Friday, December 18, 2015

Happy Holidays from AIA FVG / American Corner Trieste

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Happy Holidays from
Associazione Italo Americana FVG/
American Corner Trieste
The holidays are here!
We wish you a New Year full of joy, happiness, peace, smiles and good tidings.
Happy New Year!  2016
Coming Soon 
Winter Session Classes 
Enrollment is open for Winter Session Classes beginning on January 9th.  You can join our classes at any time of the year.  We have something for all ages and all levels. Questions?  Send us an email.     
Dinner with Jackson Pollock: Ricette, Arte e Natura" at Palazzo Gopcevich until January 10th
Jackson Pollock, artist, gardener, baker and passionate home chef!
Photographic exhibit of his Long Island home, studio, kitchen and re-creations of his favorite recipes.
Sponsored by the US Diplomatic Mission to Italy, City of Trieste, AIA FVG /American Corner Trieste. Free Entry.  Open 10 am - 5 pm (closed Monday 25/12, 1/1)
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Holiday Vacation 
We'll be closed from December 23, 2015 until January 6, 2016.  We'll see you on January 7th.

You can always contact us via email at:
Next Film - American Film Series
BIRDMAN - January 21, 2016 at 2, 4, 6:30 and 9 pm at Cinema dei Fabbri.  Academy Award Winner:  Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screen Play.    

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Associazione Italo Americana FVG
American Corner Trieste
Piazza Sant'Antonio 6 - Trieste - Italy
+39 040 63 03 01

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Closed for Vacation

At Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste we're winding down for Vacation. 

Some classes are still in session but our office and library services will be closed: 
Thursday 17/12 No Afternoon, 
Friday 18/12 No Afternoon, 
Monday 21/12 No Afternoon. 

We will be closed from Dec. 23rd until Jan. 7th. 
You can always contact us via email at 

Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

What's Up? Dec. 14-18, 2015

December 14-18, 2015
We still have a very full week at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste.  
Please note that we will be closed from Dec. 23rd - Jan. 6th

Fall Session Classes are ending.  Enrollment is open for the Winter Session starting on January 9th.  If you would like to re-enroll or if you are new, you can look at our course offerings.  If you are new, please send an email to to be certain that there is still availability in the class that you are interested in.  Specify the name of the class, day of the week and time.  You can join our courses at any time of year.  Here are the links for our Winter and Spring Classes

Dinner With Jackson Pollock: Ricette, Arte e Natura continues at Palazzo Gopcevich, Via Rossini 4 - Trieste Italy until January 10th.  9 am  5 pm  (Closed Mondays and 25/12, 1/1).  Free and Open to the Public.

Tuesday, Dec. 15
9:30 - Mom & Baby Survival Italian
10 - Sharing and Relaxing in English
8 pm - Mad Max: Fury Road -in Original Version.  Final Film in the Sci Fi Contacts Series with Giulia Iannuzzi and Guest Introduction by Claudio Tuniz (International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste - Centro Fermi, Roma - Center for Archaeological Science, University of Wollongong, Australia).  Free and Open to the Public.

Thursday, Dec. 17
9:30 am - Mom & Baby Playdate in English
10 am - Survival Italian for Adults and Maker Space

1:30, 4, 6:30 and 9 pm - GET ON UP - American Film Series  at Cinema Dei Fabbri.  This is a long movie (137 min).so the first show starts at 1:30 .  Members ONLY.

Friday, Dec. 18
5 pm - AC TC - American Corner Teen Club - Making, Creating, Hanging Out in English.  Free and Open to all Middle and High School Students.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

What's up Dec. 7 - 11

What's up December 7-11, 2015 at Associazione Italo Americana FVG /American Corner Trieste.

Monday and Tuesday - Closed

Wednesday - Dec. 9 - Classes as usual

Thursday, Dec.10
8:30 am - Read-a-Thon - Across the River and Into the Trees by Ernest Hemingway
9:30 am - Mom & Baby Playgroup in English

Friday, December 11 
10 am - Opening of "Dinner with Jackson Pollock: Ricette, Arte & Natura" at Palazzo Gopcevich
5 pm - AC TC - American Corner Teen Club and Hour of Code
5:30 pm - Family Film Polar Express

Saturday and Sunday: Dec 12-13
2-7 pm - Weekend Warrior

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Santa Visit and Cookie Fest

Many thanks to Santa and all of Santa's helpers for the Santa Visit and Cookie Fest at Associazione Italo Americana / American Corner Trieste on December 4, 2015.

Tree Trimming, Singing, Reading, Eating Cookies, Letters to Santa and .... last but not least.... the arrival of SANTA!!!

