Monday, October 21, 2013

Halloween Party - Friday, October 25th, 5-7 pm

Halloween Party for Children!
Be there or you might get turned into a Pumpkin! 
Children of our Members are Welcome... not a member yet?  What a great reason to become one!

Monday, October 14, 2013

TGIF - Food from Curry Mix - Oct. 18th

Join us for TGIF on October 18th from 7-9 pm with the food of Bangladesh provided by CURRY MIX (via Torre Bianca)

AIA FVG 2013/14 Members and their families only.  Not a member yet?  Another great reason to become one!

 Reservation Required by Wednesday or 040 63 03 01

€7 contribution per person for food

Bring your own drinks.

See you there!

The Fury , SCI FI Contacts - Tues. Oct. 15th 8 pm

Tuesday, October 15th at 8 pm we conclude the SCI FI Contacts series organized by Giulia Iannuzzi.  Thanks to Giulia on a great job!  Join Giulia and her Sci-Fi fans for THE FURY in original version, plus some commentary on the book that became the film. 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - Free of Charge.   

The Fury, directed by Brian De Palma, 1978, USA, 118 min.
Adaptation of John Lee Farris' Fury (novel, 1976).
Starring Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress, Amy Irving, Charles Durning and Andrew Stevens; screenplay by John Lee Farris.

Both science fiction and thriller, The Fury is a gripping example of the classic psychic powers theme. The young protagonists are dragged into an obscure research project about the weapon potential of supernatural power.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Friday Oct. 18th - JFK vs Obama at 6 and TGIF at 7pm

October 18th 6-7 pm - Friday American Experience:

JFK vs Obama:  Presidential Persuasion at its Best -
Sheila Khawaja, guest lecturer - Master in Translation and Interpretation, will compare the speaking styles of these two charismatic presidents.
Yes we can! 
Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. 

Oct. 18th from 7-9 pm! TGIF Happy Hour
(Thank God It's Friday) at Associazione Italo Americana FVG - Food provided by CURRY MIX, (Bangladesh / Asian)

2013/14 Members Only (and their partners and children). Reserve by Oct. 16th at  or  040 63 03 01.

 A € 7 per person contribution (on the night of the event) to cover food costs. BYOB (Bring your own drinks)

Not a member yet? Another good reason to become one! €35 - Intero, Ridotto - €25 for students over age 16, teachers, over 65.You
can become a member on the TGIF night.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Judicial Branch of the US Gov. Oct. 11th at 6 pm

October is American Government Month at Friday American Experience
Election day in the US is November 5th.  No Presidential campaign this year, but local political campaigns are in full swing.  2 documentaries and a speaker. 
Fridays at 6 p.m. 
American Corner Trieste

Oct. 11th—Understanding Government—The Judicial Branch (50 min.).  Federal Courts and the Supreme Court oversee the laws of the land in keeping with the US Constitution.

Oct. 18th—JFK vs Obama:  Presidential Persuasion at its Best -Sheila Khawaja, guest lecturer—Master in Translation and Interpretation,  will compare the speaking styles of these two charismatic presidents.
Oct. 25th - No Documentary due to Halloween Party for children. 

Thursday Coffee Break

Thursday Coffee Break - Thursday, October 10, 2013- 10-12

An opportunity to have a cup of coffee, meet some people and enjoy some great conversation in English.  Come on down!  

The Second Thursday of each month at American Corner Trieste.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Come see our new space!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

New MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASS starts next week

Starting next week October 17, we are ADDING a new section of Middle School English. The course will meet from 3-5pm for ten weeks. For students already enrolled in the Tuesday class, missed lessons can be made up on Thursdays.

Thursdays 3-5pm for 10 weeks
Start date: October 17
Price: 200 euros*

*Participants must have an AIA member in the family. There is a 5% discount for payments made by bank transfer.

For info: +39 3498666667

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Off to a Great Start!

The Fantastic Teachers at Associazione Italo Americana welcome you!  Congratulations to all our students (and especially our teachers) on a great start for the Fall 2013 Quarter! 

