Sunday, May 31, 2015

Closed June 1st and 2nd

We're closed June 1st and 2nd for the Festa della Repubblica.  See you on Wednesday!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

June 2015 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste - JUNE 2015 NEWSLETTER

JUNE – Countdown to the end of the school year and the beginning of Summer STEAM!  Doc
Once school gets out, we’ll reduce our hours, but still give you a lot of Quality Time!  Summer plans include the Cartoon Film Fest, Summer  Reading Competition for all ages, Independence Day Celebration, Intensive Courses, Weekend Warrior and Summer STEAM for kids from Pre-K through High School.  June is LGBT Month: celebrate freedom and fairness.  Check our blog and Like our Facebook Page to keep track of all the appointments! 

The FOOD FILM FESTIVAL and our month dedicated to EXPO2015 was a great success!  Thanks to the Monday night team – Leonardo, Alice, Domenico, Isa for making this movie series possible.  Our cookbooks and food films are always available for checkout!

JUNE HOLIDAYS – June 1st and 2nd – CLOSED.

GRADUATION and ICE CREAM SOCIAL – Pre-School and Elementary School
June 5, 6 pm - A celebration for all of our younger students and their families. Distribution of year end certificates and eating Ice Cream!  Recognition of our fantastic team of teachers.  RSVP with the number of people attending  aia.fvg@gmail.com or at the Front Desk.

SUMMER LIBRARY HOURSFrom June 15th the Library will be open for checkouts on:  Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9-12 and Wednesday afternoons 5-7pm.  The American Corner is volunteer run and it’s time for a break!  A big round of applause to all of our Volunteers!

AIA FVG SUMMER COURSES
Yes, we have special classes in the Summer tooFor information on courses: Click on the below links, look at our blog or contact aiats.course@gmail.com tel. 329 01 10 424.

WEEKEND WARRIOR FULL IMMERSION ENGLISH for ADULTS.  Class 1 was dismissed with a big OOH RA (until next time!).  Congratulations on your progress and your stamina.  10 hours of intensive English over the weekend. OBJ – English Fluency!  Too busy during the week?  This is for you.  Start communicating in English, fast!   For information on the next sessions contact us:  aiats.course@gmail.com or call 329 01 10 424.

SUMMER STEAM WEEKS for Kids and Teens - Space is limited – Check our link for registration deadlines. 
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. Participate in as many weeks as you want.

SAT EXAM PREPARATION – Contact us if you will be taking the SAT to go to the university in the US.  We are setting up a special summer class. 

Summer INTENSIVE Week – June 29 – July 3 and Weekend WARRIOR Full Immersion Courses for ADULTS – What you need, when and how you need it.  Two hours a day for 5 days.  We also offer Individual Lessons.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

I LOVE READING – Summer Reading Contest – From June 15th until September 7th
Every time you check out a book, you get a sticker.  Fantastic prizes at summer end by age group: You could win a Kindle, an Illustrated Dictionary, Stickers.  Adults can participate too!  Avoid the Summer Slide.  Research proves that students can lose up to 3 months of learning progress during the summer.  Read!
  
SUMMER BOOK CLUB for KIDS – Students age 9 to 12 – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
Mondays and Wednesdays 12 -1 – June 22 – July 15.  Students age 9-12 for Native Speakers and students with a high level of English.  We’re reading a chapter book with our teacher Janine.  Please contact us ASAP if you are interested.  aia.fvg@gmail.com. We’ll select the book based on the reading levels of the participants.  Students should start when we begin the book and attend regularly. 

SUMMER CARTOON FESTIVAL – Wednesday afternoons at 5:30 p.m. American Corner Trieste – Free and OPEN to the PUBLIC.
Take a break!  Cartoon Feature Films in English for all ages.  From June 24th – July 29th
June 24, 5:30 pm – DRAGON TRAINER (2010, 98 min) a Viking boy forges a friendship with a young dragon.  The following week:  July 1stLady and the Tramp.

