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Upcoming Events for the Public at the AC Hanoi
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!
Time Program Speaker
Apr. 2, 5:00 – 6:30 Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success: Enthusiasm & Attitude Cynthia McKinney
Apr. 3, 12:00 – 1:30 Pronunciation Workshop Dr. Michelle McCollin
Apr. 3, 3:00 – 4:30 Changing the World: One Person at a Time Dr. Michelle McCollin
Apr. 5, 5:30 – 6:30 Conversation & Pronunciation Rebecca Garcia
Apr. 6, 10:00 – 11:00 Conversation Hour Holly Calkin
Apr. 9, 5:00 – 6:30 Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success: Teamwork Cynthia McKinney
Apr. 10, 12:00 – 1:30 Pronunciation Workshop Dr. Michelle McCollin
Apr. 10, 3:00 – 4:30 Changing the World: One Person at a Time Dr. Michelle McCollin
Apr. 11, 3:00 – 4:00 Creating Goals for Life and Career Success and Satisfaction Cynthia McKinney
Apr. 13, 10:00 – 11:00 Conversation Hour Holly Calkin
Apr. 13, 3:00 – 5:00 Author Talk and Book Signing – “Soldier and Spouse and the Traveling House” Matthew Alan House – Author/U.S. Army Captain
Apr. 16, 5:00 – 6:30 Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success: Networking Cynthia McKinney
Apr. 17, 4:00 – 6:00 Public Speaking Club Trần Thị Thùy Trang
Apr. 19, 4:00 – 6:00 Public Speaking Club Trần Thị Thùy Trang
Apr. 19, 5:30 – 6:30 Conversation & Pronunciation Rebecca Garcia
Apr. 20, 10:00 – 11:00 Conversation Hour Holly Calkin
Apr. 20, 3:00 – 4:30 Hutterites – Lives of a Small Religious Group in the U.S. Robert Thaler
Apr. 20, 4:30 – 5:30 Yes, You, too Can Write Poetry Karen Thaler
Apr. 23, 5:00 – 6:30 Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success: Problem Solving & Critical Thinking Cynthia McKinney
Apr. 24, 12:00 – 1:30 Pronunciation Workshop Dr. Michelle McCollin
Apr. 24, 3:00 – 4:30 Changing the World: One Person at a Time Dr. Michelle McCollin
Apr. 24, 4:00 – 6:00 Public Speaking Club Trần Thị Thùy Trang
Apr. 26, 4:00 – 6:00 Public Speaking Club Trần Thị Thùy Trang
Apr. 27, 10:00 – 11:00 Conversation Hour Holly Calkin
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.
Pronunciation Workshop Series
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.
Changing the World: One Person at a Time
Dr. Michelle McCollin
“Changing the World one person at a time” is a series of interactive, hands-on and engaging conversations about developing an agenda of personal, professional and global strategies to become change-agents in our communities.
Dr. Michelle J. McCollin, 2018 Fulbright Scholar, Vietnam will explore some of the skillsets used in developing the characteristics of a world-changer, which will in-clude but not be limited to developing and building : self-esteem, self-efficacy, per-severance, courage, focus, determination, and personal strength. She will also share her journey to developing and founding Eyes4Africa.org, a Nonprofit organization/NGO which brings vision resources and school supplies to those, all over the world, who may not have access. Her personal, professional, and humanitarian philosophies converge at the point where 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.”~
Conversation & Pronunciation
Join us to discuss important American and international current events. Different topics related to politics, popular culture, and business may be featured each week. This is an opportunity for us to share our ideas and ask questions so we can all learn together. This session will also include a brief pronunciation lesson to support English learners who seek to improve their speaking.
Tools and Strategies for Interacting with Children with Special Education Needs
March 28, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Michelle Peters, visiting U.S. speaker & Special Education specialist
Are you interested in the topic of special education? Are you an educator or parent interacting with children with autism and learning/emotional disabilities? Do you want to learn more about tools and strategies in this field? Please come join us in a talk with special education specialist Michelle Peters! Ms. Peters obtained her Master’s Degree in Special Education from George Mason University in the U.S. and has been working in the field of special education for more than 15 years. She is a committed advocate for children with special needs. She will talk about Applied Behavior Analysis, Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS), and guides and tips for parents to interact with their children with autism at home.
Ms. Peters is currently the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) Coordinator and Instructional Leader at Poe Middle School in Annandale, Virginia. She works with teachers to develop individualized educational and behavioral strategies to support the diverse needs of all learners including students with Autism. Ms. Peters is also the co-founder of the MicheLo Project, sponsored by Rotary International. Her program supports the hands-on education and training of educators in the areas of special education, music, adaptive physical education, and health. Ms. Peters has earned several awards over the years including Teacher of the Year 2013-14, the Rotary District 7610 Nominee for the Rotary International Woman of Action Award in 2015 and was the Rotary District 7610 nominee for the Rotary International Global Service to Humanity Award in 2013.
Creating Goals for Life and Career Success and Satisfaction
April 11, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Goals give us focus in our journey in life. Learning to set intelligent and meaningful goals is a skill to be developed. We will look at methods of successful goal setting as well as tools that help us maintain our motivation to reach our goals.
Author Talk and Book Signing – “Soldier and Spouse and the Traveling House”
April 13, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Matthew Alan House, Author/U.S. Army Captain
Mathew is a Captain in the United States Army currently splitting his time working at the U.S. Embassy and studying Vietnamese at Truong Dai Hoc Bach Khoa. Previously, he was posted to Germany and Japan, served a combat tour to Iraq as well as multiple assignments in the United States. He recently published his debut book, Soldier and Spouse and Their Traveling House, and achieved “best seller” status in the United States.
“Soldier and Spouse and Their Traveling House puts a witty spin on the dynamic of newlywed husband and wife trekking across two continents during their first three years of marriage. Who heads this household? The thrill-seeking soldier? Or the sensible spouse? Come along with this twenty-something military couple on their off-duty weekends as they dash in and out of trouble from the Emerald Isle to cruising down the Nile and many places in between—Western Europe, the Baltic, North Africa, the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and the Mediterranean.”
During the talk, five lucky people will be able to win signed books and free audiobook downloads. Mathew will also conduct weekly creative writing workshops at the American Center.
Yes, You, too Can Write Poetry
April 20, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Too often we are intimidated by either the writing of poetry for ourselves or by the idea of teaching poetry writing. In this workshop, we will practice a tried and true method of writing free verse poetry. We will use no magic formula, but we will find topics and images hidden in our own memories. Join me for a fun time of brainstorming and writing poetry that is individualized and meaningful.