Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Teddy Bear Laboratory - Sept. 20 - 10 am-4 pm

See you tomorrow for the Teddy Bear Laboratory 10 am - 4 pm.  Free and Open to the Public.
Learn more about the Teddy Bear Project at this LINK:  

Sunday, September 16, 2018

English Courses Off to a Great Start!

Classes at Associazione Italo Americana FVG began on Saturday, Sept. 15th.  We'll see all the Monday through Friday Students this week! 

There are still some openings in some classes. Looking for info? 
Here are the links.  Registration is ONLINE.  

The Week Ahead: Sept 17-21, 2018

A new year of FREE activities begins at American Corner Trieste.  Come and join us!  The theme for the month of September is BEARS.

Tuesday - 18/9 we propose 

10 am - Mom and Baby Playgroup in English.  (every Tuesday and Thursday morning).  Come in and meet some other Moms and let your babies or toddlers play together (or Sleep) .  Informal.  Networking and Friendship for Moms and babies in our Baby Friendly environment.

10 am - Coffee Break in English - a cup of coffee in company and an informal chat in English of course.   Once a month appointment. 

Thursday - 20/9
10 am - Mom and Baby Playgroup in inglese.  (see above)

10 am to 4 pm Laboratory / Workshop Teddy Bear Project Integration through Entrepreneurship - Production of Teddy Bears by Migrant Tailors in the Teddy Boy Project.  Come and learn more about the project and the artisans behind it.  Take home a beautiful and unique Teddy Bear.  Meet our guest:  Lydia Witt, expert in Migrant Integration with the    Sewing Cooperative with Migrant Tailors in Rome.  

Friday 21/9
11 am - Documentary Film - Bears - Disney Nature (2014) 60 min. in English.  
Follow a Mother Brown Bear and her cubs for 1 year in Katmai National Park in Alaska.  The birth, feeding, fishing for salmon and finally back to hibernation for the long winter.    

5 pm - Family Film Festival - Film Winnie the Pooh (2011) 60 min.  in English
Looking for honey, Pooh and his friends get sidetracked and begin an adventure in search of Eeyore's lost tail and in rescue of Christopher Robin.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Back to School 2018/19!

Back to School 2018/19!                                       

L’Associazione Italo Americana FVG è pronta per un altro fantastico anno scolastico e tante attività.  

Le iscrizioni ONLINE sono aperteSe non avete accesso a un computer, possiamo aiutarti in sede.  Il ns. orario lu-mar-mer-gio-ven 16-19 e mar e gio 9-12. 
I corsi iniziano sabato, 15 settembreLo spazio è limitato e le sezioni vengono chiusi quando la disponibilità viene esaurita.
Ecco tutte le informazioni riguardante i corsi e i LINK per l’iscrizione online:

Se non conosci l’Associazione Italo Americana FVG e i nostri corsi, puoi iscrivere te stesso o i tuoi figli ad una Mini Lezione Prova Gratuita prima dell’inizio ufficiale dei corsi.  Durante l’anno scolastico, a corsi già iniziati, non offriamo lezioni prova. Le lezioni prova iniziano il 3/09/2018.

Con il 1 settembre inizia il Nuovo Anno Sociale 2018/19.  E’ necessario rinnovare l’iscrizione all’Associazione e consegnare il modulo o via scan o direttamente in sede. Come socio, utilizzi la biblioteca per prendere in prestito libri, DVD e riviste, vai alla Rassegna del Cinema Americana presso il Teatro ai Fabbri, partecipi a certe attività soltanto per soci. 

 Condividi questo messaggio con gli amici!
 A presto!  See you soon!  It’s going to be a fantastic year, so come and be a part of it!
 Associazione Italo Americana FVG

Teddy Boys Project

Teddy Bear Open House Workshop September 20th from 10 am - 4 pm.

See how the bears are made and meet the creators.  Lydia Witt, a special guest from the Sewing Cooperative in Rome, will lead a workshop and discuss her activities with refugee tailors.

Come to the American Corner and select your unique Teddy Bear, made by the Teddy Boy Project. 

Teddy Bears are Handmade with Love. 

The Teddy Boy Project promotes Integration through Entrepreneurship.

Since 2016, with the support of the U.S. Department of State, the American Corner has been teaching Life Skills English for Refugees.

Many of our students have now received their official resident status and can work to support themselves.

During our classes, we discovered that many students were expert tailors.  In May 2018 the Teddy Boy Project was born.

Each bear is made with recycled materials and all bears are absolutely unique.  Always the same size, but in different variations.  The bears are dressed in tailormade clothes.

The bears are available for a contribution.  All funds go directly to the Teddy Boys.

