Friday, February 27, 2015

March 2015 Newletter

              AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste MARCH 2015
MARCH … Women’s History Month!  Documentaries, University of Trieste Speaker Series, Short Stories.  Just need a place to hang out and study?  Come on down.  Check our blog and Like our Facebook Page to keep track of all the appointments!  Spring Registration, Summer STEAM Registration, Weekend Warrior Intensive Courses.  Are you curious yet?  Read on!

 AIA FVG SPRING COURSES
The Schedules are in for our Spring Courses - 10 weeks of lessons starting on April 7th for KIDS and for ADULTS.  Contact us if you’re interested.  aia.fvg@gmail.com

NEW !!  WEEKEND WARRIOR  SUPER INTENSIVE ENGLISH for ADULTS March 28-29.  – 10 hours of English over the weekend.  Too busy during the week?  This is for you.  Get your English and get it fast!   Contact us:  aia.fvg@gmail.com

SUMMER STEAM WEEKS for Kids and Teens at AIA FVG
STEAM Weeks:  exciting, hands-on learning opportunity for young people, applying integrated skills and Project Based Learning with emphasis on the STEAM curriculum areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) in English.  You will learn by doing, and having fun…in English.  The groups are divided by class level:  Pre-School, Elementary, Middle and High School, with thematic weeks. For both Native and Non -Native Speakers. Here is the link for details.  Space is limited. 

You can still purchase your Memberships for 2014/15.  The prices remain unchanged:  €35 for the Regular Adult Membership and €25 for Students age 16 and over, Teachers and over age 65.  To attend courses, the student (or their parent must) be a member.  Membership is valid for checking out books, magazines, DVD’s and for the 2014/15 American Cinema Program in the Original Version at Cinema dei Fabbri from October until May.  Membership is valid one school year and must be renewed annually.  You can register at any time.  We are no longer selling Memberships at the Cinema.  Come to the office to register.

MEMBERSHIP CARDS -  If you haven’t done so yet, please pick up your final membership cards in the office during our office hours:  Monday to Friday 4-7 pm and Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9 am until noon.

INFORMATION SESSION - U.S. VISA TYPES and PROCEDURES – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Mar 23 – 5 pm - Inna Rotenberg, Vice Consul of the Consular Section of the U.S. Consulate Milan will discuss the US Visa Procedure and the different types of Visas.  No applications can be accepted and Visa Interviews will not be conducted.

WOMEN’S SPACE-  SPEAKER AND DOCUMENTARY SERIES – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
In collaboration with the Course “Donne, Politica, Istituzioni” of the Università degli Studi di Trieste
Tues. Mar 17 - 5:30 pm: First ladies, documentary (2014, part of Il tempo e la storia documentary series, RAI Storia, special guest Raffaella Baritono, 50 min., Italian language). Professor Elisabetta Vezzosi, University of Trieste will lead the discussion.  The changing roles of the women beside the U.S. Presidents. 
Tues. Mar 24 - 5:30: I have a dream. Il movimento di liberazione degli afroamericani, documentary (2014, part of Il tempo e la storia documentary series, RAI Storia, special guest Elisabetta Vezzosi, 50 min., Italian language).  Professors Vezzosi and Leonardo Buonomo of the University of Trieste will lead a panel discussion.  The decisive roles that afroamerican women played in the Civil Rights Movement.  
Mon. Mar 30 - 5:30  Finding Vivian Maier, (2013, USA, dir. John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, documentary, 84 min. English language) Elisabetta Bini, University of Trieste, will be with us to discuss the film. True story of a nanny in New York, posthumously recognized as a talented street photographer. 

AMERICAN FILM SERIESCinema Dei Fabbri, Shows at 2, 4, 6:30 and 9 pm – MEMBERS ONLY
Mar 5 – ENOUGH SAID (comedy, 93 min.) Starring:  James Gandolfini, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Mar 26 – DECODING ANNIE PARKER (drama, 91 min.)  Starring Samantha Morton, Helen Hunt.

MADE FOR EACH OTHER –Monday nights at 8 pm – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The last episode of this season:  Batman Returns starring Michael Keaton of Birdman, Academy Award Winner.  Thanks to Leonardo Buonomo for another great year of “couples”. 

