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Here's a Quick Way to Get a Tan

by Stephen Maher on 4/9/2010

Invest sometime in learning Spanish where the rain in Spain is mainly - nowhere to be found. According to WikiAnswers, on average Madrid has 349 sunny days a year!In Salamanca, for example, the Plaza Mayor has sprung… more »

Experience Mexico for 15% less!

by Stacey on 2/1/2009

Would you like to study Spanish this spring on the shores of the Pacific Ocean or on the warm waters of the Caribbean?Now's your chance! Learn Spanish and get to know Mexico at an exceptional price!Plan your 2009… more »

Special member offer: no enrollment fee!

by Stacey on 6/24/2008

don Quijote is offering an exclusive discount for our members:When you book a Spanish course with us, we'll waive your enrollment fee saving you 65€/USD$100!!!It's our way of saying thank you for being a member!This… more »

Learn Spanish and travel in Spain!

by Paqui on 5/16/2008 11:06:00 AM

Dreaming of a trip to Spain? Then this opportunity is for you: Learn Spanish in Spain and explore the country on the weekends with a free hotel voucher.This is a special offer for Spanish courses at don Quijote schools… more »

Travel tips and a bit of Spanish language

by Paqui on 5/9/2008 9:29:00 AM

Every month in don Quijote's newsletter we offer you travel tips for Spain and Latin America as well as bits of Spanish language to practice and learn.Subscribing is free and you will receive your newsletter in… more »

10% discount on your Spanish course in Mexico

by Celine on 3/12/2008 1:25:00 PM

Check out our newest offer. If you have been thinking about studying Spanish in Mexico, there is no better time than the present. Escape the cold weather and enjoy a relaxing vacation while brushing up your… more »

Winner of a two week Spanish course in Spain!!

by Celine on 2/22/2008 1:10:00 PM

In September 2007, we held a contest in our Monthly Newsletter offering a student the possibility to win a free Spanish course at don Quijote. We are very happy to announce our winner.Twenty-four year old Kamila… more »

Check out a few video testimonials from our Study and Work Program

by Celine on 2/21/2008 3:06:00 PM

don Quijote offers a Work & Study program which combines a Spanish course in any don Quijote destination followed by a job placement in Spain. You won't get rich, but you will earn enough to cover basic… more »

¡CARNAVAL! Carnival Cádiz and Carnival Tenerife

by Erin on 1/25/2008 8:25:00 PM

It's Carnival time in Tenerife and Cádiz!If you thought that festive Carnival celebrations were the exclusive property of Brazil or Venice, you'll be in for a wild surprise during a February visit to… more »

A Guide to Spanish Wine - with a tapa of vocabulary

by Erin on 10/1/2007 9:00:00 AM

Here's a guide to Spanish wine, as published by don Quijote in the English language media in Spain.You'll find a little vocabulary and a few handy wine-ordering phrases at the end of the article. And should the… more »

A special offer for don Quijote alumni - and their friends!

by Erin on 8/22/2007 9:00:00 AM

Special offer for don Quijote students who return for another course!If you or any of your friends have previously studied with us at don Quijote, here is a great opportunity for you.We want to reward our illustrious… more »

Special Offer Extended: free hotel vouchers while they last! Learn Spanish and explore Spain!

by Erin on 8/16/2007 9:00:00 AM

Hundreds of our students have received free hotel vouchers to explore Spain.You can still get free nights in selected hotels when you book your Spanish course at don Quijote, but act quickly!While supplies last - and… more »

Special offer for Spanish courses

by Paqui on 8/9/2007 10:11:00 AM

To make your goal of studying abroad next year a bit more affordable, don Quijote has launched a special offer for 2008 courses. Only until September 30 of 2007 you can book your course for next year paying this… more »

From the US press: Second language can provide edge in US job market

by Erin on 7/30/2007 7:10:00 PM

 A recent article from Gannett, a leading US news service, stresses the growing demand for bilingual professionals in the U.S. job market. Recruiters now not only seek conversational skills but the ability to read… more »