WOMEN’S SPACE – BOOK PRESENTATION – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
June 11, 5:30 pmAdriano Angelini presents JACKIE – a biographical novel about Jacqueline Kennedy.  In Italian.  Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis - a mysterious icon and one of the most admired people in the 20th century.  Presented by Arianna Boria – Journalist from Il Piccolo.

TUESDAY and THURSAY MORNINGS – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
June 9, 10amSHARING AND RELAXING IN ENGLISH – How are things going? Let’s reflect and talk.   Gestalt Method – Thank you Melissa!
TUESDAY COFFEE BREAK and SHORT STORY CLUB - Back in September – Thanks Erynn for being a great Short Story Moderator!
THURSDAY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Documentaries – Back in the Fall

MOMS & BABIES 0-3 yrs – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
Every TUESDAY 11-12 until June 16th – Italian Survival Conversation.
Every THURSDAY 10:30-12 until June 18th. Bring your baby.  Hang out with other moms. Speak English.  Get out of the house!  Many thanks to Cristina and Anna as volunteer Italian Teachers and Moderators!

ITALIAN SURVIVAL CONVERSATION GROUP for ITALIAN LANGUAGE LEARNERS – FREE and Open to the Public
Every THURSDAY 11-12 – Italian Survival Conversation for ADULTS (WITHOUT Babies) 
Start to speak. No stress. No charge.  Don’t worry about making mistakes!  Practical everyday Italian. 

WINE, CHEESE and BOOKS – June 18th at 8 pm – Meeting venue changes each month.
The last book of the summer is The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.  Want to participate? Send an e-mail aia.fvg@gmail.com.  Maureen was a fantastic Coordinator!

AC TC – American Corner Teen Club one final meeting on June 5th before the Summer Holiday.  The Roman Murder Mystery Dinner was a great success!  Thanks to Joe and all the kids for their hard work. Our teens are looking forward to attending the Model United Nations in Rome in October. 

INDEPENDENCE DAY – July 4th – SAVE THE DATE! 
It’s going to be spectacular!  More details soon. 

AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Programs, consultation of the library, public internet access computers, and Wi-Fi are always free and open to the public.  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!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Independence Day 2015

Details coming soon.  It's going to be Spectacular!

Kids Summer Book Club


KIDS' SUMMER BOOK CLUB
Students age 9 to 12 – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC


  • June 22 – July 15.  
  • Mondays and Wednesdays 12 -1 pm –
  • Students age 9-12 - 
  • Native Speakers and students with a high level of English.  


We’re reading a chapter book with our teacher Janine.  
Please contact us ASAP if you are interested.  aia.fvg@gmail.com
We’ll select the book based on the reading levels of the participants.  Students should attend regularly.  

Summer Cartoon Festival


Summer Reading Contest

SUMMER READING COMPETITION
Every time you check out a book, you get a sticker.  Fantastic prizes at summer end by age group: You could win a Kindle, an Illustrated Dictionary, Stickers.  Adults can participate too!  

Avoid the Summer Slide.  Research proves that students can lose up to 3 months of learning progress during the summer.  Read!

Ice Cream Social and Graduation

Bring your appetite for ICE CREAM!  Make your own Sundae.
Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect.
aia.fvg@gmail.com




Saturday, May 23, 2015

What's Up? May 25-29

What's Up at the Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste.  Piazza Sant'Antonio Nuovo, 6 - Trieste.  All activities Free and Open to the Public

Monday, May 25, 2015
6pm - Poetry Reading - Erynn Rowan Laurie reads from her book FIREFLIES at ABSOLUTE ZERO


A map of a life, written in location and longing, its calligraphy the surreal moments between dream and waking. The poems are shaped by myth, the Gaelic poetic tradition, dream worlds, personal history, and the grey-green landscape of the Salish Sea. From snowfall in the Hoh rainforest to the sensuality of a lover's touch, the poems span decades of a life in motion, finally finding a home between the mountains and waters of the Pacific Northwest.

