Wednesday, November 30, 2016

This Week - Cookie Fest & Santa Visit, Short Story Club and More!

Nov. 28 - Dec 2 at American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG

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Looking forward to Christmas and the New Year!    
American Corner Trieste Activities are always Free and Open to the Public.

Tues. Nov. 29th
10 am - Short Story Club - We'll discuss: Giving Thanks for Delaying the Onset of Christmas  by Bill Bryson  .  Here is the link to the story.  http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/brysons-america-giving-thanks-for-delaying-the-onset-of-christmas-1188275.html

10 am - Mom & Baby Survival Italian - Just arrived in Trieste, don't speak much Italian, You are Italian, are home with your baby and want to meet other Moms?  Come on down and bring the baby. 

Thurs. Dec 1st
10 am - Mom & Baby Playdate in English - Just arrived in Trieste, don't speak much Italian, You are Italian, are home with your baby and want to meet other Moms?  Come on down and bring the baby. 


Fri. Dec 2nd
5 pm - AC TC - American Corner Teen Club

Coming UP:

CLOSED FOR VACATION - No Group Classes, No Administration or Library
- December 8-11th. 
- December 23rd until January 8th. 

Dec. 12th - Assemblea Ordinaria dei Soci dell'Associazione Italo Americana FVG

Dec. 17-18 Weekend Warrior - Full Immersion English 10 hours in 2 days.  Register Early!

Jan. 9, 5 pm -  
Screen Time.  When to Unplug:  A Conference for Educators, Parents, Librarians with Beth Holland of EdTech Teacher, Edutopia, Edudemic.  Ms. Holland's visit is made possible thanks to the U.S. Embassy to Italy.  


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

#AIATHANKSGIVING2016 – 
What a wonderful evening!  Thanks to all of our volunteers who made the event possible.    
The food, the music and the company were all DYN-O-MITE!
See you all the same time next year!
View the photos on this LINK.

December 2016 Newsletter


DECEMBER 2016:  Cookies, Carols, Santa!    Happy Holidays. We’re doing it all this month. Cookie Fest and Santa Visit, Reading, Discussions, Hour of Code.  View the Newsletter on the Blog in Text or in Calendar Format.  Theme of the Month: The Holidays.

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OFFICE

Regular Hours: Mornings: Tues. and Thurs. 9–12, Afternoons:  Mon. through Fri. 4-7
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
Holidays:  Closed from December 8-11 and from December 23 – January 8.  No Group Lessons, Office or Library Services during that period. 
SPECIAL EVENTS

SANTA VISIT: Decorate the Tree, Pictures with Santa, Deliver your Letter to Santa, Sing Holiday Carols
AMERICAN COOKING SCHOOL: Holiday Recipes, Christmas Cookies and Treats
Bring your kids and your favorite Holiday Cookies (and recipes) to share. 

Report, Approval of Balance Sheet, Various. 

THANKSGIVING 2016 – What a wonderful evening!  Thanks to all of our volunteers who made the event possible.  View the photos on this LINK.  The food and the music were dynamite!

The event scheduled for December 2nd about the Integration of Immigrant and Minority Children through Education has been postponed until later in 2017. 

SAVE the DATE!
9/01/2017, 5 pm –SCREEN TIME.  When to UnplugA Conference for Educators, Parents, Librarians.  Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher, Edutopia,will speak on screen time and the challenges for teachers and parents in maintaining a balance between the physical and virtual worlds as well as in ensuring that screens are used in appropriate, meaningful and empowering ways.  Beth Holland’s Conference is made possible thanks to the U.S. Embassy to Italy.

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES and MEMBERSHIP
WINTER CLASSES
Here are the Course schedules for 2016/17:  KIDS and ADULTS.  The next Weekend Warrior Full Immersion Intensive Weekend is December 17-18.  The Winter Session begins on January 9th for 10 weeks.  If you are a new student, contact us before making a payment to see if there is availability.  Many classes have waiting lists.  If you are on a waiting list, we will contact you soon regarding your status.  Remember to pick up your receipts at the Front Desk during our Office Hours. 

TESOL Italy – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.  3 AIA FVG teachers presented at the TESOL Italy National Convention in Rome in November.  Karoline and Janine spoke about Project Based Learning in the Inclusive Classroom and Marina about Pronunciation.  AIA FVG / American Corner Trieste teachers will also be presenting at the TESOL Val D’Adige Local Convention in Bolzano in mid-December.

REMEMBER to RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP! 
2016/17 Membership Year began on September 1stHere is the Membership Form.  Membership prices remain unchanged.  €25 – Ridotto for Students 16 and over, Teachers and 65 and over.  €35 – Intero.  Membership is valid until August 31, 2017.  You can become a member at any time of the year.  Don’t miss the next film!

36th AMERICAN FILM SERIES  at Teatro dei Fabbri – Showtimes:  13:30. 16, 18:30, 21
The film series continues. Great American films in Original Version.  2016/17 Members Only.  Become a member during Office Hours.
15/12 TRUMBO. Dir. Jay Roach. Starring Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren. Biography, Drama. 2h 4 min.

