Events for the Public
Notice: The American Center will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence 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 email@example.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.
|Jul. 1, 2:00 - 5:00||Music Jam with Pacific Jazz Combo||Jazz Combo of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia|
|July 2, 10:00 - 11:00||An Hour with an American Friend||Susan Tapia|
|Jul. 2, 3:00 - 4:00||MOOC 2: Introduction to Marketing - Facilitated Discussion #5||American Center|
|Jul. 2, 4:00 - 4:30||MOOC 3: Introduction to Public Speaking - Information Session||American Center|
|Jul. 6, 2:30 - 3:30||Principles for English Teaching and Learning||Phung Van Huy and Jill Kester|
|Jul. 6, 3:00 - 4:00||Meet the Author: Lotusland, a Novel Set in Contemporary Vietnam||David Joiner|
|July 7, 10:00 - 11:00||An Hour with an American Friend||Susan Tapia|
|Jul. 7, 2:00 - 5:00||Movie Tuesdays @AC: Interstellar (PG-13) (2014)||American Center|
|Jul. 8, 2:00 - 3:30||Debate Club: "Competition and peer pressure is beneficial in education"||American Center|
|Jul. 8, 3:30 - 4:30||Model East Asia Summit: Information Session||Navarre Freeman|
|Jul. 9, 10:00 - 11:00||An Hour with an American Friend||Brad Powell|
|Jul. 9, 3:00 - 4:00||Old Guys and Their Airplanes||John Mollison, Charlie Plumb, Rick Lingberg|
|Jul. 9, 4:00 - 5:30||MOOC 3: Introduction to Public Speaking - Facilitated Discussion #1||Nikki Nguyen|
|Jul. 10, 10:00 - 11:00||Conversation Hour||Navarre Freeman|
|Jul. 10, 2:00 - 3:00||10 Life Lessons Learned through a Career in Journalism||Jay Hartwell, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa|
|Jul. 13, 3:30 - 4:30||Pronunciation Workshop||Navarre Freeman|
|Jul. 14, 2:00 - 5:00||Movie Tuesdays @AC: The Theory of Everything (PG-13) (2014)||American Center|
|July 14, 10:00 - 11:00||An Hour with an American Friend||Susan Tapia|
|Jul. 14, 2:00 - 3:30||American English Club||American Center|
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 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.
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.
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.
2:00 -5:00 pm
- July 7, 2015: Interstellar (PG-13)
- July 14, 2015: The Theory Of Everything (PG-13)
- July 21. 2015: Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)
- July 28, 2015: Big Hero 6 (PG)
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!
July 1, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Jazz Combo of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia
An exciting first-ever U.S. Air Force band visit to Hanoi! A U.S. Pacific Air Forces combo 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.
July 6, 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Phung Van Huy and Jill Kester
Join Phung Van Huy, a Foreign Fulbright M.A student in Second Language Studies at University of Hawaii, and Jill Kester, senior English Language Fellow at the National Foreign Language Project 2020, for a roundtable discussion of a fascinating new report from the American Psychological Association on the twenty top educational principles based on psychological research findings. These twenty principles are drawn from four main areas including cognition, motivation, social interaction, and communication. You'll have a chance to discuss the principles in greater depth and how we can apply them to second language acquisition principles, the foreign language classroom, and grade levels beyond K-12.
July 6, 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Meet author David Joiner, a four-time former resident of Hanoi whose recently published novel Lotusland is one of the only works by a US writer set in contemporary Vietnam. David will read an excerpt from Lotusland and talk about his start as a writer, his 21-year relationship with Vietnam, Vietnam’s influence on his writing, and answer questions from the audience. Please join us to meet and chat with David.
July 8, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Do you enjoy debating current regional or political issues in a formal debate setting? If so, we invite you to attend an informational meeting on July 8 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm about U.S. Embassy Hanoi’s Model East Asia Summit (Model EAS). Similar to the well-known Model United Nations (click here for information on Model UN in Vietnamese), Model EAS focuses on countries in the region and topics that directly affect Vietnam. Model EAS is an extracurricular activity through which students familiarize themselves with social, political, and economic issues that face government leaders on a day-to-day basis. If you want to improve you debating, presentation, and critical thinking skills and learning about current events, make sure you come to the informational meeting on July 8 at the American Center!
July 9, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
John Mollison, Charlie Plumb, Rick Lingberg
Old Guys & Their Airplanes (“OGTA”) is a web video series, an American production that focuses on stories of growth and success. In this event you will get an opportunity to meet and hear from an aviation artist and historian, the host and creator of the “OGTA”, John Mollison, and a former Navy pilot Captain Charlie Plumb (retired), an author, speaker and consultant. Come and join them in discussion to learn not only about “OGTA” but also about leadership and overcoming challenges of everyday life.
July 10, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Jay Hartwell, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Jay Hartwell is an award-winning journalist and educator who conducted media training workshops in Vietnam for a year as a Fulbright Scholar. He is coming back to Hanoi for the Engaging with Vietnam conference and will share "10 Life Lessons Learned through a Journalism Career".
Events in 2014
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.