Friday, August 28, 2015

September 2015 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste
SEPTEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER

SEPTEMBER  - We’re Awesome, How are You?
Back from the summer vacation and ready to go!  This year is full of surprises and programs new and old!  Join us for an Open Day, a Course, an American Film, Teen Club, Mom & Baby Play Day, Coffee Break, Family Film Night, Survival Italian and much more.  We have the original Maker Lab: a fully equipped kitchen and a new Creator Space featuring Sewing Machines.  Of course you can always visit our American Corner Library, Children’s Corner, Women’s Space, Educational Advising Section. 

OFFICE:

OFFICE HOURS  
Summer Hours from August 31st until September 4th, -   Mornings:  Tuesday and Thursday 9 – 12,   Afternoons:  Wednesday 5-7.   
Regular Hours Starting September 7th:
Mornings:  Tuesday and Thursday 9 – 12,   Afternoons:  Monday to Friday 4-7. 

Renew your Membership Early!  It’s that time of year again!  You can purchase your Memberships for 2015/16 during our Office Hours.  It’s easier this year because of our new super software that will pick up you previous data.  The prices remain unchanged:  €35 for the Regular Adult Membership and €25 for Reduced Membership - 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 beginning on November 12th.  Membership is valid one school year and must be renewed annually.  The film schedule will be published in mid-September.
COURSES:

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS
Our Summer Courses for Kids and Adults continue. 
SUMMER STEAM WEEK  starting on August 31st for Elementary, Middle and High School Students.
ADULT INTENSIVE WEEK – September 7-11 – 2 hours a day for 5 days.    
WEEKEND WARRIOR FULL IMMERSION ENGLISH for ADULTS.   – September 12-13.  10 hours of intensive English over the weekend. Objective: English Fluency!  Too busy during the week?  This is for you.  Start communicating in English, fast!

Come and Meet our Teachers, Visit our Space, Become a Member! 
2015/16 courses begin on September 19th.
7/9 – ADULT Classes 2015/16 – Once a Week, Intensive, Weekend Warrior and Specialized Courses, Individual Lessons.
8/9 – KIDS Classes 2015/16: Once a week Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, High School, Native Speakers, Family English, Individual Lessons.
9/9 – Programs for Schools and Teachers – Culture Lessons in the Classroom, Professional Development Programs.
           
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 class.  Need to prepare for the TOEFL?  We can help.

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – Free and Open to the Public

I LOVE READING – Summer Reading Contest –AWARDS Ceremony September 8th, 6 pm. 
You and your children can still participate in our Summer Reading Competition and win a Kindle, an Illustrated Dictionary, Stickers.  If you participated, come for our Awards Ceremony during the Open House for Kids!

FAMILY FILM NIGHT - FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC at American Corner Trieste
Every month we will have a cartoon family film in English.  Bring the kids, the grandchildren.  Take a break! Bring some friends. Cartoon Feature Films in English for all ages. Here is the list for 2015/16.  This month: 
Sept. 25th – FINDING NEMO  (2003, 100 min) – Nemo, Marlin and Dory on the Great Barrier Reef.    

STORYTIME IS BACK – Starting in October we will have a Free Storytime once a Month on Friday afternoons at 5:30 p.m. Keep checking our newsletters, blog and Facebook pages for updates.

AMERICAN CORNER TEEN CLUB - AC TC -  Every Friday from 5-7 pm - Starting on Friday Sept. 25thMake, Create, Hangout in English.  Open to all Middle and High School Students.  Every week a different activity.  Cooking, Playing, Coding, Hanging out in English.  9 of our Teen Club  participants from last year will be attending the Model UN in Rome in October. 


MOM & BABY SURVIVAL ITALIANStarting Sept. 15th - Every Tuesday from 9:30 – 10:30 am.  Meet some other moms, learn some Survival Italian in an informal setting.  Bring the Baby!
MOM & BABY PLAYDATE in English – Starting Set. 17th - Every Thursday from 9:30 – 11:30 am – Meet some fellow Moms.  Hangout in our baby friendly space and let the kids play together.

