Friday, December 21, 2012

GREAT GIFT IDEAS!!!

Are you tired of shopping? Can't find free parking downtown? Don't know what to get that impossible-to-buy-for friend or relative?

ONCE AGAIN AIA HAS THE SOLUTION!!!

THE ULTIMATE STOCKING STUFFER!  AIA MEMBERSHIP includes:
1. All of the books you can check out and read in a year! (over 10.000 at last count!)
2. Entrance to our American Film Series at the Ariston (next film: January 24)
3. Entrance to our MADE FOR EACH OTHER series at Teatro Miela (start date: January 14)
4. Bring the wee ones to STORYTIME (start date: January 12)

5. All the DVDs you can check out and watch in a year (over 900!)
6. The Inner Peace that comes from helping a non-profit cultural association thrive.
7. Eternal Youth

Prices:  euro 35 full (most of us)
             euro 25 reduced (students, teachers, over-65)

CHEAP!

IF YOU'RE FEELING REALLY GENEROUS THIS YEAR:

How about an ENGLISH INTENSIVE COURSE or the TEN-WEEK COURSE?

Give someone you love the real and lasting gift of ENGLISH and FRIENDSHIP.

PS I realize we're not open, but call 3498666667 and we will make your Membership and/or Course gifts a REALITY! YES, WE CAN!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Holiday Vacation

We will be closed from Friday, December 22nd until January 6th.  See you on January 7th! 

For emergencies or information about courses, please contact us via e-mail:  aia.fvg@gmail.com or cell phone:  349 8 66666 7

Happy Holidays and the Best of New Years!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

There is still space in the intensive courses!

Get those hours in!! All in one crazy week! Especially good for those working shifts, and others who are feeling a litlte rusty and need to get their confidence up.

It's FUN!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

CORSI d'INGLESE - INVERNO 2013 - per 10 settimane


CORSI D’INGLESE– INVERNO 2013
Associazione Italo Americana FVG 

RAGAZZI (1 volta la settimana):

Pre-School (Scuola Materna)       
Mercoledì 5-6 p.m inizio 16/1 fine 27/3. Totale:  10 settimane (10 ore) –                           100

Elementary (Sc. Elementare)       
martedì: 4:45 – 6:15pm inizio 15/1 fine 26/3. Totale: 10 settimane (15 ore)—                 150
mercoledì: 3:30-5:00pm inizio 16/1 fine 27/3. Totale: 10 settimane (15 ore)—                 150

Middle School (Sc. Media)             
martedì: 3-4:45pm inizio 15/1 fine 26/3. Totale: 10 settimane (17.5 ore)—                        225

High School (Sc. Superiore)          
giovedì: 3-5pm inizio 17/1 fine 21/3. Totale: 10 settimane (20 ore)—                                 260
giovedì: 5:30-7:30pm inizio 17/1 fine 21/3. Totale: 10 settimane (20 ore)—                     260

ADULTI (1 volta la settimana):
Beginners (Principianti):                               
lunedì: 4-6pm inizio 14/1 fine 25/3. Totale: 10 settimane (20 ore)—                                   260
Advanced beginners:       
lunedì: 6-8pm inizio 14/1 fine 25/3. Totale: 10 settimane (20 ore)—                                   260
Intermediate Conversation:
martedì: 6-8pm inizio 15/1 fine 26/3. Totale: 10 settimane (20 ore)—                                260
Advanced Conversation:
mercoledì: 6-8pm inizio 16/1 fine 27/3. Totale: 10 weeks (20 ore)—                                    260

CORSO SPECIALE:  FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS
Mercoledì dalle 16 alle 18 –5 settimane (10 ore), date da concordarsi                                € 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 deve iscriversi all’Associazione.
Intero- adulto - €35, Ridotto (studenti, insegnanti, ³ 65 anni) - €25
Non possiamo concedere lo sconto IBAN per l’iscrizione all’AIA FVG.

SETTIMANA dell'INGLESE INTENSIVA


SUPER ENGLISH INTENSIVE WEEK
SETTIMANA SUPER INTENSIVA

JANUARY 7-11, 2013  (7-11 gennaio 2013)
TOTAL 10 hours 130 (TOTALE  10 ore) €130

Adult Beginner - Principiante            4-6 pm (ore 16-18)

Adult Advanced Beginner                   6-8 pm (ore 18-20)

Adult Advanced Conversation           6-8 pm (ore 18-20)

Adult Intermediate Conversation      6-8 pm (ore 18-20)

Una botta d’inglese in 1 settimana.  Quello che serve per reprendere tuo inglese un po’ arrugginito.  Una vera settimana di full immersion!

