Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Closed for Vacation

The Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste is CLOSED for the Holidays from December 21st until January 7th.  

Winter English Courses begin on Monday, January 8th.  

For information, please contact us via email at:

Happy Holidays to All!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Week Ahead: Dec. 18-20, 2017

Holiday Open House with some holiday cheer and reading by our special guest readers.  

Tues.  December 19
10 am - Holiday Open House 
Holiday Cheer with Eggnog and Christmas Treats. 
Guest Readers Jason Lonie and Bruce McGuire will read "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry and "The Night Before Christmas" by Clement Moore.

10 am - Mom & Baby Playdate

We will be CLOSED from December 21st until January 7th.
You can contact us at

We wish you a Very Happy Holiday Season and a Joyous New Year!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Holiday Open House

Join us on Tuesday, December 19th for some Holiday Cheer and a Reading of "The Gift of the Magi" by a guest reader.

Weekend Warrior 2017/18

1 Weekend
10 Hours
Infinite Fun
English Fluency

The next Weekend Warrior:  January 20&21, 2018 from 2 - 7 pm

What is it?  A 10 hour Full Immersion English Fluency Boot Camp.  Learn to communicate in English.  During the weekend, we will be speaking and working ONLY English . . . and you will too!  A great way actually SPEAK English (we know that you already studied grammar and vocabulary, but never spoke much!).  Great for those who work long hours during the week, travelers, university students, people moving abroad.  

Weekend Warrior is held 1 weekend each month.  Each weekend is different! You can sign up for as many weekends as you wish.  

You can't come for both days?  We can work it out.  Contact us at

REGISTER for the COURSE at this LINK

Cost:  €125 (€118,75 less 5% with IBAN Payment).  Our IBAN: IT 05 M 02008 02230 000005261887  In addition, if you are not a member, you will need to become one.  See Below. 

Membership:  In order to take a class with our Association, you must be a member.  Membership:  €35 - Intero, €25 - Ridotto (teachers, students 16 and over, age 65 and over).  Membership is valid from September 1, 2017 until August 31, 2018.  Fill in our Membership Form and scan it to us at

You can pay the Membership and the Course in the same IBAN Payment.

2017/18 Course Dates:
September 16/17, October 14/15, November 11/12, December 16/17, January 20/21, February 24/25, March 17/18, April 14/15, May 19/20, June 9/10

Sunday, December 10, 2017

The Week Ahead: Dec. 11-15, 2017

Santa, Caroling, American Film Series, Family Film, Nati per Leggere, Coffee Break and more!  This week at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste.
American Corner Activities are Free and Open to the Public.

Santa Claus will visit all Pre-K and Elementary 123 Classes this week.

Elementary 123, Elementary 345 and Native Speaker parents are invited to attend the last 15 minutes of class this week.  Your children have learned a holiday carol!

Tuesday, Dec 12 
10 am - Tuesday Coffee Break - Stop by for a cup of coffee and some great conversation in English.  Next week December 19th - Holiday Open House and reading of The Gift of the Magi by a guest reader!   

10 am - Mom & Baby Play Group 

Thursday, Dec 14
10 am - Nati per Leggere Bilingual Reading 0-3 yrs

10 am - Morning Makers - Knit or use our Sewing Machines.

1:30, 4;00, 6:30, 9;00 pm - American Film Series - Film:  LOVING at Teatro dei Fabbri.  Members only.  

8 pm - Women's Book Club.  The regulars are going out for dinner!

Friday, Dec. 15
5 pm - ELF - Family Film Series in English
5 pm - Teen Maker Space

Fall Courses End on Saturday, December 16th.
We close from December 21st until January 7th.
Winter Classes begin on January 8th.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Winter 2018 Lesson Dates

Le Date delle Lezioni nella Sessione Winter 2018

10 settimane di lezioni con inizio la settimana del 8/1/2018.

N. B. Saremo chiusi dal 10/2/2018 ale 16/2/2018

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Closed for Holidays

We will be CLOSED for Christmas Holidays on:

December 8/9
December 21 - January 7

FALL CLASSES end on Saturday, December 16th.  Here is the Fall Calendar for Classes.  

No Group Lessons, No Activities, No Library.  

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Recitals 2017 - December 11 - 16


December 11 – 16
Ø     Elementary 123 
Ø     Elementary 345
Ø     Native Speakers
Join us for Christmas songs
Last 15 minutes of class


11-16 dicembre
Ø     Elementary 123 
Ø     Elementary 345
Ø     Native Speakers
Vieni per ascoltare canti natalizi

Ultimi 15 minuti della classe

Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Week Ahead: Dec 4-7, 2017

Short Film, Moms & Babies this week at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste.
American Corner Activities are Free and Open to the Public.

Tuesday, Dec 5 
10 am - Short Film – The Gift of the Magi – from O. Henry’s Full House, 1952 with an introduction by John Steinbeck and starring Jeanne Crain and Farley Granger (20 min) 

10 am - Mom & Baby Play Group 

Thursday, Dec 7
10 am - Mom & Baby Playgroup

10 am - Morning Makers - Knit or use our Sewing Machines.

