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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 If you would like to be an American Center member, please register.


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.

Jul. 30, 2:00 - 3:00 The Art of Debate Alexander Yates, Novelist
Jul. 30, 4:00 - 5:30 MOOC 3: Introduction to Public Speaking - Facilitated Discussion #4 Nikki Nguyen
Jul. 31, 10:00 - 11:00 Writing a Resume Navarre Freeman
8/3/2015, 3:00 - 4:30 American Culture at the Workplace Navarre Freeman
8/4/2015, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour Susan Tapia
8/4/2015, 2:00 - 5:00 Movie Tuesdays @AC: The Hobbit: The Battle of the five armies (2014) (PG-13)  American Center
8/5/2015, 2:00 - 3:00 U.S. Supreme court Alexis Carter, Navarre Freeman, Susan Tapia
8/5/2015, 3:30 - 4:30 60 Minutes with the Press Officer Lisa Wishman
8/6/2015, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour Brad Powell
8/6/2015, 3:30 - 4:30 MOOC 3: Introduction to Public Speaking - Facilitated Discussion #5 (last one) Niki Nguyen
8/6/2015, 4:30 - 5:00 Information Session for MOOC 4: High-Impact Business Writing and MOOC 5: Work Smarter, Not Harder Niki Nguyen
8/7/2015, 4:00 - 5:30 Managing Your Career: Technology-Engineering/IT Nguyen Viet Hung & Nguyen Thai Ha, U.S. Alumni
8/11/2015, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour Susan Tapia
8/11/2015, 2:00 - 5:00 Movie Tuesdays @AC: Into the Woods (2014) (PG) American Center
8/12/2015, 2:00 - 3:30 MOOC 5: Work Smarter, Not Harder - Facilitated Discussion # 1 Navarre Freeman
8/12/2015, 3:30 - 4:30 Anthropology’s Take on Evidence Based Medicine Jordan B. Brandt
8/13/2015, 2:00 - 3:00 Film show and discussion: Why Binh not get married TPD
8/13/2015, 3:30 - 5:00 MOOC 4: High-Impact Business Writing - Facilitated Discussion # 1 Niki Nguyen
8/13/2015, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour Brad Powell
8/14/2015, 2:00 - 3:30 MOOC 5: Work Smarter, Not Harder - Facilitated Discussion # 2 Navarre Freeman
8/19/2015,2:00 - 3:30 MOOC 5: Work Smarter, Not Harder - Facilitated Discussion # 3 Navarre Freeman

Conversation Hour

Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00 am

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.


An exciting first-ever U.S. Air Force band visit to Hanoi!  Pacific Air force quintet will be making a special stop at the American Center to perform American jazz and pop music favorites.  Speaking the international language of music, some of Hanoi’s best jazz musicians will join them for this event.  You’ll get to hear their stories and ask questions.  Do not miss this groovy afternoon in a friendly atmosphere at your favorite place.

Movie Tuesdays @ AC

​2:00 -5:00 pm​ ​

This summer, every Tuesday in July and August you will get to see some of America's finest blockbusters at the American Center. Variety of genres for all to enjoy, ranging from cartoons to drama. Pick your favorites or come and see them all! ​

Anthropology’s Take on Evidence Based Medicine 

Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) has allowed for significant improvement in the delivery and outcomes of health care throughout the world. However, is it safe to assume that because a study performed on a medical technique in one area of the world was successful means that this technique may be applied in another part of the world? Jordan Brandt, a Brandeis University student majoring in Health: Science, Society and Policy, Biology and Anthropology, will discuss some of the issues surrounding EBM. Drawing mostly on anthropology, this talk will examine the positive and negative components of implementing EBM in new settings, such as Vietnam, and some of the difficulties in ensuring they are executed effectively and with respect to the target population.


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  • Trace Effects Video Game 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.

Discover America

  • Embark on a virtual tour of the United States and find there is so much more to this nation than you ever imagined. America is waiting. We invite you to "Discover this land, like never before."