Thursday, June 30, 2016

STEAM DIARY WEEK ONE DAY 4 TOURISM

STEAM DIARY WEEK ONE DAY 4 TOURISM

 We kicked  off the day by meeting our new teacher Jason.  He tested everyone's memory with a quick warm up game and the "story of his life".  

We then broke up into groups and focused on today's topic of tourism.  After the free reading, the larger group worked together to compose a list of useful words and phrases related to travel and tourism, as well as a bit of role playing.  The smaller group planned an around the world "cruise" and played a grammar game.

Then it was time for some homemade soft served banana ice cream which Janine magically orchestrated.

After our snack, we broke up into four groups and began to put together our Traveler's Bookmark. Each group assembled a list of 10 useful phrases that could be used while in a hotel, restaurant, airport or traveling.

That left us with just a few minutes to practice our juggling skills.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

STEAM DIARY WEEK ONE DAY 3: CODING MINE CRAFT

Today we decided to make our dreams come true.

We spent time painting ourselves achieving our goals using watercolors. For High School, this meant painting ourselves accomplishing our individual goals. For Middle School, we decided to learn how to juggle three balls by Friday so we painted that. We learned that it is important to have clear goals and to be able to break them down into manageable blocks, practice a lot and go on to the next block and, ultimately, learn how to do what we set out to learn. We imagined ourselves as WINNERS, even before mastering our new skill.

As a group we decided to participate in the HOUR OF CODE.

https://code.org/mc

Specifically, with tablets and computers, we became Coders. We chose to work on our favorite game, MINECRAFT!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

July-August 2016 Newsletter


JULY – AUGUST 2016 -   The lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer!  Summer STEAM English for Kids and Adults.  Summer Reading, Summer Cartoon Festival, Independence Day.   Come on down!  Participate in an activity, check out a book!  View the Newsletter in Calendar FormatADD US TO YOUR ADDRESS BOOK so that you can keep receiving our updates.



Tuesday, July 5th , 8 pm
A la Carte menu. No reservations.  An informal evening in the garden with a beer, a burger and a baseball game. All are welcome!

AMERICANS CAN VOTE. WHEREVER THEY ARE.  If you are an American citizen, even if you never lived in the US, you still have the right to vote.  Go to www.FVAP.gov and fill out the Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Form.  We will send a Diplomatic Envelope to the Consulate on July 6th.  To save postage, bring your completed form to the American Corner by July 5thRemember to Sign it! You can also send it directly to your state but put Italian postage on the envelope.

ENGLISH for REFUGEES  Thanks to a contribution from the US Embassy to Italy / US Consulate General Milan the American Corner is teaching English Courses for Refugees.  The objectives are Beginner Basic Communication and Intermediate Job Readiness. Coming Soon – Family English for Refugee Women and Children. 
OFFICE:
Summer Hours : Mornings: Tues. and Thurs. 9–12, Afternoons:  Wed. 5-7
During Office Hours, you can Pay for a Course with Cash, Pick up your receipts for IBAN Payments, Check Out Books, DVD’s Magazines.  Questions? aiafrontdesk@gmail.com
SUMMER BREAK - CLOSED from July 29th until August 21st. You can always reach us with an email.

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES  
SUMMER STEAM English Weeks for Kids – Pre-K through High School
Hands-on opportunities to learn English and other things by doing!  For Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, High School.  Great for both Native and Non-Native English Speakers.  Project Based Learning with focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math – all in English!  Come just 1 week or as many weeks as you want.  The theme is different each week. You can't come all the days? No Problem.  We can work it out.  You forgot to sign up? Come on down!  There is still availability.  

ADULT FULL IMMERSION:  NINE to FIVE  – July 25 – 26 - 27
24 hours of practical English in 3 days – Monday Tuesday Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm.  Full immersion English without leaving Trieste.  Improve your English and be a Rock Star in your office. Take your English confidence on the road for your summer vacation.  You can’t do all three days?  No problem. Contact us.

Contact us if you need to take the TOEFL or SAT, the standardized tests that are required for study in the US.  Summer is the best time to prepare without the stress of regular school work!
Individual lessons are offered year-round. Together we’ll make a plan for you to meet your objectives.

LOOKING for FALL ENGLISH CLASSES? 
Our Course schedules for 2016/17 are already posted.  KIDS and ADULTS.


You can become a member at any time of year!  Here is the Membership Form.  If you are taking a Summer Course, and are not already a member, the membership will be included in the price of your course.    Membership for 2016/17 will be available on September 1st

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
SUMMER CARTOON FESTIVAL -FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC at American Corner Trieste
Wednesday Nights at 5:30 pm from June 22nd   –   July 27th in English.   
July 6th: THE MINIONS, July 13th: FINDING NEMO, July 20th : TANGLED,  July 27th: BIG HERO 6


Summertime means reading!  Every time you check out a book you get a sticker.  Keep track, challenge your friends.  Yes, Adults can participate too.  Hit the beach with a great library book!

