Monday, November 20, 2017

Entice, Captivate and Allure: Engaging Tweens and Teens in the ESL Classroom


Teacher Learning Network

Theme: Entice, Captivate and Allure: Engaging Tweens and Teens in the ESL Classroom.
Guest Speaker: Jason Lonie
November 17, 2017 - 6 pm
Free and Open to All Language Teachers.

Here are the highlights of Jason's Presentation.  Many thanks to Joe Baldyga for making the video and Janine Sprague Zolle for coordinating the Teacher Learning Network Workshops.

The Week Ahead: Nov. 20-25, 2017

Coffee Break, Mom & Babies, Native Americans, Knit Wits, American Cinema, Assemblea Ordinaria, Thanksgiving! Happening this week at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste.
American Corner Activities are Free and Open to the Public.


Tuesday, Nov. 21 
10 am - Tuesday Coffee Break

10 am - Mom & Baby Play Group 

8 pm - "Segnali di Fumo" - Smoke Signals.  Evening dedicated to Native American Culture.  Presentation of the Native American Pow Wow Agenda dedicated to Paolo Zanier by the painter, Sabrina Matucci.


Wednesday, Nov. 22
Knit Wits - Knit in company.  Bring your own project or work with us.  Knit, Teach, Learn! 

10 am - Morning Makers - Knit or use our Sewing Machines.

Thursday, Nov. 23
10 am - Mom & Baby Playgroup


13:30, 16, 1830, 21 - Life, Animated - American Film Series at Teatro dei Fabbri.
Free for 2017/18 AIA FVG Members

Friday, Nov. 24
5 pm - Teen Maker Space - continuing with our 3D T-Rex 

5:30 and 6:00 pm - Assemblea dei Soci dell'Associazione Italo Americana FVG

Saturday, Nov. 25th
THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNER - Members and their families with Reservations Only.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Teacher Learning Network

Theme: Entice, Captivate and Allure: Engaging Tweens and Teens in the ESL Classroom.
Guest Speaker: Jason Lonie
November 17, 2017 - 6 pm
Free and Open to All Language Teachers.
































Next meetings:
January 12, 2018, 6-7 pm - Workshop
March 2, 2018, 2-7 pm -  Conference
April 13, 2018 , 6-7 pm -Workshop
May 11, 2018, 6-7 pm - Workshop 

Monday, November 13, 2017

Assemblea Ordinaria dei Soci AIA FVG

Trieste,  13 novembre 2017

E’ convocata
L’ ASSEMBLEA ORDINARIA DEI SOCI DELL'ASSOCIAZIONE ITALO AMERICANA  della REGIONE FRUILI VENEZIA GIULIA
per il giorno 24 novembre 2017 alle ore 17:30 in prima adunanza
​               ​e
per il giorno 24 novembre 2017 alle ore 18:00 in SECONDA ADUNANZA

presso la sede dell’Associazione Italo Americana della Regione Fruili Venezia Giulia 
Piazza Sant'Antonio Nuovo, 6, Trieste 

per discutere e deliberare sul seguente

ORDINE DEL GIORNO

1)   APPROVAZIONE VERBALE DELLA SEDUTA PRECEDENTE
2)   COMUNICAZIONI
3)   APPROVAZIONE DEL BILANCIO CONSUNTIVO E PREVENTIVO
4)   ELEZIONE PRESIDENTE E VICE PRESIDENTE
5)   ELEZIONE MEMBRI DEL CONSIGLIO DIRETTIVO
6)   ELEZIONE COLLEGIO DEI REVISORI DEI CONTI
7)   VARIE ED EVENTUALI


Il Presidente

Leonardo Buonomo   
__________________________________________________                                                                         
DELEGA

Con la presente delego ……….......………...……………........................………. 

a rappresentarmi all’assemblea ordinaria dell’Associazione Italo-Americana FVG del giorno 24 novembre 2017.

NOME E COGNOME DEL DELEGANTE……………………………...........……

FIRMA …………………………………………………………………….................

DATA…………………………………………………………………..…...............…

Winter Closing Policy

Policy for Winter Weather Closing: 
In the event that the City of Trieste Closes the Public Schools because of Severe Weather, We also Close and Cancel Classes and Events. 