New Destinations in Mexico! Hmmm...colonial charm? Or sun and sea?

by Erin on 6/26/2007 8:00:00 AM

Did you know don Quijote now offers Spanish courses in 4 locations in Mexico?Learn Spanish while you discover the colonial beauty and indigenous cultures of two stunning World Heritage cities - Guanajuato or… more »

So how important is a second language to landing a job in the EU?

by Erin on 6/25/2007 9:00:00 AM

A while back, I posted about worries in the UK that the country's (largely monolingual) graduates are less than prepared, linguistically, to compete for internationally focused jobs. Now the Irish Times reports… more »

Come work in Spain and experience Spanish culture first hand!!

by Celine on 6/21/2007 12:58:00 AM

Come work in Spain and experience Spanish culture first hand!! It is not always easy to get a job in a foreign country, although it's the best way to truly get to know a different culture. don Quijote can make your… more »

Learn Spanish in Salamanca this summer

by Erin on 6/15/2007 9:00:00 AM

Save 189 euros on an Intensive course with lodging and full board in our new student residence!We have a new student residence in Salamanca! And it's available for July and August for a special price.That's the… more »

don Quijote on YouTube: Meet our students!

by Erin on 6/14/2007 12:40:00 AM

Meet a group of don Quijote students on their first day of their Spanish course - in their native languages, before they dive into the wonders of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. That's just one of the new videos… more »

A new star is born

by Paqui on 5/30/2007 3:33:00 PM

Blogging Spanish is our new blog of Spanish language. A blog for students, teachers and for anyone interested in Spanish language and culture.In Blogging Spanish we will offer you the latest news about don Quijote, the… more »

Do you teach Spanish?

by Paqui on 5/28/2007 11:38:00 AM

If your answer is yes, congratulations! We have a special deal for you this summer.At don Quijote Spanish schools we want to reward Spanish teachers, instructors, and professors with a special offer this… more »

Volunteer programs in Latin America

by Paqui on 5/22/2007 1:44:00 PM

Last week we had Pedro, the director of our Spanish school in Guanajuato, visiting us here in Salamanca. He told us about don Quijote's beautiful school in Mexico, about the students (here is a picture), and about… more »

SICELE, a new international exam and proficiency certificate of Spanish

by Erin on 4/19/2007 9:00:00 AM

A new, international exam and proficiency certificate for the Spanish language was unveiled by Spanish language experts at last month's Congress of Spanish Language Academies in Medellin, Colombia.The new… more »

Wine Tasting in Salamanca

by Celine on 4/16/2007 12:47:00 AM

Last week I attended one of our wine tasting classes at don Quijote Salamanca to see what it was all about. I was pleasantly surprised!! In one class I learned more about Spanish wine than I have in the 2 and a half… more »

Séjours linguistiques à l'étranger!

by Pablo Sanchez on 4/13/2007 2:07:00 PM

Immersion totale en famille, séjours d'été, petit job… des formules pour vraiment maîtriser une langue étrangére. Chaque année, quelques 350.000 jeunes en… more »

don Quijote on Canal Málaga, here in Spain

by Erin on 4/12/2007 7:24:00 PM

Rob Dorlin of don Quijote talks with Canal Malaga about immersion Spanish courses in Spain. Rob comments on the growing number of British expats moving to Spain, or already settled along the coasts, who opt for an… more »

Our new Executive Premium student accommodations in Salamanca!

by Erin on 4/5/2007 9:00:00 AM

This year we launched a new Executive Spanish course designed for business people and, well, any student of any level wishing to learn as much as possible as quickly as possible, or wanting to tackle industry-specific… more »

Wondering what an immersion language course is like? British students tell their stories.

by Erin on 3/26/2007 11:54:00 AM

If you're not quite sure what to expect from an immersion Spanish language course, you might enjoy a read through this page on don Quijote's UK site. Britons who have studied with dQ in Spain tell their own… more »