Erynn Rowan Laurie, writer, poet, and professional madwoman formerly living on the shores of the Salish Sea, now lives in Trieste. Author of Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom, she is inspired by the early Irish poetic tradition and the place of the geilt, the mad poet, in Irish myth and literature. Born in New England, she joined the Navy and traveled to Hawaii and the west coast, where she fell in love with western Washington and has spent the last three decades getting to know the land, the waters, and the dreamscape of her chosen home.

8pm - WAITRESS - Film in English - Last film in the Food Film Series.  2007, 107 min. with Kari Russell.  Comedy, Romance, Drama
Jenna is a pregnant, unhappily married waitress in the deep south. She meets a newcomer to her town and falls into an unlikely relationship as a last attempt at happiness.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015
10 am - Short Story Discussion - An INTERVIEW with JULIA CHILD by Fern Berman.  You can find the article at the link.
Julia Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered in 1963. She was also quite a character!
10:30am - Mom& Baby Survival Italian

Thursday, May 27, 2015
10am - NONNA TELL ME A STORY: Lidia's Christmas Kitchen  - Documentary 2010 - 30 min. Lidia Bastianich reminisces over her childhood Christmas traditions in Istria with her 5 grandchildren
10:30am - Mom&Baby Playgroup in English
11am - Survival Italian  without Babies

Friday, May 28, 2015
5pm - American Corner Teen Club - Hanging out.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WEEKEND WARRIOR 10 HOUR IMMERSION THIS WEEKEND!


Here is what you need to know.

THEME: Fluency Soup!
WHO: All levels (adults)
WHAT IS IT?: 10-Hour Immersion English at the Association.
WHERE: Trieste, Piazza Sant'Antonio, 6, 2nd Floor
WHEN: SATURDAY
23 MAY 2015-- 14:00-17:00
              SUNDAY    
24 MAY 2015-- 9:00-17:00 (break for lunch)
HOW MUCH?: 125 Euros (IBAN 118.75)

It is going to be a blast, we promise!
SIGN UP NOW!
Call Karoline for more info: +39 3498666667

ROMUN2015 - Presentation


ROMUN2015 
May 22 at 5 pm at American Corner Trieste Special guests from the University - Scienze Diplomatiche - Gorizia who will present the Model UN Rome Project and answer any questions.  Open to the Public.


ROMUN Participant Requirements:
  • Students age 16-30
  • High Level English
  • Interest in Diplomacy
  • Ability to Work in Groups
More info at:  http://www.romunsioi.org/

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Roman Murder Mystery Dinner

Hear Ye, Hear Ye
What a great time!  Thanks to American Corner Teen Club (otherwise known as AC - TC) and Joe for organizing such a fun party!
Roman Murder Mystery Dinner
Who did it?  What was for dinner?  Who had the best toga?  Check our PHOTO ALBUM to find out.






Friday, May 15, 2015

What's Up - May 18-22

What's up at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste?  May 18-22
ALL AMERICAN CORNER ACTIVITIES are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Monday, May 18th
8 pm - Film RATATOUILLE -Food Film Festival - Film in Original Version - Zero Calories, Lots of Satisfaction - to be repeated Friday, May 22nd at 5 pm.  Next week - Waitress

Tuesday, May 19th
10 am - Coffee Break
10:30 - Mom & Baby Survival Italian

Thursday, May 21st
10 am - Lidia Celebrates America: Holidays and Traditions
10:30 Mom & Baby Playgroup in English
11 am - Survival Italian without Babies!
8 pm - Wine Cheese & Books - "Leaving Before the Rains Come" by Alexandra Fuller - send an email to participate and find out the venue - aia.fvg@gmail.com

Friday, May 22nd
5 pm - Presentation of Model UN Rome Project, Oct 16-20, 2015 - by Students from University - Scienze Diplomatiche
5 pm - Film Ratatouille -Family film in English

DID YOU ENROLL in WEEKEND WARRIOR on May 23-24?  10 hours of Full Immersion English in 2 days!  Fluency Bootcamp.
There are still openings - write aiats.course@gmail.com or call 329 0110424

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Model UN Presentation

Presentation:  May 22, 2015 - 5 pm

International Model UN - Rome - Oct. 16-20, 2015

If you are a student between ages 16 and 30 and interested in Diplomacy, the Model UN is a tremendous opportunity. 

