Events for the Public – January 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 If you would like to be an American Center member, please register.


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.

Conversation Hour

Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:00 PM

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!

Practice Learning English Through Movies

January 8, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Nguyen Nhue Giang, ULIS Lecturer, Global UGRAD Alumna

Though it is no secret for anyone that learning English through movies is both effective and motivating, lots of people do not actually know how.  Ms. Nguyen Nhue Giang, an exchange program alumna, a successful learner and an English instructor from Vietnam National University, will share with you some personal insights and advice on how to learn English by watching movies.  In this session, you will also practice techniques that Giang will introduce.

American Business Culture: Thoughts and Advice on Working with Americans and for an American Company as a Fresh Graduate and a Career-Switcher

January 10, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Duong Vi Quan, Citibank, Fulbright Vietnamese Student Alumnus

Mr. Quan Duong – Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager from CitiBank and also a Fulbright Vietnamese Student Alumnus will provide some advice from his own experience working in America and for an American company in Vietnam on the above topic.

eLibraryUSA Orientation Session

January 10, 4:30 – 5:00 PM
The 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.