SPECIAL EVENTS - FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
·         Family Film Festival – no film in December
·         Nati per Leggere – 15/12, 10 am - Bilingual Reading English / Italian for ages 0-3 years.
·         Mom & Baby Survival Italian – Every Tuesday, 10 am
·         Mom & Baby Playgroup in English – Every Thursday, 10 am
·         Teen Club – Every Friday from 5 -7 pm
·         Hour of Code – 16/12 at Teen Club.  +100M have done an Hour of Code.  

WOMEN’S SPACE and ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
·         Maker Space & Survival Italian for Adults – Every Thursday at 10 am
·         15/12, 8 pm - Women’s Book Club – Discussing The Illegal Gardener by Sara Alexi.    Send an email to aia.fvg@gmail.com to participate.
·         06/12, 10 am - Tuesday Coffee Break
·         13/12, 10 am - Short Story Club – Christmas Day in the Morning  by Pearl S. Buck.
·         09/01/17, 5 pm – Teacher Learning Network – Screen Time.  When to Unplug. With Beth Hall

VOLUNTEERS
We are a Volunteer Run Non-Profit Association.
Volunteers run our Library, American Corner Programs and Activities.  We are looking for Volunteers to Mentor and Manage the Teen Club, Assist with the Nati per Leggere program, Work at the Cinema, Help with our Morning Activities.  Send us an email.  We’ll find a role for you.  University of Trieste students in Humanities or P.R. can earn Internship Credit Hours with us (CFU).   We accept students with a minimum of 75 hours (3 CFU).  You'll have a great experience and improve your English, while you learn valuable people skills. Contact us!  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.  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 an Education Advising Section, Children’s Corner Library and Women’s Space.  Consult our on line catalog of Books and DVDs.
The American Corner also offers English and Life Skills Courses for Refugees thanks to a U.S. Government Grant.

On November 17th, in occasion of the TESOL Convention in Rome, we were honored to be invited to the Embassy to speak about the many programs at American Corner Trieste.     



Hours: Monday- Friday 4-7 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9-12

December 2016 Calendar

December 2016 at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste

Assemblea Ordinaria Soci - 12/12/2016





Trieste, 24 novembre 2016

ASSEMBLEA ORDINARIA
DELL'ASSOCIAZIONE ITALO-AMERICANA FVG

L’assemblea ordinaria dei soci è convocata il giorno 12 dicembre 2016 in prima adunanza alle ore 17.30 e in SECONDA ADUNANZA ALLE ORE 18.00 presso la sede in Piazza S. Antonio n.6.

Ordine del giorno:
1) Comunicazioni
2) Approvazione del bilancio consuntivo e preventivo
3) Varie ed eventuali

 Il Presidente

Leonardo Buonomo   
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DELEGA
Con la presente delego ……….......………...……………………. a rappresentarmi all’assemblea ordinaria dell’Associazione Italo-Americana FVG del giorno 12 dicembre 2016.
NOME E COGNOME DEL DELEGANTE…………………………….……
FIRMA …………………………………………………………………….......

DATA…………………………………………………………………..…....…

Monday, November 21, 2016

US Embassy to Italy Visit in Rome

A VIP Visit to the U.S. Embassy to Italy in Rome.  
The American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG paid a courtesy visit on Thursday, November 17, 2016 in occasion of the TESOL Italy Convention 2016.  

We presented some of our many successful American Corner Projects:
  • Refugee English Classes for Life Skills
  • Professional Development for English Teachers
  • Nati per Leggere Bilingual 0-3 yrs
  • Mom & Baby Groups
  • Maker Space
  • Teen Club
  • Book Club and Short Story Club
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Special Events, Thematic Film Series, Guest Speakers
  • and More...
Did you know that American Corner Trieste offers over 30 free programs per month with an average of 2500 visitors/month?

Thanks to sustaining funds from the U.S. State Department, we can update our equipment, improve our services and offer specific programs.  

All American Corner Trieste events are Free and Open to the Public and the Projects are VOLUNTEER RUN.  

AIA FVG Teachers at TESOL Italy 2016

Associazione Italo Americana FVG Teachers are Rock Stars!  

At the TESOL Italy National Convention in Rome on November 18-19, 2016, three of our teachers Participated and Presented as Speakers.

TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) is the International Association for Professional Development for English Language Teachers.  There are over 11,000 members worldwide.

Marina Randich:  The Privilege of the Non-Native  - I wish my Italian were as good as my English.

Karoline Steckley and Janine Sprague Zolle:  English in Multi-Cultural Education - Fruit Salad in the All Inclusive Classroom.

We thank the US Embassy to Italy for their support to the American Corner Trieste in making our participation possible.

Congratulate your teacher.  Are you an English teacher?  Contact us via email and we'll share their presentations with you.  aia.fvg@gmail.com

These lessons are results of our experiences as Team Teachers.  Many thanks and congratulations to all the members of the Associazione Italo Americana FVG  Teaching Team!


Sunday, November 20, 2016

November 21-26 Thanksgiving, Coffee Break and MORE!

