Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May 2014 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste   MAY 2014 NEWS

Summer is almost here!  Enjoy the month with a virtual tour of America’s unspoiled wilderness, a presentation of Leonardo Buonomo’s latest work for Book Club, our final film at Cinema dei Fabbri and last Made for Each Other Couple, our first Women’s Space Conference as well as many other events.  Want to get outside?  Think about Open Water Diving… in English.

Library and Administration  CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS on May 1st and 2nd

If you have paid with an IBAN, please remember to pick up your receipts.  Come to our office on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday afternoons during Paola’s shift from 4-7pm to pick up your receipts.  Questions? Contact

SUMMER COURSES - Check our blog and facebook page periodically for news about upcoming June Intensive courses for Adults and Teens.

MADE FOR EACH OTHER–in our Multimedia Room, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 8:15 pm
Women’s Best Friend Theme this month.  Mondays at 8:15 pm
May 5th           Will and Grace (TV Series – 1998 – 2006) Eric McCormack, Debra Messing
May 12th         My Best Friend’s Wedding (film 1997) Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett

Dedicated to The Last Unspoiled Places on Earth – Living Edens
May 9th           Yellowstone:  America’s Sacred Wilderness
May 16th         Big Sur: California’s Wild Coast
May 23 rd        Denali: Alaska’s Great Wilderness

May 8th - Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and some great conversation in English!   

TUESDAY BOOK CLUB in our library May 13th - 5:30 -7 pm – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
May 13th – 5:30 pm  - Book Presentation :  Immigration, Ethnicity, and Class in American Writing, 1830-1860: Reading the Stranger by Leonardo Buonomo, AIA FVG President and Professor of Anglo American Studies.  The book examines the close relationship between the portrayal of foreigners and the delineation of culture and identity in antebellum American writing.

Last film in our 33rd Annual English Language American Film Series will be shown at the Cinema dei Fabbri, Via dei Fabbri 2/A in Trieste.  Showings on Thursday at 2, 4, 6:30 and 9 pm
May 15thSaving Mr. Banks (2013). 125 minutes with Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks

Our Book Drive continues.  We are still accepting donations, both pertinent books and contributions to purchase books for our Women’s Space Library.
May 20th – 5:30 pm – Women’s Space Conference – Marriage and the Gender Issue – Speaker:  Elisabetta Bini, Research Fellow in Contemporary History.

May 6th at 5 pm -  Presentation of the Free Course and Study Group
A free on-line Course by the US Department of State and the University of Oregon.  The online course begins on May 12th.  Sign up online and participate in our Study Group at the American Corner.  Free and Open to all taking the online course.
Study Group Meetings on:  May 16, 22, 30, June 6, 13 always from 6-7 pm

May 15th , 10-11:30 am – Anti-stress and relaxation session in English with the Gestalt Method.

PRESENTATIONof DIVING CLASS in ENGLISH in our Multimedia Room – Open to the Public
May 8th at 6 pm – Information session at AIA FVG office with Centro Sub Trieste - Barcola.Get your Open Water Diver Certification in Trieste with certified instructors who speak both English and Italian.  Discounted Prices for AIA FVG Members. 

ENGLISH CHAT EVENINGS and COFFEE MORNINGS in Staranzano – Open to the Public
Some English conversation for our Monfalcone followers. 
Friday, May 2nd and 16th  at 6 pm.  – TGIF Happy Hour
Friday, May 9th  and 23rd at 10:15 am -  Coffee Morning and Book Exchange 
At Compagnia delle Creme – Via Firenze 17, Staranzano (GO). 

Remember that we are a volunteer organization.  We are looking for people to work in the afternoons at the Front Desk, manage library checkouts and for a variety of roles.  Contact us!  We’ll keep you busy!

See you in the Association!       

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Piazza S. Antonio 6, 34122 Trieste – 040 63 03 01
Hours: Monday-Friday 4-7 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9-12

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Made for Each Other - Woman's Best Friend

Made for Each Other's final "Couple"  May 5th and May 12th

Woman's Best Friend Theme.

A single showing at 8:15 pm. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – No Membership Required.

Made for Each Other: One week a TV Series and the next week a Film on the same theme. at Associazione Italo Americana FVG/American Corner Trieste, P. S. Antonio, 6 - Trieste

Comparative American TV and Cinema in original version. A Film one... week and a TV Series the next. A lesson in Pop Culture and English Commentary by Prof. Leonardo Buonomo.

