recently Master Chef  Judge.
    Restaurant Man - Vita, Vino e Cibo di un Giudice di Masterchef. 

    Sunday, September 23, 2012,  6:30 - 8 30 p.m.
    Expo Mittelschool - Ristorante & Vinoteca -
    Via San Nicolò, 5 - Trieste

    Free Entry. Reservation Requested. 
    Ingresso Libero. Gradita la Prenotazione 
    RSVP:  040 2410987 or  info@ristorantexpo.it 

    In collaboration with Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste. 
    Tell them that we sent you!  See you Sunday!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Friday American Experience - Great Chiefs at the Cross Roads

Friday American Experience at the American Corner Trieste, Via Roma 15 - Trieste -  continues with the theme:  Native Americans.

Friday, September 21st at 6 p.m.  - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Adventures of the Old West - Great Chiefs at the Cross Roads
Meet Quannah of the Commanche, Standing Bear of the Poncas, Washakie from the Shoshone, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull from the Sioux and many more.  50 min.

Coming up in the series:
Great Indian Wars part 1 - September 29th
Great Indian Wars part 2 - October 6th

Friday, September 14, 2012

ENGLISH CONVERSATION FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS

We are offering a special course to English teachers this year. It will be a great time to exchange ideas and get some conversation time in with ADULTS!

WEDNESDAYS FROM 4-6PM FOR FIVE WEEKS STARTING ON OCTOBER 10.
Teacher: Karoline (AIA Director)

Price €130
Discount: 5% if paid by bank transfer.

IT49A0200802290000005261887
Causale: English for Teachers, Your Name

You have until Monday for the 10% discount!!

If you want to get in on Super Intensive Week October, send your payments by Monday for a 10% discount!

HURRY!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Corsi d'Inglese - Autunno 2012 - Fall Session


CORSI D’INGLESE all’Associazione Italo Americana FVG 
AUTUNNO 2012

RAGAZZI (1 volta la settimana):

Scuola Elementare
a. Martedì dalle 17 alle 18:30 – 10 settimane (15 ore) dal 9/10 al 11/12              €150
b. Mercoledì dalle 15 alle 16:30 – 10 settimane (15 ore) dal 10/10 al 12/12        €150

Scuola Media
Martedì dalle 15 alle 17 – 10 settimane (20 ore) dal 10/10 al 12/12                    €260

Scuola Superiore

a.Giovedì dalle 15 alle 17 – 10 settimane (20 ore) dal 11/10 al 20/12 (festa 1/11)€260
b.Giovedì dalle 17:30 alle 19:30 – 10 settimane (20 ore) dal 11/10 al 20/12          €260

ADULTI (1 volta la settimana):
Beginner
Lunedì dalle 16 alle 18 – 10 settimane (20 ore) dal 8/10 al 10/12                       €260

Advanced Beginner
Lunedì dalle 18 alle 20 – 10 settimane (20 ore) dal 8/10 al 10/12                       €260

Intermediate
Martedì dalle 18 alle 20 – 10 settimane (20 ore) dal 9/10 al 11/12                     €260

Advanced
Mercoledì dalle 18 alle 20 – 10 settimane (20 ore) dal 10/10 al 12/12                €260

CORSO SPECIALE:  FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS ONLY
Mercoledì dalle 16 alle 18 – 5 settimane (10 ore) dal 10/10 al 7/11                    €130

Pagamento:  Contanti, assegno oppure via IBAN. 
(Se pagate via IBAN verrà applicato lo sconto del 5%, IBAN IT49A0200802290000005261887, specificare:  Causale: Nome del Corso, Nome dello studente).

Per partecipare ai corsi si deve essere iscritto all’ Associazione Italo Americana FVG. 
Per ragazzi sotti i 16 anni, un membro della famiglia deve essere iscritto.
Per adulti, ogni partecipante si deve iscrivere all’Associazione.
Intero- adulto - €35, Ridotto (studenti, insegnanti, ³ 65 anni) - €25.
L’iscrizione da diritto all’entrata alla Rassegna del Cinema Americano, Rassegna Made for Each Other, l’utilizzo della Biblioteca, Medioteca dell’ American Corner Trieste, partecipazione ad eventi speciali.

September 2012 Newsletter


AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste
SEPTEMBER 2012 NEWS

SEPTEMBER
Hello New Members and welcome back, Friends! We are looking forward to a great year full of classes, activities and films. So many of you have already renewed your memberships-- thank you for helping us reach our goal of 600 members this year! We are off to an excellent start!!

SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 26
5:00p.m. I ♥ READING  SUMMER READING CEREMONY (Storytime Families/Reading Contest Participants)
6:00p.m PRESENTATION OF AIA CULTURE PROGRAMS IN THE SCHOOLS (Teachers)
6:30p.m. PRESENTATION OF FALL SESSION ENGLISH COURSES (Open to the Public)
7:00p.m. PRESENTATION OF ANNUAL ACTIVITIES AND FILM CALENDAR (Open to the Public)

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE 2012/13
Thanks to record membership, prices are the same again this year€25 for students, teachers, Over 65, €35 for regular membership. In addition to unlimited use of our Library, membership also includes entrance to the American Film Series at the Ariston, the Made for Each Other series at Cappella Underground, invitations to our special events like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, our newsletter and much more! 