Student story: Caroline in Tenerife

by Erin on 2/24/2007 2:00:00 AM

Caroline, 21 years old from Sweden, writes about her don Quijote course in Tenerife:Hola!I'm going to tell you about my time with don Quijote. I first heard about don Quijote from a friend that had been studying at… more »

Student story: Agnes in Salamanca, Granada and Sevilla

by Erin on 2/20/2007 2:00:00 AM

Agnes, 19 years old and from France, spent 7 months studying Spanish with don Quijote in Spain. She recommends combining cities during a Spanish course to see more of Spain. Here's her story: (Scroll down to read… more »

Student Story: Francoise in Salamanca

by Erin on 2/14/2007 8:00:00 AM

Francoise, 64 years old and from France, wrote to us about her recent stay with don Quijote in Salamanca:A friend of mine, who has been a regular student of don Quijote for a couple of years already, informed me about… more »

"Mi visita a Granada" - A dQ scholarship recipient tells his story

by Erin on 11/15/2006 8:00:00 AM

¡Mi Visita A Granada! By Mike CarrickMike Carrick, a student at the Birkdale school in the UK, wrote the following article about his experience at don Quijote Granada for the Birkdale school website. Mike was the… more »

Why would don Quijote give away 20 Spanish courses?

by Erin on 11/3/2006 6:09:00 PM

Here's how we announced our 4th annual Scholarship Programme, launched last week, in our Weekly Lesson newsletter: We've just launched our 4th annual Fundación don Quijote Scholarship Programme. First… more »

Christmas Activities!

by Erin on 10/18/2006 1:08:00 PM

Christmas Course activities are up on the schools' Activity Agenda.All of the cultural classes and special activities going on at each school are listed here for the week starting December 18 and here for the… more »

Noël en Espagne!

by Ana García-Miguel on 10/17/2006 11:22:00 AM

Et oui! C'est possible! don Quijote vous offre maintenant la possibilité de venir en Espagne ou au Mexique pendant les vacances de Noël.Les îles Canaries (Tenerife), Barcelone, Madrid, Grenade,… more »

Conoce a los Profes: desde Barcelona, Héctor de los cursos de negocios

by Erin on 10/13/2006 7:29:00 PM

Hoy conocemos a Héctor Muñoz Anaya, profesor de don Quijote Barcelona, especializado en el área de Español de Negocios. En la foto veis a Héctor de viaje en Patagonia, en Chile. Su… more »

Meet our Teachers: From Barcelona, Héctor of don Quijote's Business Spanish courses

by Erin on 10/13/2006 6:29:00 PM

This week, we meet Héctor Muñoz Anaya, who created and teaches don Quijote's Business Spanish courses in Barcelona.Héctor, shown on the left on a trip to Patagonia, has an unconventional but very wise… more »

A good way to "prove" your Spanish skills: the DELE

by Erin on 9/11/2006 12:57:00 AM

I noticed while working on the don Quijote Weekly Lesson this morning that the last 2006 exam date for the DELE is quickly approaching.Whether you want to certify your Spanish proficiency for your CV, for your… more »

Teaching Spanish is my passion

by Salomé Torres on 7/19/2006 5:08:00 PM

Back when I was a very small child my father used to tell me that inviting a guest into your house is a great honour but when this guest then spends his time and money learning about our language and culture, it is… more »

Psssst... if you're thinking about a Spanish course next year...

by Erin on 7/14/2006 10:45:00 AM

…you might want to start planning it this year. Enroling before September will help you save a few euros, anyway.Head over to the offers page on the don Quijote website, and check out the current 2007 offer.… more »

I Love Teaching Spanish

by Salomé Torres on 6/27/2006 11:27:00 AM

Mis padres me enseñaron que recibir como invitado a un desconocido es un honor, porque esa persona emplea su tiempo en dirigirse a ti y conocer tu casa- y todos sabemos cuánto vale hoy el tiempo-. Por eso yo me… more »

