Debate evenings every Tuesday, 5pm.
Pinni B, 5078, Tampere University.
Our debates don't turn into shouting contests due to...
Everyone has a clearly defined role, the same amount of speaking time and obeys the same set of rules. Don’t worry! We will teach the format to every newcomer. It is easy to learn!
You can claim whatever you want but at the end of the day your arguments have to be supported by reason and evidence. Learn to defend your points and beware of fallacies!
You don’t get to choose which side you are on so it never gets personal. The sides are randomly drawn. You’ll also get to challenge your own beliefs!
For starters, you'll learn...
Debating is largely about developing arguments that are stronger than the arguments of the other side of the debate.
It’s not just the quality of the argument, it’s also the delivery, i.e. being able to present your argument in an understandable way.
There is a possibility to ask questions during a speech and the speeches themselves should always relate to the other speeches of the debate.
The language of debating is English, which for most of us is not the first language.
People will often have to debate against their own personal opinions.
The preparation time for the debate is very short, only 15 minutes, and one might be asked unexpected questions during the debate.
The one place where Finnish people aren’t afraid of talking to strangers!
You get the chance to meet a lot of like-minded people in our events!
Debating is very popular among exchange students and other English-speakers!
That's right, you can just walk in and try it. When you get hooked, the membership is only five euros for a full year!