Thursday, April 30, 2015

MAY 2nd - CLASSES AS USUAL

We are closed on Friday, May 1st for the National Holiday.  Have a great day!

May 2nd, CLASSES as USUAL.  See you Saturday!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

MAY 2015 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste - MAY 2015 NEWSLETTER

MAY – This is EXPO 2015 Milano Month Dedicated to FOOD 2.0!  Documentaries, Short Stories, Family Film in theme.  Check our blog and Like our Facebook Page to keep track of all the appointments!  Think Summer!  Registration is open for Summer STEAM and May Weekend Warrior Intensive Courses. 

MAY HOLIDAYS – May 1st- Closed.  May 2nd - Classes AS USUAL.

AIA FVG SPRING COURSES
NEW !!  WEEKEND WARRIOR  FULL IMMERSION ENGLISH for ADULTS –May 23-24.  – 10 hours of intensive English over the weekend. OBJ – Fluency!  Too busy during the week?  This is for you.  Start communicating in English, fast!   Contact us:  aia.fvg@gmail.com or call 329 01 10 424.

May 7 and May 12 – 6pm.  The same presentation will be made on 2 days.

SUMMER STEAM WEEKS for Kids and Teens - RESERVE EARLY - Space is limited. 
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.

Summer INTENSIVE Weeks and Weekend WARRIOR Full Immersion Courses for ADULTS – What you need, when and how you need it.  We also offer Individual Lessons.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES include:  Summer Reading Competition, Kids Book Club, Summer Films, Independence Day Celebration.

AMERICAN FILM SERIESCinema Dei Fabbri, Shows at 2, 4, 6:30 and 9 pm – MEMBERS ONLY
May 14 – ST. VINCENT (comedy 2014, 102 min.) Starring:  Bill Murray and Naomi Watts.

FOOD FILM FESTIVAL – Monday Nights at 8 pm – American Corner Trieste – OPEN to the PUBLIC.
Food as Reflected in American Cinema.  Zero Calories and Lots of Satisfaction.  Original Version with English subtitles.
May 4 - Big Night - 1996, 107 min.  written, starring and directed by Stanley Tucci. Two Italian brothers try to save their failing restaurant with one special night.
May 11 - Julie & Julia - 2009 - 123 min. with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book. 
May 18 - Ratatouille - 2007, 111 min. Animation. A rat who can cook forms an alliance with a chef in a famous restaurant.
May 25 - 
Waitress - 2007, 108 min. with Keri Russell. Jenna is an unhappily married waitress in the South, until she meets a newcomer to town and dives into a new relationship.

WOMEN’S SPACE - POETRY READING – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
May 25 – 6 pm – Poet Erynn Rowan Laurie will read from her book FIREFLIES at ABSOLUTE ZERO

THURSDAY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE at 10 am. –OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
AMERICAN FOOD TRADITIONS
May 7 Lidia Bastianich Celebrates America:  WEDDINGS: SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING NEW (PBS 2012, 60 min.)  Weddings in America are as diverse as the nation itself.
May 14 Lidia Bastianich Celebrates America: FREEDOM and INDEPENDENCE  (PBS 2013, 60 min.)  How different cultures celebrate Independence Day in the US . 
May 21 Lidia Bastianich Celebrates America:  HOLIDAY TABLES and TRADITIONS (PBS 2011, 60 min.) Ethnic communities in the US and their holiday traditions as celebrated in America. 
May 28 – Lidia Bastianich – NONNA TELL ME A STORY (20103, 30 min.)Lidia’s remembers her own holiday traditions in Istria as a child. 

TUESDAY MORNINGS – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
May 12 - 10amSHARING AND RELAXING IN ENGLISH – How are things going? Let’s reflect and talk.   Gestalt Method.
May 19 - 10am - TUESDAY COFFEE BREAK– Have a cup of coffee and some great conversation.
May 26 - 10am – SHORT STORY CLUBAN INTERVIEW with JULIA CHILD by Fern Berman.

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!

WINE, CHEESE and BOOKS – May 21st at 8 pm
The book of the month is Leaving Before the Rains Come by Alexandra Fuller.  Want to participate? Send an e-mail aia.fvg@gmail.com. The group changes venue each month.

AC TC – American Corner Teen Club meets every Friday afternoon from 5- 7 pmFree and Open to all Middle and High School Students

ROMAN MURDER MYSTERY DINNER for our MIDDLE and HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
May 16th  7pm - Lots of fun and pizza! What could be better?  RSVP at aia.fvg@gmail.com

FRIDAY FAMILY FILM NIGHT – Open to the Public
May 22 - 5 pm – Ratatouille  (Disney, 108 min.). An entrepreneurial rat dreams of becoming a famous French chef.

SAVE THE DATE: June 6, 6 pm - PRE-SCHOOL and ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – ICE CREAM SOCIAL GRADUATION– A celebration for all of our younger students and their families.