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 deve iscriversi all’Associazione.
Intero- adulto - €35, Ridotto (studenti, insegnanti, ³ 65 anni) - €25
Non possiamo concedere lo sconto IBAN per l’iscrizione all’AIA FVG.

Friday, December 14, 2012

American English Website for Teachers and Students

The American English website (US Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs) provides free resources for teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL), exploring American culture, and encouraging conversation within the global EFL community.
American English is a resource center for teaching and learning about American English language and culture. This website provides a variety of engaging materials including Video Games, Downloadable Music, Lesson Plans and resources for teachers' professional development and for students in the classroom. Both teachers and students will find new ways to practice English and learn more about the United States.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Friday American Experience - Jazz Gumbo Documentary

At American Corner Trieste on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 6 pm., to conclude our Jazz theme for Friday American Experience, the PBS documentary Jazz Gumbo, by Ken Burns will be shown in English.  90 minutes.

Explore the history of Jazz with its roots in New Orleans. Afro-American musicians blended Caribbean rhythm, Italian opera, Marching Bands, Baptist spirituals and blues to produce the music now known as "jazz".
Open to the Public

Thursday Coffee Break and Cookie Exchange

It's Thursday Coffee Break time at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste!  Join us Thursday, December 13th from 10-12 for a cup of coffee and some great conversation in English! 

For the holidays we have added a special appointment - COOKIE EXCHANGE
You bring 6 dozen homemade cookies (packaged 1 dozen a package) and take home a variety of 6 dozen other cookies from your fellow bakers.  Great idea and less work!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Trieste Early Jazz Orchestra Concert POSTPONED

Due to snow and ice, the Trieste Early Jazz Orchestra Concert scheduled for today at the Teatro Preseren - Bagnoli della Rosandra - has been cancelled. 

It will be rescheduled in January 2013!  Keep your fingers crossed for sun!

In the meantime, on Friday December 14th  at the American Corner, we will project the Documentary - JAZZ - Gumbo by Ken Burns (PBS).  The history of jazz with its New Orleans origins. 

Friday, December 7, 2012

PICK UP YOUR TESSERA!

For those of you who still have the temporary membership card (pink or blue), please come to the office and trade it in for your new, extra large, laminated membership card.

It may not fit in your wallet as well, but it is beautiful!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Corsi d'Inglese - Inverno 2013 - 1 volta la settimana


CORSI D’INGLESE– INVERNO 2013
Associazione Italo Americana FVG 

RAGAZZI (1 volta la settimana):

Pre-School (Scuola Materna)       
Mercoledì 5-6 p.m inizio 16/1 fine 27/3. Totale:  10 settimane (10 ore) –                           100

Elementary (Sc. Elementare)       
martedì: 4:45 – 6:15pm inizio 15/1 fine 26/3. Totale: 10 settimane (15 ore)—                 150
mercoledì: 3:30-5:00pm inizio 16/1 fine 27/3. Totale: 10 settimane (15 ore)—                 150

Middle School (Sc. Media)             
martedì: 3-4:45pm inizio 15/1 fine 26/3. Totale: 10 settimane (17.5 ore)—                        225

High School (Sc. Superiore)          
giovedì: 3-5pm inizio 17/1 fine 21/3. Totale: 10 settimane (20 ore)—                                 260
giovedì: 5:30-7:30pm inizio 17/1 fine 21/3. Totale: 10 settimane (20 ore)—                     260

ADULTI (1 volta la settimana):
Beginners (Principianti):                               
lunedì: 4-6pm inizio 14/1 fine 25/3. Totale: 10 settimane (20 ore)—                                   260
Advanced beginners:       
lunedì: 6-8pm inizio 14/1 fine 25/3. Totale: 10 settimane (20 ore)—                                   260
Intermediate Conversation:
martedì: 6-8pm inizio 15/1 fine 26/3. Totale: 10 settimane (20 ore)—                                260
Advanced Conversation:
mercoledì: 6-8pm inizio 16/1 fine 27/3. Totale: 10 weeks (20 ore)—                                    260

CORSO SPECIALE:  FOR ENGLISH TEACHERS
Mercoledì dalle 16 alle 18 –5 settimane (10 ore), date da concordarsi                                € 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 deve iscriversi all’Associazione.
Intero- adulto - €35, Ridotto (studenti, insegnanti, ³ 65 anni) - €25
Non possiamo concedere lo sconto IBAN per l’iscrizione all’AIA FVG.

