English Debate Club

This week's topic:

The future for Stockholm.

Directions to the place

Inside the Café:

Go into the far (deepest) corner in the Café. Go right into the wall there. Not kidding, go right into the wall. On your left there is then a staircase leading down. Some people are still unable to find the staircase, if you are one of them, just ask the staff to show you where the basement is. We are downstairs.

By metro + bus:

Take a bus from Slussen. 3 (towards Södersjukhuset) or 76 (towards Norra Hammarbyhamnen), get off at the second stop after Slussen (Åsögatan), turn right and walk 1 minute down Bondegatan. You'll see the café in front of you, at the end of the block.

By metro + walking:

Closest Metro station is "Medborgarplatsen", and the address of the café is Nytorgsgatan 38. If you look near the top of this page you will see this address, and if you click the name of the Café, a map should appear.

On that map, locate the big street "Folkungagatan" north of the Café, and trace it to the west until you see a "T" in a circle. That is the metro station "Medborgarplatsen".

From the main railway station:

For if you arrive with a suburban train (pendeltåg) or a long distance train. Grab bus 59 from outside of World trade center at the top level of the station (Klarabergsviadukten) and get off the bus at the Bondegatan stop.



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.

Participants are welcome to prepare beforehand or wing it - but everyone will be encouraged to contribute to the discussion.

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!

It's okay to interject and to reply directly as long as it does not get out of hand (in which case a speaker's list will be more strictly enforced). People who have not spoken much get precedence.

If you just like to sit and listen that is fine too. For the few who really like to talk at length: You may be interrupted and asked for clarification, or it may be pointed out that you're repeating yourself.

First hour is usually a bit more free form, looking at the subject from different angles, and then we may home in on specifics more during the second hour

 

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry i am not feeling well, see u next Tuesday!

    September 24, 2013

    • Jorgen

      Get better soon!

      September 24, 2013

  • Simon

    The topic is rather nebulous. Can you elaborate on what we will be talking about? Thanks.

    September 23, 2013

    • Jorgen

      I thought of letting you guys define that this time in order to get a spirited debate. The last couple of times I have put a lot of work into defining the subject, and I think that it might actually have hampered the creativity of the group a little bit, so this time I'll leave it more open so you can take it into a direction that works with the dynamic of the group.

      Having said that, "improvements"­ I think should be a keyword for tuesday's topic.

      September 23, 2013

  • Elina

    Hi,

    I have a suggestion for future meetings. http://www.waitbutwhy.com/2013/...­

    What do you think?

    September 21, 2013

    • Jorgen

      If it can be established that generation Y-ers are more unhappy, then it is a good topic, methinks.

      September 21, 2013

  • Claire

    No cows, but a horse... http://gawker.com/howd-this-hor...­

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • Sher K.

    Hey I'm interested in these meetings, but am not sure what sort of debate "stress" would entail.. could you elaborate? Id be interested to come to listen.

    September 19, 2013

    • Jorgen

      Yeah, I was starting getting second thoughts too. Topic now changed to "The future for Stockholm".

      September 20, 2013

  • Jorgen

    Topic has been changed to "The future of Stockholm".

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hej Jorgen, I actually posted my ideas for the new topic in yesterday meeting wall....but I can see you already have decided next week topic.

    September 18, 2013

    • Jorgen

      Thanks Elisa, I have copied and saved them!

      September 18, 2013

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