CLOSED on Friday Dec. 8th and 9th.  
No Courses, No Activities.

Fall Courses End on December 16th.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

December 2017 Newsletter


DECEMBER: We take the opportunity to wish you a Happy and Peaceful New Year!  Theme of the Month: THE HOLIDAYS. Come to our HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE with a Special Reading of the Gift of the Magi. View the Newsletter on the Blog in Text and in Calendar Format.   Forward the newsletter to a friend!
Tuesday and Thursday mornings:  9-12 and Thursday afternoons: 4-7 pm
Pick up your IBAN Receipts, Make Cash Payments, during our Administration Hours, listed above. Questions?

Our Library hours are:  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings 9-12 and Monday to Friday afternoons from 4-7 pm. The Library is volunteer run.  Call for Library Volunteers!
·         Parent Library Volunteers while your children are in class help shelve books. 
·         Library Assistants for 1 or 2 afternoons a week – You’re a Librarian or just love Libraries?  We want you! 

We close on December 8th and 9th.   
During the HOLIDAY BREAK we will close from December 21st – January 7th.
No Lessons, No Office Hours, No Group Activities.  Happy Holidays!


Santa Claus will visit all PreK and Elementary 123 classes the week of Dec. 11-16.

Classes begin the Week of January 8th.  We are sending confirmations to people on the waiting lists.  There are openings in ADULT Classes, but most Classes for Kids are full.  Remember that the WINTER Session is 10 lessons instead of 12.   We ask you to pay for your courses before the course begins.  Links for info:   KIDS and ADULTS

WEEKEND WARRIOR Full Immersion Weekend in English for Adults. 
Dec. 16 & 17.  1 weekend, 10 hours of Full Immersion, Infinite Fun. Online Registration at this LINK.


RESULTS of the ELECTIONS on November 24, 2017
The Members of the Associazione Italo Americana FVG re-elected Professor Leonardo Buonomo as President.  Thanks to all who voted in person or by proxy.  Buon Lavoro to the Board of Directors and our Auditors! Complete list of names of Board Members and Auditors at this LINK.   

Thanks to all who make this event possible each year.  Chef Andrea came in from L.A. and saved the day!  Our home cooks prepared delicious side dishes, cakes and pies and others brought wine, helped with set up and clean up.  Everything accompanied by the music of Club 5 + 1.  If you missed it, sign up early next year.  Curious?  Here is a link to the PHOTOS.

Our 2017/18 Membership Year began on September 1stHere is the Membership Form.  Membership prices remain unchanged.  €25 – Ridotto for Students 16 and over, Teachers and 65 and over.  €35 – Intero.  Membership is valid until August 31, 2017.  Renew your membership each year to take advantage of the American Film Series, Register for Courses, Check out Library materials, Participate in Members Only Events.  READ MORE about what it means to be a Member.  You can become a member at any time of the year. 

37th AMERICAN FILM SERIES at Teatro dei Fabbri – Shows at 13:30, 16:00, 18:30, 21:00
14/12 LOVING - Dir. Jeff Nichols. Starring Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton. Drama. 123 minutes. 


HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE – December 19, 2017, 10 am
Take a break and join us for some holiday cheer, eggnog, punch and Christmas cookies. 
A Special Guest will perform a reading of The Gift of the Magi by O Henry. 

·         Nati per Leggere – Bilingual Reading English / Italian for ages 0-3 – Thursday, 14/12, 10 am
·         Mom & Baby Playgroup – Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am - noon
·         Family Film Festival ELF  (2003) on Friday, 15/12,  5 pm
·         TEEN MAKER SPACEEvery Friday from 5-7 pm – Printing a 3D T-Rex and Christmas ornaments.
·         GLOW – Girls Leading Our World WorkshopFor Middle and High School Girls.  Promoting leadership, friendship, and self-confidence.
December Workshop - 01/12 - Musical Master Class: Exploring your Words.  A wonderful event with 4 talented teen singers and Elizabeth Madama, coach. 

·         Short Film – The Gift of the Magi – from O. Henry’s Full House, 1952 with an introduction by John Steinbeck and starring Jeanne Crain and Farley Granger (20 min) - Tuesday,  5/12, 10 am
·         Coffee Break – 12/12, 10 am
·         Holiday OPEN HOUSE with SHORT STORY READING of The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry with a Special Guest Reader and some holiday cheer.  Tuesday, 19/12, 10 am.
·         Women’s Book Club – Holiday Celebration at a Restaurant.  Thursday, 14/12, 8 pm.
·         Teacher Learning Network Back in January.
·         Knit Wits – Knitting Group – Back in January.
·         Thursday Morning Maker Space- Every Thursday morning from 10-noon.  Come to knit or use our sewing machines for other projects.

