English Debate Club

This week's topic:

The future of the family


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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  • Astrid

    I will be with two friends. Will it be ok????

    October 15, 2013

  • Astrid

    I will be with two friends. Will that be ok???

    October 15, 2013

  • Jorgen

    Basement is now booked for tomorrow Tuesday, so we will have access to it as normal.

    2 · October 14, 2013

  • Jorgen

    Last time we did not have access to the basement. I have today sent an e-mail to the Café, asking them about the situation on Tuesday. If I do not hear from them in the morning, I'll call them. We can of course fit on the ground floor too, but basement is better, because it is quieter.

    October 14, 2013

    • Jorgen

      We have now booked the basement, no probs! :-)

      October 14, 2013

  • Cacau

    Hi everyone! I just wanna let you know that I won't be able to attend the group on Tuesdays anymore :( I have started to study swedish again and my classes are un Tuesday and Thursdays evenings. If it ever happen that you meet in another day, please let me know! Otherwise I'll look forward to attend the group again in the future. Have fun tomorrow! And if you want to contact me on facebook, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/claudia.nicaccio


    October 14, 2013

  • Shuhei Y.

    What should I read this debate?

    October 14, 2013

    • Jorgen

      Hi, no material has been prepared this time. I'm not sure if it helps or hampers the debate, to have recommendations for reading. So, read whatever you find, that you feel is of interest!

      October 14, 2013

  • Jorgen

    Topic set: "The future of the family "

    October 10, 2013

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