Mar 2   Batman Returns. Tim Burton. Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito (1992). 

TUESDAY MORNINGS – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Mar 17- 10amSHARING AND RELAXING IN ENGLISH – How are things going? Let’s reflect and talk.   Gestalt Method.
Mar 24- 10am - TUESDAY COFFEE BREAK– Have a cup of coffee and some great conversation.
Mar 31 - 10am – SHORT STORY CLUB - The story for the month is IF MEN COULD MENSTRUATE by Gloria Steinem, originally published in Ms. Magazine in 1978.

 THURSDAY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE at 10 am. –OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Women’s History Month
Mar 5The Triangle Fire (PBS 2012, 60 min) The tragic New York Fire in which 146 people lost their lives, leading to workplace safety reform and International Women’s Day. 
Mar 12Amelia Earhart (50 min). The life and legend of this courageous and groundbreaking aviator.
Mar 19 – Iron Jawed Angels part 1. Defiant activists took the women’s suffrage movement to a new level, risking their lives to help American women win the right to vote.
Mar 26 – Iron Jawed Angels, part 2.  Starring Hilary Swank, Anjelica Huston, Julia Ormond.

WINE, CHEESE and BOOKS – Mar 19  at 8 pm
The Book of the Month is MIDDLE AGE by Joyce Carole Oates.  Monthly meetings are held in different venues each month.  Want to participate?  For details, send an e-mail to aia.fvg@gmail.com.

ITALIAN SURVIVAL CONVERSATION GROUP for ITALIAN LANGUAGE LEARNERS – Open to the Public - We have 2 groups meeting each week: 
Every TUESDAY 11-12 – Italian Survival Conversation for MOMS with BABIES (0-3yrs)
Every THURSDAY 11-12 – Italian Survival Conversation for ADULTS (WITHOUT Babies) 
Make sure that you get the right day!  Start to speak. No stress. No charge.  Don’t worry about making mistakes!  Practical everyday Italian. 

MOM and BABY (0-3 years) PLAYGROUP in ENGLISH – Open to the Public
Every THURSDAY from 10:30-12. Bring your baby.  Hang out with other moms. Speak English.  Get out of the house!

AC TC – American Corner Teen Club meets every Friday afternoon from 5- 7 pm.  Free and Open to all Middle and High School Students.  On the Highway to Teen Club.  We’re working on a Murder Mystery Dinner.  Come and be a part of it!

 FRIDAY FAMILY FILM NIGHT – Open to the Public
Mar 27 - 5 pm – BRAVE (animation, 90 min.) Princess Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.

NEW!! SCRABBLE CLUB – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Mar 7 and 21 - 6 pm.  We have started a Scrabble Club in English that meets every other Saturday evening.  They change venues.  If you would like to participate contact us at aia.fvg@gmail.com

AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Programs, consultation of the library, public internet access computers, and Wi-Fi are always free and open to the public.  It’s a great place to study, meet friends, bring your kids.  The US Department of State has granted us a Gold Standard rating in terms of programs, facilities, services! In addition to our regular library, we also feature and Education Advising Section, Children’s Corner Library and Women’s Space. 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Remember that we are a volunteer organization.  We are looking for people to work in the afternoons at the Front Desk, manage library checkouts, mentors for teens and a variety of other roles.  Contact us!  We’ll keep you busy!

Summer 2015 Adult Intensive English at Associazione Italo Americana FVG


SUMMER 2015 ADULT INTENSIVE English Classes at Associazione Italo Americana FVG!

In order to take a class with us adults must be members.  See membership info. 

