English Debate Club

This week's topic:

"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history" - George Bernard Shaw

Do we learn from history?  Should we?  Can we apply lessons learned from the past to events happening tens or hundreds of years later?  Or must every generation learn for themselves the same lessons over and over?

 

The English Debate Club:

Challenge and improve your English skills with lively discussions and debates!  Sometimes we stick to debate format, other times it evolves into a general discussion. 

Topics will be set at least a week in advance (please feel free to message the group leader with topic suggestions) and participants are welcome to prepare beforehand or wing it - but everyone will be encouraged to contribute to the discussion.  Teams will be assigned on the night, so be prepared to argue either side of the debate.  There will be some preparation time once teams are assigned.

Focus will be on crafting arguments in English, phrasing for emphasis and expanding vocabulary at an advanced level.  Native English speakers who would like to brush up on their debating skills very welcome also!

 

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  • Elina

    Hi... not today ... fighting my cold...

    April 9, 2013

  • Madzienka L.

    I will be late / Madzienka

    April 9, 2013

  • Pär G.

    Dear Claire, I like the idea of an English Debate Club but tonight I can't make it. I travel from Uppsala and had to stay at work longer than anticipated. Very sorry about this late withdrawal! I hope you'll have a nice evening. Best, Pär.

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    staying late at work. aghhhhhh.

    April 9, 2013

  • Yazan

    I don't know but I think I 'll come!!!!

    April 7, 2013

  • Nitin

    I joined swedish class on monday and tuesday

    April 7, 2013

  • Yazan

    I don't know but I think I 'll come!!!!

    April 4, 2013

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