May 5th -Will & Grace (TV 1998-2006)

May 12th - My Best Friend’s Wedding (Film 1997)

Monday, April 28, 2014

What's Up? April 28th-May2nd

Are you around this week? 

Here is what's going on at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste:

Apr. 29th - 10-11 - Book Club - Laila Wadia Short Stories
April 30th - 5-6 pm - MOOC Study Group for Free On-line English Teaching Course - Week 3
May 1st - Office Closed
May 2nd - Office Closed
May 2nd - 6 pm - English Chat TGIF in Staranzano at Compagnia delle Creme - Via Firenze 17, Staranzano

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Free Online English Language Teaching Course

Tuesday, May 6th at 5:15 pm - Presentation of the Free Online English Language Teaching Course and Study Group.

Earn a Statement of Accomplishment from the US Department of State and the University of Oregon.

Even if you don't participate in our Study Group, you can still participate in the course on your own and receive the Statement of Accomplishment. 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Book Club - April 29th 10-11

In our next Book Club Meeting we will continue to discuss Laila Wadia's short stories.  Unfortunately Laila connot be with us.  We hope to reschedule her in the Fall. 

Book Presentation: May 13, 2014- 5:30 pm

Mark your Calendars for May 13th for the presentation of Professor Leonardo Buonomo's Book. 

Our May Book Club Meeting will be in the evening for this event.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

AREA Science Park is looking for University Volunteers for Open Day.

Are you a University of Trieste Student?

Vivi da protagonista l’Open Day di AREA Science Park: diventa un volontario!

Sabato 10 maggio 2014 partecipa come volontario alla giornata di porte aperte nei laboratori e centri di ricerca del più grande Parco scientifico e tecnologico d’ Italia.

Grazie alla collaborazione con l'Università degli Studi di Trieste, AREA Science Park da la possibilità agli studenti iscritti all'Ateneo triestino di collaborare in prima linea alla giornata a porte aperte dei centri di ricerca e laboratori insediati nei Campus di Padriciano e Basovizza.

Registrati entro il 2/5 e diventa volontario Open Day

Not a student? You can always visit the AREA Science Park on Open Day - May 10th.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Open Water Diving Course in English

May 8, 2014, 6-7pm
Presentation of Special Offer of Centro Sub Trieste for AIA FVG members
P. S. Antonio Nuovo 6, Trieste

Get ready for summer. The water is already 15°C!
Get your Open Water Diving Certificate right here in Trieste.
€290 - All inclusive for AIA FVG MEMBERS. 
Minimum 5 people. 
Course in English with bi-lingual mother tongue English / Italian certified Dive Master.
The courses are held at the Centro Sub Trieste - Viale Miramare 30 (Bagno Dopolavoro Ferroviario)

More info:
Info in English  347 60 1 0 351 (Diego Solazzi)
Info in Italian:  328 21 40 150 (Michele Masè)

Of course you can also take courses there in Italian!

More news coming soon.

Monday, April 14, 2014

April and May Holidays

L’ufficio amministrativo e la biblioteca rimarrano chiusi i giorni 18, 21, 22, 25 aprile e il 1 e 2 maggio.
• Scuola Materna e Scuola Elementare lezioni sospesi il 22, 23, 24 aprile e il 1 maggio.

• Scuola Media, Liceo ed Adulti, sospeso il 21 aprile e il 1 maggio. Altre date da concordare con l’insegnante.

• Lezioni Individuali: da concordare con l’insegnante. 

Our office and library will be closed on April 18, 21, 22, 25 and May 1, 2. 

• Scuola Materna and Scuola Elementare will be suspended on April 22, 23, 24.

• Scuola Media, Liceo and Adult classes: no lessons on April 21st and May 1st. Other dates to be decided with the teacher.

• Individual Lessons: decide with your teacher. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Butler-Original Version - April 17th - 2,4,6:30 and 9 pm - Cinema dei Fabbri

THE BUTLER - American Film Series in the Original Version

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 2, 4, 6:30 and 9 pm at Cinema dei Fabbri, via dei Fabbri 2/A - Trieste

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society. (2013)

 Director: Lee Daniels    Writers: Danny Strong, Wil Haygood     Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack

Members only... not a member yet? Become one - € 35 intero, € 25 ridotto (students over age 16, Teachers, 65 and over)

Membership at AIA FVG - P Sant'Antonio 6 Monday to Friday 4-7 pm or Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9-12.
Sorry, no single admittance tickets sold.
9 films, use of our fantastic library, invitations to member only events, the newsletter.