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS

Sept. 15th, 10- 12 - COFFEE BREAK – Take a pause, enjoy some great English conversation and a cup of coffee.
Sept. 22nd – 10- 11:30 am - SHARING and RELAXING in ENGLISH – Talk, Reflect, Breathe, Relax. 
Sept 28th, 10-11 am - SHORT STORY CLUB – 10-1 – The story of the month is The First Day of School by Jeffery Deaver.   

THURSAYS at AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE
SURVIVAL ITALIAN for ADULTS - Starting Sept. 17th - Every Thursday from 10-11 am - Practice your Italian in an informal setting.  

WINE, CHEESE and BOOKS – Sept. 17th,  8 pm.  Venue to be decided.  This month we are having a get together to regroup and not discussing a book.  Want to participate? Send an e-mail aia.fvg@gmail.com.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for ENGLISH TEACHERS – The free 5 week online course for English teachers begins on September 28th.  Register on-line and participate to improve your teaching skills. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  

COMING SOON!
ALMOST OSCAR Film Series – October Special film series with award winning/ academy award nominated films.   All Day on Mondays in October before the American Film Series at Cinema dei Fabbri begins in November.  At American Corner Trieste.  Free and Open to All.
KNITTING and SEWING CLUB - We now have a Maker / Creator Space with Singer Sewing Machines and Knitting Needles. Are you interested in sewing or knitting with others?  Want to learn?  Contact us!
CHESS CLUB – We have tournament style chess boards and are starting a chess club.  Do you play?  Want to learn or teach others to play?
VOLUNTEER ALUMNI EVENING – Past and present volunteers, meet and share stories about their AIA FVG volunteer days.  More news coming soon. 
MOTHER and DAUGHTER  BRUNCH for the Day of the Girl Child – in October.

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, help at the cinema, mentor teens and a variety of other roles.  Contact us!  We’ll keep you busy!

American Corner Teen Club - AC TC

AMERICAN CORNER TEEN CLUB - AC TC -  
Every Friday from 5-7 pm - Starting on Friday Sept. 25th.  
FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

Make, Create, Hangout in English.  
Open to all Middle and High School Students.  Every week a different activity.  
Cooking, Playing, Coding, Hanging out in English.  9 of our Teen Club participants from last year will be attending the Model UN in Rome in October.  

AIA FVG Programs for Schools and English Teachers

Associazione Italo Americana FVG offers IN SCHOOL Programs in English for schools.
Proposals for schools (at all levels from Pre-K through High School) include:
  • Cultural Lessons in the Classroom
  • 20th Century American Literature
  • Films in the Classroom
  • Story Hours
 We also offer T2T (Teacher to Teacher) Contacts and Professional Development for English Teachers.

Starting on September 28, 2015, you English Teachers can participate in the FREE MOOC - Shaping the Way We Teach English, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.  Click above to get more information and register online directly.  The free class lasts 5 weeks.

Professional Development Workshop for English Teachers - Saturday, Nov. 7th 2-5 pm.  FREE.  

For more information contact:  Janine Sprague Zolle at:  janinesprague@hotmail.com

SUMMER READING AWARDS CEREMONY

CONGRATULATIONS to our SUMMER READERS! 

September 8th at 6 pm, we will have an AWARDS CEREMONY during the OPEN DAY

The Pre-School group was especially productive. 

Come on down and pick up your prizes!

Free and Open to the Public.

Mom & Baby Playdate in English at American Corner Trieste

Moms & Baby Appointments at American Corner Trieste.

Free and Open to the Public. 

Every Tuesday from 9:30 - Mom & Baby Survival Italian
New in town, don't speak any Italian?  Learn the basics of what you need to get by.
 No stress, no homework, no babysitter.

Every Thursday from 9:30 - 11:30 am. Mom & Baby Playdate
Bring your baby, meet some other Moms.  Enjoy our very baby friendly environment.  Speak English. Let your babies play together.

New! - Monthly Nati per Leggere Appointments - Bilingual English / Italian Reading for Moms and Babies 0-3 yrs.  One Thursday morning a month.



