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Events for the Public

November 2014

Notice: The American Center will be closed on November 11th and November 27th in observance of the Veterans Day and Thanksgiving Day holidays.

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.

Nov. 4, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour: Holidays Nicole Bright-Hardee
Nov. 5, 10:00 - 11:00 English for Fun David Murray, U.S. Embassy Hanoi
Nov. 5, 2:30 - 3:30 American English Club AC Interns
Nov. 5, 3:30 - 4:30 60 Minutes with the Press Officer Lisa Wishman, U.S. Embassy Press Officer
Nov. 7, 2:00 - 3:00 Book Club Meeting: The Book Thief Jocelyn White, U.S. Embassy Hanoi
Nov. 7, 3:00 - 4:00 Cracking the New Common Application to U.S. Colleges Julie Soper, Assistant Director, International Admissions, American University
Nov. 7, 4:00 - 5:30 Leadership Series: Becoming the Leader in Your Field Bui Tuan Linh, U.S. Alumnus
Nov. 12, 10:00 - 11:00 English for Fun David Murray, U.S. Embassy Hanoi
Nov. 13, 4:00 - 5:00 Work and Life Balance Juan Ortiz, U.S. Embassy Hanoi
Nov. 14, 2:00 - 3:30 Debate Club AC Interns
Nov. 14, 3:30 - 5:00 Leadership Series Doan Thi Huu Nghi, USG Exchange Program Alumna
Nov. 17 - Nov. 21 International Education Week EducationUSA Adviser and American Center
Nov. 17, 2:00 - 4:00 Opening Ceremony & Talk Show: "International Students Life in the U.S." EducationUSA Adviser and American Center
Nov. 17, 3:30 - 4:30 Working with U.S. Government Wendy Zaman, U.S. State Dept. Regional Information Resource Officer
Nov. 18, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour: Education Nicole Bright-Hardee
Nov. 18, 2:00 - 3:00 MOOCs - Free Education Opportunities Kim Ngoc Minh & Nguyen Thi Lan Huong, USG Exchange Program Alumni
Nov. 18, 3:00 - 4:00 Study in the U.S.: Your Right Fit Wendy Zaman, U.S. State Dept. Regional Information Resource Officer
Nov. 19, 9:00 - 10:00
eLibraryUSA Showcase Wendy Zaman, U.S. State Dept. Regional Information Resource Officer
Nov. 19, 10:00 - 11:00 English for Fun David Murray, U.S. Embassy Hanoi
Nov. 19, 2:00 - 3:30 American English Club: Studying Abroad AC Interns
Nov. 19, 3:30 - 5:00 Talk Show about Study in the U.S.  USG Exchange Program Alumni
Nov. 20, 2:00 - 3:30 Debate Club AC Interns
Nov. 20, 3:00 - 4:30 How to Stay Motivated Nicole Bright-Hardee
Nov. 21, 2:00 - 4:00 Mini Fair: U.S. - Vietnam Joint Educational Programs EducationUSA Adviser & American Center
Nov. 25, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour: Thanksgiving Nicole Bright-Hardee
Nov. 26, 10:00 - 11:00 English for Fun David Murray, U.S. Embassy Hanoi
Nov. 28, 2:00 - 3:30 American English Club AC Interns
Nov. 28, 3:30 - 4:30 Women Leadership Tiffany Murphy, U.S. Embassy Hanoi

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.

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!

English for Fun
David Murray, U.S. Embassy Hanoi
 
Yes, new host promises to make our English conversation program more fun!  Warning: he will NOT be singing. Or, maybe a bit… but this is an hour for talking – him talking and you talking – it is an hour for practicing your English. Come to the AC, share fun with David and improve your listening, speaking, reading, and singing skills. Ah, did we say “singing” again?...  

English for Fun

Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
David Murray, U.S. Embassy Hanoi 

Yes, new host promises to make our English conversation program more fun!  Warning: he will NOT be singing. Or, maybe a bit… but this is an hour for talking – him talking and you talking – it is an hour for practicing your English. Come to the AC, share fun with David and improve your listening, speaking, reading, and singing skills. Ah, did we say “singing” again?...  

American English Club

November 5, 19, 28: 2:00 - 3:30 am
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

November 14, 20: 2:00 - 3:30 pm
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.

60 Minutes with the Press Officer

November 5, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Lisa B. Wishman, U.S. Embassy Press Officer

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.

Leadership Series: Becoming the Leader in Your Field

November 7, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Bui Tuan Linh, U.S. Alumnus

The discussion will focus on a leader's organization and people skills - rather than business skills. Among the various topics are how to form an A-team, how to make good decisions, how to delegate and control, and last but not least, how to keep a happy and balanced life. The discussion might be more beneficial for those that already have some experience as a team leader and/ or management level - and to some extent - have some lessons learned about how to manage their teams. The guest speaker expects you to come with problems that need to be solved or lessons that could be shared and further elaborated.

How to Stay Motivated

November 20, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Nicole Bright-Hardee

Sustaining daily motivation can be challenging for even the toughest person. Life gets busy, school and work becomes more demanding, responsibilities increase, and constant roadblocks get in our way. How do you stay motivated through all the changes and challenges that happen in life? If you’re interested in hearing more about finding and maintaining self-motivation then join Nicole, and let’s get motivated together!

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