US Citizen Voters


100 days (and a few hours) until Election Day! 

Overseas and military voters, we encourage you to register to vote and request your absentee ballot by August 1. 

Use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) at www.fvap.gov to do both. Most states accept the FPCA electronically.

In October American Citizens can drop off their completed and signed ballots in the American Corner Ballot Box in Piazza Sant'Antonio Nuovo, 6 - Trieste.  The ballots will be sent to the US via diplomatic courrier.  


Independence Day At Home 2020

🇺🇸Unfortunately this year we are not able to celebrate together.
We're hoping to celebrate outdoors in September. More news as the situation evolves.

Enjoy a home cookout and some cold watermelon and think of us!

There are many ONLINE events this year. Our favorites:

US Embassy to Italy - July 4 at 7 pm on Facebook
Virtual celebration from Rome Villa Taverna with special guest messages from Robert De Niro and others.

American Corner Trieste - Posted online on Facebook
A concert of patriotic songs recorded virtually by American musicians and a greetings from the US Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, Assistant Secretary Royce.Facebook: @ECA.AssistantSecretary, @AmericanMusicAbroad, @ExchangeProgramsAtState

USO Concert - July 4, 6 am and 6 pm (Italian Time) on Facebook
A star-studded lineup of American performers. The first time ever that the concert has been virtual.

A Capitol Fourth - July 4, 2 am (Italian Time) on Facebook
The annual Washington D.C. concert and fireworks broadcast by PBS. The show is virtual. The fireworks will be live.
#IndependenceDayAtHome
#AmSpacesAtHome

Summer English Full Immersion Week ONLINE


Elem123+345, Middle School, High School - July 13-17,2020
ISCRIZIONI CHIUSE.  I CORSI VERRANO RIPROPOSTI A 
FINE AGOSTO. 


FULL IMMERSION requires students to speak and think in the language both inside and outside the classroom.

In addition to delving into grammar, phonetics, and methodology, participants also study American culture, going so far as to cook American desserts and comfort food.  Although the direct approach and format of AIA FVG classes is different from traditional English courses, students’ previous language studies are building blocks for the experience.

Description

These courses are age level and not language level.  Themes are age and interest appropriate.  All students will participate actively in speaking and project-based activities.  The objectives are to:

·       Create a love of language learning

·       Improve oral comprehension and speaking skills in a non-scholastic situation

·       Lower barriers that might block students from speaking

·       Promote reading and writing

Expectations and Goals

At the end of the course, the student should have gained confidence in speaking and acquired broader knowledge of American English culture, language and literature.

Mode

Only English is spoken in class.  We use current themes including real texts, videos, music in order to create discussion points. Post lesson you will receive more input if you wish to deepen your knowledge of the theme.

We are an ASSOCIATION.  Class participants (or their parents must become MEMBERS) of the Associazione Italo Americana FVG.  Info at this LINK 

ONLINE REGISTRATION LINK

NEED MORE INFO?  

WhatsApp 34986666667   or 

email: aia.fvg@gmail.com - include your phone number

Course Options

Class

Mode

 

Dates

Time

 

Elem123+345

Zoom Live Virtual Class –1 hr/day

 

July 13-17

9-10

 

Middle School

Zoom Live Virtual Class –2 hr/day

 

July 13-17

10-12

 

High School

Zoom Live Virtual Class –2 hr/day

 

July 13-17

10-12

 

Schedule & Prices 2020/21

Session

Weeks

Total lesson hours

Start

End

Cost

Elem123+345

1

5

July 13 2020

July 17 2020

€50

Middle School

1

10

July 13 2020

July 17, 2020

€100

High School



1

10

July 13 2020

July 17 2020

€100





 


July/August 2020 Calendar

#IndependenceDayAtHome

July/August 2020 Newsletter

Fourth of July by A.Brockie Stevenson, 1971
Courtesy of: Smithsonian American Art Museum

JULY- AUGUST 2020 NEWSLETTER


#IndependenceDayAtHome

  

JULY/AUGUST = INDEPENDENCE DAY AT HOME. 
At this time of the year, we are usually working on our Independence Day Celebration, Summer STEAM Weeks and discussing vacation plans. Unfortunately, this year we will not be able to celebrate the July 4th together.  Think of us as you have your cookout at home and plan for Independence Day 2021 on the USA’s 245th birthday. 