State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen)

by Maquil on 6/8/2006 12:09:00 AM

The State Educational Loan Fund (Lånekassen) may grant a language grant of up to NOK 15 000 to students who participate in language courses that last for at least four weeks, with a minimum of 15 classes per… more »

Special UK meeting about Spanish Language Courses!

by Maquil on 6/7/2006 4:28:00 PM

PLANNING A SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSE IN SPAIN OR LATIN AMERICA THIS YEAR?If you're seriously thinking about taking an in-country Spanish language course at some point during the year or you're interested in… more »

Je Veux Parler Espagnol!

by Paqui on 5/2/2006

Avant de partir étudier en Espagne, sachez que la sélection des universités est rigoureuse.Choisissez donc bien votre établissement en fonction de votre cursus. Par exemple, Salamanque est le centre universitaire… more »

Summer Courses Abroad

by Paqui on 4/25/2006 10:40:00 AM

This is the perfect moment to start planning your summer holidays. If you are looking for a unforgettable holiday combining fun and study, our summer courses in Spain and Latin America will be an excellent option.… more »

Practice Spanish at home

by Paqui on 2/6/2006 11:50:00 AM

Essential holiday phrases: Beginners in Spanish will find in this website a good starting point where they can learn some basic words and sentences in Spanish such as "Hello", "my name is" or… more »

What's on in Spain on February?

by Paqui on 1/23/2006 4:38:00 PM

February is the month of Carnival in Spain. If you thought that Carnival celebrations where exclusive of Brazil or Venetia, you will find a pleasant surprise in the Spanish Carnivals. The most famous are the ones of… more »

Christmas holiday in Spain

by Paqui on 11/21/2005 5:06:00 PM

  What about spending Christmas holidays in Spain?Most Spanish schools will be closed on Christmas, but if you are thinking about coming to Spain in December you can join a Spanish course at don Quijote schools… more »

Exámenes DELE

by Agustín Sánchez on 11/18/2005 9:39:00 AM

Estos dos últimos días han sido estresantes para un gran número de nuestros estudiantes, que durante las cuatro últimas semanas se han estado preparando para el DELE.DELE es el Diploma de… more »

Mi vida como profesora de español

by Maria on 11/15/2005 3:15:00 PM

¡ya estamos terminando 2005! El tiempo ha pasado muy deprisa… Dicen que cuando disfrutas y lo pasas bien, el tiempo pasa muy rápido y puedo asegurar que es verdad; los estudiantes cuando terminan su… more »

Learning about Spanish Wines

by Paqui on 11/14/2005 11:41:00 AM

Spanish wines are famous worldwide, the most popular are probably the red wines such as Rioja or Ribera del Duero, Jerez (sherry) or cava (also known as the Spanish champagne).You can discover these and other excellent… more »

Bildungsurlaub in Spanien

by Mirjam on 11/9/2005 4:01:00 PM

Verbinde Deinen Sprachkurs mit einem Bildungsurlaub!Sobald der Arbeitnehmer nachweisen kann, dass er regelmässig an mehr als 5 Tage der Woche arbeitet, können bis zu 12 Tage für einen Bildungsurlaub… more »

Getting University Credits

by Tini on 10/26/2005 1:32:00 PM

Did you know that you can easily get academic credit for your course in Spain? If you are studying at university and you take a course in a don Quijote school you may obtain academic credits for your Spanish course… more »

Cenar con los compañeros de piso

by Tini on 10/3/2005 1:50:00 PM

A ver, ¿Qué puede ser unas de las experiencias más interesantes de vivir en España en un piso de estudiantes? La vida con los compañeros … Desde que llegué aquí… more »

Mi primera experiencia en España

by Mirjam on 9/12/2005 5:35:00 PM

Estoy muy contento de tener esta oportunidad de explicar mi primera experiencia en España. Hace aproximadamente dos meses que vivo en España y he visto que los españoles tienen buen corazón… more »

