We founded the club in the fall of 2011. Our goal was to create a place where anyone can practice and improve their English in a stress-free environment. Language learners have a great deal of opportunities at their fingertips from crowded courses through private lessons to self-study. Most of these, however, fail in one point: sufficient oral practice. TAKE FIVE aims to fill the void.
What happens in the club?
We always begin with a short introductory round during which everyone can say a few words about themselves, and also answer a warm-up question like “What comes to your mind when you hear the word…?”. In the first half of each session, we get to know each other and discuss thought-provoking topics. These topics are mostly collected by the organizers, but we occasionally receive topics from our guests too. We start out in small groups, then one speaker from each group gives a brief summary of their group’s discussion. In the remaining time, we play amusing games in which the main focus is the spontaneous and creative use of the language. For example: Taboo or Scattergories
Where and when?
For the club meetings we book a room at CDFŰ Kultúrpince, a nice and cozy place where you can have a cup of hot tea for the discussions, or even quench your hunger with a small selection of tasty dishes. CDFŰ can be found in the city center, near Kálvin tér. The club opens its doors every second Thursday at 6:00 pm, and the sessions usually last until 9:00. Please read our official guidelines.
Is there a participation fee?
If you visit the club, we gladly take your contribution, which is 300 HUF each time. However, it is not mandatory. We are going to use this money to make the club better and better every year, and cover the cost of this website.
What if I’m not good enough to talk?
Because of the topics and the intensive English speaking, the recommended level is B1 and above. Click here to do an English language test so you can see where you are now. Don’t worry, nobody is forced to take part in the conversations and games. You are welcome to join us as a listener. Please let us know when you arrive.