The full album is visible at this LINK  

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Winter and Spring English Courses

Winter and Spring English Courses at Associazione Italo Americana FVG

You can join our courses at any time of year.  
Here below are the LINKS for our Winter and Spring Classes

You can always send an email to for more information.

The cell phone number for additional info is:  329 01 10 424. During the Christmas holidays, telephone access will be limited  

Closed - Dec. 5th-8th

Our Office will be CLOSED on
Saturday - Dec. 5th
Monday - Dec. 7th
Tuesday - Dec. 8th

If you have individual lessons or Adult Lessons on Monday, please speak with your teacher.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December 2015 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste

DECEMBER – Jackson Pollock and Food, Hemingway Read-a-thon, Cookies, Santa, Coding, Sci Fi and more!  We at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste take the opportunity to wish you and your families a Happy and Peaceful Holiday Season and the Best of New Years!    
Our Hours are:  Mornings:  Tuesday and Thursday 9–12,   Afternoons:  Monday to Friday 4-7. 
Closed Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 23 – Jan. 6th.  During Office Hours, you can renew your Membership or Course with Cash, Pick up your receipts for IBAN Payments, Check Out Books, DVD’s Magazines.  Our Front Desk Volunteers have been working hard to automate our accounting and registration procedures!

You can become a member at any time of year!  Here is the Membership Form.  You can pay cash or pay via IBAN.  Remember to fill in and scan your Membership Form along with the copy of your IBAN Payment.  Prices remain unchanged:  €35 for the Regular Adult Membership and €25 for Reduced Membership - Students age 16 and over, Teachers and over age 65.  To attend courses, the student (or a parent) must be a member).  Membership is valid for checking out books, magazines, DVD’s and for 9 films in the 2015/16 American Cinema Series in the Original Version at Cinema dei Fabbri and plus reduced ticket prices on other films at Fabbri.  Membership is valid until August 31, 2016.

It’s time to register for WINTER Classes.  Do you need to change day or class?  No problem, we’ll try to help.  Take advantage of the American Corner Library and Facilities.  Here are the Course Offerings for ADULTS and KIDS.  If there is space, after contacting us, you can join a course at any time.  Remember to pick up your receipts at the Front Desk during Office Hours.
WEEKEND WARRIOR FULL IMMERSION ENGLISH for ADULTS.   – The monthly dates have been set for the year - 1 weekend each month.  The next session is Dec. 12-13, 2-7 pm on Saturday and Sunday.  10 hours of intensive English over the weekend. Objective: English Fluency!  Too busy during the week?  This is for you.  Start communicating in English, fast!
TOEFL and SAT EXAM PREPARATION – Contact us if you will be taking the exams to go to the university in the US.  We have set up a class to help you.

THE AMERICAN FILM SERIES Continues at Cinema dei FabbriYou can become a member even after the series starts.  ONLY Members can attend the American Film Series.  No single tickets can be sold.
Dec. 17thGET ON UP – Shows at 1:30, 4, 6:30, 9 pm – ATTENTION! The first show starts early because the film is 139 minutes long. 

SANTA VISIT and COOKIE FEST – December 4, 2014, 5-7 pm
Have your picture taken with Santa, Delivery your Letter to Santa, Decorate the Tree, Sing Holiay Carols.  While you’re here you can also enjoy some holiday cookies and treats.  Free and Open for all Ages.  Would you like to help?  Do you sing and play and instrument?  How about bringing some homemade cookies! Contact us at:


SCI FI CONTACTS Film and TV SERIES – At American Corner Trieste. FREE ENTRY.
A series of science fiction movies and TV series.  In cooperation with the Energia Società Ambiente. Tra passato, presente e futuro, lecture series 2015-16 University of Trieste. Film Series organized by Giulia Iannuzzi, PhD. Exceptional guest speakers discuss the theme of the evening.  This month: 
Dec. 1st,  8 pm, STAR TREK II:  THE WRATH OF KHAN, 1982, 112 min.  Special guest speaker: Giovanni Vladilo (INAF)
Dec- 15thMAD MAX:  FURY ROAD, 2015, 120 min.  Special guest speaker:  Claudio Tunix (ICTP)

Dec. 10th, 8:30am – 3 pm – Reading from the Beginning to the End.  In collaboration with the Associazione Culturale Cinzia Vitale  and the US Consulate Milan.  Everyone reads.   All Readers will be entered in the Drawing to Win a Kindle Paperwhite.  The voice of Richard Cantrell, a 50 year old Colonel who is war-scarred, embittered, and ill, based in Trieste with TRUST, but lost in love with a young Venetian countess.  The Colonel relives his battles and searches for peace in Venice and Fossalon di Grado.