If you are in doubt, you can always find updates on our Facebook Pages and Blog. 

Se il Comune di Trieste annuncia la chiusura delle scuole a causa tempo inclemente, l' ASSOCIAZIONE ITALO-AMERICANA DEL F.V.G. / American Corner Trieste chiude e annulla corsi ed eventi. Se hai dubbi, troverai aggiornamenti sul blog e Facebook. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Week Ahead: Nov. 13-17, 2017

Confirmations, GLOW, Teacher Learning Network, Nati per Leggere, Native Americans, Reservations for Thanksgiving and more!  What a week at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste.
American Corner Activities are Free and Open to the Public.


CONFIRMATION at the Front Desk to continue in WINTER Classes(Deadline Nov. 18th)





Tuesday, Nov. 14 


10 am - We Still Live Here – Reviving the Wampanoag Language– Documentary
The story of the revitalization of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no native speakers has been revived in this country. The Wampanoag’s ancestors ensured the survival of the Pilgrims in New England, and lived to regret it. Nevertheless, through resilience and courage they kept their identity alive and remained on their ancestral lands. Now a cultural revival is taking place.

10 am - Mom & Baby Play Group

Thursday, Nov. 16
10 am - Nati per Leggere Bilingual Reading 0- 3 yrs 

10 am - Morning Makers - Knit or use our Sewing Machines.

8 pm - Women's Book Club - The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott.  To participate, send and email to aia.fvg@gmail.com


Friday, Nov. 17
5 pm - Teen Maker Space - continuing with our 3D T-Rex

6 pm - GLOW Girls Leading Our World - Reservation Required. Free For Middle and High School Girls.  All Activities in English.
Nov. 17th - Spices & Aromas and Dec. 1st - Musical Master Class: Exploring Your Words









6 pm - Teacher Learning Network - Free and Open to All Language Teachers. Topic for the Meeting:  Entice, Captivate, and Allure: Engaging Tweens and Teens in the ESL classroom



COMING UP
Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner - November 25th - Reservations Required - AIA FVG Members and their Families Only.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Week Ahead - Nov 6-10, 2017

Navajo Code Talkers, Moms & Babies, Knitters, Teen Makers, Confirmation of Classes, Reservations for Thanksgiving.  What a week at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste.
American Corner Activities are Free and Open to the Public.

Tuesday, Nov. 6 
10 am - True Whispers: Navajo Code Talkers - Documentary about the Navajo Marines who used the Navajo language in code to transmit messages on the Pacific front during World War II.
10 am - Mom & Baby Play Group




Wednesday, Nov. 8
6 pm - Knit Wits - Knit in company.  We're great at giving free advice too!

Thursday, Nov. 9
10 am - Mom & Baby Play Group
10 am - Morning Makers - Knit or use our Sewing Machines.

Friday, Nov. 10
5 pm - Teen Maker Space - continuing with our 3D T-Rex

Saturday/ Sunday Nov. 11/12
Weekend Warriors!  Hurrah! Full Immersion English Class.

Coming UP!

Confirmation at the Front Desk for WINTER Classes (Deadline Nov. 18th)




GLOW Girls Leading Our World - November 17th Workshop.  Reservation Required. Free For Middle and High School Girls.  All Activities in English.
Nov. 17th - Spices & Aromas
Dec. 1st - Musical Master Class: Exploring Your Words


Teacher Learning Network - November 17th - Free and Open to All Language Teachers.


Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner - November 25th - Reservations Required - AIA FVG Members Only.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Closed from Oct. 29th until November 5th

We will be CLOSED from October 29th until November 5th.
👻👽👾👿💀
No courses, No administration, No library, No activities.
Have a very Happy Halloween and San Giusto break! 

Here is the LINK to the dates of our Fall Session Courses.

CONFIRM - Winter Registration

Our WINTER 2017/18 CLASS SCHEDULES for KIDS and ADULTS remain the same.

If you or your child are currently registered in a FALL CLASS, and you wish to continue in WINTER, we ask you to:
  • ·         WHAT: SIGN in person to CONFIRM your re-registration for the WINTER Session. (Please. No Email or Phone Confirmations)
  • ·         WHEN: During our OFFICE HOURS at the FRONT DESK from November 6th - 18th
  • ·         DEADLINE:  November 18th
If you do not re-confirm by November 18th, a student from the waiting list will have the opportunity to join the class in your place. 