Can you find your teacher?  Janine, Erin, Karry, Fiona, Karoline, Marina, Luisella

Star Trek and The Stepford Wives - This week

TRIESTE TREKKIES!  Beam yourselves over to American Corner Trieste.  This Tuesday and Thursday at 8 pm, 2 more evenings of classic Science Fiction in the SCI-FI CONTACTS: from Text to Screen Series.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Join Giulia Iannuzzi as she gives some literary background as an introduction to the show and enjoy the show!

5) 8 October - Star Trek, TV series (first series 1966–1969), created by Gene Roddenberry, USA.

- The Naked Time (50 min.): adapted as a short story by James Blish, in Star Trek (1967). Orbiting planet Psi 2000, a strange affliction infects the starship Enterprise crew, destroying their inhibitions....

- Arena (50 min.): adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s short story Arena (1944) (teleplay by Gene L. Coon). Captain Kirk from the Federation starship Enterprise battles an alien captain who destroyed a Federation outpost.

6) 10 October - The Stepford Wives, directed by Bryan Forbes, 1975, USA, 115 min. Adaptation of Ira Levin's The Stepford Wives (novel, 1972). Starring Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Peter Masterson, Nanette Newman, Tina Louise; screenplay by William Goldman.
Joanna moves to the idyllic Connecticut suburb of Stepford, with beautiful housework obsessed housewives and an odd Men’s Club. An example of sci-fi engaged in gender and political themes.



Monday, Oct. 7th at 6 pm

Presentation of the lessons that we offer for In-School English Programs for Public Schools - all grade levels from Pre-School to High School.

Culture Lessons, Story Hours, Films the Classroom, American Literature Series and more.

Invite your English teachers, principals, class representatives.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

American Film Series 2013/14

American Film Series 2013/14
at Cinema dei Fabbri, Via dei Fabbri 2/A - Trieste
A new year, a new venue!
Members only.  Not a 2013/14 member yet?  Become one!  Read on with this link.
EXTRA FILM AT CINEMA DEI FABBRI:  January 23, 2014 - STAR TREK into Darkness 
Shows at:  3, 6, 9 pm
Members only

October 2013 - Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste

October in Trieste means Barcolana.  For AIA FVG / American Corner Trieste it also means the beginning of Fall Courses and Halloween!  Let’s get spooky!  We have a full schedule of activities and courses to keep you busy!  Don’t forget to renew your membership so that you can attend our film series, use our library and take advantage of member only activities. 

Membership is valid for 1 school year.  Renew for 2013/14!  In addition to our American Cinema Series, we also have a fantastic library with over 5000 books, magazines and 1300 DVD’s that are available for check-out for members and member’s only activities. Membership is €25 for students, teachers and over age 65 and €35 for regular membership.  You must be 16 to become a member.  Bring a friend, your spouse, your colleagues… your mother, your teenager!  There is a form to be filled out.  Click here to download the membership form or pick it up directly in the office.  Memberships can be made in the Association or directly at the Cinema on American movie day before the show.  More questions? Check out our FAQ.

Our 33rd Annual English Language American Film Series will be shown at the Cinema dei Fabbri, Via dei Fabbri 2/A in Trieste.  Showings will be on Thursdays at 2, 4, 6:30 and 9 pm.  The first film of the series is Silver Linings Playbook (starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro) on November 14th.  (This substitutes the film “42” that was previously published in our program but is not available for distribution).  Here is the complete list of films for the 2013/14 season.

Welcome Fall Quarter Students!  Classes start the first week of October.  There are still openings.  You can join our classes at any time.  Do you want to try a course.  No problem, try a lesson at no charge and decide.  In addition to our regular English courses, we also offer Italian for foreigners at lunchtime and in the evenings. What you need to live happily in Italy.  For more info, click the link above, call 349 8 66666 7 or


We have 3 new courses for Young English Native Speakers.  The Fall Semester (10 weeks) will begin the week of October 7th .  Call Karoline (349 8 66666 7) to register your child.
Elementary School - Advanced Reading:  Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm (€150)
Middle School – Advanced Reading and Conversation – Thursdays 5-7 pm (€ 200)
High School – Lit Flix – Tuesdays 4-6 pm (€200)

Oct. 7th at 6 pm – Presentation of the special courses that we offer for In-School English Programs for Public Schools. (Culture Lessons, Story Hours, Films the Classroom, American Literature Series and more).  Open to the Public.  Invite your English teachers,  principals, class representatives.