 
Need more info now? Tel  349 3730682 aiats.course@gmail.com

As always, when you pay with an IBAN, you have a 5% discount on the class.  Please write the Name of the Student, Class name, class day, class time on your causale.
Our IBAN: IT49A0200802290000005261887
Adult Intensive Weeks – 125 Euro per week (IBAN 118.75 Euro) 10 hours total, 6-8pm daily. 
Participation in ALL weeks is NOT compulsory. For example, you can choose to participate in only 1 week.
·         June 29th – July 3rd
·         September 7th – 11st



NEW!   WEEKEND WARRIOR INTENSIVE ENGLISH –Euro 125 (IBAN 118.75) 10 hours in 2 days    
Do you have free time on weekends and want to take a 10 hour, intensive English course?  Busy during the week?  Do something different! Take our weekend course. All Levels. 
Next Classes:
May 23-24:    Sat. 2-5, and Sun. 9-1 and 2-5pm
July 11th and 12th:    Sat. 2-5, and Sun. 9-1 and 2-5pm

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Summer STEAM 2015 for Materna, Elementary, Middle, High School


SUMMER STEAM English Classes for

Pre- School, Elementary, Middle School, High School

SPACE IS LIMITED.  SIGN UP EARLY!


STEAM Weeks:  Exciting and hands-on learning opportunity for young people, applying integrated skills and with a special emphasis on the STEAM curriculum areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) in English.  You will learn by doing, and having fun…in English.  The groups are divided by class level:  Pre-School, Elementary, Middle and High School, with 4 theme weeks. For both Native and Non -Native Speakers.
In order to take a class with us, 1 parent must become a member.  Students age 16 and over can become members on their own. See membership information

Need more info now? Tel  329 01 10 424  aiats.course@gmail.com

As always, when you pay with an IBAN, you have a 5% discount on the class.  Please write the Student Name, Class Name, Class Day, Class Time on your causale.
Our IBAN: IT49A0200802290000005261887
It is possible to have another 5% discount if you sing up two sibling or for early sign up, never more than a total of 10% discount.


Participation in ALL weeks is NOT compulsory. For example, you can choose to participate in week 1 only or week 1 and week 3 and so on….


PRE-SCHOOL - Euro 150 per week (IBAN Euro 142.50), 15 hours total, 9:00 to 12:00 daily
Week 1. July 6th- 10th
Week 2. July 13th - 17th


ELEMENTARY - Euro 150 per week (IBAN Euro 142.50), 15 hours total, 9:00 to 12:00 daily
Week 1. July 6th- 10th
Week 2. July 13th - 17th
Week 3. August 24th - 28th
Week 4. August 31st – September 4th 

MIDDLE SCHOOL - Euro 150 per week (IBAN Euro 142.50), 15 hours total, 9:00 to 12:00 daily
Week 1. June 22nd  – 26th 
Week 2. June 29th – July 3rd
Week 3. August 24th – 28th
Week 4. August 31st – September 4th 


HIGH SCHOOL - Euro 150 per week (IBAN Euro 142.50), 15 hours total, 9:00 to 12:00 daily
Week 1. June 22nd  – 26th 
Week 2. June 29th – July 3rd
Week 3. August 24th – 28th
Week 4. August 31st – September 4th 

Women's History Month - March 2015 at American Corner Trieste

WOMEN’S SPACE-  SPEAKER AND DOCUMENTARY SERIES – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC


Tues. Mar 17 - 5:30 pm: First ladies, documentary (2014, part of Il tempo e la storia documentary series, RAI Storia, special guest Raffaella Baritono, 50 min., Italian language). Professor Elisabetta Vezzosi, University of Trieste will lead the discussion.  The changing roles of the women beside the U.S. Presidents. 

Tues. Mar 24 - 5:30: I have a dream. Il movimento di liberazione degli afroamericani, documentary (2014, part of Il tempo e la storia documentary series, RAI Storia, special guest Elisabetta Vezzosi, 50 min., Italian language).  Professors Vezzosi and Leonardo Buonomo of the University of Trieste will lead a panel discussion.  The decisive roles that afroamerican women played in the Civil Rights Movement.  

Mon. Mar 30 - 5:30  Finding Vivian Maier, (2013, USA, dir. John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, documentary, 84 min. English language) Elisabetta Bini, University of Trieste, will be with us to discuss the film. True story of a nanny in New York, posthumously recognized as a talented street photographer. 

THURSDAY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE DOCUMENTARIES.  Every Thursday at 10 am.  Free and Open to the Public. 



