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Introduction to debating winter term 2021/2022

The new semester is about to begin, so what better time to try out something new? Here at DK Vienna, we are excited to be able to offer a free introductory course for anyone who wants to try out debating.

Do you ever think of the perfect argument to use in a discussion… hours after that discussion has ended?
Debating means practicing how to come up with good arguments, learning how to structure and make them sound important – and that in only 15 minutes!

What will you learn?

• How to come up with creative & convincing arguments

• How to structure and present your arguments

• How to respond when someone attacks your points

• Ways to improve your publicspeaking skills

• On top of that, you’ll also improve your English

Join our weekly training sessionss:

  • German debating: Monday’s, 19:00 at WU T.C. 3.06
  • English debating: Wednesday’s, 19:00 at WU T.C. 3.06

Feel free to contact us at info@dkwien.at

DKWien goes East: Pro-Am success in Sofia 2018

Another great Pro-am Team, Miri Muntean and Marina Kojic, helped to kick off DKWiens Debating season 2018/19 with an incredible success at the Sofia Open. They did however not only do an amazing job as a team, as a quick look at the tab – or better – Marinas memories below reveal.

Participating in a tournament for the first time made me realize a few things:

1. Being part of a Pro-Am team is a bless and a curse.
While I learned a lot from my very experienced and successful team partner Miri, I was afraid of letting her down or knifing our case. Miri did a great job mentoring me and after being first in round 1, I realized that after all it maybe wouldn’t go as bad, and focused on the good sides of having a Pro beside me.

2. Training is good, tournaments are better.
The feedback in Sofia helped me improve my speeches a lot, so after returning home I saw how much better I did in training sessions and also that I felt more comfortable speaking.

3.  Tournaments are great to socialize.
In the end we made it to the final, with Miri being 3rd and I being 10th best speaker of the tournament. We celebrated by enjoying great Bulgarian food with our (new) friends and spending the time before our flight back walking around the beautiful city of Sofia.

Marina & Miri


R1. THW allow people to sue partners who cheated on them.
R2. THBT Putin is good for Russian power on the international stage.
R3. THBT the Bulgarian government should pay reparations to all those who were subjected to the Revival process.
R4. THBT the western companies and investors should pull out of the Saudi Arabia’s Neom project.
R5. THR the increasing presence of nihilism in popular culture (eg. BoJack Horseman, Rick and Morty etc.)

Semi: TH prefers to be an averagely intelligent person to a genius.Final: THBT it is NOT legitimate to shame public figures for beliefs and non-criminal actions from their youth (e.g. partying, alcohol consumption, soft drug use, political views etc.)

[:en]Freshers Training [:de]Freshers Training – Einsteigerkurs[:]

[:en]You have heard there is a debating club in town, but aren’t yet sure what it is all about? You imagine a round table, and people chatting about a variety of topics over a glass of wine? Or possibly, you already know what you can expect, and are ready to start your debating life.

Either way, Debattierklub Wien, Vienna’s most competitive debating club, holds a range of beginner seminars this winter semester. Our experienced members and trainers will introduce you to the world of debating and everything you need in order to participate in a debate.

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Vienna Freshers’ Participants Guide

Vienna Freshers' 2013 - Take-off to your Debating Life [short tag version]


Vienna Freshers’ is taking off this weekend. To make sure all participants board their flight well informed convener Andreas Prischl has put together a comprehensive guide for the entire weekend. You can download it here.  What is even better, Vienna Freshers’ is now accompanied by two side events:

  1. The Kastanienbraten on Friday with open fire and hearty chestnuts (Facebook Event)
  2. The traditional Hangover Brekkie on the Sunday after (Facebook Event)


Campus map for Friday announcement room TC.0.03

Campus map for Saturday announcement room TC.2.01

Twitter hashtag: #viefreshers

Shortlink to this site: http://tinyurl.com/viefreshers

Einführungsveranstaltung – 8. Oktober 2013



English version below

Liebe Argumentierbegeisterte!

Wie jedes Jahr im Herbst lädt Euch der Debattierklub Wien sehr herzlich zur Einführungsveranstaltung (EVA) ein.
Der DKWien ist ein studentischer Verein. Wir beschäftigen uns mit Argumentation und Rhetorik und trainieren diese Fähigkeiten in regelmäßigen Debatten auf Englisch und auf Deutsch. Unsere Mitglieder fahren regelmäßig auf internationale Turniere und vernetzen sich dort mit Argumentierbegeisterten aus der ganzen Welt. Mittlerweile zählt der DKWien zu den 100 besten Hochschul-Debattierklubs weltweit.

Wie jedes Jahr suchen wir heuer wieder ehrgeizige Mitglieder, die sich für Argumentation begeistern und auf den Wettkampf in und gegen Teams aus aller Welt freuen. Kommt dazu, lernt besser zu argumentieren und in jeder Situation zu überzeugen!

Was Euch erwartet:
.) Einführung in das Debattieren
.) Showdebatte
.) Anmeldung zu unseren Trainingsgruppen

Datum: 8. Oktober, 19:00 Uhr im Hörsaal 48 auf der Universität Wien

Sprache der Veranstaltung: Deutsch

Wir freuen uns auf Euch!

Debattierklub Wien
Vienna’s International Debating Society

Facebook Event

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Heya fellow friends of argumentation!

As we’ve done in the years before, we would really dig if you drop by our introduction session!

Debattierklub Wien is a pack of students who are stoked for argumentation and forensics. We train these skills regularly in our German and English debates. Our members fly out a lot – either for attending international tournaments or for visiting the friends they met there. This has brought us so far that DKWien now even ranks among the world wide top hundred of university debating societies – yaya!

As every year we’re scouting for freshmen who are as stirred up about arguments as we are. Even more so if they enjoy showing their skills in and against other teams in debates around the planet. Come, join in, become a word warrior who convinces in every situation!

What’s waiting for you:
.) Intro on debating
.) A show debate
.) Join up for our training group.

Date: 8 October, 7 p.m., Lecture hall HS 48, Uni Wien
Language: German

Join the squad!

Debattierklub Wien
Vienna’s International Debating Society

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Vienna Freshers’ 2013 – Start off your debating life!

In November 2013, Debattierklub Wien will host the second edition of its novice tournament, Vienna Freshers’ 2013. This two-day tournament will introduce new university-level debaters to the world of competitive tournaments. Our Chief Adjudicators a.k.a. Chief Aviators Melanie Sindelar and Senna Maatoug will lead the flying lessons. If you can already feel the urge to kiss to sky, it is time to book your flight with DKWien Air!

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