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!

Murder Mystery Dinner for Teens

American Corner Teen Club - otherwise known as AC TC, is organizing and end of the school year party for all Middle School and High School Students who have taken classes or lessons with us in the 2014/15 School Year. 

Don't you wish you were a Teen again!
RSVP to aia.fvg@gmail.com by May 10th and make a €5 contribution to cover food and beverages.




Sunday, April 26, 2015

April 27th- May 2nd

Here's the plan this week at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste.

TUESDAY - Apr. 28
10 am  Short Story Club - Discussion of  THE ECOLOGICAL SELF by John Seed from EarthLight Magazine for Earth Month.

11am - Survival Italian Conversation for Moms & Babies (0-3yrs)

THURSDAY - Apr. 30
10:30am - Mom and Baby (0-3yrs) Playgroup in English
11 am - Survival Italian Conversation for Adults (without babies!)

FRIDAY - May 1
Closed

SATURDAY - May 2
Lessons as usual

Don't forget our PRESENTATIONS of SUMMER COURSES and ACTIVITIES:  May 7th and May 12th at 6 pm.:
Summer STEAM Weeks for kids, Weekend Warrior and Intensive Weeks for Adults, Summer Reading, Summer Films, July 4th!

SUMMER COURSES and PROGRAM PRESENTATION

SUMMER PROGRAM PRESENTATIONS


PRESENTATIONS OF SUMMER PROGRAMS at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste

SAVE THE DATES:  

Thursday, MAY 7th at 6 pm.
                                                and
                                      Tuesday, MAY 12th at 6 pm

Do you need info now?  Go to the below links or contact: aiats.course@gmail.com or  New Number:  329 011 0424

SUMMER STEAM WEEKS for Pre.School, Elementary, Middle and High School Students.
Learn English by doing!  It's not school, it's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Project work in English. . A new theme each week.   Great for learners and Native Speakers



WEEKEND WARRIOR - Intensive English Immersion Weekends for Adults.  Too busy during the week?  Get a full immersion English Communication Class on the Weekend!
Next sessions: May 23-24, July 11-12

ADULT INTENSIVE WEEKS - 10 hours of Intensive English in 1 week.
June 29-July 3 and September 7-11

SUMMER PROGRAMS at the American Corner - Summer Film Series, Summer Reading Program.

ADULT INTENSIVE ENGLISH - Summer 2015

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  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 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


 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. 

WEEKEND WARRIOR 10 hours total / weekend

Saturday and Sunday 2-7 pm 

Next sessions:  

11-12/09, 
23-24/10, 
14-15/11, 
12-13/13, 
16-17/0, 
20-21/02, 
19-20/03, 
16-17/04


We also offer INDIVIDUAL LESSONS.

Summer STEAM Weeks in English for PreSchool, Elementary, Middle and 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 dailyWeek 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 

Friday, April 24, 2015

NO CLASSES TODAY!!

It is April, 25th, which is a holiday in Italy. There will be no classes today. When in doubt, check the Google Calendar on the blog.

Thank you and enjoy your weekend!!

Doing Business in the USA - Chris Jester

Many thanks to Chris Jester, U.S. Consul Political and Economic Affairs - U.S. Consulate General Milan for his presentation:  Doing Business in the USA.  
American Corner Trieste - April 23, 2015.

More resources can be found at:
www.selectusa.gov
or by contacting:   aia.fvg@gmail.com



Thursday, April 23, 2015

April 25th - NO CLASSES

Saturday, April 25th - La Festa della Liberazione, is a national holiday. Our offices will be closed. NO classes this Saturday. 

Next week: 
Saturday, May 2nd - Classes will be held AS USUAL.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Doing Business in the USA

Free and Open to the Public.  No reservation required.

Film Food Festival - May, Mondays at 8pm

May FOOD FILM FESTIVAL at American Corner Trieste.
Monday nights at 8 pm - Free and Open to the Public.

Our favorite food films - Zero Calories and Lots of Satisfaction!

Original Version Films with English Subtitles.

May 4 - Big Night - 1996, 107 min.  with Stanley Tucci.
Two Italian brothers try to save their failing restaurant with one special night.
May 11 - Julie & Julia - 2009 - 123 min. with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.
Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book. 
May 18 - Ratatouille - 2007, 111 min. Animation.
A rat who can cook forms an alliance with a chef in a famous restaurant.
May 25 - Waitress - 2007 , 108 min. with Keri Russell.
Jenna is an unhappily married waitress in the South, until she meets a newcomer to town and dives into a new relationship.


