Tuesday, July 3, 2018

July / August 2018 Newsletter


JULY / AUGUST 2018 NEWSLETTER
JULY / AUGUST:  Themes: SUMMER! Join us for Summer STEAM English, Lit Flicks, Speakers and save the date for Independence Day.   We will be closed from July 28th – August 19th.   View the Newsletter on the Blog in Text Format and in Calendar Format.  Forward the newsletter to a friend!
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OFFICE:
SUMMER HOURS for Administration and the Library
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings:  9-12 and Wednesday afternoons 5-7pm
Please Pick up your IBAN Receipts, Make Cash Payments, during our Administration Hours, listed above. Questions? aiafrontdesk@gmail.com

AIA FVG SUMMER ENGLISH COURSES

SUMMER STEAMThere are still Openings for our Summer Classes.  Info and Online Registration LINK for ALL Summer Classes.  2017/18 Membership valid until August 31, 2018 is included in the price of the summer course for new students. 
July 2-6 – STEAM Full Immersion Middle and High School
July 9-13 – STEAM Full Immersion PreK and Elementary

July 23-27 – Corso di Recupero for High School, Test Prep and Adult Full Immersion
August 27-31- STEAM Full Immersion PreK, Elementary, Middle School, High School

NEW! HIGH SCHOOL RECUPERO – focus on grammar – The week of July 23rd.  Read our helpful hints to help improve your language proficiency starting NOW at home.  Don’t lose a year.

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 or IELTS for English and SAT or ACT for general knowledge for US College Admissions.  Summertime is the best time to study for these exams.

HIGH DIVE FULL IMMERSION MORNINGS for ADULTS – Take the plunge.  A Full Immersion English Class without leaving Trieste.  Monday to Friday 9-1 pm. 

FALL 2018/19 CLASSES

ALREADY THINKING of FALL CLASSES?  Classes start on September 15th
ONLINE registration opens on AUGUST 20th.
Here are the LINKS to ENGLISH CLASSES for KIDS 2018/19 and ENGLISH CLASSES for ADULTS 2018/19.  Prices and class times remain the same.  We cannot accept payments until after September 1st when our new fiscal year begins.
We offer FREE MINI TRIAL LESSONS the week of September 10th before classes start. 

SPECIAL EVENTS
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION on July 1st– Thanks to all who made this such a fun and successful event!  Music, Burgers, Football and Fun!  Associazione Italo Americana FVG / American Corner Trieste in collaboration with ASD Sant’Andrea San Vito, Muli Trieste American Football, Le Ranzide Flag Football, I Rufoli Flag Football.  Music by Gino D’Eliso and Stefano Franco.  Grill Masters and Fryer:  The Muli and Andrea T.  If you missed it, you can see the photos at this LINK.  See you there next year!

LIT FLICKS for KIDS and ADULTS - Great Books. Great Films.  FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.  In English with English subtitles at the American Corner on Wednesday nights through July 27th.  Here are the June Films.  Click on the links for the complete program.  Bring your friends!  Great Date Night for Adults!
LIT FLICKS for KIDS – Wednesdays at 5 pm
4/7, 5 pm   DIARY OF A WIMPY KIDbook by Jeff Kinney
11/7, 5 pm WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – book by Roald Dahl
18/7, 5 pm JUDY MOODY & THE NOT BUMMER SUMMER – book by Megan MacDonald
25/7, 5 pm THE BFG – book by Roald Dahl

LIT FLICKS for ADULTS – Wednesdays at 8 pm
4/7, 8 pm   A FAREWELL TO ARMSbook by Ernest Hemingway
11/7, 8 pm THE GRAPES OF WRATHbook by John Steinbeck
18/7, 8 pm DEATH OF A SALESMANplay by Arthur Miller
25/7, 8 pm ON THE ROADbook by Jack Kerouack
Our 2018/19 Membership Year begins on September 1st.  Here is the 2018/19 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, 2019.  Renew your membership after September 1st 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. 

38th AMERICAN FILM SERIES
The new film season at Teatro dei Fabbri begins on October 25, 2018.  We’re working on a great series.  Renew your membership in September 2018 for the 2018/19 season.  Missed a film? Check it out from our Library!

REGULAR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS and FAMILIES – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
Back in the Fall:  Mom & Baby Playgroup, Teen Maker Space, GLOW, Nati per Leggere, Family Film Festival

REGULAR ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS – FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC
Back in the Fall:  Women’s Book Club, Coffee Break, Short Story Club, Knit Wits, TESOL

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

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 

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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