Teddy Bear Homes: So far until September 1, 2018 Teddy Bears have found homes in: Trieste Italy, Alaska, Racine Wisconsin, Minneapolis Minnesota, New York, Cincinnati Ohio, Copenhagen Denmark

Learn more about our Project at this LINK
Learn the story of our tailors at this LINK

September 2018 Newsletter


BACK TO SCHOOL! It’s going to be a great year!  Classes begin on September 15th, but Online Registration is Open!  We are also offering Free Trial Lessons the week of September 3rd.  Activities begin the week of September 17h.  A high five to our Summer interns who helped with Lit Flicks, Front Desk and in the Classrooms!  Congratulations to our STEAMERs and HIGH DIVERS who took our Full Immersion Summer Challenges.  Theme of the Month:  Bears, bears, bears.  View the Newsletter on the Blog in Text and in Calendar Format.  Forward the newsletter to a friend!
Tuesday and Thursday mornings:  9-12 and Wednesday afternoons: 5-7 pm
Pick up your IBAN Receipts, Make Cash Payments, during our Administration Hours, listed above. Questions?

From September 3rd we start our regular hours:  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday mornings 9-12 and Monday to Friday afternoons from 4-7 pm.

FALL English Classes for All Ages and All Levels last 12 weeks and start on September 15th.  Registration is ONLINE.  If you are new, we will offer a mini trial lesson before our regular lessons begin.  You can register your child or yourself for a FREE TRIAL LESSON the week of September 3rd before the courses start.  Trial lessons ARE NOT offered during our regular courses.  Here is a link to the Rules for Classes. 

WEEKEND WARRIOR Full Immersion English for Adults. 
Sept. 22& 23.  1 weekend, 10 hours of Full Immersion, Infinite Fun.

INDIVIDUAL LESSONS are possible all year long.  Yes, you can! Schedule an appointment to discuss your needs.

Our 2018/19 Membership Year begins on September 1st.  The new membership cards are ready.
Here is the Membership Form.  Membership prices remain unchanged.  Euro 25 – Ridotto for Students 16 and over, Teachers and 65 and over.  Euro 35 – Intero.  Membership is valid until August 31, 2019.  Renew your membership each year to take advantage of the American Film Series, Register for Courses, Use our Library, Participate in Members Only Events.

38th AMERICAN FILM SERIES at Teatro dei Fabbri
The film series begins on Thursday, October 25th.  The dates are set and the film list will be published in October.  9 great American films in Original Version.

BEARS, BEARS, BEARS:  September Theme
In addition to readings, films, a poster display and a live webcam of bears fishing for salmon at Katmai National Park in Alaska, you can also take home your own unique Teddy Bear.  The American Corner Teddy Boys Integration through Entrepreneurship Project, encourages professional refugee tailors to put their skill to work in the production or the cutest teddy bears you’ve ever seen, using recycled materials.  Select your bear and take it home with a donation. 

20/9 10 am – 5 pm - Teddy Bear Workshop
See how a teddy bear is made from start to finish.  Meet the teddy boy team.  A guest expert from the Sewing Cooperative in Rome will also be present.

October 9, 2018 Officials from the US Federal Social Security Administration in Rome will be in Trieste to make a presentation, accept Social Security applications and answer related questions.  By appointment only: 

MIDTERM ELECTIONS – All 50 states have Midterm elections on November 6th.  All US Citizens are eligible to vote.  Register ASAP so you will receive your absentee ballot in time.  For more info:

·       Starting 18/09- every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am  - Mom & Baby Playgroup
·       21/09, 5 pm - Family Film Festival WINNIE the POOH (2011)

·       27/09, 10 amNATI per LEGGERE –Bilingual Reading English/Italian for ages 0-36 mo.
·       Back in October Fridays, 4-7 pm TEEN MAKER SPACE with 3D Printing and more!
·       Back this Fall - GLOW – Girls Leading Our World Workshops

·       21/09, 11 am -Feature FilmBEARS (2014)
·       18/09, 10 am  - Coffee Break
·       25/09, 10 am – Adult Storytime – Goldilocks & the 3 Bears with a guest reader
·       27/09, 8 pm - Women’s Book Club.  A Place for Us by Fatima Mirza.  Send an email to to participate.
·       Back in October - KnitWits and Morning Makers

TESOL TRIESTE LOCAL GROUP is holding the Kick Off Meeting on September 28th at 6:00 pm to catch up after the summer break, plan future workshops, speakers and themes for the school year.  Teachers, bring your teacher friends and colleagues.  When we have workshops and seminars, you will receive MIUR Credit, enrich your C.V. and free get professional development!

CODING GIRLS will come to Trieste.  A tremendous opportunity for local high schools and their female students.  More news in October.
We are looking for a mentor for TEEN MAKER SPACE on Friday afternoons, someone to head the KNIT WITS group, a heavy duty sewing machine.

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! 

AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Since 2007, we have been part of the American Spaces Network.  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.  Specific sections of the library are dedicated to Educational Advising, Children’s Corner Library and Women’s Space.  Consult our on line catalog of Books and DVDs.   The American Corner also offers Life Skills in English Courses for Refugees thanks to a U.S. Department of State Grant and the US Diplomatic Mission to Italy. 

September 2018 Calendar

It's all about BEARS in September! Come on down... we don't bite.