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June 2015 Newsletter

AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste - JUNE 2015 NEWSLETTER

JUNE – Countdown to the end of the school year and the beginning of Summer STEAM!  Doc
Once school gets out, we’ll reduce our hours, but still give you a lot of Quality Time!  Summer plans include the Cartoon Film Fest, Summer  Reading Competition for all ages, Independence Day Celebration, Intensive Courses, Weekend Warrior and Summer STEAM for kids from Pre-K through High School.  June is LGBT Month: celebrate freedom and fairness.  Check our blog and Like our Facebook Page to keep track of all the appointments! 

The FOOD FILM FESTIVAL and our month dedicated to EXPO2015 was a great success!  Thanks to the Monday night team – Leonardo, Alice, Domenico, Isa for making this movie series possible.  Our cookbooks and food films are always available for checkout!

JUNE HOLIDAYS – June 1st and 2nd – CLOSED.

GRADUATION and ICE CREAM SOCIAL – Pre-School and Elementary School
June 5, 6 pm - A celebration for all of our younger students and their families. Distribution of year end certificates and eating Ice Cream!  Recognition of our fantastic team of teachers.  RSVP with the number of people attending or at the Front Desk.

SUMMER LIBRARY HOURSFrom June 15th the Library will be open for checkouts on:  Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9-12 and Wednesday afternoons 5-7pm.  The American Corner is volunteer run and it’s time for a break!  A big round of applause to all of our Volunteers!

Yes, we have special classes in the Summer tooFor information on courses: Click on the below links, look at our blog or contact tel. 329 01 10 424.

WEEKEND WARRIOR FULL IMMERSION ENGLISH for ADULTS.  Class 1 was dismissed with a big OOH RA (until next time!).  Congratulations on your progress and your stamina.  10 hours of intensive English over the weekend. OBJ – English Fluency!  Too busy during the week?  This is for you.  Start communicating in English, fast!   For information on the next sessions contact us: or call 329 01 10 424.

SUMMER STEAM WEEKS for Kids and Teens - Space is limited – Check our link for registration deadlines. 
STEAM Weeks:  exciting, hands-on learning opportunity for young people, applying integrated skills and Project Based Learning with emphasis on the STEAM curriculum areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) in English.  You will learn by doing, and having fun…in English.  The groups are divided by class level:  Pre-School, Elementary, Middle and High School, with thematic weeks. For both Native and Non -Native Speakers. Participate in as many weeks as you want.

SAT EXAM PREPARATION – Contact us if you will be taking the SAT to go to the university in the US.  We are setting up a special summer class. 

Summer INTENSIVE Week – June 29 – July 3 and Weekend WARRIOR Full Immersion Courses for ADULTS – What you need, when and how you need it.  Two hours a day for 5 days.  We also offer Individual Lessons.


I LOVE READING – Summer Reading Contest – From June 15th until September 7th
Every time you check out a book, you get a sticker.  Fantastic prizes at summer end by age group: You could win a Kindle, an Illustrated Dictionary, Stickers.  Adults can participate too!  Avoid the Summer Slide.  Research proves that students can lose up to 3 months of learning progress during the summer.  Read!
SUMMER BOOK CLUB for KIDS – Students age 9 to 12 – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
Mondays and Wednesdays 12 -1 – June 22 – July 15.  Students age 9-12 for Native Speakers and students with a high level of English.  We’re reading a chapter book with our teacher Janine.  Please contact us ASAP if you are interested. We’ll select the book based on the reading levels of the participants.  Students should start when we begin the book and attend regularly. 

SUMMER CARTOON FESTIVAL – Wednesday afternoons at 5:30 p.m. American Corner Trieste – Free and OPEN to the PUBLIC.
Take a break!  Cartoon Feature Films in English for all ages.  From June 24th – July 29th
June 24, 5:30 pm – DRAGON TRAINER (2010, 98 min) a Viking boy forges a friendship with a young dragon.  The following week:  July 1stLady and the Tramp.

June 11, 5:30 pmAdriano Angelini presents JACKIE – a biographical novel about Jacqueline Kennedy.  In Italian.  Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis - a mysterious icon and one of the most admired people in the 20th century.  Presented by Arianna Boria – Journalist from Il Piccolo.

June 9, 10amSHARING AND RELAXING IN ENGLISH – How are things going? Let’s reflect and talk.   Gestalt Method – Thank you Melissa!
TUESDAY COFFEE BREAK and SHORT STORY CLUB - Back in September – Thanks Erynn for being a great Short Story Moderator!
THURSDAY AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Documentaries – Back in the Fall

MOMS & BABIES 0-3 yrs – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
Every TUESDAY 11-12 until June 16th – Italian Survival Conversation.
Every THURSDAY 10:30-12 until June 18th. Bring your baby.  Hang out with other moms. Speak English.  Get out of the house!  Many thanks to Cristina and Anna as volunteer Italian Teachers and Moderators!

Every THURSDAY 11-12 – Italian Survival Conversation for ADULTS (WITHOUT Babies) 
Start to speak. No stress. No charge.  Don’t worry about making mistakes!  Practical everyday Italian. 

WINE, CHEESE and BOOKS – June 18th at 8 pm – Meeting venue changes each month.
The last book of the summer is The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.  Want to participate? Send an e-mail  Maureen was a fantastic Coordinator!

AC TC – American Corner Teen Club one final meeting on June 5th before the Summer Holiday.  The Roman Murder Mystery Dinner was a great success!  Thanks to Joe and all the kids for their hard work. Our teens are looking forward to attending the Model United Nations in Rome in October. 

It’s going to be spectacular!  More details soon. 

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 and 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, mentors for teens and a variety of other roles.  Contact us!  We’ll keep you busy!

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