2018 Malasaña has been compared to Brooklyn in New York City or Shoreditch in London. Imagine these two areas before they became overpriced tourist traps and hey presto, you get Malasaña.

Malasaña

Malasaña is an eclectic mix. Micro-breweries, outdoor cafés, interior patio restaurants, cycling the quiet streets and vermouth on tap to add an extra layer to the intrigues of the area. The streets are alive, old, new, trendy, mod and square. Amateur photo shoots in front of gracefully graffiti decorated walls. Lace curtains on terraces flutter in the wind often revealing a fleeting glimpse of life as it was, but still is in Malasaña. Malasaña is about as traditional Madrid as you can get.

Malasaña Madrid, back to the present

One of Malasaña’s hidden secrets is vintage clothes. Forget the East Village, Brooklyn, Camden and Shoreditch, Malasaña is the place. Remember when you didn’t need a bank loan to fit out a new wardrobe of vintage clothes? Recall the time when shopping for vintage clothes wasn’t being taken to the cleaners? If you could pick up a genuine Seventies dress for £20, or a silk scarf for a few Euros, would you be interested? Well, those days are alive and well in Calle Valverde in Malasaña, Madrid.

Calle Velarde is the vintage enthusiast’s Aladdin’s cave. La Mona Checa, a tent-full of vintage. Its ceiling is draped with red and white fabrics, just like a tent. Frayed denim cut-offs, floral midi dresses and polka-dots adorn the rails. You can even pick up 80’s and 90’s Rayban frames. To top it off, check out the cheerleader uniforms lining the back wall.

Malasaña Madrid, back to the present

Next door and across are Williamsburg and Biba Vintage. Brooklyn and London, side-by-side and successfully cloned in Malasaña.

These are a dreamland for vintage fans. Remember those old photos of grandma and grandad in their elegant clothes? Say no more. Welcome to their wardrobe. Metal rails are packed with colourful dresses, jackets, shirts and skirts, with vintage shoes lined up and ready for your inspection.

For you post-shopping pleasure, Malasaña is a good place to hang out. It has grown from the 60’s hippy hangout frequented by the likes of Almodavar and Alaska to an intriguing, energetic mix of past and present.

Malasaña Madrid, back to the present

Offices have been converted into art galleries, one-off boutiques, abundant bars, and earthy rock venues. The closest I can compare the latter to is CBGB, a once famous haunt in New York City’s Bowery district. Most venues teem with high-octane thrill-seekers with limited budgets and unlimited energy.

Your final resting place before bed will probably be the Plaza de Dos de Mayo. Surround by bars it is a massive outdoor terrace for passing the night away savouring a few cervezas or calimochos. The choice is yours including when you decide to call it a night or, if you really get into the local culture, what time you go home after sunrise.

If you attend an EBC TEFL course in Madrid, you may well become a regular Malasaña visitor or, who knows, a resident.