Survival Italian Conversation at American Corner Trieste

Join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays for SURVIVAL ITALIAN CONVERSATION for LEARNERS at American Corner Trieste. 

FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.

Are you new in town?  Been here a while, but never got your Italian skills up to par?  Have a new baby and don't know anyone? 

No stress, no homework, no babysitter!  Even better... it is absolutely free of charge. 

Starting the week of September 14th.

Tuesdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am - Survival Italian for Moms  with Babies (age 0-3)

Thursdays from 10-11am - Survival Italian for Adults - without babies!

Terrific Tuesdays 2015/16 at American Corner Trieste

It's Tuesday!  

Come down to American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG and participate in our activities.  
Always FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC. 

Coffee Break in ENGLISH- usually the 2nd Tuesday of the month
Great Conversation and a cup of coffee

Sharing and Relaxing in English - Next to last Tuesday of the month.
Let it all out.  Share with others and learn relaxation techniques.
Gestalt Method.

Short Story Club - last Tuesday of the month
An American Short Short Story in line with our theme for the month.  Read the story online and come in and discuss it with our moderators.








Thursday, August 27, 2015

Family Film Series 2015/16 at American Corner Trieste

Date Change!  

LILO & STITCH 
will be shown on
MARCH 18th

STEAM Sewing Week! Intensive and Crafty English for Elementary, Middle and High School


August 31-September 4       9-12:00

There is still room to sign up for our intensive week before school starts! We are having a great time this week playing CHESS! Next week we are GETTING CRAFTY with our Brand New Singer Sewing Machines!

For information: +39 3498666667
Here's the LINK



Monday, August 24, 2015

Open Days - September 7-8-9 at 6 pm

OPEN DAYS at 
Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste

Conosci i nostri programmi ed i nostri insegnanti.  Visita la nostra sede!

INGRESSO LIBERO –  Open to the Public

7/9, 6 pm – ADULT Inglese e Italiano - Settimanale,                                         Weekend, Intensivo

8/9, 6 pm – KIDS Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, High                                School 

9/9, 6 pm – IN SCHOOL English Programs e
                   Professional Development per Insegnanti di Inglese

Need more info now?  Check the links above or contact:  aiats.course@gmail.com     cell:  329 01 10 424

Thursday, August 20, 2015

English Classes at Associazione Italo Americana FVG

Are you looking for English Classes at Associazione Italo Americana FVG?

We've got you covered!  Need more info now?  Check out our links below and contact:            
tel:  329 01 10 424      email:  aiats.course@gmail.com

To take a course you must be a member.  Here is the link to Membership Information.



STEAM Ahead Summer English for Kids - 2 more weeks of Summer English before School starts. Take one week or two if you want.  Learn English by doing and having fun!
August 24-28
August 31-Sept 4

ADULT Intensive week - Sept. 7-11 - 2 hours a day for 5 days.  All Levels.

Weekend Warriors - A Full Immersion English fluency course over the weekend.  Contact us for dates.

2015/16 Courses - Once a week from September 19th until June 16th - Divided in 3 Sessions.  Take 1 or all the Sessions.  No obligation to follow the course all year long.  We use a practical hands on approach for all of our courses.  Learn English by using it and enjoying!
Courses for Kids  
Courses for Adults 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Come in We're OPEN

Yes we're back after a great vacation! Actually we're feeling AWESOME and we hope that you are too! 

Here are our SUMMER Hours: 
Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-12 and Wednesday afternoons from 5-7. 
Need info outside our office hours? 
For general questions: aia.fvg@gmail.com Check out our blog www.aia-fvg.blogspot.com
For info about courses  329 01 10 424 or aiats.course@gmail.com

We'll see some of you next week for STEAM Summer English!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Summer English Before School Starts

BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS
2 more STEAM WEEKS Intensive Summer English for Elementary Middle and High School students.
AUGUST 24TH -28TH
AUGUST 31ST- SEPTEMBER 4TH
Here is the LINK for more info.