All of the below events are open free of charge to 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. If you would like to be an American Center member, please register.
***REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS EXCEPT THOSE NOTED OTHERWISE. Register here. You can also check out our Facebook page to see event schedule and click “Join” to register with us.***
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. Members of the media are welcome to attend public events at the American Center. However, if you intend to being in still or video cameras, please contact the Media Team at least 24 hours in advance so we can determine whether the speaker is comfortable and, if so, request security access for your equipment. Please note that not all speakers will want to be filmed and interviewed. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
- As of August 1, 2017 all visitors to the American Center in Hanoi must undergo additional security checks of their personal electronic devices (laptops, cell phones, fitness trackers, etc.). These new procedures are being implemented worldwide to enhance the security of U.S. Embassy buildings. Please note that these new security screening requirements, which includes powering on the equipment in front of the guards, will lengthen the wait times for guests entering the American Center. Guests should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to an event to ensure they can get through the screening procedures in time. The American Center has ordered 30 laptops for visitors’ use, which we expect to arrive in the Fall. We recommend you consider using the U.S. Embassy’s equipment and leaving your devices at home to shorten the screening time for all guests. In the meantime, if you plan to bring this or other electronic equipment to the American Center, please allow more time for these new screening procedures. Thank you for your assistance and patience.
- In the American Center (AC), we usually record, film and photograph our programs and activities to promote the AC and the work the U.S. Embassy does in Vietnam. We regularly use and post these images on our social media platforms. When participating in American Center programs, you provide your tacit consent for your image to be used in this way. If you prefer that your image not be used for non-commercial publicity reasons, please provide your request in writing to a staff member at the Help Desk. Thank you!
|Feb . 1, 4:00 – 6:00||English for Media Literacy (PDF-426KB) – MOOC Facilitated Discussion #4||Trần Thị Thùy Trang|
|Feb. 6, 5:00 – 6:30||American English Club||American Center Interns|
|Feb. 12, 1:30 – 3:00||Vowels Are the Key to Correct Pronunciation||Michelle Der Ohanesian|
|Feb. 27, 12:00 – 13:30||Pronunciation Workshop||Dr. Michelle McCollin|
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 English Club
American Center Interns
Come join our American English Club to improve your English speaking skills and enhance your English vocabularies on a variety of topics. The participants will join the host to learn how to sing one of the popular memorable songs as a warm-up activity. Then, the club will continue with its interesting activities that will give you the opportunities to improve your English speaking skills, enhance your vocabulary, and have a lot of fun discussions and presentations.
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.
AC Student News
American Center Interns
Adapted from the CNN Student News, this program encouraged participants to reflect on and discuss international issues, while using opportunity to sharpen English language skills, especially listening and speaking.
Dr. Michelle McCollin
Dr. Michelle McCollin is a tenured Associate Professor in the Special Education Department at Slippery Rock University of PA. She earned a BA in African American Studies and International Relations, MA in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, a second MA on Educational Administration, and a Doctorate in Special Education. As an educator, Dr. McCollin has affected lives of children and families through her roles as an elementary school teacher, district staff developer/literacy specialist, junior high school principal and a director of professional development.
Dr. Michelle McCollin also runs a Non-Profit Organization – “EYES4AFRICA Foundation, Inc.” and have collected over 2,000 pairs of eyeglasses people in Nigeria. Additionally she also volunteers as a Mentor to girls and advocates for individuals with disabilities.
She believes “I have to push against the boundaries of what would be, and move towards the center of what should be, in order to reach my purpose, my promise, my potential.”
especially listening and speaking.