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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
|Date and Time||Program||Speaker / Host(s)|
|Sept. 4, 3:00 – 4:30||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Sept. 8, 10:00 – 11:00||TV Show: America’s Best Chefs and Their Restaurants||David McAuley, ESL Teacher|
|Sept. 9, 10:00 – 11:30||Creative Writing Club
Registration form: goo.gl/duFv3K
|Alexander Yates, Novelist|
|Sept. 10, 4:00 – 5:30||MOOC 6: Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making (PDF 507 KB) — Facilitated Discussion #1||Nikki Nguyen|
|Sept. 10, 3:00 – 4:30||Operation Game Change Youth Panel on Countering Wildlife Trafficking||Judy Garber; Douglas O’Neill; Hoang Vu Lan Phuong; Nguyen Phuong Dung|
|Sept. 11, 10:00 – 11:00||Conversation Hour||Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy|
|Sept. 16, 10:00 – 11:30||Creative Writing Club||Alexander Yates, Novelist|
|Sept. 17, 3:00 – 4:30||MOOC 6: Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making (PDF 507 KB) — Facilitated Discussion #2||Nikki Nguyen|
|Sept. 18, 3:00 – 4:30||Managing Your Career: Careers in Science-Biology, Chemistry, Physics||Lê Thanh Sơn and Phạm Văn Phong, Guest Speakers|
|Sept. 22, 10:00 – 11:00||TV Show: America’s Best Chefs and Their Restaurants||David McAuley, ESL Teacher|
|Sept. 22, 3:00 – 4:30||American English Club||AC Interns|
|Sept. 23, 10:00 – 11:30||Creative Writing Club||Alexander Yates, Novelist|
|Sept. 23, 3:00 – 4:30||Debate Club||AC Interns|
|Sept. 24, 3:00 – 4:30||MOOC 6: Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making (PDF 507 KB) — Facilitated Discussion #3||Nikki Nguyen|
|Sept. 25, 10:00 – 11:00||Conversation Hour||Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy|
|Sept. 25, 11:00 – 11:30||Graduation Ceremony – MOOC 4: High-Impact Business Writing (PDF 723 KB) and MOOC 5: Work Smarter not Harder (PDF 478 KB)||American Center|
|Sept. 30, 10:00 – 11:30||Creative Writing Club||Alexander Yates, Novelist|
|Sept. 30, 10:30 – 11:30||Conversation Hour||Carrie O’Neill, U.S. Embassy|
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!
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.
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.
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.
- September 8, 10 – 11am : Niki Nakayama, N/Naka Restaurant, Los Angeles
- September 22, 10 – 11am : Dan Barber, Blue Hill Restaurant, New York City
Join us for exclusive first-time showings in Vietnam of two episodes from the new hit Netflix TV series “Chef’s Table”, about great restaurants which are also successful businesses. Improve your English by listening to these leaders in the food industry talk about what motivated them to start some of the best restaurants in the world and how they worked to get to the top of their profession.
Each episode is about 45 minutes long. Before each episode, there will be a brief explanation of the special words and ideas you will hear in the program.
Creative Writing Club
September 9, 16, 23, 30 and October 7
Alexander Yates, Novelist
Registration form: https://goo.gl/duFv3K
For students interested in fiction, poetry and other forms of creative writing, the American Center is piloting a Creative Writing Club. The club will meet once a week, for five weeks, and will give all participants a chance to express themselves through their writing. With the help of your instructor, an award-winning American novelist, you will learn both how to be a more thoughtful writer and also a more critical reader. Every student will be expected to write at least one short story (or long poem) during the course of the club. In order to get the most benefit out of the club, we also ask that every participant commit to attending all 5 sessions.
- Judy Garber, Acting Assistant Secretary of Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
- Douglas O’Neill, Chief of Environment, Science, Technology & Health Unit, U.S. Embassy
- Hoang Vu Lan Phuong, Project Coordinator of Operation Game Change, Freeland
- Nguyen Phuong Dung, Deputy Director, Education for Nature-Vietnam
Youth have an essential in indispensable role in global and domestic efforts to combat wildlife trafficking, and nowhere is this more true than in Vietnam. In this discussion, the U.S. State Department Acting Assistant Secretary for Oceans, Environment and Science will be joining two young Vietnamese NGO experts who are working to turn the tide on wildlife trafficking and save endangered species from extinction. Panelists will discuss global and local efforts and well as concrete steps young Vietnamese people can take to help advance these efforts.
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