KIDS BOOK CLUB meets each Tuesday and Thursday until July 28th, 12 – 1 pm. We’re reading a chapter book together.  FREE

WOMEN’S SPACE and ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – BACK IN SEPTEMBER

See you in the Association!       FOLLOW US on: www.aia-fvg.blogspot.it   https://twitter.com/AIAFVG 
Piazza S. Antonio 6, 34122 Trieste – 040 63 03 01   aia.fvg@gmail.com  
Summer Hours: Tues + Thurs 9-12, Wed. 5-7

July - August 2016 Calendar

July and August in Trieste
Independence Day, STEAM, Cartoon Festival.
See you at one of our events... or at the beach!

Independence Day Celebration

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Tuesday, July 5th, 8 pm 
at Golden Horse -  Via Scomparini 7 - Trieste

An informal evening on the terrace.  
Burgers, Beer and Baseball.  

All are welcome

A la carte Menu

Golden Horse - Via Scomparini 7 - near via Cumano.  Bus no. 18.  Parking on the street.  



STEAM DIARY WEEK ONE DAY 2: GETTING READY FOR NEW SKILL FRIDAY

The High School group launched a new challenge to our class but also to the larger public. Can you learn a new skill relatively well by Friday?

We found out from this video that you can get pretty good at just about everything if you put in 20 hours of deliberate and careful practice. 

Here is what we want to do by Friday. 

Anastasia: Learn the basic judo falls. 

Aldo: Do an elevator speech in Spanish (NB: Aldo is a native English speaker, hence the language challenge). 

Lara: Get to stage 1 of solving the Rubik's cube. 

We will update you tomorrow on how that goes!

Other highlights from today: 

1. High School continued Fluency practice by reading the first few pages of 1985 by George Orwell out loud while Middle Schoolers continued their Chapter a day practice reading out loud of Judy Moody. 


2. The role of the day was at a restaurant. We got practice using our daily English in common situations so we can help our parents on vacation. ;)

3. In the kitchen we conducted an experiment to see which would make better compote: yesterday's fruit salad, or peaches and nectarines from today. The winner was a tie. Both tasted amazing! 

Have a great day and we will be back tomorrow!

Monday, June 27, 2016

STEAM DIARY WEEK ONE DAY 1: FRUIT SALAD & FRIENDS

Middle and High School STEAM got off to an EXCELLENT start!
We were at the airport today, using our English in a practical situation by brainstorming airport vocabulary and performing airport roleplays and inventing our own! Then we watched this very funny video  produced by Virgin Airlines. It was a crowd pleaser!


We split up at that point and did our favorite fluency exercise, reading out loud! When we were finished with that, it was time to go in the kitchen!

It was the FRUIT SALAD CHALLENGE. Group Orange and Group White went head to head to make the BEST FRUIT SALAD EVER! Thanks to Joe and Denise, our fantastic judges.

It was a great day! Here were our favorite moments.

Janine= Making fruit salad
Alessia = Airport role play
Samuele= Making and eating fruit salad
Daniele= Making fruit salad
Michele= Fruit salad because it was fun
Lara= Watching the Virgin Airlines inflight video
Anastasia= Airport role play because it was interesting
Isabella= Inflight video because it was fun
Giovanni= Airport role play
Denis= Fruit salad because I love making it
Aldo= I liked the reading excercise as a fluency excercise for learning Spanish

See you tomorrow for day two!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

June 27- July 1

June 27- July 1 at AIA FVG / American Corner Trieste

All American Corner (AC) activities are Free and Open to the Public.
What are you doing with your English this Summer?
You're at Associazione Italo Americana FVG!  

This Week High School and Middle School STEAM Summer English
Week 1 - starts June 27th
Week 2 - starts July 4th

Did you forget to register?  No problem.  Come on down.  You can't participate all the days? We can work it out.  

Coming weeks also Pre-K and Elementary.  Here is the complete schedule:   Summer STEAM Program for kids from age 3-19.
 For Pre K, Elementary, Middle School, High School Students.  Learn English and much more by doing, making, creating.  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics. Great for Native Speakers as well!  

Intensive Days - NINE to FIVE.  - 3 intensive days of English from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Wednesday, June 30th
5:30 pm - Cat in the Hat
Cartoon Film Festival
Free and Open to the Public





Plus...Summer Reading Contest, Kids Book Club, Summer Cartoon Festival.  

Friday, June 24, 2016

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

PLEASE NOTE SUMMER OFFICE HOURS! Classes are as scheduled. 

SUMMER OFFICE HOURS

Mornings: Tuesday and Thursday 9am-12,
Afternoons: Wednesday 5-7 pm
Phone: 040 630301
aia.fvg@gmail.com

Saturday, June 18, 2016

June 20 - 24 @ AIA FVG /American Corner Trieste

June 20-24 at AIA FVG / American Corner Trieste

What's up June 13-17 at American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG .    All American Corner (AC) activities are Free and Open to the Public.