See you at the cinema or the association!

Going on this Week

This Week at American Corner Trieste:

 April 14th - 8:15 pm - Made For Each Other - Lovers and Other Strangers with Bea Arthur
April 15th -10-11 am - Book Club, texts by Laila Wadia,
April 15th - Bavisela Deadline for Signup
April 17th - The Butler (film for AIA FVG Members only) at Cinema dei Fabbri at 2, 4, 6:30 and 9 pm.
April 17th -5 pm - MOOC - Study Group for EFL Teachers Course
April 18th - VACATION! Office Closed. No Administrative or Library Services.
April 18th - 6 pm English Chat TGIF in Staranzano at Compagnia delle Creme.

MOOC - Study Group for On-Line Teaching EFL course

We had our first Study Group meeting for the MOOC -Free on-line Teaching English as a Foreign Language Course.  Anybody taking the course is welcome.  Janine is our facilitator.  How did week 1 go?  Want more info?  Write aia.fvg@gmailcom

Here is the schedule for the upcoming meetings (working around the holidays):

April 17th - 5-6pm
April 23rd - 6-7 pm
April 30th - 5-6 pm
May 9th - 6-7 pm

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What's up this Friday?

Today, Friday April 11th at American Corner Trieste: 

 Events Always Open to the Public

6pm - Summer of Love - Haight Ashbury Street Documentary
6pm - Study Group for MOOC - EFL Course
8:15pm - Made For Each Other - American TV vs Film with Leonardo Buonomo

While you're in, don't forget to pick up a Poem for your Pocket and to sign up for the Bavisela with us (deadline April 15th)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Friday American Experience Summer of Love


THE SIXTIES: the theme of the Friday American Experience at American Corner Trieste in April.

Always at 6pm. Always Open to the Public

April 11th - SUMMER OF LOVE - Haight - Ashbury Street San Francisco. Home of the hippies and the 60's counter culture.

Made for Each Other: Bea Arthur Theme - April 11th and 14th

Made for Each Other is back with a Friday and a Monday with the Bea Arthur theme:

Always at 8:15 pm and Always open to the Public at American Corner Trieste

April 11th, 8:15 pm- Maude - TV Series  (1972-1978)

This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay (played by Bea Arthur). She's a liberal independent woman living in Tuckahoe, NY with her fourth husband Walter; owner of Findlay's Friendly Appliances, Carol Trainor; Maude's divorced daughter from her 2nd marriage and Philip; Carol's son.

April 14th, 8:15 pm - Lovers and Other Strangers - Film 1970

Mike Vecchio and Susan Henderson are preparing for their upcoming wedding. However, they seem to be the only two people at the wedding that are happy. Mike's brother Richie and his wife Joan are going through a divorce, which is upsetting his overly devout Catholic mother Beatrice. Also, Susan's father is carrying on an affair and her sex starved older sister Wilma is going through her troubles with her husband Johnny. All this is going on while Mike's best friend Jerry is trying to bed the maid of honor, Susan's cousin Brenda.

Busy Thursday!

This Thursday, April 10th, 2 different events at 10 am:

THURSDAY COFFEE BREAK for those of us who need caffeine and want to talk

RELAXATION and ANTI-STRESS in ENGLISH for those of us who just need to get in touch with inner selves and relax!

 You decide!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Attention English Teachers! (and potential English Teachers)

For new or veteran EFL teachers, there’s a new, FREE, ONLINE CLASS for you!

SIGNUP ON LINE. The course begins April 7th. The U.S. Department of State & American English At State with the University of Oregon, have partnered with Coursera to launch “Shaping The Way We Teach English,” prepared for and by English-teaching professionals:
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has launched a pilot Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) prepared by and for English-teaching professionals.

If you are doing this on-line class, you might want to join our Study Group. 
Our first meeting is Friday, April 11th at 6 pm at American Corner Trieste. 
Watch the videos, do your homework.  We will meet with Janine Sprague as a moderator / facilitator to discuss the course concepts, questions, etc.  We'll also set our next meeting date.  No charge.  More info? Write to:

Friday American Experience: The Sixties

THE SIXTIES: the theme of the Friday American Experience at American Corner Trieste in April. Always at 6pm. Always Open to the Public

April 4th - LEGENDS OF FOLK MUSIC - Greenwich Village NY Music Scene with original perfomances by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Peter Paul and Mary, and many more. 55 min.

April 11th - SUMMER OF LOVE - Haight Ashbury Street San Francisco. Home of the hippies and the 60's counter culture.