On Friday, May 22nd at 5 pm - Students from the International Relations / Diplomacy Faculty in Gorizia will come to discuss it at American Corner Trieste . Open to the Public

For more info:  http://www.romunsioi.org/

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SUMMER 2015

See you Tuesday, May 12th at 6 pm for the Presentation of Summer Courses and Activities at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste - Piazza Sant'Antonio 6 - Trieste
Open to the Public.

STEAM Weeks for Kids

Weekend Warrior and Intensive Weeks for Adults

Summer Cartoon Festival
I Love Reading - Summer Reading Competition
Independence Day





Monday, May 11, 2015

Julie & Julia

Julie & Julia - Film in Original Version  -
Monday, May 11th at 8 pm - Free and Open to the Public at American Corner Trieste
P. Sant'Antonio 6 - Trieste
Bon Appètit!

Food Film Festival - May 18th - Ratatouille, May 25th - Waitress

Summer STEAM weeks for Kids


STEAM Weeks:  an 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. For both Native and Non -Native Speakers.
Need more info now? Call  329 0110424 or write an email to aiats.course@gmail.com

When you pay with IBAN, there is a 5% discount on the class.*  Students are officially registered when payment is received.
Students may participate in any or all weeks. Space is limited. Sign up Early!

PRE-SCHOOL - Euro 150 per week (IBAN Euro 142.50), 15 hours total, 9:00 to 12:00 daily
Week 1. July 6th- 10th                             Payment deadline  June 29th
Week 2. July 13rd - 17th                                   Payment deadline July 6th

ELEMENTARY - Euro 150 per week (IBAN Euro 142.50), 15 hours total, 9:00 to 12:00 daily
Week 1. July 6th- 10th                            Payment deadline June 29th
Week 2. July 13rd - 17th                         Payment deadline July 6th
Week 3. August 24th – 28th                           Payment deadline August 17th
Week 4. Aug 31st – Sept 4th                   Payments deadline August 24th

MIDDLE SCHOOL - Euro 150 per week (IBAN Euro 142.50), 15 hours total, 9:00 to 12:00 daily
Week 1. June 22nd  – 26th                      
Payment deadline June 15th
Week 2. June 29nd – July 3rd                  Payment deadline June 22nd
Week 3. August 24th – 28th                     Payment deadline August 17th
Week 4. August 31st – September 4th     Payment deadline August 24th

HIGH SCHOOL - Euro 150 per week (IBAN Euro 142.50), 15 hours total, 9:00 to 12:00 daily
Week 1. June 22nd  – 26th                      
Payment deadline June 15th
Week 2. June 29nd – July 3rd                  Payment deadline June 22nd
Week 3. August 24th – 28th                     Payment deadline August 17th
Week 4. August 31st – September 4th     Payment deadline August 24th

Summer English for Adults

Don't miss WEEKEND WARRIOR - May 23rd-24th

SUMMER ADULT INTENSIVE English Classes at Associazione Italo Americana FVG!

An amazing opportunity to learn English during the summer months! Take advantage of our intensive weeks to refresh and improve your English..and meet new friends!
NEW : Weekend Warrior Fluency Bootcamp: 10 hours of English over a single weekend, focusing on fluency and communication through speaking, reading, videos and many more activities to improve your listening and comprehension levels, as well as increasing your self-confidence when speaking in English
 
Need more info now? Call  329 0110424 or write an email to aiats.course@gmail.com

When you pay with IBAN, there is a 5% discount on the class.*  Students are officially registered when payment is received.
Students may participate in any or all weeks. Space is limited. Sign up early!