Tuesday, June 21st
9:30 am - Mom & Baby Survival Italian (AC)

Wednesday, June 22nd
5:30 pm - Inside Out  film in English Disney Pixar 2016
Cartoon Film Festival
Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, June 23rd
10 am Mom& Baby Playdate (AC)
10 am - Survival Italian for Adults (AC) - still making curtains in the Maker Space.  Can you sew?  Please help us! (AC)



What are you doing with your English this Summer?
You're at Associazione Italo Americana FVG!  

-  Summer STEAM Program for kids from age 3-19.  For Pre K, Elementary, Middle School, High School Students.  Learn English and much more by doing, making, creating.  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics. Great for Native Speakers as well!  

Intensive Days - NINE to FIVE.  - 3 intensive days of English from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Plus...Summer Reading Contest, Kids Book Club, Summer Cartoon Festival.  

Monday, June 13, 2016

June 13-17 at AIA FVG / American Corner Trieste

June 13 - 17 at AIA FVG / American Corner Trieste

What's up June 13-17 at American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG .    All American Corner (AC) activities are Free and Open to the Public.

Tuesday, June 7th
9:30 am - Mom & Baby Survival Italian (AC)
4 pm - MATT SHEPARD is a FRIEND of MINE - LGBT rights and Live Webchat with Washington D.C.  

Thursday, June 9th
10 am - Nati per Leggere - Bilingual Reading for 0-3 yrs.  English / Italian (AC)
10 am - Survival Italian for Adults (AC) - still making curtains in the Maker Space.  Can you sew?  Please help us! (AC)


What are you doing with your English this Summer?
You're at Associazione Italo Americana FVG!  

-  Summer STEAM Program for kids from age 3-19.  For Pre K, Elementary, Middle School, High School Students.  Learn English and much more by doing, making, creating.  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics. Great for Native Speakers as well!  

-  Adult  Intensive Weekend Warrior  - 10 hours of English over a weekend
Intensive Days - NINE to FIVE.  - 3 intensive days of English from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Plus...Summer Reading Contest, Kids Book Club, Summer Cartoon Festival.  

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine



MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE
Documentary and Live Interactive Webchat
JUNE 14, 2016, 4 p.m. (ore 16)
Free and Open to the Public
American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG
Piazza Sant'Antonio 6
Trieste


MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE. Documentary and WebChat with the U.S. Department of State - Washington D.C. for LGBT Month. 

The Progress of Price:  Using policy, advocacy and storytelling to advance LGBTI rights.
Live conference with: 
 Randy Berry, U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, 
Judy Shepard – Matt’s mother, Michele Josue – Film Maker.  Moderated by Karoline Steckley. 

Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine is a film that tells the story of the 1998 murder of college student Matthew Shepard and how it sparked a national dialogue on gay rights in the United States. Since that time, legal protections of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people have been put into place not only in America, but around the world.

“Promoting the human rights of all persons, everywhere, including LGBTI persons” is a U.S. foreign policy priority, but also “the right thing to do,” says U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons Randy Berry.

Thirty-six countries prohibit hate crimes based on sexual orientation. But in many other countries, people can be jailed or even killed because of their sexual orientation or activity. Clearly, there is still work to be done to protect the basic human rights of LGBTI people.

Join Berry on Tuesday, June 14,  to discuss ways to promote tolerance and develop policies to stop hate crimes.

Judy Shepard — Matthew’s mother and founding president of the Matthew Shepard Foundation — Friend of Mine filmmaker Michele Josue and moderator Mark Bromley, of the Council for Global Equality will join Berry. 


https://share.america.gov/lgbtichat/

Sunday, June 5, 2016

June 6 - 10 at AIA FVG / American Corner Trieste

What's up June 6-10 at American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG .    All American Corner (AC) activities are Free and Open to the Public.

Tuesday, June 7th
9:30 am - Mom & Baby Survival Italian (AC)


Thursday, June 9th
10 am - Mom & Baby Play Date in English (AC)
10 am - Survival Italian for Adults (AC) - still making curtains in the Maker Space.  Can you sew?  Please help us! (AC)
8 pm - The True Cost - Documentary and Discussion.  
Who really pays the human and environmental price for your clothes? Discussion with Sergia Adamo, Annalisa Mogorovich, Luigi Pellizzoni.
Moderator: Giulia Iannuzzi  

Friday, June 10th 
AC TC - American Corner Teen Club (AC) is over for this school year.  Enjoy your break!
Come in and pick up your certificate of participation!  

Saturday June 11th - Our Saturday Family English and Saturday Elementary English classes ended last week.  This Saturday you can sleep in or... hit the beach!

What are you doing with your English this Summer?
You're at Associazione Italo Americana FVG!  

-  Summer STEAM Program for kids from age 3-19.  For Pre K, Elementary, Middle School, High School Students.  Learn English and much more by doing, making, creating.  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics. Great for Native Speakers as well!  

-  Adult  Intensive Weekend Warrior  - 10 hours of English over a weekend
Intensive Days - NINE to FIVE.  - 3 intensive days of English from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Plus...Summer Reading Contest, Kids Book Club, Summer Cartoon Festival.