English Literature Classes Madrid’s first ten-week course using the classroom of Utopic_US, situated near Tirso de Molina.

A small number of students, however, this did not stop the discussion flowing. Isabel and Jeongwon Choe were a delight to have on the course. We read a piece by Joan Didion, John Simpson, Ernest Hemingway, James Baldwin, Marta Gellhorn, Donny Mahoney, Virginia Woolf, and we started and finished the course with essays by George Orwell. For a break from the classroom we went to the Robert Capa exhibition, which complemented some of the themes of the readings, showing in the Circulo de Bellas Artes.

Autumn 2017

English Literature 1

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A big thank you to all our students who attended English Literature 1, autumn 2017. We had some great conversations and discussions about the readings. As a teacher, I truly enjoyed seeing how you all responded to the stories.  I also received some very interesting reading recommendations of Spanish language authors, which I intend to follow up on soon.  Thank you for your invaluable participation in making English Literature 1 so enjoyable to teach. Brian.


  1. I have taken and taught many types of English lessons myself, but this was the most fulfilling and interesting one. The professor is knowledgeable and the lesson is well-organized. I quite enjoyed our coffee break and a day trip to the exhibition as well. 🙂


  2. I have enjoyed a lot the class. Every day you read a different author, all of them among the most recognized writters of english literature. The plot of the stories vary from one author to another and the way the class is structured with a lot of interaction of students and teachers make it very easy going. My vocabulary and ability to recognize common english expressions has been enhanced, and now i feel much more familiar with english writting. It has also being an oppotunity to meet very nice people. to summon !an incredible experience!.

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  3. If you like and enjoy practicing the english language and want to extend your english boundaries with a course that goes beyond the standard or ordinary level training out there, this is a great option. I personally love english and reading non-fiction so this was a no-brainer for me. We were able to get to know great authors and their work, learned a lot of new vocabulary and resources, and engaged in lively and enriching discussions with a fantastic teacher. Every class went by in a jiffy and left us wanting for more.. can’t recommend this training more strongly and can’t wait for part 2!! 🙂

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  4. With this course you not only increase your vocabulary but you will also understand the use of words according to the context. The readings are very interesting and Brian takes the class in a fun and educational way. Recommended! I can’t wait for part 2


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