Language Meetup Topics and Themes (??) - refer Thor May (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cross-language meetups seem to have a built-in puzzle – some people want to practice a bit of language, some people want some social chatter, some people might want to be a bit more focused.
One suggestion was to have a “theme”, for the week to come, so that the language enthusiasts could prepare a bit of vocabulary, and others would have an idea or two in their heads for discussion. Culturally Australians often don’t mind a bit of friendly debate, agreeing to disagree sometimes, while many east Asian cultures try to avoid any hint of disagreement (that’s a tough cultural difference to solve).
Anyway, if anyone is interested, below I’ve listed a few possible topics, some deliberately controversial. If nobody is interested, that’s fine. If there is interest, perhaps we need to find a way to put the coming week’s topic on a group forum somewhere. People could vote beforehand on their preferred topic.
Note: These are starting ideas only. Feel free to suggest changes as well as other topics.
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