J and J Books and Coffee

I haven’t done a visitor recommendation for quite some time now so it was nice to receive an email from someone last week. Here’s what Greg had to say: I recently found your site and saw that the best bookstore in Madrid is actually not listed on your site. It’s a new and used bookstore […]

Café Madrid – Madrid’s Tower of Babel

A couple of weeks ago I met up with Francisco Rodriguez Veiga (Fran) and Susana Bourne, who both run the International Evenings in Café Madrid, near Madrid’s Opera Metro station to discuss its success. It all started 5 years ago when Fran, who can speak 6 languages, came up with the idea of bringing people […]

Spanish Language Bookshops and Conversation Exchanges

If you’re learning Spanish in Madrid, then it’s quite likely that you will probably need to buy some books. You may also be interested in participating in a language exchange, where you can speak Spanish with a native speaker and vicce versa. The Casa del Libro offers a great selection of Spanish Language Study Books […]

Teaching English in Madrid (an American perspective)

Over the past month I have had a lot of emails from people asking for advice on teaching English in Madrid. Well, here’s an interesting article that American English teacher Steven Starry just sent me entitled Making it as a Freelance English Teacher in Spain. Though addressing many issues facing US teachers in Madrid, it […]

English Teaching in Madrid from Madrid Teacher

I just came across an useful website for those who are planning to work in Madrid as a teacher or who work in Madrid and would like to advertise their services. The site is called MadridTeacher and allows teachers to advertise themselves and language academies to advertise for teachers.

Spanish Verb Conjugator

If you’re planning to use your Spanish skills in Madrid or just checking whether you’re using verbs in the right way, you should certainly look at this online verb conjugator from Verbix. Simply type in the Spanish verb you require, and this tool will conjugate it for you. For Spanish language learners this must be […]

Learn Spanish in Madrid – Spanish Language Schools

Madrid has a number of options for those looking to study Spanish in the capital, from university courses and Spanish language schools to your own private teacher. There is probably no better way to learn a language than going to that country. As the Spanish are not as willing to speak English as other Europeans, […]