Adult Intensive Weeks – 125 Euro per week (IBAN 118.75 Euro) 10 hours total, 6-8pm daily. 
Week 1. June 29th – July 3rd                             Payment deadline July 22nd              
Week 2. September 7th – 11st                           Payment deadline  Aug 31st

Weekend Warrior Fluency Bootcamp - 125 Euro (118.75) 10 hours total
Saturday 2-5pm, Sunday 9am – 1pm and 2-5pm.
May 23rd -24th                                                Payment deadline May 15th
July 11th – 12th                                                    Payment deadline July 3rd

Sept. 12th - 13th                                                    Payment deadline Sept. 10th

We also offer INDIVIDUAL LESSONS throughout the year. Cost per hour is 45Euro.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

What's Up May 11-16

Here is our Schedule for May 11-16

All American Corner Trieste activities are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC!  We hope to see you there.  Registration is open for our Summer Courses for Kids and Adults. 

Monday, May 11  
at AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE - P. Sant'Antonio, 6 - Trieste.

2009, 123 min.  Comedy
Starring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci.  
Written and Directed by Nora Ephron
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.

Next Monday: Ratatouille

Tuesday, May 12
10 am - Sharing and Relaxing in English
10:30 am - Survival Italian Conversation - Moms & Babies
6pm - PRESENTATION of Summer Courses and Activities

Thursday, May 14
10 am - American Experience Documentary: Lidia Bastianich Celebrates American - Independence Day 
10:30 am - Mom & Baby Play Group in English
11 am - Survival Italian Conversation - Adults without Babies

2,4,6:30, 9 pm - American Film Series - ST. VINCENT
2014, 107 min, Comedy.  Starring Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, Melissa McCartney.  AIA FVG Members Only.
The last film of the 2014/15 Series - at Cinema dei Fabbri.
A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door.


Friday, May 15
5 pm - AC Teen Club - Final Planning - Murder Mystery Dinner for Middle and High School
Teens, Please RSVP and make your €5 Contribution.

Saturday - May 16
7 pm - Teen Roman Murder Mystery Dinner - Open to our Middle and High School Students.  Reserve at the Front Desk or via email - aia.fvg@gmail.com
€5 Contribution per person to cover Food and Beverages.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

What's Up - May 4-8

Here is our Schedule for May 4-8
All American Corner Trieste activities are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC!  We hope to see you there.  Registration is open for our Summer Courses for Kids and Adults.

Monday, May 4


8 pm - BIG NIGHT - Food Film Fest  (1996, comedy, 107 min) at AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE - P. Sant'Antonio, 6 - Trieste.
Starring: Stanley Tucci, Isabella Rossellini, Tony Shalhoub, Minnie Driver.
Primo and Secondo are two brothers who have emigrated from Italy to open an Italian restaurant in America. Primo is the irascible and gifted chef, brilliant in his culinary genius, but determined not to squander his talent on making the routine dishes that customers expect. Secondo is the smooth front-man, trying to keep the restaurant financially afloat. They organize a special benefit dinner at their restaurant. Primo begins to prepare his masterpiece, a feast of a lifetime, for the brothers' big night... One Big Night could make or break them.  
Next Monday: Julie & Julia

Tuesday, May 5
11 am - Survival Italian Conversation - Moms & Babies

Thursday, May 7
10 am - American Experience Documentary: Lidia Bastianich Celebrates America - Weddings 

10:30 am - Mom & Baby Play Group in English

11 am - Survival Italian Conversation - Adults without Babies

6 pm - PRESENTATION of Summer Courses and Activities . The same presentation will be made on Thursday, May 12th at 6 p.m

Friday, May 8
5 pm - AC Teen Club - Final Planning - Murder Mystery Dinner for Middle and High School
Teens, Please RSVP and make your €5 Contribution.