Winter Session lasts 10 weeks.   

This is also a great occasion to pick up your receipts!

If you are currently on a Waiting List, we will contact you after December 4th to inform you of your status.
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I nostri orari per CORSI d'INVERNO 2017/18 rimangono invariati. KIDS and ADULTS

Se Lei oppure i suoi figli sono attualmente iscritti al Corso FALL, e se volete continuare in WINTER, Vi preghiamo di:
  • ·         COSA: FIRMARE di persona per CONFERMARE l'iscrizione per la sessione WINTER. Per favore no conferme via email o per telefono.
  • ·         QUANDO: Durante i nostri orari d'ufficio al FRONT DESK dal 6/11 al 18/11
  • ·         SCADENZA:  18 novembre ore 18.  

Se non confermate entro il 18/11, uno studente dalla LISTA di ATTESA avrà l'opportunità di iscriversi al corso.

La Sessione INVERNO dura 10 settimane.   

Passando per il FRONT DESK è anche un'occasione di retirare le tue ricevute e tessera!  

Se ti trovi su una Lista di Attesa, ci mettremo in contatto dopo il 4/12 per informarti del tuo status.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Native American Heritage Events 2017


  1. Documentaries, Poetry Stories, Conference, Film for Native American Heritage Month.  All Events Free and Open to the Public.

Nov. 7, 10 am – True Whispers: The Story of Navajo Code Talkers – PBS Documentary
The story of the Navajo men enlisted in the Marines during World War II. From 1942-1945, the Code Talkers devised an unbreakable code in their native language and transmitted vital messages in the midst of combat against the Japanese.



Nov. 10, 5 pm - Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron - Animated Film for Children.  
A wild stallion is captured by humans and slowly loses the will to resist training. Yet throughout his struggles for freedom, the stallion refuses to let go of the hope of one day returning home to his herd.




The story of the revitalization of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no native speakers has been revived in this country. The Wampanoag’s ancestors ensured the survival of the Pilgrims in New England, and lived to regret it. Nevertheless, through resilience and courage they kept their identity alive and remained on their ancestral lands. Now a cultural revival is taking place.

Nov. 21, 8 pm - "Segnali di Fumo" - Smoke Signals.  Evening dedicated to Native American Culture.  Presentation of the Native American Pow Wow Agenda dedicated to Paolo Zanier by the painter, Sabrina Matucci.


Nov. 28, 10 am - Short Story Club - Contemporary Native American Poets
N. Scott Momaday   The Delight Song of Tsoai Talee  

November 2017 Newsletter



 NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

NOVEMBER brings THANKSGIVING, lots of things to be thankful for and all of our Regular Activities. Theme of the Month:  NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGEView the Newsletter on the Blog in Text and in Calendar Format.   Forward the newsletter to a friend!

OFFICE:
ADMINISTRATION HOURS
Tuesday and Thursday mornings:  9-12 and Thursday afternoons: 4-7 pm
Pick up your IBAN Receipts, Make Cash Payments, during our Administration Hours, listed above. Questions? aiafrontdesk@gmail.com

LIBRARY and AMERICAN CORNER HOURS:
Our Library hours are:  Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9-12 and Monday to Friday afternoons from 4-7 pm. The Library is volunteer run.  Call for Library Volunteers!
·         Parent Library Volunteers while your children are in class help shelve books and Check-ins / outs. 
·         Library Assistants for 1 or 2 afternoons a week – You’re a Librarian or just love Libraries?  We want you! 

HOLIDAYS – CLOSED from October 29th – November 5th
No Lessons, No Office Hours, No Group Activities.  Enjoy the Break!

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES

(Dettagli in italiano a questo LINK.) If you or your child are currently registered in a FALL CLASS, and you wish to continue in WINTER, we ask you to:
·         WHAT: SIGN in person to CONFIRM your registration for the WINTER Session.  No Emails or Phone Calls.
·         WHEN: During our OFFICE HOURS at the FRONT DESK from 6/11 to 18/11
·         DEADLINE:  November 18th
If you do not re-confirm by November 18th, a student from the waiting list will have the opportunity to join the class in your place. Winter Session lasts 10 weeks.   This is also a great occasion to pick up your receipts! If you are on a Waiting List, we will contact you in December to give you your status.