Dec. 11 – Jan. 10 – Palazzo Gopcevich, 10 am – 5 pm – Tuesday to Sunday
Free and Open to the Public
This very special photographic exhibit is brought to us thanks to the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Italy and the City of Trieste.  Jackson Pollock the artist needs no introduction—but perhaps lesser known is Jackson Pollock the gardener, baker, and dinner-party host.  Dinner with Jackson Pollock features more than fifty recipes collected from handwritten pages scrawled by Jackson in Long Island, interspersed with Jackson’s masterworks, still lifes of the Pollock summer home, and beautiful photographs of each recipe.  A unique and insightful portrait of a great American artist.

ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – Free and Open to the Public

FAMILY FILM NIGHT - FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC at American Corner Trieste
Every month we will have a cartoon family film in English.  Bring the kids, the grandchildren.  Take a break! Bring some friends. Cartoon Feature Films in English for all ages. Here is the list for 2015/16.  This month: 
Dec. 11th, 5:30 pm – POLAR EXPRESS - A boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

AMERICAN CORNER TEEN CLUB - AC TC -  Every Friday from 5-7 pm
Make, Create, Hang out in English.  Open to all Middle and High School Students.  Every week a different activity.  Cooking, Playing, Coding in English.  This month we’re working on Thanksgiving and the Santa Claus Visit with Cookie Fest.   

THE HOUR OF CODE – Friday, Dec. 11th 5-7 pm – Free and Open to the Public
Learn how to code (computer program) with 100 million other people in 180 countries.  In one HOUR of CODE you can get a certificate, play great games, be part of something BIG!  Open for all ages. 
If you have a tablet or a smart phone, please bring it.  All new programs this year (Star Wars, Minecraft and Anna and Elsa) for ages 4-104! 

MOMS and BABIES (0-3 yrs)
MOM & BABY SURVIVAL ITALIAN - Every Tuesday from 9:30 – 10:30 am.  Meet some other moms, learn some Survival Italian in an informal setting.  Bring the Baby!
MOM & BABY PLAYDATE in English – Every Thursday from 9:30 – 11:30 am – Meet Moms.  Hang out in our baby friendly space and let the kids play together.
MAKER CREATOR SPACE – Every Thursday from 10-12.  Use our sewing machines, knit or sew in company.  Bake a cake!  It’s all good.  Just clean up when you’re done. 
No reading required this month!  Send us an email for details.

Every Thursday 10- 11am – SURVIVAL ITALIAN Conversation for Adults – Informal conversation in Italian for Italian language learners.  No homework, no stress.
Dec. 1st  - COFFEE BREAK –Take a pause, enjoy some English conversation and a cup of coffee.
Dec. 15th – 10- 11:30 am - SHARING and RELAXING in ENGLISH – Talk, Reflect, Breathe, Relax. 
SHORT STORY CLUB – Back in January

An English teacher network managed by English teachers.  Contact us for the next meeting date and time. 

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. 

Remember that we are a volunteer organization.  We are looking for people to work in the afternoons at the Front Desk, manage library checkouts, help at the cinema, manage our morning programs, help with seasonal events, mentor teens and a variety of other roles.  Contact us!  We’ll keep you busy!

See you in the Association!       FOLLOW US on: 
Piazza S. Antonio 6, 34122 Trieste – 040 63 03 01  

Hours: Monday- Friday 4-7 pm, Tuesday and Thursday 9-12    

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Hour of Code - Dec. 11, 5-7 pm

Friday, Dec. 11th 5-7 pm – 
Free and Open to the Public
American Corner Trieste

Learn how to code (computer program) with 100 million other people in 180 countries.  In one hour you can get a certificate, play great games, be part of something BIG!  Open for all ages.  If you have a tablet, please bring it.  All new programs this year (Star Wars, Minecraft and Anna and Elsa) for ages 4-104! 

Dinner with Jackson Pollock: Ricette, Arte & Natura

Dinner with Jackson Pollock: Ricette, Arte & Natura

December 11, 2015 - January 10, 2016
Palazzo Gopcevich , Via Rossini, 4 - Trieste

Hours:  10-17 (closed Monday and on 25/12, 01/01)

In collaboration with the US Diplomatic Mission to Italy, the Comune di Trieste, Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste

Free and Open to the Public.

Photographic Exhibit showing Jackson Pollock's same creativity and enthusiasm in culinary arts as well as contemporary art.

The Book: Dinner with Jackson Pollock: Recipes, Art & Nature can be purchased on at this LINK.  

L’Associazione Italo Americana FVG
L’American Corner Trieste



You can hear the life in the grass, hear it growing. 
Next thing there’s a dry spell…and the life is gone. 
Put your ear to it then and all you hear is the wind.
J. Pollock


Dall’ 11 dicembre 2015 al 10 gennaio 2016 il Il Palazzo Gopcevich, Sala Attilio Selva ospita la mostra “Dinner with Jackson Pollock: Ricette, Arte & Natura”, un progetto legato alla pubblicazione dell’omonimo libro pubblicato da Assouline,
nel quale la fotografa Robyn Lea racconta in immagini la casa (oggi museo) dei Pollock, negli Anni Cinquanta buen retiro della coppia formata dal maestro dell’Action Painting e della moglie Lee Krasner, anche lei pittrice.

