Thursday, January 5, 2017

January 2017 Newsletter

JANUARY:  New Year and New Year Resolutions!    
Happy 2017! Remember to put Improving your English and Meeting People on your To Do List!  We’re starting off the new year by learning about Screen time: When to Unplug.  In addition we’ll view the Presidential Inauguration.  You can also join us to celebrate Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher with their most famous films.  Come down and see us!  There are many other activities for all ages.  View the Newsletter on the Blog in Text or in Calendar Format.  Theme of the Month: U.S. Presidents.

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OFFICE
 Regular Hours: Mornings: Tues. and Thurs. 9–12, Afternoons:  Mon. through Fri. 4-7
During Office Hours, you can:  Pay for a Course with Cash, Pick up your receipts for IBAN Payments, Check Out Books, DVDs Magazines.  Questions? aiafrontdesk@gmail.com

SPECIAL EVENTS
 9/01/2017, 5 pm –SCREEN TIME.  When to Unplug.  A Conference for Educators, Parents, Librarians.  Beth Holland of EdTech ResearcherEdutopia, will speak on screen time and the challenges for teachers and parents in maintaining a balance between the physical and virtual worlds as well as in ensuring that screens are used in appropriate, meaningful and empowering ways.  Beth Holland’s Conference is made possible thanks to the U.S. Embassy to Italy.  Beth Holland will also lead a Tech in the Classroom Workshop for Teachers, by invitation only, on the morning of January 9th.

20/01, 5-7 pm – PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION VIEWING.  Pre-Inauguration and Swearing-in of the 45th President of the United States of America at 6 pm. 

17/01, 10 am – Singin’ in the Rain, 1952 with Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, 103 min.
17/01, 1 pm - Star Wars, 1977 with Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, 120 min.

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES and MEMBERSHIP
WINTER CLASSES
Here are our Course schedules for 2016/17:  KIDS and ADULTS.  The Winter Session begins on January 9th for 10 weeks.  If you are a new student, contact us before making a payment to see if there is availability.  There is availability in Adult Classes, but several sections of the Children’s Courses are full.  The next Weekend Warrior Full Immersion Intensive Weekend is January 21-22.  Remember to pick up your receipts at the Front Desk during our Office Hours. 
YOU CAN BECOME A MEMBER AT ANY TIME OF YEAR! Membership is annual and valid until August 31, 2017.  You must be a Member to take Classes at AIA FVG.  Membership is also valid for entry to the American Film Series, to check out books, DVDs and magazines, and to attend some member only events.  Here is the Membership Form.  Membership fees:  €25 – Ridotto for Students 16 and over, Teachers and 65 and over.  €35 – Intero. 

36th AMERICAN FILM SERIES  at Teatro dei Fabbri – Showtimes:  13:30. 16, 18:30, 21

The film series continues. Great American films in Original Version.  2016/17 Members Only.  Become a member during Office Hours.
19/01 THE VISIT. Dir. M. Night Shyamalan. Starring Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Deanna Dunagan. Thriller. 1 h 34 min. 

SPECIAL EVENTS - FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC


ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
  • Nati per Leggere – 19/1, 10 am – Bilingual Reading English / Italian for ages 0-3 years.
  • Mom & Baby Survival Italian – Every Tuesday, 10 am
  • Mom & Baby Playgroup in English – Every Thursday, 10 am
  • Survival Italian for Adults – Every Thursday at 10 am
  • 24/01, 10 am - Tuesday Coffee Break

WOMEN’S SPACE and ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
VOLUNTEERS

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 Club, Assist with the Nati per Leggere program, Work at the Cinema, Help with our Morning Activities.  Send us an email.  We’ll find a role for you.  University of Trieste students in Humanities or P.R. 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 learn valuable people skills. Contact us!  aia.fvg@gmail.com 

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 English and Life Skills Courses for Refugees thanks to a U.S. Government Grant.

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