THE ENGLISH AND CHESS HOUSE MADRID

CHESS HOUSE

Weekly Chess classes in the centre of Madrid for both juniors and adults. Online classes are also available. 

 

We run a regular chess tournament on the 2nd weekend of every month. 

CHESS HOUSE

At TEACH Madrid we are committed to helping you reach your goals of becoming a better chess player. We have developed a programme to help our students of all ages achieve their goals. You can book classes here at: bookwhen.com/madrid

At The English And Chess House you will be taught by a Native Professional Teacher who has many years of experience working with students in schools and companies. We understand challenges that students face in their journeys so we take steps to prevent them making your learning process a little easier. 

It has always been difficult for students to have access to top-level Chess tutoring. Chess coaches are both niche and expensive. Although chess is universal at TEACH Madrid we strive to find ways to make it truly inclusive for everyone. This programme has found a way for students to develop their analytical skills along with their English language.

Students are taught by a native professional english teacher who has over ten years teaching experience. Classes are catered for the individual, challenging but fun so students really can get the most from the sessions. We suggest you book your classes in 4, 6 or 12 week slots in advance to lock in your lesson time. If the classes are full students will be added to a wait-list and if there is enough demand we may open up another time slot.

Schedule

www.bookwhen.com/madrid

Monday

4.30-5.30pm U12 Beginners Chess 

5.50-7pm U18 Beginners Chess

7.30-9.30pm Chess Club for all levels

 

Thursday

3.15-4.05pm Chess Beginner Online (all sessions are recorded)

4.30-5.20pm Chess Intermediate Online (all sessions are recorded)

7.30-9.30pm Chess club with tournament match

 

 

 

La experiencia de hoy con el GM Keith Arkell en TEACH Madrid Academy ha sido fabulosa. Muchas gracias, mi hijo ha quedado encantado y lo ha pasado muy bien. Esteramos al tanto de las actividades que organiceis!

Y. C.

Parent

Course descriptions

 

Chess

We will have a chess blitz tournament o the 2nd Sunday of every month. The events can be found via the website, facebook or eventbite. 

 

U12 Beginners Chess 

Chess for juniors who are in primary school and under the age of 12. Each class will be broken up into a lesson tomove students forward followed by a practice game and then at the end of each class we will look at what we have learned. We will then continue the class by looking at some tactics and strategy. 

 

 

U18 Beginners Chess

Chess for juniors who are in secondary school and under the age of 18. Each class will be broken up into a lesson tomove students forward followed by a practice game and then at the end of each class we will look at what we have learned. We will then continue the class by looking at some tactics and strategy. 

 

 

Chess Club for all levels

Regular chess club for all ages and levels in the cenre of Madrid. It is a 2 hour chess club with clases and matches. 

 

 

Chess Beginner Online (all sessions are recorded)

An online chess club for beginners following the programme. The sessions are reorded so that you can re-watch the classes. The online classes are specifically for beginners to get them to roughly 1200 FIDE rated as well a getting them prepared to pay in chess tournaments. 

 

Chess Intermediate Online (all sessions are recorded)

 An online chess club for beginners following the programme. The sessions are reorded so that you can re-watch the classes. The online classes are specifically for intermediates to get them to roughly 1800 FIDE rated as well a getting them prepared to pay in chess tournaments. To be considered intermediate players should knwo all the rules of the game as well as being comfortable to a basic standard. 

 

Chess club with tournament match

Regular chess club for all ages and levels in the cenre of Madrid. It is a 2 hour chess club with clases and matches. 

 

Health & Safety

The way that schools and academies are delivering classes has changed during quarantine. We have a set of rules in place to make sure that students are kept safe. Classes are held in a well ventilated room. There are also online options for students who are not as comfortable being in groups. 

All students will wear face masks throughout the class, anti-bacterial gel will be provided and the areas used will be cleaned between groups. 

The tutor will be first-aid trained and have a International Child Protection Certificate as the health, safety and peace of mind of our students is of the utmost importance to us. 

 

 

tournament

We run a chess tournament on the 2nd weekend of every month.

Our next events are on Saturday, December 11th and a charity event on Sunday, 12th December. 

Such a wonderful event. Well catered for, a beautiful setting and ambience, and a great crowd playing quality yet casual chess... an absolute dream! Highly recommended.
C. H.
Player
Me gusto que todo estuvo organizado de forma que no nos falto nada, nos recibieron amistosamente y me parecio original hacer un evento de ajedrez en un club de este tipo.
J. M. G.
Player

The English And Chess House
T. E. A. C. H. Madrid

Chess Programme

Weekly programme

from €10.00

/student/week

benefits of chess

Aside from the largely established academic benefits of learning English. Chess gives us increased analytical, critical, evaluative, cognitive skills and executive function. There are less well-known, but very effective, ways that chess is successfully used as a dynamic, strategic force multiplier.  

