Upcoming Events for the Public at the AC Hanoi

Theo nguồn tin trên trang mạng của U.S. Embassy @ Hanoi City


Starting October 5, 2016, the American Center will stay open until 7:00 pm. Please share this good news with your friends and colleagues to come to borrow books, conduct research, learn English and attend programs. All for free. The updated American Center’s schedule is: Monday: from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday: from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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. 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.

Please Note: 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.

Time Program Speaker
Oct. 18, 5:20 – 6:50 MOOC 20 “Marketing in a Digital World”, Facilitated Discussion #3. Register (required) here
Nikki Nguyen
Oct. 19, 10:00 – 11:00 Making Goals for Life: Preparing for Change Cynthia A. McKinney, Social Worker in Arkansas, USA
Oct. 19, 5:00 – 6:30 MOOC 21 “Fundamentals of Management”, Facilitated Discussion #1. Register (required) here
Tran Thi Thuy Trang
Oct. 20, 11:00 – 12:00 American Culture Lecture Series Amy Baum, ESL Educator
Oct. 20, 2:30 – 4:30 3rd Presidential Debate Watch Party and Discussion Dr. Michael D. Malison, U.S. Fulbright Scholar
Oct. 20, 3:00 – 4:30 Maximizing Your Potential for Success, Session 3 Amy Baum, ESL Educator
Oct. 21, 9:00 – 2:00 Mock Election, Registration (required) here Amy Baum, ESL Educator
Oct. 25, 11:30 – 1:00 Pronunciation Workshop Melissa Judy, ESL Educator
Oct. 25, 5:20 – 6:50 MOOC 20 “Marketing in a Digital World”, Facilitated Discussion #4. Register (required) here
Nikki Nguyen
Oct. 26, 5:00 – 6:30 MOOC 21 “Fundamentals of Management”, Facilitated Discussion #2. Register (required) here
Tran Thi Thuy Trang
Oct. 27, 9:30 – 11:00 MOOC 22 “Foundations of Everyday Leadership”, Facilitated Discussion #1. Register (required) here
Amy Baum, ESL Educator
Oct. 27, 11:15 – 12:15 American Culture Lecture Series Amy Baum, ESL Educator
Oct. 27, 3:00 – 4:30 Maximizing Your Potential for Success, Session 4 Amy Baum, ESL Educator
Oct. 28, 10:00 – 11:00 Conversation Hour David McAuley, U.S. Embassy Hanoi
Nov. 2, 16, 5:00 – 6:30 MOOC 21 “Fundamentals of Management”, Facilitated Discussion #3, 4. Register (required) here
Tran Thi Thuy Trang
Nov. 3, 10, 17, 9:30 – 11:00 MOOC 22 “Foundations of Everyday Leadership”, Facilitated Discussions #2, #3, #4. Register (required) here Amy Baum, ESL Educator
Nov. 3, 10, 17, 11:15 – 12:15 American Culture Lecture Series Amy Baum, ESL Educator
Nov. 9, 7:00 – 1:00
Election Day: Live Streaming and Activities
U.S. Embassy Hanoi

Conversation Hour

Fridays, 10:00 – 11:00 am

David McAuley or Diana Johnson
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.

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.

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.

Introduction to eLibraryUSA

Fridays, 11:00 – 11:30 am

eLibraryUSA 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.

Pronunciation Workshop 3

Tuesdays, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Melissa Judy

This 12-week pronunciation course focuses on the pronunciation features of American English and will help students improve their awareness and production of various aspects of pronunciation. Topics include consonant and vowel sounds, stress, intonation, rhythm, and problem areas for Vietnamese speakers of English.

Pronunciation Workshop 4

11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21 October, 2016; 5:00-7:00 pm
Helen Huntley, Vietnam Director, International Extension Programs, California State University, San Bernardino
Register here by 5:00 pm, 30 September, 2016
The American Center, Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Hanoi are offering Pronunciation Workshops for university graduates and mid-level officers who are living in Hanoi. Undergraduate students will not be eligible for this program.

American Culture Lecture Series

Thursdays, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Amy Baum, ESL Educator

If you’re interested in learning more about American culture, as well as how it differs from and relates to Vietnamese culture, come join this informal discussion series at the American Center. Each week, a different feature of American culture will be explored, such as family dynamics, marriage, gender, and politics. Discussion will be centered around how this cultural aspect relates to relevant parts of Vietnamese culture, with all participants actively encouraged to participate.

