Events for the Public
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 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 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|
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.
- September 8, 10 – 11am : Niki Nakayama, N/Naka Restaurant, Los Angeles
- September 22, 10 – 11am : Dan Barber, Blue Hill Restaurant, New York City
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.
September 9, 9:00 - 11:00 am
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.
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.