One of the biggest challenges newcomers in Madrid face is the Spanish language. Castillian to be more specific. Many newcomers cannot speak Spanish, feel very frustrated and express their amazement with other expats how it is possible that so many Spaniards speak so little English. Moreover, some expats - expecially the British - are not used to learning another language. I think it is important to overcome the frustration and learn Spanish. I would like to tell you why.