Events for the Public
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 take your ID with you.
|Jul. 1, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: Independence Day||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
|Jul. 1, 3:00 - 4:00||Freedom Rider and Civil Rights Movement||Michael Powell|
|Jul. 2, 9:00 - 11:00||Conversation +||Mike Tran|
|Jul. 8, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: Happiness||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
|Jul. 8, 2:00 - 4:00||Appreciation of Vietnamese Culture through Traditional Arts||Vanessa Vân-Ánh Võ, Music Bridge-Under 25|
|Jul. 9, 9:00 - 11:00||Conversation +||Mike Tran|
|Jul. 9, 2:00 - 3:30||American English Club||American Center|
|Jul. 9, 3:30 - 5:00||English is Fun||U.S. Embassy Marines|
|Jul. 9, 3:30 - 5:00||Harp Composition and Improvisation Techniques from around the World||Diana Rowan, Music Bridge-Under 25|
|Jul. 10, 2:00 - 3:00||To the Cloud!… with Google||Nguyen Phuong Anh, Vietnam's Google Student Ambassador|
|Jul. 10, 3:00 - 4:30||Critical Thinking for Academic Success||Helen Huntley, California State University
|Jul. 11, 9:00 - 11:00||Conversation +||Mike Tran|
|Jul. 15, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: Manners and Customs in the U.S.||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
|Jul. 15, 2:00 - 4:00||Film Show: Now You See Me (2013) (PG-13)
|Jul. 16, 9:00 - 11:00||Conversation +||Mike Tran|
|Jul. 16, 2:00 - 3:30||American English Club||American Center|
|Jul. 17, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: New York City||Leah Cobelli, State Department Student Intern|
|Jul. 17, 2:30 - 3:30||Presentation: Fitness Trends in America
This event is cancelled.
|Jul. 18, 9:00 - 11:00||Conversation +||Mike Tran|
|Jul. 18, 3:00 - 4:30||Debate Club: "University Entrance Examination Still Necessary?"||American Center|
|Jul. 22, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: Gestures||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
|Jul. 22, 2:00 - 4:00||Film Show: Gravity (2013) (PG-13)
|Jul. 23, 9:00 - 11:00||Conversation +||Mike Tran|
|Jul. 23, 3:00 - 4:30||American English Club||American Center|
|Jul. 24, 3:00 - 4:30||Baseball in the U.S.||Winston Q. Le, U.S. Embassy|
|Jul. 25, 9:00 - 11:00||Conversation +||Mike Tran|
|Jul. 25, 3:00 - 4:30||Debate Club: "Should Vietnamese teenagers move out to live on their own at the age of 18?"||American Center|
|Jul. 29, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour: Health||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
|Jul. 29, 3:00 - 4:30||Communication Skills||Bill Nguyễn|
|Jul. 30, 9:00 - 11:00||Conversation +||Mike Tran|
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Nicole Bright-Hardee, Guest Speaker
July 8, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Vanessa Vân-Ánh Võ, Music Bridge-Under 25
Vanessa Vân-Anh , Vietnamese national champion, Emmy Award winner, Oscar nominee, composer, vocalist, and educator, will use traditional music to showcase Vietnam’s 4000-year-old cultural heritage. The sounds of the traditional instruments and folk songs will offer insights into the different traditions and customs of Vietnam’s three main regions-North, Central, and South. Under her guidance, the audience will join Vanessa Vân-Anh in playing some traditional instruments to create their own music. This hands-on experience will help the audience appreciate and understand more about the Vietnamese cultural history and traditions.
July 9, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
U.S. Embassy Marines
Come to join our new hosts who are young, enthusiastic Marines, for an hour of conversation to practice your English speaking skills. Please tell your friends about this chance and come to have fun together.
July 9, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Diana Rowan, Music Bridge-Under 25
As one of the oldest instruments still existing, harps are represented all over the world in many forms, such as the dan Tranh of Vietnam. Each culture approaches harp composition and improvisation in its own unique way. Celtic harpist Diana Rowan's is excited to share these concepts during this hands-on presentation to explore the melodic embellishment of Middle Eastern music, the kinesthetic orientation of African kora playing, the upward hand stance of Latin American harp music, and more as time permits. This is a very practical lecture-demonstration-workshop, focusing on how to incorporate these techniques into your own harp arranging and composition. Non-harpists and even non-musicians will also find this workshop interesting from historical and aesthetic viewpoints. Feel free to bring your instrument!
July 10, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Nguyen Phuong Anh, Vietnam's Google Student Ambassador
Founded in 1998, Google have provided a variety products to serve millions people around the world. In this workshop, Phuong Anh as a Google Student Ambassador in Vietnam, will provide insights into Google Apps for Education to help students benefit more from those innovative products.
July 29, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Bill Nguyễn, Guest Speaker
On average a person uses about 16,000 words a day. That number increases even more in an energetic and fast-paced environment, such as a college campus. So how do we know that we are speaking the right way? This discussion will provide, not only insights on how to communicate with others, but also learn how to listen through a series of practical activities.
Events in 2013
- Trace Effects - A collaborative English language video game experience for students ages 12-16. Learn English and explore American culture through puzzles, games, and adventures in an interactive world.