Monday, May 30, 2016

June 2016 Newsletter

JUNE 2016 NEWSLETTER  AIA-FVG / American Corner Trieste 

JUNE -   Register for Summer Courses for Kids and Adults.  We still have openings.  Summertime and the living is easy!  Summer Reading, Summer Cartoon Festival, Summer STEAM, Conferences.  Come on down!  Participate in an activity, check out a book!  View the Newsletter with the links. Go to the Newsletter in Calendar FormatADD US TO YOUR ADDRESS BOOK so that you can keep receiving our Newsletter.

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!  We salute you! 
Volunteers work in all sorts of roles from Front Desk and Library, to Moms & Babies, Teens, Book Club, Coffee Break, Short Story, Documentaries, Teacher Learning Network, Family Film Festival,  American Film Series, American Film Series,  Made for Each Other, Thematic Film Series and Conferences, and last but not least… the Cleaning Crew. Without you, we couldn’t exist.    

AMERICANS CAN VOTE. WHEREVER THEY ARE.  If you are an American citizen, even if you never lived in the US, you still have the right to vote.  Please go to and fill out the Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Form.  We will send a Diplomatic Envelope to the Consulate on July 5th.  If you wish to save postage, bring your completed form to the American Corner by July 4thRemember to Sign it!

The American Corner is teaching special English courses thanks to the contribution of the US Embassy to Italy / US Consulate General Milan.  The objectives are Beginner Basic Communication and Intermediate Job Readiness.
CLOSED:   JUNE 2nd and JUNE 3rd.  Classes as usual on June 4th
Our Regular Hours until June 17th are:  Mornings:  Tuesday and Thursday 9–12,   Afternoons:  Monday to Friday 4-7.  During Office Hours, you can Pay for a Course with Cash, Pick up your receipts for IBAN Payments, Check Out Books, DVD’s Magazines.  Questions?
Summer Hours begin on June 20th.  Mornings: Tues. and Thurs. 9–12, Afternoons:  Wed. 4-7

SUMMER STEAM English Program for Kids – Pre-K through High School
Hands-on opportunities to learn English and other things by doing!  For Pre-K, Elementary, Middle School, High School.  Great for both Native and Non-Native English Speakers.  Project Based Learning with focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math – all in English!  Come just 1 week or as many weeks as you want.  The theme is different each week.  Sign up early.  Space is limited. 

The next session is June 18-19, 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!

ADULT FULL IMMERSION:  NINE to FIVE  – July 25 – 26 - 27
24 hours of practical English in 3 days – Monday to Wednesday 9 am – 5 pm.  A full immersion English class without leaving Trieste.  Organize your schedule.  Improve your English and be like a Rock Star in your office. Take your English confidence on the road on a fantastic summer vacation.  You can’t do all three days?  No problem. Contact us.

Contact us if you need to take the TOEFL or SAT, the standardized tests that are required for study in the US.  Summer is the best time to prepare without the stress of regular school work!

Individual lessons are offered year-round. Together we’ll make a plan for you to meet your objectives.

LOOKING AHEAD to FALL?  Our Course schedules 2016/17 are already posted.  KIDS and ADULTS.

Thursday  June 9th , 8 pm
THE TRUE COST (2015, 60 min) Conference and Documentary about the untold story of the decline in the clothing prices and the increase of human and environmental costs.  Speakers: Sergia Adama, Luigi Pellizoni, Annalisa Mogorovich, moderated by Giulia Iannuzzi

Tuesday, June 14th , 4 pm
MATT SHEPARD is a friend of mineDocumentary and WebChat with the U.S. Department of State - Washington D.C. for LGBT Month.  The gay university student whose death led to the Shepard Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.   Live conference with Randy Barry, U.S. Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, Judy Shepard – Matt’s mother, Michele Josue – Film Maker.  Moderated by Karoline Steckley

You can become a member at any time of year!  Here is the Membership Form.  If you are taking a Summer Course, and are not already a member, the membership will be included in the price of your course.    Membership for 2016/17 will be available on September 1st

SUMMER CARTOON FESTIVAL -FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC at American Corner Trieste
Wednesday Nights at 5:30 pm from June 22nd   –   July 27th in English.   
June 22th, 5:30 pm – INSIDE OUT (2015, Disney Pixar, 95 min)
June 29th, 5:30 pm - CAT in the HAT (2003, Dreamworks, 85 min)

Summertime means reading!  Every time you check out a book you get a sticker.  Keep track, challenge your friends.  Yes, Adults can participate too.   KIDS BOOK CLUB will meet each Tuesday and Thursday from June 28th, noon to 1 pm.  We’re reading a chapter book together.

MOMS and BABIES (0-3 yrs) – Until June 19th.
SURVIVAL ITALIAN - Tuesdays from 10 – 10:30 am.  Meet Moms, learn some Survival Italian in an informal setting.  Bring the Baby!
PLAYDATE in English – Thursdays from 10 – 11:30 am – Meet Moms.  Hang out in our baby friendly space and let the kids play together.
NATI per LEGGERE Bilingual Storytime Reading for ages 0-3 years with Moms or Caregivers.  Thursday, June 16th, 10-11 am.  Give your baby a head start on life.  Read together!  It’s good for your baby and for good for you. 
WOMEN’S SPACE:  WINE CHEESE & BOOKS – June 23rd at 8pm
Send us an email for details.  Last meeting for the Summer. 

TERRIFIC TUESDAYS – On Vacation until September! 
MAKER CREATOR SPACE – Thursday from 10-12.  Last meeting – June 9th and then back in the Fall!

SUMMER LEAGUE BASKETBALL – All in Sport – June 21-24 at Palasport di Aquilinia.  Enjoy great basketball for free.  Exhibition games with Italian and foreign players who are trying to Pro Contracts in Europe.  (31 American players plus other nationalities). 

PASSAGGIO in INDIA con USIS – Museo d’arte Orientale – A collection of USIS photos (1939-1950) from the Fototeca dei Civici Musei di Storia e Arte.  India as an emerging democracy with its contrasts and beauty.

INDEPENDENCE DAY – We’re working on a plan.  It will be great.  More info soon!

The Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste is run by 60 volunteers.  If you are a University of Trieste student in Humanities or P.R., you can get your Internship Credit Hours with us (CFU).   We accept students with a minimum of 75 hours (3 CFU).  You'll have a great experience and improve your English, while you also learn valuable and people skills. Contact us!  Not a university student?  No problem. We'll find a role for you!

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.  Consult our on line catalog of Books and DVD’s

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