Monday, April 30, 2018

May 2018 Newsletter



MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER
MAY:  Theme of the Month: FRIENDSHIP in the DIGITAL AGE. View the High School Poster Exhibit.  Register for a Summer Class.  Make a submission for MIS MAS 2018.  Come to a Poetry Reading.  We will be closed on May 1st and June 2nd.  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!
MAY HOLIDAYS! We CLOSE: May 1st and June 2nd

AIA FVG ENGLISH COURSES
WEEKEND WARRIOR May 19/20 - Full Immersion Weekend in English for Adults.  1 weekend, 10 hours of Full Immersion, Infinite Fun. Online Registration at this LINK.

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. 

HIGH DIVE Full Immersion Week for Adults – Take the plunge.  A Full Immersion English Experience without leaving Trieste!   Info and Registration LINK. 

SPECIAL EVENTS
May – HBU?  (How aBout yoU)Collaborative US / Italian Photographic Exhibit by High School Students at AIA FVG in Trieste and at the Abington Friends School in Pennsylvania.  Students created long distance friendships through social media, WhatsApp, Skype and designed an inspirational poster for their overseas partner.  On display for the Month of May.

5/6 May – 24 hour GLOW Weekend.   The event of the year for Middle and High School Girls.  Registration is closed.

07/05, 7 pm – ZACK ROGOW Poems of Love and Humor: A reading in tribute to Umberto Saba. Zack Rogow an American poet, translator, playwright, editor, critic, professor, is currently in residency at the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice, Italy where he is working on a volume of Selected Translations of poetry from several languages. Among the poets he’s translating is Trieste’s own Umberto Saba.

Courses for Kids, Adults, Test Prep, Lit Flicks for Adults, Lit Flicks for Kids, Independence Day!

12/05, 2 pm – TESOL Seminar Teaching the 21st Century Student hosted by the TESOL TRIESTE LOCAL GROUP  Registration at this LINK.  You will receive MIUR Credit, enrich your C.V. and get Professional Development for English Teachers!

MIS MAS 2018   Deadline for Submissions:  May 18th - 2018 edition of MIS MAS our in-house literary magazine in English.  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.

INTENSIVE ENGLISH CLASSES for REFUGEES – Many thanks to our Volunteers Tom and Mary of Pittsburgh for teaching free classes during the month of April.  31.5 hours of lessons and over 50 students! Watch the feature on Tgr RAIFVG. 

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. 

FINAL FILM in the 37th AMERICAN FILM SERIES at Teatro dei Fabbri – Shows at 13:30, 16:00, 18:30, 21:00  AIA FVG Members Only.
10/05 – THE BIG SICK  Dir. Michael Showalter. Starring Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan. Comedy. 120 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
·       18/5, 5 pm - Family Film Festival CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS -Animation 90 min.
·       24/5, 10 amNATI per LEGGERE –Bilingual Reading English/Italian for ages 0-36 mo.

ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
·       22/5, 10 am  - Coffee Break
·       29/5, 10 am – Short Story Club – The Far and the Near by Thomas Wolfe
·       17/5, 8 pm - Women’s Book Club.  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine [AFA1] [AFA2] by Gail Honeyman send an email to aia.fvg@gmail.com to participate.

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!

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

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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