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Events for the Public

October 2014

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 take your ID with you.

Oct. 1, 9:00 - 11:00 Conversation + Mike Tran
Oct. 1, 3:30 - 4:30 60 Minutes with the Press Officer Lisa B. Wishman, U.S. Embassy
Oct. 2, 3:30 - 4:30 U.S. Economy - Innovation and Entrepreneurialism
Cancelled
Brett Rose, U.S. Embassy
Oct. 6, 3:00 - 5:00 Conversation + Mike Tran
Oct. 7, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour: Dieting and Nutrition Nicole Bright-Hardee
Oct. 8, 9:00 - 10:00 Conversation + Mike Tran
Oct. 8, 10:00 - 11:30 American English Club AC Interns
Oct. 9, 4:00 - 7:00 IIE U.S. Higher Education Fair
at Melia Hotel, 44B Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi
IIE Vietnam
Oct. 10, 2:00 - 3:30 Debate Club AC Interns
Oct. 10, 3:30 - 4:30 Game Hour: Apples to Apples and popcorn AC Interns
Oct. 14, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour: Columbus Day Nicole Bright-Hardee
Oct. 15, 9:00 - 11:00 Conversation + Mike Tran
Oct. 15, 3:00 - 4:00 Discover America: Chicago - The Windy City Yoon Durbin
Oct. 16, 1:00 - 2:00 Book Club Pre-event: The Book Thief Jocelyn White, U.S. Embassy HN
Oct. 16, 2:00 - 3:30 American English Club AC Interns
Oct. 17, 10:00 - 11:30 Debate Club AC Interns
Oct. 17, 1:00 - 2:00 Book Club Pre-event: The Book Thief  Jocelyn White, U.S. Embassy
Oct. 17, 3:00 - 4:30 The Elevator Pitch: How to Sell Someone an Idea in 30 Seconds Chris Schirm, U.S. Embassy
Oct. 21, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour: Love and Marriage Nicole Bright-Hardee
Oct. 28, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour: Halloween Nicole Bright-Hardee
Oct. 29, 2:00 - 3:30 American English Club AC Interns
Oct. 29, 3:30 - 4:30 Halloween in the U.S.
Jill Kester, Senior English Language Fellow
Nov. 7, 2:00 - 3:00 Book Club Meeting: The Book Thief Jocelyn White, U.S. Embassy

 

Conversation Hour

Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Nicole Bright-Hardee, Guest Speaker

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!

Conversation +

October 1, 15: 9:00 - 11:00 am
October 8: 9:00 - 10:00 am
October 6: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Mike Trần, Guest Speaker

New series for intermediate level English learners!  Come to the American Center for interactive sessions with Mike to improve your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.  You will be expected to write essays on various topics and present in front of your peers.  And you will comment on and discuss each other’s presentations.  Mike will facilitate these sessions and help you bring your English to the next level.  You’ll have fun learning and won’t even notice you worked so hard…

Debate Club

October 10, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
October 17, 10:00 - 11:30 am
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.

American English Club

October 8: 10:00 - 11:30 am
October 16, 29: 2:00 - 3:30 pm
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. 

60 Minutes with the Press Officer

October 1, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Lisa B. Wishman, U.S. Embassy

Would you like to know what’s in the U.S. news? Would you like to chat with the U.S. Embassy’s Press Officer Lisa Bess Wishman? If so, please plan to join her at the American Center on the first Wednesday of every month from 3:30 – 4:30. Lisa, a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, has served in Tel Aviv, Israel; Ottawa, Canada; and Washington, D.C. After having studied Vietnamese in Hanoi for 11 months, she assumed her position as the Embassy’s press officer in August 2014 and will remain in Vietnam through summer 2016. She looks forward to getting to know you better.

Lisa will hold her first chat on Wednesday, October 1 from 3:30 to 4:30. See you there.

U.S. Economy - Innovation and Entrepreneurialism

Cancelled
Breth Rose, U.S. Embassy

What makes the U.S. the world’s leading economic power?  Find out from this presentation.  Brett will guide you through discussion on U.S. economy in general, the state of the U.S. economy, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurialism.  He will help you explore the economic conditions in the U.S. and give you helpful insights on how you market yourself to U.S. companies. 

Apples to Apples and popcorn!
Join “Doc” Meyer for a round of the board game Apples to Apples. It’s a fun game that will let you try your English in a fun environment and we’ll have popcorn too! Apples to Apples allows everyone to be a judge and decide the winning hand.

Apples to Apples and Popcorn!

October 10, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
AC Interns

Join us for a round of the board game Apples to Apples. It’s a fun game that will let you try your English in a fun environment and we’ll have popcorn too! Apples to Apples allows everyone to be a judge and decide the winning hand.

Halloween in the U.S.

October 29, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Jill Kester, Senior English Language Fellow

Interested in vampires and bone-chilling stories from beyond the grave? Join us to talk about the scariest holiday of all in the US: Halloween! We'll discuss the history and meaning behind the holiday and its symbols, current traditions and, if you aren't too scared, we'll tell you a ghost story or two! Wear orange and black to show your Halloween spirit.

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