Sunday, April 19, 2015

SUMMER PROGRAM PRESENTATIONS


PRESENTATIONS OF SUMMER PROGRAMS at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste
SAVE THE DATES:  
Thursday, MAY 7th at 6 pm.
and
                                      Tuesday, MAY 12th at 6 pm



SUMMER STEAM WEEKS for Pre.School, Elementary, Middle and High School Students.
Learn English by doing!  It's not school, it's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Project work in English. . A new theme each week.   Great for learners and Native Speakers


ADULT SUMMER INTENSIVE CLASSES

WEEKEND WARRIOR - Intensive English Immersion Weekends for Adults.  Too busy during the week?  Get a full immersion English Communication Class on the Weekend!
Next sessions: May 23-24, July 11-12

ADULT INTENSIVE WEEKS - 10 hours of Intensive English in 1 week.
June 29-July 3 and September 7-11

SUMMER PROGRAMS at the American Corner - Summer Film Series, Summer Reading Program.

Do you need info now?
Go to the above links or contact:  aiats.course@gmail.com or  New Number:  329 011 0424

What's Up April 20-24

April 20-24.  Here's the plan at American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG. 
All American Corner Trieste Activities are Free and Open to the Public.

Tuesday, April 21st
10 am - Tuesday Coffee Break
11 am - Survival Italian Conversation for Moms with Babies (0-3yrs)

Wednesday, April 22nd - Earth Day 

Thursday, April 23rd
10 am - Documentary - WASTELAND (2009, 95 min.)  Vik Muniz, Brazilian- American artist, and local garbage pickers transform recyclable materials from the world’s largest garbage dump into works of art.
10:30 am - Mom & Baby Playgroup in English
11 am - Survival Italian Conversation for Adults - without babies
2, 4, 6:30 and 9 pm- LOVE IS STRANGE - Cinema dei Fabbri - AIA FVG Members Only
(comedy 2014, 94 min.) Starring:  John Lithgow, Alfred Molina


6 pm - DOING BUSINESS in the USA - 
Guest Speaker:  Chris Jester, Consul for Political and Economic Affairs - U.S. Consulate General Milan

Friday, April 24th
5 pm - AC Teen Club - Working on Mystery Dinner Invitations

Saturday, April 25th - HOLIDAY!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What's in the American Corner Trieste Library?

Here is the on-line catalogue of books and DVD's in the American Corner Library.
Items are added weekly!
Check it out and come on down and Check Out a Book, DVD or Magazine.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring, Summer and Intensive Courses


Looking for information about our English Courses?

For more info:  aiats.course@gmail.com or 329 01 10 424

You can still register for Spring Session Classes, even if they have already started.

You're never too early to plan for summer!

Here are the Links:

Spring Kids Courses
Spring Adult Courses


WEEKEND WARRIOR - Adult Intensive -  May 23-24

Summer STEAM Kids - 
Pre-School, Elementary, Middle and High School STEAM Weeks.  Learn English by doing.  Project based Learning in English.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

What's Up April 13-17?

Here's the plan for April 13-17 at American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG.  All American Corner Activities are Free and Open to the Public.


Tuesday, April 14th 
10am - Sharing and Relaxing in English - Gestalt Method
11am - Mom and Baby (0-3yrs) Survival Conversation in Italian



Thursday,  April 16th
10am - Earth Days  (PBS 2009, 102 min.)  From the birth of the modern environmental movement in the 1950’s to the first 1970 Earth Day Celebration.
10:30am - Mom and Baby (0-3yrs) Playgroup in English
11am - Survival Conversation in Italian for Adults
8pm - Wine, Cheese & Books - Anything by Beppe Severgnini this month.  The venue changes monthly.  Send us an email aia.fvg@gmail.com if you want to participate.

Friday, April 17th
5pm - Family Film Night -  ELMO Goes Green (PBS Sesame Street, 47 min.). Elmo learns how to respect the Earth and recycle.
5pm - AC TC - American Corner - We're cooking a mystery meal tonight.  It could be Eskimo or it could be Croatian.  Only Joe knows.

Monday, April 6, 2015

What's Up April 7-10?

Here's the Plan for this Week at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste.
All Activities Free and Open to the Public. It's Earth Month!

Monday - Closed for Easter Break

Tuesday: SPRING SESSION English Classes Begin! Registration is still open.  For class information go to this link
11 am - Italian Survival Conversation or Mom & Baby (0-3 yrs)

Thursday; 10 am - Documentary -  An Inconvenient Truth (2006, 50 min.)  Former Vice President Al Gore’s presentation of the danger of global warming.
10:30 am - Mom & Baby Playgroup in English
11 am - Italian Survival Conversation (without babies!)

Friday: 5 pm - American Corner Teen Club - working on Murder Mystery Dinner


5:30 pm CONFERENCE:  JAPANESE ANIMATED MOVIES through AMERICAN EYES – Open to the Public – Guest Speaker:  Dr. Ogihara-Schuck, Visiting Scholar from Dortmund through Erasmus.  Her published work includes:  Miyazaki's Animism Abroad: The Reception of Japanese Religious Themes by American and German Audiences.

April is Earth Month at American Corner Trieste

Earth Month - Documentaries and Short Stories in Theme.