 As you know, since February 24th we have suspended our Face to Face Activities.  We hope to reopen in September with a full schedule of courses and activities.
 
In the meantime, we are offering another Round 3 of 5 weeks of English Lessons from a Distance via Zoom as well as a Summer English Full Immersion Week Online Classes  for Elementary123-345, Middle School, High School. 
 
Join us on the American Corner Facebook Page for free concerts, documentaries, conferences on American themes. 
Enjoy the summer and we hope to see you in September!
 
JULY ESSENTIAL SERVICE OFFICE HOURS 
July - Thursdays 9-12
We will be open only for receipt pickup and Library returns.  Entry: 1 person at a time, respecting social distancing and with a face mask.  Receipts are ready.  If they are not urgent, you can also pick them up directly in September. 
  
LIBRARY BOOKS and DVDs - Don’t worry about overdue items.  We will accept returns as above, otherwise in September.  We have also put a Library Return Bag on the door.  Sorry, no new checkouts until further notice.
 
ENGLISH LESSONS from a DISTANCE
We’re now in ROUND 3 with 5 weeks of Lessons.  Recent themes have included Butterflies for Kids and Black Lives Matter (this is the link to the BLM Lesson Plan prepared by Karoline) for Teens and Adults.   We’ve had great discussions with Live Zoom guests from all over the USA.    You’re still in time to join!  New students are welcome, but you will need to become a 2019/20 Member.  Did you skip Round 1 or 2? No problem.  Hop on board in Round 3. 
 
SUMMER ENGLISH FULL IMMERSION WEEKS ONLINE
Elem123, Elem345, Middle School and High School.  July 13-17. Full Immersion English for 5 consecutive days on Zoom!  Come and get talking!  New Students Welcome! 
 
SURVEY for 2019/20 MEMBERS 
Check your email. We will soon send a survey to our 2019/20 members.  Please participate.  Your opinion is important to us.
 
FALL CLASSES?
Details will be published at the beginning of September. We hope to reopen regularly in September.  We are evaluating options including in-class, a mix of in-class and distance learning and only distance learning.  
 
ADMINISTRATION
We are improving our administrative procedures.  In the FALL, Membership and Class Registration will be done Online and payment will be via Credit Card.  You will print your own receipts at home. More news in September.  
 
AMERICAN FILM SERIES
The 4 films that we could not show in the Spring will be shown in the association in the Fall. 
 
AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE has gone ONLINE
The American Corner has gone virtual, posts daily in Facebook and features interesting free links for you to improve your English and learn about American culture from home.  Take virtual tours of museums and national parks, check out eBooks from the finest libraries in the world, take a University Online Course for free, go to the Opera, enjoy concerts, audio books, children’s books and films at no charge. Stay up to date on the American Corner Trieste Facebook Page  Here are some online suggestions for the summer:
 
Wednesdays at 5 pm - GetFit Webinar with Sports Diplomacy - Live Work outs and inspirational stories from professional American athletes. 
Wednesdays at 6 pm – American Folk Music Concerts with the Library of Congress.  .
   
FREE OPEN English Online Professional English Network Professional Development Webinars for English Teachers 1 hour Facebook Webinars July 1, July 15 at 2 pm and 8 pm Italian time at American English for Educators
 
FREE MOOC that we like for English Language Learning and English for Business and Entrepreneurship.   Learners to write a business plan, conduct market research, and communicate with clients and customers.
 
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING:  Looking forward to the A Capitol Fourth on PBS – the Annual Independence Day Virtual Concert and Fireworks from Washington D.C. on Facebook, YouTube and the PBS Site.  Live on July 5th at 2 am (Italian time) or on any day afterward. Can’t wait? Watch last year’s show.
 
VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOUR that we took recently: Museum of the American Revolution.
    
WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO: Norah Jones Mini Concerts at Home
 
WHAT WE’RE READING: Alexander Hamilton by Ron ChernowThe book that inspired Miranda Lin’s award-winning musical Hamilton, recently remade into the new Disney film.

VOLUNTEERS
We are a Volunteer Run Non-Profit Association Recognized by the FVG Region. In ordinary circumstances volunteers run our Library, American Corner Programs and Activities.  In this period, we’re looking for tech savvy people who can help us record our online classes and turn them into weekly podcasts. Contact us! aia.fvg@gmail.com 
 
AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Since 2007, we have been part of the American Spaces Network with over 600 locations around the world.   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 online catalog of Books and DVDs.   The American Corner also offers Life Skills in English Courses for Refugees and Case Workers thanks to a U.S. Department of State Grant and the US Diplomatic Mission to Italy.  The American Corner promotes the Refugee Bear Integration through Entrepreneurship Project, and the Community Service Project 28 encouraging professional refugee tailors to use their skills.
 
NEWS FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS
2020 is a GENERAL ELECTION YEAR.  AMERICANS CAN VOTE WHEREVER THEY ARE. 

It’s #OverseasCitizensVotersWeek! Celebrate by taking the first step in the voting process: Requesting an absentee ballot with the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) at FVAP.gov. Submitting it early is the best way to make the process go as smoothly as possible. Request your Absentee Ballots by August 1st now with your Federal Post Card Application, so you will be sure to receive your ballot for the November General.
Stay up to date on the Covid-19 situation through the US Embassy to Italy at this LINK 

TAKE CARE.  We hope to see you in person soon.  Enjoy the summer!

Lessons from a Distance: Round 3 - Start - End June / Beg. July 2020

English LESSONS from A DISTANCE   (in English Below)
Studiare inglese ovunque - da Trieste a Torino, Tavagnacco o Timbuktu!


Una serie di 5 Lessons from  Distance.   

Siete interessati in Lessons from a Distance Round 3?  Accettiamo anche nuovi studenti / soci.

ISCRIZIONE su questo  GOOGLE FORM

LE LEZIONI:
Metodo Immersion-based.  Divertente, Positivo, Interattivo, Pratico con enfasi sulla produzione orale, e l'ascolto.  

Lezioni Self-Paced con link a attività, schede, video, musica, lettura.

Nell'Aula ZOOM, facciamo una conversazione sul tema e contenuto della lezione che lo studente dovrebbe consultare prima per prepararsi.  

Consegna della Lezione il weekend per la lezione della settimana successiva.  

DETTAGLI per CORSO

Inizio 6/7/2020 -  Adult Beginner, Adult Advanced Beginner

Inizio la settimana del 29/6 . Middle School, High School,, Adult Advanced Conversation, Adult Intermediate Conversation


Nuovi STUDENTI / SOCI sono BENVENUTI  Siamo un'associazine e devi diventare SOCIO  e compilare ns.  Membership Form.  Se Vs. figlio studente ha meno di 16 anni, il genitore diventa socio.  Ecco il link  WCosa Significa Diventare SOCIO AIAFVGIntero €35, Ridotto (studenti +16, docenti, +65) €25.


Prezzi veramente speciali con l'incontro ZOOM compreso.  

Middle School                €50.00 - self paced + Zoom Classroom Mtg - 2 ore
High School                    €50.00 - self-paced + Zoom Classroom Mtg - 2 ore
Adult                               €62.50 - self-paced + Zoom Classroom Mtg - 2 ore
(Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate Conversation, Advanced Conversation)

LEZIONI INDIVIDUALI? - Yes we can!  €45 - ora

DOMANDE  NON stiamo in associazione, ma a casa in Smart Working. Contattaci e ci sentiamo!
- Mandaci un EMAIL con Vs. numero di telefono a aia.fvg@gmail.com 
oppure
- Mandaci un WhatsApp con la domanda.   3498666667


PAGAMENTO via IBAN  
IT 05 M 02008 02230 000005261887
Specificare:  Nome dello Studente, Nome del Corso.   
Per studenti sotto 16 anni, la ricevuta fa riferimento al Genitore Socio.    