Mar 5The Triangle Fire (PBS 2012, 60 min) The tragic New York Fire in which 146 people lost their lives, leading to workplace safety reform and International Women’s Day. 
Mar 12Amelia Earhart (50 min). The life and legend of this courageous and groundbreaking aviator.
Mar 19 – Iron Jawed Angels part 1. Defiant activists took the women’s suffrage movement to a new level, risking their lives to help American women win the right to vote. Starring Hilary Swank, Anjelica Huston, Julia Ormond.
Mar 26 – Iron Jawed Angels, part 2. 

SHORT STORY DISCUSSSION:
Mar. 30, 10 am - If Men Could Menstruate, by Gloria Steinem - Ms. Magazine 10/1978

FAMILY FILM:
Mar. 27, 5 pm - The BRAVE - Disney.  A princess has to break all the rules to save her Kingdom. 

Spring Classes for Adults - Regular and Weekend Warrior


SPRING 2015 ADULT English Classes

at Associazione Italo Americana FVG


NEWS:
This year we will have 10 weeks in Spring.  Hourly prices remain unchanged. In order to take a class with us adults must be members. 
See membership info. 
Need more info now? Tel  329 01 10 424  aiats.course@gmail.com

As always, when you pay with an IBAN, you have a 5% discount on the class.  Please write the Name of the Student, Class name, class day, class time on your causale.
Our IBAN: IT49A0200802290000005261887

ADULT BEGINNER (no previous English) - Euro 250 (IBAN Euro 237.50) 10 weeks
, 2 hours per week
Monday - 4:00 - 6:00  - Start 13/04, End: 15/06

ADULT ADVANCED BEGINNER  -  Euro 250 (IBAN Euro 237.50) 10 weeks, 2 hours per week
Monday - 10:00 - 12 - Start 13/04, End: 15/06
Monday - 6:00 - 8:00  - Start 13/04, End: 15/06



ADULT INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION- Euro 250 (IBAN Euro 237.50) 10 weeks,
2 hours per week
Tuesday Intermediate / Advanced Conversation  - 10:00 - 12 - Start 7/04 End 16/06
Tuesday - 6:00 - 8:00  - Start 7/04 End 16/06

ADULT ADVANCED CONVERSATION  -  Euro 250 (IBAN Euro 237.50) 10 weeks 2 hours per week
Tuesday Intermediate / Advanced Conversation  - 10:00 - 12 - Start 7/04 End 16/06
Wednesday - 6:00 - 8:00  - Start 8/04, End: 10/06

BUSINESS ENGLISH at LUNCH -  Euro 125 (IBAN Euro 118.75) 10 weeks 1 hour per week
Tuesday - 1:00 - 2:00 - Start 7/04, End: 16/06

NEW!   WEEKEND WARRIOR INTENSIVE ENGLISH –Euro 125 (IBAN 118.75) 10 hours in 2 days    

Do you have free time on weekends and want to take a 10 hour, intensive English course?  Busy during the week?  Do something different! Take our weekend course. All Levels.  Two sessions offered this Spring:

·         March 28- 29:    Sat. 2-5, and Sun. 9-1 and 2-5pm

·         May 23-24:  Sat. 2-5,  Sun. 9-1 and 2-5pm

           July 11-12: Sat 2-5 and Sun 9-1- and 2-5 pm


Spring Classes for Kids 2015


Spring 2015 English Classes for

Pre - School, Elementary, Middle School, High School

 The Spring session is 10 weeks long.

In order to take a class with us, 1 parent must become a member.  Students age 16 and over can become members on their own. See membership information

Need more info now? Tel  329 01 10 424 aiats.course@gmail.com

As always, when you pay with an IBAN, you have a 5% discount on the class.  Please write the Student Name, Class Name, Class Day, Class Time on your causale.
Our IBAN: IT49A0200802290000005261887

PRE SCHOOL - Euro 100 (IBAN Euro 95), 10 weeks, 1 hour per week
Tuesday - 3:30-4:30 - Start 7/4, End: 16/6
Wednesday - 5:00 – 6:00 - Start 8/4, End: 10/6
Thursday - 5:00 - 6:00, Start, 9/4, End: 11/6
Saturday - 10:00 – 11:00, Start 11/4, End: 20/6
                 - 11:00 - 12:00, Start 11/4, End: 20/6

