Speak to the world: Spanish Executives

Two Spanish executives representing quite different but typical profiles were interviewed! Find out what motivates them and what advice they might have for you…

Self Study

Before you listen: consider the following questions:

  1. Would you consider working abroad – outside Spain? If so, where? If not, why not?
  2.  Do you think it is good for professional development to work in different countries? If so, why?
  3.  Our lives are increasingly global. What does globalisation mean to you?

Now listen to the podcast and try to answer the following questions:

  1. Why did Maria Elena & Fernando decide to work outside Spain?
  2. What differences do they notice in the countries they work in now?
  3. What do they say could be ‘holding people back’, or preventing people from working abroad?
  4. What are the perceptions in Chile & China of Spain & Europe?
  5. What, according to the speakers, are the biggest challenges facing the world economy?

Read the podcast script here.

After you listen: reflect on the interview.

  • Do you know anyone who is working abroad? Where are they working? Do you know how they feel about the experience
  •  Would you like to work for a few years outside Spain? If so, where? If not, why not?
  • What do you think are the biggest challenges facing the global economy? Do you feel optimistic or pessimistic about the future? Try to explain your feelings.

If you are a teacher you can download our lesson plan based on this podcast here.

Thanks for listening!

Have you experienced working abroad?

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