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Upcoming Events

Closure Notice: The American Center will be closed three days next week in observance of Vietnamese holidays: April 28 (National Anniversary of Hung King), April 30 (Victory Day), and May 1 (International Labor Day).

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.

Apr. 24, 11:00 - 12:00 E-communication Etiquette Wendy Zaman, Information Resources Officer, U.S. State Department
Apr. 24, 6:00 9:30 Movie Screening in Hornor of the World IP Day: The Longest Ride (2015)
Venue: CGV Cinemas Mipec Tower, 5th Floor, 229 Tay Son Street, Hanoi
Register here for ticket.
U.S. Embassy Hanoi & CGV Cinemas
Apr. 29, 3:00 - 4:30 American English Club AC Interns
May 5, 3:00 - 4:30 American English Club AC Interns
May 5, 4:30 - 5:00 Introduction to eLibraryUSA American Center
May 6, 3:00 - 4:00 Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage: What It Means to Me Winston Le and Niki Pham, U.S. Embassy Hanoi
May 7, 10:00 - 11:00 An Hour with an American Friend Brad Powell
May 8, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour Carrie O'Neill
May 12, 2:00 - 3:00 Critical Thinking: Drawing Conclusions from Evidence Alex Yates, Novelist
May 12, 3:00 - 4:30 American English Club AC Interns
May 13, 3:00 - 4:30 Debate Club AC Interns
May 14, 10:00 - 11:00 An Hour with an American Friend Brad Powell
May 15, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour Carrie O'Neill
May 15, 3:00 - 4:00 Managing Your Career: Development Dam Thi Thuy Hang, Nguyen Thi Lan, USG Exchange Alumni
May 19, 10:00 - 11:00 Conversation Hour Kim Teson, U.S. Embassy Hanoi
May 19, 2:00 - 3:00 Critical Thinking: Making Persuasive Claims Alex Yates, Novelist
May 19, 3:00 - 4:30 American English Club AC Interns

Conversation Hour

Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy

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.

Introduction to eLibraryUSA

May 5, 4:30- 5:00 pm
American Center

eLibrary-USA is an online library with free access to 30+ up-to-date databases including researches, journals, books, articles, encyclopedias, films, photographs, magazines, topics and references for students, teachers, youth, businessmen and kids.  Please come join in our orientation session to learn more about a plentiful and helpful resource of information, then you can register to get your own login account to access to eLibraryUSA from any Internet connection.

Critical Thinking: Drawing Conclusions from Evidence
In this discussion we will practice some of the most basic and important critical thinking skills. As a group we will learn about a small city in the United States, and then try to draw conclusions from the evidence at hand.

Critical Thinking: Drawing Conclusions from Evidence

May 12, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Alex Yates, Novelist

In this discussion we will practice some of the most basic and important critical thinking skills. As a group we will learn about a small city in the United States, and then try to draw conclusions from the evidence at hand.

Critical Thinking: Making Persuasive Claims

May 19, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Alex Yates, Novelist

In this discussion we will discuss how to write more persuasively. Participants will lean what a "claim" is, and together we will discuss the difference between writing strong claims and weak claims.

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