Maximizing Your Potential for Success

Thursdays, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Amy Baum, ESL Educator

Do you want to develop daily habits that will help you create long-term success? Do you want to find out how to create personal goals and stick to them? This course brings together tips and experiences from highly successful people, covering topics such as time management, task prioritization, and goal setting to help you discover and maximize your unique potential for reaching your dreams.

Relationship-Building and Networking Tips

October 5, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Nick Thorpe, Policy Researcher, PanNature

Do you ever get nervous going to events and interacting with people, especially in English? Do you want to learn more on how to follow up with people and build professional relationships and connections? Everyone struggles with “networking,” and the best way to approach meeting people is to view it as relationship-building. Join us at the American Center for a presentation and conversation to learn more about creating strong, long-lasting professional relationships.

Hip Hop Dance Workshop

October 5, 3:00 – 4:30 pm
YES Academy ASEAN Participants

Let’s get warmed up for a dance workshop featuring 2 participants from YES Academy ASEAN 2016, Trần Hoàng Đại (S.U.D Crew) and Lê Duy Anh (Milky Way Academy). The YES Academy ASEAN, an NGO based in the U.S, and developed by American Voices, is a highly competitive program that builds a community of artists – singers, dancers, music producers, Broadway performers, etc. – to promote cultural understanding and cross-country collaborations. All participants are on full scholarship as the tuition is free of charge with the help of our sponsors. This year, 6 talented Vietnamese artists, including 3 dancers and 3 Broadway performers sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and Consulate General, have successfully completed the program.

Trần Hoang Đại and Lê Duy Anh were selected among the best applicants for YES Academy ASEAN 2016. Now back in Vietnam, these two dancers are eager to pass on what they have learned from YES Academy. Come and join with us in the fun and energy of hip hop dance!

Mock Election

October 6, 1:30 – 2:30 pm Information Session
October 21, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Main Program
Amy Baum, ESL Educator
Registration (required) here

Are you interested in American politics and how Americans’ run political campaigns? Do you want to learn about America’s political system? The U.S. Embassy’s American Center will be hosting a Mock Election, where high school and university age participants, a part of a team, learn how to organize their own political campaigns based on the American two-party system.

For an election to be a true success there are many roles that need to be filled! First off, an election needs voters, people to decide which candidate is the best leader. Second, an election needs a candidate, a person who will represent the needs of the people. Third, an election needs campaign managers. These are the people who organize and plan out what a candidate’s stands for and they go out and try to persuade the voters to vote for their candidate. Lastly, elections need pollsters. People who counts how many voters like or dislike a candidate. WE NEED YOU! So that we may a successful first mock election at the American Center. For our mock election we will need many voters and two campaign managers for every candidate. We will also need at least 3 pollsters. When you apply for the mock election please indicate your preference: voter, pollster, candidate, campaign manager.

Understanding Change: Stages of Change and Motivational Tools for Change

October 19, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Cynthia A. McKinney, Social Worker in Arkansas

Borrowing a quote from an ancient philosopher, “The only thing that is constant is change”. Change is all around us in our world. We often struggle to avoid change. There are times we do need to accept the need to make changes especially in our daily life habits. Maybe we want to live healthier; learn a new language; stop a bad habit and start a better habit. The reasons for change can be many. Understanding the stages we progress through for change to happen in our lives can be helpful. With each stage there are tools that can help motivate us to move forward. Come learn about change; receive some helpful tools; and enjoy a time of fun learning.

3rd Presidential Debate Watch Party and Discussion

October 20, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Dr. Michael D. Malison, U.S. Fulbright Scholar

This session will feature the third and final U.S. Presidential Debate between the Republican Party nominee – businessman Donald Trump, and the Democratic Party nominee – former Secretary of State and N.Y. Senator, Hillary Clinton. With the election less than a month away, the campaign has entered a crucial stage. During the previous debate, both candidates spent considerable time attacking each other’s character. This final debate is critical to both candidates as they try to influence “undecided” voters in key battleground states. Come and see this historic event for yourself – one of these two candidates will be the next President of the United States.

After watching the tape, Dr. Michael D. Malison, a current U.S. Fulbright Scholar, will host a discussion and answer questions from the audience about the U.S. electoral process.








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