Super Intensive English Week - January 2013

OOPS WE MADE A MISTAKE WITH THE PRICE!!!! SORRY

SUPER ENGLISH INTENSIVE WEEK
SETTIMANA SUPER INTENSIVA

JANUARY 7-11, 2013  (7-11 gennaio 2013)
TOTAL 10 hours € 260 130 (TOTALE  10 ore)  € 260130

Adult Beginner - Principiante            4-6 pm (ore 16-18)

Adult Advanced Beginner                   6-8 pm (ore 18-20)

Adult Advanced Conversation           6-8 pm (ore 18-20)

Adult Intermediate Conversation      6-8 pm (ore 18-20)

Una botta d’inglese in 1 settimana.  Quello che serve per reprendere tuo inglese un po’ arrugginito.  Una vera settimana di full immersion!

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 deve iscriversi all’Associazione.
Intero- adulto - €35, Ridotto (studenti, insegnanti, ³ 65 anni) - €25
Non possiamo concedere lo sconto IBAN per l’iscrizione all’AIA FVG.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Jazz in December at Friday American Experience


A month dedicated to Jazz
 
Friday, December 7th at 6 p.m., Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste propose a Conference in Italian entitled "Dal Ragtime Al
Jazz".
Livio Laurenti, founder and director of the Trieste Early Jazz Orchestra, will explain how ragtime developed into jazz. He will also propose some music clips.
The conference is Open to the Public.
...

Livio Laurenti has a degree in percussion instruments from the Conservatorio
Tartini Trieste. He works both in the classic and contemporary jazz fields. He founded and directs the JOPLIN RAGTIME ORCHESTRA and the TRIESTE EARLY JAZZ ORCHESTRA with which he recorded 2 CD's that were highly acclaimed by jazz critics both in Italy and abroad.

Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 6 p.m., The Trieste Early Jazz Orchestra will perform at Teatro F. Preseren a Bagnoli della Rosandra, Open to the Public.
The concert will feature original arrangements from the 20's and 30's where blues, ballads and syncopated rhythm meet to create an explosive blend that reminds us of the atmospere and the sounds of the Cotton Club.

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 6 pm., always within the Jazz theme for Friday American Experience, the PBS documentary Jazz Gumbo, by Ken Burns will be shown in English.  The history of Jazz with its roots in New Orleans. Afro-American musicians blended Caribbean rhythm, Italian opera, Marching Bands, Baptist spirituals and blues to produce the music now known as "jazz".
Open to the Public

Denise and Karoline are STARS!!

Don't forget to watch TELE4 TONIGHT FROM 6:30 TO 6:50! Denise and Karoline will talk ALL ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION, The American Cooking School, EVERYTHING!

Don't miss it!

Cookie Fest and Santa Visit


Here are some photos from our Cookie Fest and Santa Visit on November 30th.  Thanks to all for a wonderful time (and some great cookies!)  To view more photos click here
Our Baker- Demonstrators:  Pamela, Bethany, Janine, Denise
Santa's Helpers with the kids: Shiela, Marco, Karry, Francesca, Anastasia
Santa!!!,
Decorating Team:  Erin and Valentina
Clean up Crew:  We will be forever grateful!
Photographer:  Angela
Holding down the fort during the party:  Marcello

The Big Year at the Ariston

It's American Movie day at the Ariston on Thursday, December 6, 2012!
Join us for THE BIG YEAR, a comedy directed by David Frankel, Starring Jack Black and Owen Wilson. 100 minutes.
Here's the story:  Two bird enthusiasts try to defeat the cocky, cutthroat world record holder in a year-long bird-spotting competition.
Showtimes:  2, 4, 6:30 and 9 p.m.
At the Cinema Ariston, Via Romolo Gessi - Trieste
Members only.  Don't worry, you can become a member directly on Movie night!
 


Trieste Science+Fiction - Discount for AIA FVG members

From December 5-9, 2012 - TRIESTE SCIENCE + FICTION returns.  This year it will be held at the Sala Tripcovich.
The films, from all over the globe, are projected in original version with Italian sub-titles. 

Members of the Associazione Italo Americana FVG can purchase tickets to the entire series at the reduced price of €15.   This ticket gets you admission to all films and events connected with the program as well as a bag and the catalogue of the festival.
Here is the complete program:
http://www.sciencefictionfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/TS+F_programma2012_web.pdf
For more information about the festival visit the website: www.sciencefictionfestival.org.