ELEMENTARY - Euro 150 (IBAN Euro 142.50), 10 weeks, 1.5 hours per week
Tuesday - 4:30-6:00 - Start 7/4, End: 16/6
                  6:00 - 7:30 - Start 7/4, End: 16/6
Wednesday - 4:30- 6:00, Start 8/4, End: 10/6
                       6:00 - 7:30, Start 8/4, End: 10/6
Thursday - 4:30- 6:00, Start 9/4, End: 11/6
Saturday - 11:00 - 12:30, Start Start 11/4, End: 20/6
MIDDLE SCHOOL - Euro 200 (IBAN Euro 190), 10 weeks, 2 hours per week
Thursday - 3:00 - 5:00, Start 9/4, End: 11/6

HIGH SCHOOL - Euro 200 (IBAN Euro 190), 10 weeks, 2 hours per week
Wednesday - 3:00 - 5:00, Start 8/4, End: 10/6
Thursday - 6:00 - 8:00, Start 9/4, End:  11/6

PARENT ENGLISH on SATURDAYS - Euro 100 (IBAN Euro 95), 10 weeks, 1 hour per week
Saturday - 10:00 - 11:00, Start:  11/4, End:  20/6 
          

Saturday, February 21, 2015

What's Up - Feb. 23-27th?

All American Corner Trieste Activities are Free and Open to the Public  
American Corner Trieste - Piazza Sant'Antonio 6, Trieste.  aia.fvg@gmail.com
Click on the Links for Details. 

Monday - Feb. 23, 2015
8 pm - Made for Each Other - BATMAN - TV Series - in Original Version

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
10:00 am - Short Story Discussion Group - Am I Blue? by Alice Walker in English
11- 12 - Survival Italian Conversation for Mom & Babies (0-3 yrs)

Thursday , February 26, 2015
10 am - The March - Documentary about the 1963 March on Washington with Martin Luther King.
10:30 am - Mom & Baby (0-3 yrs) Play Group in English  
11 am - Italian Conversation for Language Learners (without Babies!)
  
Friday, February 27, 2015
5 pm - AC TC - Teen Club
5 pm - Family Film - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 , 8 pm - Batman - TV Series - Made For Each Other

Made for Each Other continues with the last "Couple" in the series.  For the next 2 Mondays, the theme is THE CAPED CRUSADER - otherwise known as Batman.

One week the TV Show and the next week the Film on the same theme, in original version.  Leonardo Buonomo presents these lessons in American Pop Culture 101. 

All Events at the American Corner Trieste are FREE and OPEN to the Public. 
23 /02/ 2015       Batman. TV Series.  Adam West, Burt Ward (1966-68)
Batman and Robin fight crime in Gotham City in this parody of the famous comic.  A Pop Art TV show, based on DC Comics.  A real Batmobile, Batcave and non digital special effects.  WHAM, POW, PING, BOOM!
 
2 /03/ 2015            Batman Returns. Dir. Tim Burton. Con Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito (1992).  Only Batman can stop the Penguin in Gotham City.  Catwoman has her own agenda. 


Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - Short Story and Italian Conversation

All Events at American Corner are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.


10 am Short Story Discussion Group - Am I Blue? by Alice Walker
Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Novelist, Poet, Activist, Feminist best known for The Color Purple.  Click the above link to read the story and learn more about Alice Walker.

11 am Italian Survival Conversation for Italian Language Learners (with babies) - What you need to get by and start SPEAKING Italian.  It's all good.  No stress, No babysitter. No charge. 

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - The March, Mom & Baby Playgroup in English, Italian Survival Conversation

All Activities at American Corner Trieste are Free and Open to the Public.

10 am - The March - PBS Documentary, 60 minutes. The March on Washington, August 1963.
Narrated by Denzel Washington, featuring the famous I Have A Dream Speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Steps of the Lincoln Memorial -The March for Jobs and Freedom.

10:30 am - Mom and Baby (0-3 yrs) Playgroup in English
Come down, meet some other moms, hangout with your babies, speak English.

11 am - Italian Survival Conversation Group (without babies!). 
Learn what you need to start SPEAKING.  No stress, no homework, no charge.