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Location

The location for this series of English workshops is at the new SPACES office centre, Plaza de Villasis, 2, in the heart of Seville. This new office and co-sharing concept is modern, versatile and efficient. So this series of English workshops are designed to blend in with SPACES and serve their clients and partners.

Workshops

Each Workshop is 60 minutes and consisting of listening comprehension by watching 5 to 10 minutes of video, business vocabulary based on current business topics and speaking practice to answer questions and use vocabulary in different contents. 

Workshop 1: How a handful of tech companies control a billion of minds

Date: TBC

  • Language level: Intermediate; Upper intermediate
  • Learner type: Adults; Business
  • Time: 60 minutes 
  • Activity: Speaking; Listening; Vocabulary focus
  • Topic: Technology and social influence 
  • Language: Business language and general English associated with technology, social media and time management
  • Materials: Click here for Video, Worksheet & Transcript

Video Introduction

A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. From Facebook notifications to YouTube autoplays, they’re all competing for one thing: your attention. Harris shares how these companies prey on our psychology for their own profit and calls for a design renaissance in which our tech instead encourages us to live out the timeline we want

Workshop 2: The Secret to Giving Great Feedback

Date: TBC

  • Language level: Intermediate; Upper intermediate
  • Learner type: Adults; Business
  • Time: 60 minutes 
  • Activity: Speaking; Listening; Vocabulary focus
  • Topic: Communication & Giving Feedback 
  • Language: Business language and general English 
  • MaterialsClick here for Video, Worksheet & Transcript

Video Introduction

Humans have been coming up with ways to give constructive criticism for centuries, but somehow we’re still pretty terrible at it. Cognitive psychologist LeeAnn Renniger shares a scientifically proven method for giving effective feedback.

 

Workshop 3: This is what makes employees happy at work

Date: TBC

  • Language level: Intermediate; Upper intermediate
  • Learner type: Adults; Business
  • Time: 60 minutes 
  • Activity: Speaking; Listening; Vocabulary focus
  • Topic: Technology and social influence 
  • Language: Business language, human resources, workplace happiness
  • Materials: Click here for Video, Worksheet & Transcript

Video introduction

There are three billion working people on this planet, and only 40 percent of them report being happy at work. Michael C. Bush shares his insights into what makes workers unhappy — and how companies can benefit their bottom lines by fostering satisfaction.

Workshop 4: The single biggest reason why start ups succeed 

Date: TBC

  • Language level: Intermediate; Upper intermediate
  • Learner type: Adults; Business
  • Time: 60 minutes 
  • Activity: Speaking; Listening; Vocabulary focus
  • Topic: Technology and social influence 
  • Language: Business language, start-ups, entrepreneur 
  • Materials: Click here for Video, Worksheet & Transcript
why startups succeed

Video Introduction

Bill Gross has founded a lot of start-ups, and incubated many others — and he got curious about why some succeeded and others failed. So he gathered data from hundreds of companies, his own and other people’s, and ranked each company on five key factors. He found one factor that stands out from the others — and surprised even him.