THURSDAY COFFEE BREAK – September 13th 10 – 12 – Open to the Public
Our monthly appointment with a cup of coffee and some great conversation in English.  Meet nice people, speak English and enjoy! Feel free to bring a treat if you’re good at that sort of thing. ;)
FRIDAY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE – Fridays at 6 p.m. – Open to the Public
Our award-winning American Documentary Series is back with a new name:  Friday American Experience.  Every Friday at 6 p.m. you can enjoy an American documentary in English.  Michael has put together another great calendar this year.  We’ll start the season with the Native American Indian theme:
Sept 14th                            Last Stand at Little Big Horn              The battle seen from both points of view
Sept. 21st              Adventurers of the Old West              Meet the great Indian Chiefs
Sept. 29th              Great Indian Wars Part 1                            The initiation of the Indian Wars in 1540
October 6th              Great Indian Wars Part 2                            The bitter conclusion of Indian Wars with Wounded Knee

I ♥ READING SUMMER READING CEREMONY  Wednesday, September 26th at 5 p.m
Our Summer Reading Program was a great success.  The score cards are still on display, but our contest is over. 
I READING brought in lots of young readers and we are really proud of their progress.  We want to thank our Junior Volunteers Nicolò, Teresa, Tiziano, Sofia, Anastasia, Cristina, Virginia, Valentina, and Nagma for doing a fantastic job with Storytime Light!  Thanks for our mother tongue readers too!  Karry, Karoline, Denise, Sofy, Ilaria. 
The Awards and Recognition Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, September 26th at 6 p.mCome in and meet our kids and readers!  Find out what name we have given to our Bookworm. 

SEPTEMBER HOURS
It is September – back to business!  Monday to Friday from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10-12.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We are a volunteer-run organization and we have something for everybody:  Front Desk, Library, Accounting, Cinema, Fundraising, Activities. Contact us to volunteer. Join over 40 active volunteers!

A NOTE TO AMERICAN CITIZENS   - Elections are coming up and the rules have changed
You now need to request an absentee ballot for each election.  If you are an American citizen, you have the right to vote even if you have never voted or registered to vote.  This website gives you complete information and walks you through the procedure.  www.votefromabroad.org

We’ve got WI-FI, a quite place to study, a changing table, an Aula Magna, and office space
Thanks to our volunteer Igor, we have Wi-Fi (ask us for info).  We also have a great space if you’re looking to study and get on-line. Our children’s library is a perfect place to read with your children. Moms and Dads, we also have a changing table (a rarity in downtown Trieste!) and a quiet space to feed babies. We rent out our Aula Magna for special events and office space. Talk to Karoline for more info.

THE AMBASSADORS (Formerly Check Six)
If you were away in July, you missed a fantastic concert by the US Air Force Europe Jazz Ensemble now known as The Ambassadors.  T-shirts designed by our one and only Grazia are still available for a donation to the Association and you can enjoy the concert on Facebook at American Corner Trieste.

NEW COURSES STARTING IN OCTOBER
Super Intensive Week was a great success that will be repeated several times this year. Check the blog for details or talk to Karoline. 5% discount for paying courses with bank transfer. Keep an eye on the blog and Facebook for other special offers. We have lots of new things happening this year and can’t wait to tell you about our new courses on September 26! Feel free to call and talk to Karoline if you have any questions about individual or small group classes, your level, etc.


See you in September at the Association!

FOLLOW US on:                                           www.aia-fvg.blogspot.it
Via Roma 15, 34132 Trieste – 040 63 03 01              aia.fvg@gmail.com
Hours: Monday-Friday 4-8pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10-12

ANOTHER SUPER INTENSIVE WEEK!

Many of you asked for another one, so here you go! Back by popular demand, another SUPER INTENSIVE WEEK in OCTOBER!! The perfect way to get back into English!!

OCTOBER 1-5

ADULT BEGINNERS 4-6
ADULT INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION 6-8
ADULT ADVANCED CONVERSATION 6-8
Total: 10 hours

Space is limited to 10 per class! Sign up now!

One AIA member per family required.

COST: EURO 130
DISCOUNT -5%: EURO 123,50 IF PAID BY BANK TRANSFER
10% SUPER DISCOUNT IF PAID BY BANK TRANSFER BY SEPTEMBER 17: EURO 117

IBAN IT49A0200802290000005261887
Causale: Intensive Course level, Your name, phone number

For Information: Karoline +39 3498666667 or email aia.fvg@gmail.com

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Friday American Experience

Friday American Experience at American Corner Trieste /Associazione Italo Americana FVG.  Our weekly appointment with the best American documentaries in English version is back with a new name. Learn more about American culture, politics, society, nature. 

Every Friday afternoon at 6 p.m. at American Corner Trieste /Associazione Italo Americana - via Roma 15, Trieste -Open to the public.

Our first theme is Native Americans
14/09/12        Last Stand at Little Big Horn
The famous battle as seen from the points of view of Sitting Bull and Crazy horse and General Custer.   Uses stories written by soldiers, drawings by the Native Americans, historic photos.  60 min.
21/09/12        Adventurers of the Old West
Meet the Great Chiefs:  Quannah, Standing Bean, Washakie, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and many others. 50 min.
29/09/12         Great Indian Wars part 1 of 2
The series begins with the Great Indian Wars initially incited by Francisco Vasques de Coronado in 1540.  This was the start of the 350 year struggle.  90 minutes.
06/10/12          Great Indian Wars part 2 of 2
The Battle of Tippecanoe, Horsehoe Bend, Battle of of Little Big Horn led up to the last masscre, the Battle of Wounded Knee, which changed America's landscape forever.  90 min.

Thursday Coffee Break - Sept. 13th -10-noon

Back to School, Back to Work. 
Thursday Coffee Break at American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG - Via Roma 15 - Trieste
The 2nd Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. until noon.
Come on in have a coffee and a conversation in English. What have you been doing all summer? Update us! 
Open to the Public... the coffee is on you though!