A weekend learning Spanish in Barcelona

by Paqui on 8/12/2005 1:51:00 PM

No es fácil encontrar cursos que se puedan hacer durante el fin de semana, pero a veces ésta es la única opción para algunos estudiantes. El colegio don Quijote ahora te propone un fin de… more »

I am learning Spanish in Salamanca

by Mirjam on 8/8/2005 4:46:00 PM

Hola! My name is Mirjam and I am from Holland. I've been studying Spanish at university for 3 years and I am really enjoying it. It is not a very common language to study in Holland, because in most high schools… more »

Diary of a beginner in Salamanca part II

by Lee on 8/8/2005 10:39:00 AM

Settling inHaving just about recovered from the welcome party, I put my student hat back on and attended my next set of lessons.Our class has eight people from seven different countries. The teachers are friendly and… more »

Our Students this Week

by Paqui on 7/26/2005 4:29:00 PM

This week we have students from 61 different countries in our Spanish schools of Madrid, Barcelona, Salamanca, Seville, Tenerife, Valencia, Granada (Spain) and Guanajuato (Mexico). Welcome to all our students… more »

SPAIN: The Best College Experience

by Emily on 7/22/2005 1:13:00 PM

¡Hola! My name is Emily Anderson. I am a United States college student attending the University of Alabama in Huntsville. I am currently in Salamanca, Spain working for don Quijote in the marketing department for… more »

Course for Teachers of Spanish

by Paqui on 7/19/2005 5:53:00 PM

If you are a teacher of Spanish as foreign language and Spanish is not your mother tongue, you will know already how important it is to refresh your language skills, to renew your didactic resources and to practice the… more »

Who's in our schools this week?

by Paqui on 7/13/2005 9:56:00 AM

Have you ever wondered who's learning Spanish at our schools, right now?This week we have students from 55 countries! Holland, Brazil, UK, Germany, Italy, USA, Denmark, Canada, Sweden, Ireland, China, Finland,… more »

Information about Spanish Courses

by Paqui on 7/6/2005 9:44:00 AM

If you are interested in learning Spanish and or if you are thinking about taking a course in a Spanish Speaking country the first thing you will need is as much information as possible about the different places where… more »

Introduction - Presentación

by Paqui on 7/5/2005 5:14:00 PM

Time to introduce myself a bit I am native of Salamanca in Spain, here you can see a map showing where Salamanca is located.Since the age of 14 I started taking language courses abroad, my first destination being… more »

Monday, Monday...

by Agustín Sánchez on 7/4/2005 1:59:00 PM

New group of students from everywhere: sixty…Eight in the morning everybody ready to prepare all the things for them.Runing…"¿cómo te llamas?¿de dónde eres?¿hablas… more »

Learning Spanish abroad

by Agustín Sánchez on 7/1/2005 2:15:00 PM

¿Qué es Spanish abroad? Spanish abroad supone la mejor oportunidad para aprender una de las lenguas más demandadas en el mundo empresarial y con una de las mejores perspectivas de crecimiento en… more »

Ventajas de enseñar español - Advantages for teaching Spanish

by Cari on 6/21/2005 11:13:00 AM

Llevo en esto del Spanish Foreign Language (ELE) muchos años, tantos que cuando empecé ni siquiera se usaban estos términos para describir la materia.A lo largo de mi camino en este campo he pasado… more »

Spanish teachers of Salamanca - Los profesores de Salamanca

by Paqui on 6/13/2005 6:07:00 PM

Esta es una foto de los profesores de español del colegio de Salamanca.Our Spanish teachers from Salamanca… more »

DELE Spanish Exams - Examenes de español DELE

by Paqui on 6/10/2005 11:23:00 AM

DELE exams (Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera) give you an Official accreditation of your degree of fluency in Spanish language. Issued by the Spanish Ministry of Education, they are the only official… more »

Teaching method of don Quijote - Método didáctico de don Quijote

by Cari on 6/10/2005 12:07:00 AM

don Quijote has developed an open, flexible and interactive method of teaching, drawing on our years of experience, our understanding of the cognitive process of language learning, and our continual reflection on the… more »