La casa di Springs, a Long Island, nella quale si trasferì dal 1945 e amava ricevere i suoi ospiti e soprattutto cucinare per loro, è la prova di come Pollock mettesse la stessa passione nel dipingere, nel cucinare e soprattutto nel cuocere al forno – la sua specialità - pane e torte di mele.
Dopo aver scoperto le ricette scritte a mano da Pollock e dalla moglie, Robyn Lea ha stabilito una connessione tra ricette, arte e natura. Cibo e sostenibilità, sono le tematiche sulle quali i Pollock costruirono la loro vita a Springs, in sintonia con i ritmi della natura, una relazione con la natura estesa all’amore dell’artista per l’orto, per la pesca e per la ricerca di cibi freschi e selvatici: gli ingredienti per le loro ricette venivano spesso reperiti nelle foreste, negli oceani, nelle baie e nei ruscelli intorno alla loro casa. Una scelta in parte dovuta alla situazione economica difficoltosa ma soprattutto al profondo rispetto per la generosità della natura.

Storie e curiosità che si trovano raccontate nelle 51 immagini esposte al Palazzo Gopcevich, immagini che Robyn Lea ha creato fotografando i piatti che un gruppo di chef hanno realizzato a partire dalle ricette di Pollock. Per scoprire un lato più umano di un’icona dell’arte contemporanea.

Palazzo Gopcevich – Sala Attilio Selva
Via Rossini, 4
Ingresso libero
11 dicembre 2015 – 10 gennaio 2016
Ore 10 – 17 (chiuso lunedì e il 25/12, 1/1)
Per informazioni al museo - telefono: 040/6754072

Per ulteriori informazioni:

Denise Tecchio – American Corner Trieste , 040 63 03 01,  328 88 46 049

Adult English Classes - Winter and Spring 2016

English for ADULTS 
 Winter and Spring 2016

For information :
phone: 040 63 03 01

Starts week of
Ends week of
11 January
20 March
3 April
13 June

AIA is closed on the following dates:
ü  23 dicembre – 8 gennaio
ü  6 - 10 febbraio
ü  25 marzo – 1 aprile
ü  25 aprile
ü  2 giugno 

BEGINNER (no previous English) - 2 hours/week
Monday – 16:00 - 18:00

ADVANCED BEGINNER - 2 hours/week
Monday - 10:00 - 12:00 / 18:00 - 20:00

Tuesday – 10:00 – 12:00 / 18:00 – 20:00

Wednesday – 10:00 - 12:00 / 18:00 – 20:00

New! FRIDAY NIGHT ADVANCED CONVERSATION for ADULTS - 1.5 hours/week for 15 weeks  
Friday - 20:00 - 21:30 - Starting January 29th   Dates: January: 29, February: 5, 12, 19, 26, March: 4, 11, 18, April:1, 8, 15, 22, May: 6, 13, 20

WEEKEND WARRIOR - 10 hours total
Saturday and Sunday (14-19 both days)
January 16-17                     February 20-21
March 19-20                           April 16-17
May 21-22                               June 18-19

TOEFL for ADULTS NEW! Contact us for information 

10 weeks
10 weeks
250€ – (237,50€ with IBAN)
250€ – (237,50€ with IBAN)
Adv. Beginner
250€ – (237,50€ with IBAN)
250€ – (237,50€ with IBAN)
Intermediate Conversation
250€ – (237,50€ with IBAN)
250€ – (237,50€ with IBAN)
Advanced Conversation
250€ – (237,50€ with IBAN)
250€ – (237,50€ with IBAN)

Friday Night Advanced Conversation - 15 weeks   281,25 (267,19 with IBAN)                

Weekend Warrior (10 hrs)
125€ – (118,75€ with IBAN)
125€ – (118,75€ with IBAN)

Cash, check or IBAN - IT49A0200802290000005261887 (with IBAN bank transfer, there is a 5% discount).  Please specify in the Causale: Student Name, Class Name, Class Day and Class Time).
Contanti, assegno oppure via IBAN. Se pagate via IBAN verrà applicato lo sconto del 5%,  IBAN IT49A0200802290000005261887, specificare nella causale: Nome del Corso, Nome dello studente, Giorno e ora del corso. 

Membership:  All participants must be members of the Associazione Italo Americana del FVG. Adult members:  €35, Students over 16, Teachers,

Over 65: €25 Under 16 must have an adult member in the family.