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Upcoming Events

All of the below events are open for the public. We would like you to plan carefully before registering with us so that we have enough seats for participants. If you register for our events but change your plan, kindly notify us by email to irchanoi@gmail.com. If you would like to be an American Center member, please register.

***REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS EXCEPT THOSE NOTED OTHERWISE.  Register here.***

All events take place at 1st Floor of the Rose Garden Tower at 170 Ngoc Khanh Street, Hanoi, except those noted otherwise.  Remember to bring  your ID with you.

Jan. 29 - Apr. 28, 2015
Development Cup: Student Video Contest
Submission Deadline: April 28, 2015
USAID/Vietnam
Mar. 31, 3:00 - 4:30 Building Hope for Global Healing and Understanding PeaceTrees Vietnam
Apr. 1, 3:30 - 4:30 60 Minutes with the Press Officer Lisa Bess Wishman, Press Officer, U.S. Embassy Hanoi
Apr. 2, 10:00 - 11:00 Soft Skills Training: Habits of Highly Effective People-Part 9 Brad Powell
Apr. 2, 3:00 - 4:00 MOOC Launch American Center
Apr. 3, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour Carrie O'Neill
Apr. 3, 3:00 - 4:00 Managing Your Career: Marketing and Communication Vu Thi Lan Huong, World Bank in Vietnam; Alice Salaun-Carney, Family Medical Practice Hanoi
Apr. 7, 10:00 - 11:30 The Things They Carry Alexander Yates
Apr. 7, 3:00- 4:30 American English Club AC Interns
Apr. 7, 4:30- 5:00 Introduction to eLibraryUSA American Center
Apr. 8, 2:00 - 3:30 Debate Club AC Interns
Apr. 9, 10:00 - 11:00 American History Moments Brad Powell
Apr. 9, 3:00 - 4:00 Experiencing How Students Study Mathematics in the U.S. High School Jamie Otis, Principal, North Broward High School, U.S.
Apr. 10, 10:00 - 11:00 Save Rhino Maggie Q, American Actress
Apr. 10, 11:00 - 12:00 Conversation Hour Carrie O'Neill
Apr. 14, 3:00- 4:30 American English Club AC Interns
Apr. 15, 3:00 - 5:00 One Year Celebration of the AC: Digital First and Enjoy Jazz
American Club
American Center
Apr. 16, 10:00 - 11:00 American History Moments Brad Powell
Apr. 17, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour Carrie O'Neill
Apr. 17, 3:00 - 4:00 Managing Your Career: Sales Guest Speaker
Apr. 20, 3:00 - 4:30 Debate Club AC Interns
Apr. 21, 3:00- 4:30 American English Club AC Interns
Apr. 22, 10:00 - 11:30 The Art of Description Alexander Yates
Apr. 23, 10:00 - 11:00 American History Moments Brad Powell
Apr. 24, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour Carrie O'Neill
Apr. 24, 11:00 – 12:00 Email Etiquette Wendy Zaman, IRO
Apr. 29, 3:00- 4:30 American English Club AC Interns

Conversation Hour

Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy

Call it a conversation, or any one of this word’s synonyms - chat, colloquy, converse, dialog, discussion, etc. – this is an hour of informal talk and your opportunity to improve your English speaking and listening skills.  An American host of the hour will introduce a topic and guide you through discussion around it. Come to chat and learn.  Bring your friends and make even more friends! 

American English Club

American Center Interns

Come join our American English Club to  improve your English speaking skills and enhance your English vocabularies on variety of topics. This club is also a good chance for you to meet new friends and enjoy lot of fun games, discussions and activities.

Debate Club

American Center Interns

The goal of the American Center’s Debate Club is to create friendly environment where anyone can express and freely debate their ideas on interesting current topics.  So if you like to analyze facts, communicates openly, or just interested in debate please make your way to the AC to join our club.

Building Hope for Global Healing and Understanding

March 31, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Jerilyn Brusseau, Co-Founder of Peace Trees Vietnam (PTVN),
Claire Yunker, Deputy Director, PTVN
Kate Ruffing, PTVN

Please join our guest speakers from Peace Trees Vietnam, a humanitarian non-governmental organization, and learn about their efforts in Central Vietnam over last 20 years of Humanitarian Demining, Reconstruction and People to People Work in Quang Tri.”

60 Minutes with the Press Officer

April 1, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Lisa B. Wishman, U.S. Embassy Press Officer

Would you like to know what’s in the U.S. news? Would you like to chat with the U.S. Embassy’s Press Officer Lisa Bess Wishman? If so, please plan to join her at the American Center on the first Wednesday of every month from 3:30 – 4:30. Lisa, a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, has served in Tel Aviv, Israel; Ottawa, Canada; and Washington, D.C. After having studied Vietnamese in Hanoi for 11 months, she assumed her position as the Embassy’s press officer in August 2014 and will remain in Vietnam through summer 2016. She looks forward to getting to know you better.

Soft Skills Training: Habits of Highly Effective People

April 2, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Brad Powell

Want to learn more about effective communication and interpersonal skills? Want to be successful in work and life? Come and join our soft skill training series on every Thursday morning at 10:00AM with Brad Powell, a student at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to learn more about the habits of the most successful people in society, and you might find out how to achieve a smooth transition from aspiring youngsters to effective leaders in the near future.

April 7th: The Things they Carry
In this class we will examine the ways in which writers can use both objects and setting as tools for effective storytelling. As a group we will review two celebrated works of American and English literature, and discuss how those authors used setting to develop their characters. We will also do a group activity, and write our own mini-stories.
April 22nd: The Art of Description
Description is one of the most essential aspects of storytelling. It can also, very often, be dreadfully boring! In this class we will discuss what makes description both interesting to read and fun to write. We will look at examples from published stories, and write some of our own.

The Things they Carry

April 7, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Alexander Yates, Novelist

In this session we will examine the ways in which writers can use both objects and setting as tools for effective storytelling. As a group we will review two celebrated works of American and English literature, and discuss how those authors used setting to develop their characters. We will also do a group activity, and write our own mini-stories.

Introduction to eLibraryUSA

April 7, 4:30- 5:00 pm
American Center

eLibrary-USA is an online library with free access to 30+ up-to-date databases including researches, journals, books, articles, encyclopedias, films, photographs, magazines, topics and references for students, teachers, youth, businessmen and kids.  Please come join in our orientation session to learn more about a plentiful and helpful resource of information, then you can register to get your own login account to access to eLibraryUSA from any Internet connection.

The Art of Description

April 22, 10:00 - 11:30 am
Alexander Yates, Novelist

Description is one of the most essential aspects of storytelling. It can also, very often, be dreadfully boring! In this session we will discuss what makes description both interesting to read and fun to write. We will look at examples from published stories, and write some of our own.

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