We are a 100% Volunteer Run organization.  Only our teachers are paid.  We manage the library, answer the phone, clean, take out the garbage, assemble furniture, paint, do the accounting, design flyers, organize programs, staff the cinema, organize Storytime, present documentaries, cleanup after TGIF, set-up for Coffee Break.  Sound interesting?  Come on down!  We would love to have you join us!

SCI-FI Contacts – From TEXT to SCREEN Film Series –Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m.  in our Multi-media Room - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Giulia Iannuzzi, a post-doc, has put together a great program of classic Sci-Fi films and TV Series, linking the original novels to the films.  Science Fiction to the max.  Before each film, a brief introduction and some literary background about the book that became the film. In our new multimedia room.  Piazza S. Antonio 6.  Bring a friend and a stay away from Martians!  Here are the films scheduled for October. 
Oct. 1 –The Twilight Zone (1959-60)
Oct. 3 – The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Oct. 8 – Star Trek (1966)
Oct. 10 – Stepford Wives (1975)
Oct. 15 – The Fury (1978)

October 10th .  Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and some great conversation in English!    

October is American Government Month.  No presidential elections this year, but Americans will be voting for other offices and issues on November 5th.  Learn more about the other branches of the US government.  (By the way, if you are American citizen, remember to request your absentee ballot) 
Oct. 4thUnderstanding Government – The Legislative Branch (50 min.)  The Senate and the House of Representatives
Oct. 11thUnderstanding Government - The Judicial Branch (50 min.) Federal Courts and the Supreme Court.
Oct. 18thJFK vs Obama:  Presidential Persuasion at its BestGuest speaker Sheila Khawaja, Interpreter / Translator,  will compare the speaking styles of these two charismatic presidents.

TGIF! (Thank God It’s Friday Aperitivo)– in our office from 7 – 9 pm – NOW MEMBERS ONLY 
October 18th  food from Curry Mix – specialities from Bangladesh and Asia.   This is now a MEMBERS ONLY event.  Children are welcome.  Enjoy an Ethic Aperitivo.  How does it work? 
·         2013/14 Members of the Associazione Italo Americana FVG (Not a member yet?  Become one!) 
·         Make a reservation (until 2 days prior to the event so we know how much food to order). or 040 63 03 01
·         Make a €7 donation per person on the night of the TGIF to cover food costs
·         BYOB (Bring your own drinks to share)
·         Enjoy!

HALLOWEEN PARTY For Children – October 25th from 5-7 pm – OPEN to MEMBERS and their FAMILIES / FRIENDS
Pumpkin carving, Games, Trick or Treating, Haunted Room!  Attention Volunteers!  We need help decorate a few days beforehand and staff the Haunted Room as well as organize activities for the party!  Please call or email to reserve for your children or to volunteer or 040 63 03 01.  A €5 donation per family is requested to cover snacks and treats.

Coming Next Month… Welcome Home Stranger and Thanksgiving!

See you this Fall at the Association!       

English for Young Native Speakers


We have 3 new courses for Young English Native Speakers.  The Fall Semester (10 weeks) will begin the week of October 7th .  Call Karoline (349 8 66666 7) to register your child.  For children who speak English very well because they have a Native Speaker Parent, attended School in English or are just exceptional English students. 
Elementary School - Advanced Reading - Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm (€150, 15 hours)

Middle School – Advanced Reading and Conversation – Thursdays 5-7 pm (€ 200, 20 hours)

High School – Lit Flix – Tuesdays 4-6 pm (€200, 20 hours)
You can still sign up for our regular English or Italian classes as well.  Classes started the week of Sept. 30th.  No problem if you missed this week.