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lhiz Velasco Cabales
08:27 05 Sep 18
EBC is a wonderful academy. I attended an intensive course to gain my TEFL/TESOL qualification. The teaching was in-depth, covering skills, general and business English, as well as how to teach children and adults. All of this was imparted by our professional guide, John. Thank you to all the staff who went out of their way to be encouraging and helpful. It has been a memorable experience!
Michelle Fernández
18:00 02 Sep 18
Great course with an awesome staff. All aspects of teaching, grammar, finding work and even living in Spain are covered in great detail. Would recommend highly to anyone looking to do their TEFL.
Joe Kemp
12:53 31 Aug 18
Excellent and very comprehensive programme. Our instructor taught us everything we need to know about teaching English. The practice teaching sessions we did are great experience for the real world and I now feel confident that I can teach professionally. Thank you John for your commitment and dedication.
Susi Santorelli
12:03 31 Aug 18
Totally recommend EBC. A thorough course, well worth the money and with highly qualified instructors. I had never taught before taking this course, but the 8 hours teaching practice makes you feel so prepared. They answered every single one of my questions and made me feel confident to make this investment. Don't hesitate taking this course!
Kathryn Royal
11:59 31 Aug 18
Great course! You'll work very hard (it's very intensive) but definitely worth it. I totally recommend it.
Sol Montaser
09:00 27 Jul 18
The class was very good. The instructor John is friendly and very thorough with his classes. William, in the front office, is a joy and is very helpful with all of my course needs. Tita, is very nice and was helpful in explaining different options for working and staying in Madrid.
Jaime Tully
08:59 27 Jul 18
John is a good teacher and he puts efforts inorder to understand your requirements. He teaches you in the right ways, like how to present the language in a simple way, how to keep the motivation on, etc.It´s a intensive course but it´s really worth !!Willam is a good administrator. Thanks for all the help and support. 🙂
Tanya Bhagat
11:41 18 May 18
The course is very intensive but IT IS REALY WORTH! If you are looking for a course that teaches you how to become an English teacher, well this is the best one. You really get the better skills for teaching English at all levels with a clear knowledge about what you are doing. The staff of the course is really nice and helpful. He is a really nice person who helps you whatever you need.Teachers here at really good and they really know how to train you as a English teacher very well.
Dro !
11:24 18 May 18
I am very pleased with my experience at EBC Madrid. Professor John was an amazing mentor that really prepared my classmates and I to teach English. I feel confident going into the job market and finding a teaching job.
Elizabeth Wohlford
15:28 08 Mar 18
EBC Madrid had equipped me with the necessary knowledge and skills I need to be better in teaching. William is so nice and is very accommodating to us students. And, John is the best teacher who can simplify and make the students understand even the most complicated grammatical concept. Kudos!
Anne Marnelli
14:42 08 Mar 18
The course is very intensive but it helps a lot to bring out the best in me. John is an amazing teacher and he is very professional. I'm very thankful for all the guidance and help that I received from EBC. I highly recommend it.
Roxanne A.
14:42 08 Mar 18
The course is really useful. It makes you equipped with the right knowledge, training and attitude. Things you need to have that confidence to go out and face the world as an English teacher. Highly recommended!
Pedi Dela Cruz
14:25 08 Mar 18
This is a great place to get your TEFL certification. The staff is kind, organized and very helpful. It was such a comfortable learning environment that I enjoyed very much. I liked the personalized attention and I got a lot more confidence and experience to be an English teacher. Thanks for everything!
Victoria Metz
10:35 02 Feb 18
I found the instruction throughout the course to be very effective and I finished the course feeling excited and prepared to begin teaching. There is nothing fancy about the EBC facility, however this doesn't in any way reduce the overall quality of the course. John, the instructor, has extensive experience (both as an TEFL teacher and a TEFL course trainer), which is evident in the thoughtful organization of the course. My class had only five students, which created lots of time for personal attention and advice. Make sure you come prepared to work hard!
Adam Schreiber
12:06 14 Dec 17
It was a great and intensive course! I learned and enjoyed this whole learning how to teach experience. Thank you very much for your time and knowledge. I feel well-prepared now. EBC Madrid, 2017.
Michele Buitron
11:57 14 Dec 17
I've just finished my EBC TEFL course. It was a great experience. I definitely recommend this course. John is an amazing teacher and he is very professional. It was just a pleasure. Thank you so much and good luck!
Natalia Egorova
15:04 10 Nov 17
The course has been really useful and the teacher, John, made the classes so much fun and very interesting. It is has been a great experience and has helped me realise how much I really enjoy teaching. It has also been a bit intense at times but I would recommend this course to anyone who would like to become an English teacher.
Natasha Jimenez
20:17 05 Oct 17
Class of August 2017.It's been a busy stressful 4 weeks but I am happy the group and I have all made it and we have TEFL certificates to show for all our hard-work and sleepless nights. Much thanks to our trainer John for his patience and ability to find solutions and guidance to help you find your way and energy throughout the course. EBC international is the best place to learn and share your knowledge of teaching. And for people like me who has no idea how to teach things like grammar and also to learn the grammar...this is the place to be!
Ashley Kabanda
11:14 31 Aug 17

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