One of the greatest things about joining a chess and english programme is that it can be truly inclusively to all ages and there is no barrier to entry. Also, one can observe firsthand the positive progression of children with ADHD and/or on the spectrum who participate in chess regularly.

The ten benefits of chess:

Chess teaches you life skills

Chess is universal

Chess builds confidence

Chess develops problem-solving skills

Chess develops creativity

Chess is educational

Chess increases self-worth

Chess teaches good sportsmanship

Chess teaches planning and foresight

Chess raises IQ

Chess Beginner Classes

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Why the Board came to be? eBook can be purchased in shop

Benefits

About the Course Creator

Over the last 20 years, Lateefah, a national chess champion and experienced coach has been involved in the wonderful, dangerous and bizarre game that is chess. During that time she came to thoroughly understand the challenges that most chess juniors, parents and schools face in their ability to access key information so they can grow. She noticed that although chess is universal it is not necessarily accessible for everyone. At Chess Sparks this is something we want to change. She has taught thousands of juniors over the past ten years and in that time has an advanced knowledge of why and how chess improves children’s learning.

 

Lateefah is recognised as one of the UK’s leading chess coaches for young people. Lateefah’s work in schools meant that she produced one of the strongest junior chess teams in the country. The school was recognised nationally by the English Chess Federation as a Leadership school for its role in the positive promotion of chess across the UK. It had also been awarded the British Chess Educational Trust Award, a national award, for the schools continued work in chess. On several occasions, under my leadership, the school won the National Primary Schools Award.

Lateefah has spent the last few years teaching English. She has a high interest in creative writing completing a masters in the subject from the Open University. She has enjoyed teaching English in both schools and private classes in Madrid. She understands the struggles of learning a new language as she strives to learn Spanish. It means she can take these lessons and difficulties that she has learnt and put them into practice in her own teaching. She has creating fun, affordable and successful classes. 

Lateefah Messam-Sparks, 3 times National Girls U18 Champion

3rd in the World Schools Chess Championships, U14 Girls

Frequently Asked Questions

There are different types of courses depending on the day and the hour. You can book here at www.bookwhen.com/madrid

 

Monday

3-4pm High school ESO English

4.30-5.30pm U12 Beginners Chess 

5.50-7pm U18 Beginners Chess

7.30-9.30pm Chess Club for all levels

 

Tuesday

4.45-5.45pm Critical Thinking

6-7.30pm Writing Workshop

8-9.15pm Business English 

 

Wednesday

3-4pm High School ESO English

4.30-5.30pm A1 English 

6-7pm A2/B1 English

7.30-9.30pm GMAT

Thursday

3.15-4.05pm Chess Beginner Online

4.30-5.20pm Chess Intermediate Online

6-7pm Tea and Conversations English class

7.30-9.30pm Chess club with tournament match

 

Friday

3.30-4.45pm Business English 

5-6.15pm Business English 

 

Saturday, Sunday and Holidays

Workshops

Intensive Courses

Tournaments

Seasonal events and holiday clubs

We have found that this is the most successful way for students to learn and grow if they have signed up for the course. 

It also ensures students are not behind and have learnt the material to reach the highest level of success. 

We do allow one of class sign ups however a student that has paid for a group of sessions in advance has locked in their place. The price is also slightly cheaper than paying for the class in a session-by-session basis. 

Yes and No.

For children having a personal touch can really be inspiring and learning in a group with friends in a club environment can foster a supportive fun community.

However each child is different. Some children like having the space to learn by themselves in a clear, structured online environment in a 1-1 video setting.

With our programme we strive to develop both of these elements as much as we can. Our mission is for children to learn in a fun way.

For adults it is really a matter of personal opinion. 

Students can then continue learning and improving their English and/ or their chess when the next programme starts in January 2022.

As rules and regulations are consistently changing we follow guidelines set by Educa Madrid and government sites. 

For example, there will be ventilation and hand sanitiser. The equipment will be cleaned regularly.

If you would like to pay for the course an alternative way then please either message us on 664 3224382 or email us on info@chesssparks.com and we will send you another payment method (IBAN or bizum). You will get a receipt after payment and specific information regarding the location of the course. 

Once registration and payment has been made. You will be given the address of where the classes will be held. This is for security purposes. 

The in-person courses is in Huertas, Madrid. The location is accessible to anyone with disabilities. 

The classes are very central and there are lots of options regarding how to get to the classes. Below are the walking distances from different metro stations.

Anton Martin: 6 mins

Sevilla: 8 mins

Estacion del Arte: 10 mins

Sol: 11 mins

Lavapies: 10 mins

Atocha-Renfe: 12 mins

If you have any additional questions please either message us on 0034 664 324382 or email us at info@chesssparks.com or Register your interest on the form on this page.

The best way to get in touch is via WhatsApp message. 

If you are ready to sign up for the programme then you can press the Buy Now button.

You can either pay via Stripe, Paypal, IBAN, cash or bizum. It can take us up to three working days to process the payment and then you will be sent an introduction booklet via email with information about the programme.

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