Nov. 21-26 at American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG

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Our Favorite Week of the Year!  Thanksgiving!  Come and help with our Preparation.  
Shopping, Cooking, Cleaning, Celebrating.

Tues. Nov. 22nd
10 am - Tuesday Coffee Break - Have cup of coffee and some great conversation in English!
10 am - Mom & Baby Survival Italian - Just arrived in Trieste, don't speak much Italian, You are Italian, are home with your baby and want to meet other Moms?  Come on down and bring the baby. 

Thurs. Nov. 24th
10 am - Mom & Baby Playdate in English - Just arrived in Trieste, don't speak much Italian, You are Italian, are home with your baby and want to meet other Moms?  Come on down and bring the baby. 

American Film Series at Teatro dei Fabbri 
Shows at :  1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 pm  ROOM

Fri. Nov. 25th
5 pm - AC TC - American Corner Teen Club

Saturday, Nov. 26th

Nov. 26-27 - Weekend Warrior - Full Immersion English 10 hours in 2 days.

Sat. Nov. 26th - Family Style Thanksgiving Party - Members Only.  Prepaid Reservation Required.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

No Teen Club this Week.

NO TEEN CLUB this Week. 
We'll be back next week on Nov. 25th and take the MasterChef Apple Pie Challenge! Enjoy your Friday afternoon.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Weekend Warriors - Nov. 26-27

Calling All WEEKEND WARRIORS

Are you ready for a Super Intensive Weekend?
November 26-27, 2016.   2-7 pm both days


  • 1 Weekend.
  • 10 hours of Fluency.
  • Infinite Fun.

HOORAH!!

Registration DEADLINE:
Wednesday, November 23rd.

You can't make it this time?
How about December 10-11?



Saturday, November 12, 2016

Nov. 14-18 Nati per Leggere PLUS all our our great activities!

Nov. 14-18 at American Corner Trieste / Associazione Italo Americana FVG

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Tues. Nov. 15th
10 am - Mom & Baby Survival Italian - Just arrived in Trieste, don't speak much Italian, You are Italian, are home with your baby and want to meet other Moms?  Come on down and bring the baby. 

Thurs. Nov. 17th
10 am - Nati per Leggere - Bilingual Reading for 0- 3yrs .  Free and Open to the Pubic.  No reservation required.
8 pm - Women's Book Club - Discussion "Me Before You".  Send an email to aia.fvg@gmail.com to participate.  


Fri. Nov. 18th
5 pm - AC TC - American Corner Teen Club

Looking ahead :

Nov. 26-27 - Weekend Warrior - Full Immersion English 10 hours in 2 days.

Sat. Nov. 26th - Family Style Thanksgiving Party - Members Only.  Prepaid Reservation Required.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Professional Development Workshop for Language Teachers

The Second Edition of the Professional Development Workshop for Language Teachers.  

Saturday, November 12, 2016,  2 - 5 pm.

Theme:  Creating a Learning Community:  Engagement through Connections.  Free and Open to Language Teachers, upon reservation to aia.fvg@gmail.com
Space is limited.




Sunday, November 6, 2016

November 7-12 at AIA FVG / American Corner Trieste

Nov. 7-12 Opportunities of the week! US Elections, Films, Professional Development and MORE!

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Tues. Nov. 8th
10 am - Mom & Baby Survival Italian - Just arrived in Trieste, don't speak much Italian, You are Italian, are home with your baby and want to meet other Moms?  Come on down and bring the baby. 
ELECTION DAY EVENTS
Presidential Film Series - Free and Open to the Public.  In English with English Subtitles
10 am - Duck Soup,
12 noon - Man of the Year
2 pm- Primary Colors

Soup & Salad with a €7 contribution for MEMBERS.  Reservation required.
Selfies with the Candidates, Voting Booth, Trivia, Social Media

Wed. Nov. 9th


Fri. Nov. 11th
5 pm - AC TC - American Corner Teen Club
5 pm - The Peanuts Movie - Family Film Series.  Free and Open to the Public.  In English with English Subtitles.



Sat. Nov. 12th
Free and Open to Language Teachers.  Reservation required at aia.fvg@gmail.com





Looking ahead :

Nov. 26-27 - Weekend Warrior - Full Immersion English 10 hours in 2 days.

Sat. Nov. 26th - Family Style Thanksgiving Party - Members Only.  Prepaid Reservation Required.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Election Night Party - November 8, 2016 8-10 p.m.

Election Night Party!  Tuesday, November 8th from 8 - 10 pm
Soup and Salad.
Some Election Trivia, Predictions, News in Streaming, Voting Booth.
€7 contribution.
AIA FVG Members Only.

Can't make it to the Party?  Come to the Free Presidential Films at American Corner Trieste.

PRESIDENTIAL FILM SERIES Matinée 
November 8th - at American Corner Trieste
Free and Open to the Public.
10 am – Duck Soup with the Marx Brothers, 
12 noon – Man of the Year with Robin Williams, 
2 pm – Primary Colors with John Travolta


What About The Day After? - 
Here you go.  November 9th at 6 pm