HALLOWEEN in CLASS was so much fun!  The young students went Trick-or-Treating, Older students participated in the Halloween Rice Krispies Challenge, made Sugar Skulls or read spooky stories. Everybody including our teachers dressed up.  View the creations from the Halloween Rice Krispies Challenge at this LINK

WEEKEND WARRIOR Full Immersion Weekend in English for Adults. 
Nov. 11 & 12.  1 weekend, 10 hours of Full Immersion, Infinite Fun. Online Registration at this LINK.

Our 2017/18 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.  Renew your membership each year to take advantage of the American Film Series, Register for Courses, Check out Library materials, Participate in Members Only Events.  READ MORE about what it means to be a Member.  You can become a member at any time of the year. 

37th AMERICAN FILM SERIES at Teatro dei Fabbri – Shows at 13:30, 16:00, 18:30, 21:00
23/11 LIFE, ANIMATED Dir. Roger Ross Williams.  Documentary. 92 minutes.

Guest Speaker: Margo Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures, who researched the amazing stories of the black American female mathematicians responsible for the calculations for the NASA Space Missions. Here is the LINK.  You can participate from your computer at home.

THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNERSaturday, November 25th at 7:30 pm.
Members Only. Another great reason to become a member!  Our favorite holiday!  Turkey, music, fun.  Prepaid Reservations required.  Limit:  70 people.  Everybody brings a Thanksgiving Dish or Beverage to Share.  Details at this LINK.  Reserve early.  This event is always sold-out. You can reserve in person at the Front Desk starting on November 6th during our Office Hours.


SPECIAL EVENTS - FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC


REGULAR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
·         Nati per Leggere – Bilingual Reading English / Italian for ages 0-3 – Thursday, 16/11, 10 am
·         Mom & Baby Playgroup – Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am - noon
·         Family Film Festival Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron – on Friday, 10/11 at 5 pm
·         TEEN MAKER SPACEEvery Friday from 5-7 pm
·         GLOW – Girls Leading Our World WorkshopFor Middle and High School Girls.  Promoting leadership, friendship, and self-confidence.
Second Workshop - 24/11, 6 - 8 pm. - Spices & Aromas
Third Workshop - 01/12, 6-8 pm.  – Musical Master Class: Exploring your Words.
More GLOW Details and Mandatory Online Registration at this LINK.   

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC

·         NEW!  Knit Wits – Knitting Group – Wednesday 8/11 and 22/11, 6-8 pm.  Evening knitting
·         Thursday Morning Maker Space- Every Thursday morning from 10-noon.  Come to knit or use our sewing machines for other projects.
·         Short Story Club – Contemporary Native American Poetry – Details Below.  Tuesday 28/11, 10 am
·         Women’s Book Club – The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott. Send an email for info to participate.  Thursday 16/11/2017, 8 pm.
·         Teacher Learning Network – Monthly Workshop – Free and Open to All Language Teachers – 17/11, 6 pm.  Topic:  Entice, Captivate, and Allure:  Engaging Tweens and Teens in the ESL classroom.

ACTIVITIES for NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
ALL DETAILS AT THIS LINK
Nov. 7, 10 am – True Whispers: The Story of Navajo Code Talkers – PBS Documentary
Nov. 10, 5 pm - Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron  - Animated Film for Children.
Nov. 14. 10 am - We Still Live Here Here – Reviving the Wampanoag Language– Documentary
Nov. 21, evening – Indian Time with Sabrina Matucci – Details in the LINK.
Nov. 28, 10 am - Short Story Club – Poems by N. Scott Momaday and Joy Harjo

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 Maker Club, Assist with the Nati per Leggere program, Work at the Cinema, Help with our Morning Activities at the Front Desk and in the Library. Send us an email.  We’ll find a role for you.  University of Trieste students in Humanities, P.R. and other majors 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 also learn valuable life and people skills. High School Students can also do Alternanza Scuola Lavoro.  Contact us!  aia.fvg@gmail.com 

A Special Call for Volunteer 3D Printer lovers and Makers to help with our Teen Maker Space on Friday afternoons.  You need to know how to use a 3D Printer and love working with teenagers.  Contact us!

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.