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Upcoming Programs

Closure Notice: The American Center will be closed on September 7th in observance of American Labor Day holiday.

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.

Sept. 4, 3:00 - 4:30 American English Club AC Interns
Sept. 8, 10:00 - 11:00 TV Show: America's Best Chefs and Their Restaurants David McAuley, ESL Teacher
Sept. 9,  9:00 - 11:00 The Possibilities of Communication 3.0 in Public Relations and Advertising Amy Kunrojpanya and Alexander J. Boome, Guest Speakers
Sept. 9, 10:00 - 11:30 Creative Writing Club
Registration form: goo.gl/duFv3K 
Alexander Yates, Novelist
Sept. 10, 3:00 - 4:30 MOOC 6: Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making -- Facilitated Discussion #1 Nikki Nguyen
Sept. 10, 3:00 - 4:30 Operation Game Change Youth Panel on Countering Wildlife Trafficking Judy Garber; Douglas O’Neill; Hoang Vu Lan Phuong; Nguyen Phuong Dung
Sept. 11, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour Carrie O'Neill
Sept. 16, 10:00 - 11:30 Creative Writing Club Alexander Yates, Novelist
Sept. 17, 3:00 - 4:30 MOOC 6: Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making -- Facilitated Discussion #2 Nikki Nguyen
Sept. 18, 3:00 - 4:30 Managing Your Career: Careers in Science-Biology, Chemistry, Physics Lê Thanh Sơn and Phạm Văn Phong, Guest Speakers
Sept. 22, 10:00 - 11:00 TV Show: America's Best Chefs and Their Restaurants David McAuley, ESL Teacher
Sept. 22, 3:00 - 4:30 American English Club AC Interns
Sept. 23, 10:00 - 11:30 Creative Writing Club Alexander Yates, Novelist
Sept. 23, 3:00 - 4:30 Debate Club AC Interns
Sept. 24, 3:00 - 4:30 MOOC 6: Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making -- Facilitated Discussion #3 Nikki Nguyen
Sept. 25, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour Carrie O'Neill
Sept. 25, 11:00 - 11:30 Graduation Ceremony - MOOC 4: High-Impact Business Writing and MOOC 5: Work Smarter not Harder American Center
Sept. 30, 10:00 - 11:30 Creative Writing Club Alexander Yates, Novelist

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.

Managing Your Career

The “Managing Your Career” series can help you understand better your strengths and weaknesses, trends in the field and ways to tackle future challenges. Please join us and learn from our guest speakers who are the leaders in their respective fields and who will share their insights, experiences and wisdom. Discussion sessions will be held on the first and third Friday of each month at 3:00 p.m., unless the AC is closed. 

TV Show: America's Best Chefs and Their Restaurants

Presented by David McAuley, ESL Teacher

  • September 8, 10 – 11am : Niki Nakayama, N/Naka Restaurant, Los Angeles
  • September 22, 10 – 11am : Dan Barber, Blue Hill Restaurant, New York City

Join us for exclusive first-time showings in Vietnam of two episodes from the new hit Netflix TV series “Chef's Table”, about great restaurants which are also successful businesses. Improve your English by listening to these leaders in the food industry talk about what motivated them to start some of the best restaurants in the world and how they worked to get to the top of their profession.

Each episode is about 45 minutes long. Before each episode, there will be a brief explanation of the special words and ideas you will hear in the program.

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.

Creative Writing Club

September 9, 16, 23, 30 and October 7
Alexander Yates, Novelist
Registration form: https://goo.gl/duFv3K

For students interested in fiction, poetry and other forms of creative writing, the American Center is piloting a Creative Writing Club. The club will meet once a week, for five weeks, and will give all participants a chance to express themselves through their writing. With the help of your instructor, an award-winning American novelist, you will learn both how to be a more thoughtful writer and also a more critical reader. Every student will be expected to write at least one short story (or long poem) during the course of the club. In order to get the most benefit out of the club, we also ask that every participant commit to attending all 5 sessions.

The Possibilities of Communication 3.0 in Public Relations and Advertising

September 9, 9:00 - 11:00 am
Speakers:
     1. Amy Kunrojpanya, Head of Communications & Public Affairs at Google
     2. Alexander J. Boome, Program director, Hinrich Foundation

The New Technologies of Information and Communication are revolutionizing today's politics, culture and society. Since the interactive communication based on the web 2.0 foundation has reaching to its peak, what comes next would be the new communication 3.0 era, characterized by being digital, immediate, social, multi-platform, free to access, open, interactive, and using global languages. The 3.0 technology is envisaged to merge with our physical surrounding to create a hybrid-environment which enables the intensive integration of media in all human's activities. Vietnam market, with its young energetic population and fascinating internet penetration, would promise a rapid shift from communication 1.0 and 2.0 to a gigantic leap to communication 3.0. Within this context, the seminar "The possibilities of communication 3.0 in Public Relations and Advertising" is organized to provoke initiatives in Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing education and training as a preparation for the 3.0 era to come.

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