Tuesday, March 27, 2018

April 2018 Newsletter



APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER
APRIL:  Theme of the Month: EDUCATION without BORDERS with Speakers, Seminars, Programs. Make a submission for MIS MAS 2018.   We will be closed for the Easter break from March 29th – April 3rd.   Spring Classes Begin on Wednesday, April 4th.  See you in Class or at an Event!  View the Newsletter on the Blog in Text Format and in Calendar Format.   Forward the newsletter to a friend!
OFFICE:
ADMINISTRATION HOURS
Tuesday and Thursday mornings:  9-12 and Thursday afternoons: 4-7 pm
Please Pick up your IBAN Receipts, Make Cash Payments, during our Administration Hours, listed above. Questions? aiafrontdesk@gmail.com
LIBRARY and AMERICAN CORNER HOURS:
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!
LOTS of APRIL HOLIDAYS!
We CLOSE: March 29, 30, 31, April 1, 2, 3, 25, 30, May 1.  No Classes. No Library. No Administration. Back on Wednesday, April 4th with the SPRING Session of 10 lessons

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES
WEEKEND WARRIOR Full Immersion Weekend in English for Adults. 
April 14/15.  1 weekend, 10 hours of Full Immersion, Infinite Fun. Online Registration at this LINK.

SPRING SESSION CLASSES BEGIN ON APRIL 4th
If there is space, we can accept new students up to Lesson 3.  Check out our Links for Classes for Kids and Adults.  .  Here is LINK to the calendar for Spring Lesson Dates.   

SUMMER STEAM – Think Summer!  Registration is Open for Summer Full Immersion weeks for Kids from age 3 to High School.  Here’s the info and Registration LINK. 

NEW! INTENSIVE SUMMER TEST PREP – If you’re thinking of going to the University in the US, you will need to take standardized Entrance Exams. TOEFL for English and SAT or ACT for general knowledge.  Summertime is the best time to study for this.   Info and Registration LINK. 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Women in Space - Thanks to all the local Astronauts who participated.  Here is the link to the Selfie Wall and the mini-video with the Space Cadets. 

Congratulations to our Creative Chefs.  1st Place – Clara, 2nd Place – Julia and Shania, 3rd Place – Karoline with Mac & Jeeeeez.  View the photos of the event at this LINK. Looking ahead to 2019? Maybe a Cheesecake or Pie Cook Off!.

We are accepting submissions for the 2018 edition of MIS MAS our in-house literary magazine in English.  This year in addition to articles, prose, poetry, you can also submit photos and artwork. 
Did you miss MIS MAS 2017?  You can read it at this LINK.

NEW BOOKS and DVDs are HERE on the display tower! Come in and check them out!

EDUCATION without BORDERS an entire month of Events and Speakers.
Intensive English Classes for RefugeesFor the entire month the American Corner offers intensive classes for the refugee community. Tom and Mary, volunteer ESL teachers from Pittsburgh, are back with us for the second year. Other volunteers help in administrative and assistant roles.  This project continues thanks to the support of the US Mission to Italy.  

13/04 – 6 pm – TESOL Seminar Pediatric Developmental and Behavioral Disorders: 
Evaluation, Treatment and Intervention
with guest Speaker Dr. Ramzi Nasir - Pediatriciam

19/04 – 6 pm – STUDYING in the USA Undergraduate Colleges, University Choice & Admissions Process, College Life – an informal chat in English for High School Students.

20/04 – 10 am– FULBRIGHT – Opportunità di studio, ricerca, insegnamento negli Stati Uniti for University Students.  Hosted at the University of Trieste.

20/03, 6:30 pm –
Conference Educazione senza Frontiere: Classi Multiculturali e Giustizia Sociale.  Sistemi educativi italiani e statunitense a confronto  in Italian- Guest speakers Fabio Rocco e Luca Agostinetto speak about their experience in the US and applications in Italy

CALLING ALL FULBRIGHT and US DEPARTMENT of STATE EXCHANGE PARTICIPANTS
Did you study abroad with a FULBRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP or through a US Department of State Exchange Program? Send us an email if you or someone you know participated in one of these programs!  We are organizing an Alumni Group in Trieste. aia.fvg@gmail.com

Our 2017/18 Membership Year began on September 1st.  Here 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  AIA FVG Members Only.
ATTENTION ! DATE CHANGE   -
5 April 2018  NORMAN - Dir. Joseph Cedar. Starring Richard Gere. Drama. 118 minutes.

REGULAR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
·         Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am  - Mom & Baby Playgroup
·         Every Friday, 5-7 pm TEEN MAKER SPACE –– Printing in 3D and Coding
·         27/04, 5 pm - Family Film Festival THE GOOD DINOSAUR
·         26/04, 10 amNATI per LEGGERE –Bilingual Reading English/Italian for ages 0-36 mo.

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
·         4/04 and 18/04, 6 pm - Knit Wits – Knitting Group.  Bring your winter project.
·         17/04, 10 am  - Coffee Break
·         23/4, 10 am – Short Story Club – Odyssey of a WOP by John Fante
·         26/4, 8 pm - Women’s Book Club. The Secret Life of Hendrik Groen send an email to aia.fvg@gmail.com to participate.

HEADS UP for MAY!

5/6 May – 24 hour GLOW Weekend.  Info and registration for Middle and High School Girls HERE. Limited to 20 participants.

12/05, 2 pm – TESOL Seminar Teaching the 21st Century Student hosted by the TESOL TRIESTE LOCAL GROUP More info at this LINK.  We will have issued a call for papers deadline: April 13th. You will receive MIUR Credit, enrich your C.V. and get professional development!

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 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!  aia.fvg@gmail.com 

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 mentoring teenagers.  You can also use our MakerBot for your own 3D projects.  Contact us!

AMERICAN CORNER TRIESTE – Since 2007, we have been part of the American Spaces Network.  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.  Specific sections of the library are dedicated to Educational Advising, 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. Department of State Grant and the US Diplomatic Mission to Italy. 

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