Events for the Public
Notice: The American Center will be closed on Monday, September 1st and Tuesday, September 2nd in observance of America's Labor Day and Vietnam's National Day.
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.
|Sept. 3, 9:00 - 11:00||Conversation +||Mike Trần|
|Sept. 8, 3:00 - 5:00||Conversation +||Mike Trần|
|Sept. 9, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
|Sept. 9, 2:00 - 3:30||Debate Club: "Are Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) Degrees Sufficient to Get a Job?"||AC Interns|
|Sept. 10, 9:00 - 11:00||Conversation +||Mike Trần|
|Sept. 10, 2:00 - 3:30||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Sept. 10, 4:00 - 6:00||Let's Rock the American Center||Georges Taino, U.S. Embassy|
|Sept. 11, 3:00 - 4:00||U.S. History: Battle of Baltimore||Leon R. Schwartz, Guest Speaker|
|Sept. 12, 2:00 - 3:30||How to Master IELTS Speaking||Dương Hồng Ánh, Lecturer at Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNUH|
|Sept. 12, 4:00 - 5:00||American Car Culture||Dominic "Doc" Meyer, U.S. Embassy|
|Sept. 15, 3:00 - 5:00||Conversation +||Mike Trần|
|Sept. 16, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
|Sept. 16, 3:00 - 4:30||River Rehabilitation||Eric Pallant, Allegheny College|
|Sept. 17, 9:00 - 11:00||Conversation +||Mike Trần|
|Sept. 17, 2:00 - 3:30||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Sept. 18, 1:30 - 2:30||Running Like a Girl, Throwing Like a Boy: Gender and Sports in the U.S. (and Beyond)||Sherry Martin Murphy, Guest Speaker|
|Sept. 22, 3:00 - 4:30||Sell the Product, Not Sell Yourself||Thao Griffiths, Guest Speaker|
|Sept. 23, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
|Sept. 24, 9:00 - 11:00||Conversation +||Mike Trần|
|Sept. 24, 2:00 - 3:30||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Sept. 26, 2:00 - 3:30||Debate Club: "Would the Economy be Better Off Without State-Owned Enterprises?"||AC Interns|
|Sept. 26, 3:30 - 4:00||Introduction to AC's Services and Products||American Center|
|Sept. 29, 3:00 - 5:00||Conversation +||Mike Trần|
|Sept. 30, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour||Nicole Bright-Hardee|
Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Nicole Bright-Hardee, Guest Speaker
September 12, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Dương Hồng Ánh - Guest Speaker, Fulbright Scholar; Lecturer at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University, Hanoi
The language proficiency requirement is not a barrier to overseas study. It ensures that you can study effectively in an English-speaking environment. But before you get there… how to overcome challenges in IELTS Speaking test? How to be confident and fluent in the test? How to express yourself eloquently? How to listen to yourself? please come to this session to get answers to these questions and hear tips on how to master the Speaking skill in IELTS. After the presentation, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to ask question and take part in situation practice.
September 12, 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Dominic “Doc” Meyer, U.S. Embassy
American’s love their cars (and trucks!) and “Doc” would know, he has owned over 30 cars in his life. We’ll talk about American car culture as how it relates to generations you and old as well as how car culture is different even by region. Talk to “Doc” about your favorite cars, it’s his favorite subject.
September 18; 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Sherry Martin Murphy, Guest Speaker
This talk examines the how gender segregation in sports creates and perpetuates widely-held beliefs about physical differences between men and women, and how equal access challenges everything we thought we knew. In the early 1970s it became illegal in the U.S. to exclude girls from high school and collegiate sports activities at institutions that receive government funding. In the four decades since, girls and women gained increased access to coaching and training in sports that were previously closed to them. The playing field is more level now than ever, with more girls showing they can compete with the boys.
September 22, 2014, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Thao Griffith, USG Program Alumna
Selling is an integral part of business process that creates the formal bond between customer/client and an organization’s products or services. It creates the contract. Conversely, some salespersons, often driven by their own competitiveness or the organization’s determination for winning, become too identified with the outcome and try to sell themselves. Join this program to understand and explore the subtleties of the selling process.
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.