Potrete ritirare le ricevute di giovedì mattina in giugno oppure più tare quest'anno quando non ci saranno più vicoli Coronavirus.    

Cercate altre RISORSE GRATUITE per MIGLIORARE vs. INGLESE?  Consultate ns. LINK ta visite virtuali, corsi, avventure, cultura, biblioteche.  
#staycation
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ENGLISH TEXT  
English LESSONS from A DISTANCE

Study English Anywhere - From Trieste to Torino, Tavagnacco or Timbuktu!


A series of 5 more weekly English Lessons From A Distance.  

Are you be interested in Lessons at a Distance Round 3? Registration is for Returning and New Students. 

Please REGISTER on this GOOGLE FORM


ABOUT THE LESSONS:
Lessons follow our immersion-based English teaching methodology:  Fun, Positive, Interactive, Practical with an emphasis on fluency.

Thematic Self Pace Lessons include links to activities, worksheets, videos, music, readings.

In Virtual Classrooms, we will discuss the contents of the Lesson plan, which the student should consult prior to the lesson.  

Lesson Delivery each Weekend with the Lesson Plan for the following week.

DETAIL by CLASS
  • Middle School, High School and Adults - Self-Paced Lessons plus Zoom Meetings.  Prep includes a lesson plan including readings, videos and preparatory activities for the ZOOM Live sessions.   Sometimes American guests are invited!
New Students are Welcome!  You will need to be come a MEMBER of the Associazione and fill in our Membership Form.  If your child is under age 16, the parent becomes the member.  Here is the link regarding What it means to be a MemberIntero €35, Ridotto (studenti +16, docenti, +65) €25.


Are you NEW or just joining us for Round 3? No problem.  Hop on board! 


Participation Fees at a very special price including Zoom meetings

Middle School                €50.00 - including Zoom Classroom Mtg
High School                    €50.00 - including Zoom Classroom Mtg
Adult                               €62.50 - including Zoom Classroom Mtg
(Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate Conversation, Advanced Conversation)

Individual Lessons - Yes we can!  €45 - hour

QUESTIONS?  We are NOT in the association these days, but are in SmartWorking. We'll get back to you. 
- Send us an EMAIL with your phone number aia.fvg@gmail.com 
or
- Send us a WhatsApp with your question.  3498666667


PAYMENT via IBAN - without discount   
IT 05 M 02008 02230 000005261887
Please specify:  Name of Student, Name of Course. 
As usual, in the case of children under age 16, the reference is made to the Adult Parent Member.  

Receipts will be available for pickup on Thursday mornings in June or later this year when the restrictions for Coronavirus are lifted.  

Looking for more FREE RESOURCES to IMPROVE your ENGLISH?  Here's a LINK to virtual visits, courses, adventures, culture, libraries.
#staycation

June Office Hours on Thursday mornings


Yes we're open on:

Thursday Mornings in June with limited office hours from 9-12 only for ESSENTIAL SERVICES such as:

  • Pick up of Receipts 
  • Drop Off of Library Materials






Remember that you can always contact us via email at aia.fvg@gmail.com  
Leave your telephone number and we will get back to you. 
Most information is available here on our blog www.aia-fvg.blogspot.com

You can wait until September to pick up receipts and drop off Library Materialsr.
Some Rules to follow for the Prevention and Containment of COVID-19


  • Enter 1 person at at time
  • Always wear Mask 
  • Use Hand Sanitizer available at the entrance
  • Respect the 1 meter distance between people


GRAZIE PER LA COLLABORAZIONE

AIA FVG