We are a Volunteer Run Non-Profit Association.
Volunteers run our Library, American Corner Programs and Activities.  We are looking for Volunteers to Mentor and Manage the Teen Maker Club, Assist with the Nati per Leggere program, Work at the Cinema, Help with our Morning Activities at the Front Desk and in the Library. Send us an email.  We’ll find a role for you.  University of Trieste students in Humanities, P.R. and other majors can earn 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 life and people skills. High School Students can also do Alternanza Scuola Lavoro.  Contact us! 

A Special Call for Volunteer 3D Printer lovers and Makers to help with our Teen Maker Space on Friday afternoons.  You need to know how to use a 3D Printer and love working with teenagers.  Contact us!

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 DVDs  The American Corner also offers Life Skills in English Courses for Refugees thanks to a U.S. State Department Grant.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Week Ahead: Nov. 27-Dec. 1 2017

Short Story Club,  Mom & Babies, GLOW, Teen Maker Space this week at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste.
American Corner Activities are Free and Open to the Public.

Tuesday, Nov. 28 
10 am - Tuesday Short Story Club - Contemporary Native American Poetry

N. Scott Momaday  The Delight Song of Tsoai Talee
Momaday Bio -

Remember - Joy Harjo -

10 am - Mom & Baby Play Group 

Thursday, Nov. 30
10 am - Mom & Baby Playgroup

10 am - Morning Makers - Knit or use our Sewing Machines.

Friday, Dec. 1
5 pm - Teen Maker Space - continuing with our 3D T-Rex and Christmas 3D Design Projects.
6 pm - GLOW workshop - Girls Leading our World
Master Class: Exploring your Words with Elizabeth Madama - for Middle and High School Girls. Advanced Registration required. More info at this LINK.  Contact for more info.


We will be CLOSED on December 8th and 9th.  

Election Results

Congratulations to the winners of the Elections on November 24, 2017 at the ASSOCIAZIONE ITALO-AMERICANA DEL F.V.G.  
Buon Lavoro!

President: Leonardo Buonomo
Vice President: Gabriella Di Landro
Advisory Committee:   Karoline Steckley,

Davide Pignat, Luisella Brugiapaglia
Auditors:  Matteo Devescovi, Stefano Marchesi, Riccardo Tomsig

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Assemblea Ordinaria dei Soci - 24/11/2017 ore 18

We are holding our Assemblea Ordinaria dei Soci on Friday, November 24th at 6 pm.  We encourage all members to come.  If you cannot come, please sign the form to Delegate to another member.  You can leave your forms at the Cinema today or drop them off in the office.

Trieste,  13 novembre 2017

E’ convocata
per il giorno 24 novembre 2017 alle ore 17:30 in prima adunanza
​               ​e
per il giorno 24 novembre 2017 alle ore 18:00 in SECONDA ADUNANZA

presso la sede dell’Associazione Italo Americana della Regione Fruili Venezia Giulia 
Piazza Sant'Antonio Nuovo, 6, Trieste 

per discutere e deliberare sul seguente



Il Presidente

Leonardo Buonomo   

Con la presente delego ……….......………...……………........................………. 

a rappresentarmi all’assemblea ordinaria dell’Associazione Italo-Americana FVG del giorno 24 novembre 2017.

NOME E COGNOME DEL DELEGANTE……………………………...........……

FIRMA …………………………………………………………………….................


Monday, November 20, 2017

Entice, Captivate and Allure: Engaging Tweens and Teens in the ESL Classroom

Teacher Learning Network

Theme: Entice, Captivate and Allure: Engaging Tweens and Teens in the ESL Classroom.
Guest Speaker: Jason Lonie
November 17, 2017 - 6 pm
Free and Open to All Language Teachers.

Here are the highlights of Jason's Presentation.  Many thanks to Joe Baldyga for making the video and Janine Sprague Zolle for coordinating the Teacher Learning Network Workshops.

The Week Ahead: Nov. 20-25, 2017

Coffee Break, Mom & Babies, Native Americans, Knit Wits, American Cinema, Assemblea Ordinaria, Thanksgiving! Happening this week at Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste.
American Corner Activities are Free and Open to the Public.

Tuesday, Nov. 21 
10 am - Tuesday Coffee Break

10 am - Mom & Baby Play Group 

8 pm - "Segnali di Fumo" - Smoke Signals.  Evening dedicated to Native American Culture.  Presentation of the Native American Pow Wow Agenda dedicated to Paolo Zanier by the painter, Sabrina Matucci.

Wednesday, Nov. 22
Knit Wits - Knit in company.  Bring your own project or work with us.  Knit, Teach, Learn! 

10 am - Morning Makers - Knit or use our Sewing Machines.

Thursday, Nov. 23
10 am - Mom & Baby Playgroup

13:30, 16, 1830, 21 - Life, Animated - American Film Series at Teatro dei Fabbri.
Free for 2017/18 AIA FVG Members

Friday, Nov. 24
5 pm - Teen Maker Space - continuing with our 3D T-Rex 

5:30 and 6:00 pm - Assemblea dei Soci dell'Associazione Italo Americana FVG

Saturday, Nov. 25th
THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNER - Members and their families with Reservations Only.