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by Lauren Somers on 11/19/2009 11:28:00 AM

Image credit: many Spanish speakers out there will recognise this word as meaning "sauce", it is more widely recognised for its other use,… more »


by Lauren Somers on 10/27/2009 9:40:00 AM

If you are staying in Madrid or Salamanca, why not take the opportunity to head to the beautiful town of Toledo for a day…Toledo is found almost directly in the centre of Spain and is the capital of the… more »

New Year's Eve in Spain!

by Lauren Somers on 10/14/2009 3:46:00 PM

New Year's Eve in Spain? Seems like a stupid question doesn't it? However, you can actually celebrate it 5 times in Spain if you want to! The first party kicks off in early December in Salamanca, with the… 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 »

Podcasts and PDFS to help you learn Spanish:, the diary of a Spanish girl in Salamanca

by Erin on 8/20/2007 8:00:00 AM

Pili from Salamanca recently left a comment on several of our posts, so I wandered over to check out her site. It's a perfect addition to any how-I-can-learn-Spanish-from-home list. Here's a snippet from her… more »

A video about the Finnish reality show filmed at our school in Salamanca

by Erin on 8/17/2007 8:00:00 AM

We've added more videos to the don Quijote You Tube collection, including this Spanish television (Antena 3) news coverage of the reality show filmed at don Quijote and set to air on Finnish television in October.… 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 »

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: 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 »

Back to School: A Student's Story in Salamanca

by Erin on 10/11/2006 7:45:00 PM

Li Harlow travelled to Salamanca from her home in Marbella for a 1-week Spanish course. Here's how she tells her story:Soon after Easter I suddenly decided to go up to visit my son in Salamanca. What better thing… more »

Wonderful Salamanca

by Olga on 8/10/2006 11:57:00 AM

From the moment the bus drove me into Salamanca I was amazed by its beauty. Salamanca is a city and therefore has all the facilities you could wish for. At the same time is has all the charming aspects of a small… more »

The Differences Between Home and Spain

by Maquil on 8/4/2006 10:48:00 AM

When you come to a different country there are certain things that stand out for you, but these things will not be the same for everyone. During my stay here in Spain I have gone around trying to find out what people… 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 »

Moja przygoda w Salamance!!!

by Magdalena on 6/1/2006 4:29:00 PM

¡HOLA¡ Mam na imię Magda i pochodzę z Bydgoszczy. Studiuję na UMK w Toruniu - właściwie to mój ostatni rok na uczelni i czas zdecydować co dalej… Tę… more »

My Trip to Toledo

by Maquil on 5/31/2006 4:59:00 PM

After my first week in the lovely city of Salamanca, I went on a little excursion with my school (don Quijote) to Toledo. Since we left at 8 in the morning, the bus ride there was really quite. Everyone was very tried,… more »

Racing in Salamanca

by Jeroen on 11/8/2005

It was the 'Tour de España'; an annual race with old cars which normally only takes place in Andalucia, in the south of Spain. But for the first time in the seven years history of this event, the competitors are also… more »

Discovering Spanish life in the mountains

by Jeroen on 10/27/2005 3:32:00 PM

During the free weekends of my language course, I can do a lot. Enjoy the nightlife till I drop and take an XL-siesta afterwards, grab my Spanish study book and study a bit, stroll through the city, go for some… more »

Finished your studies? Be a Spaniard for a year!

by Jeroen on 10/13/2005 11:51:00 AM

¡Hola! My name is Jeroen, I am from The Netherlands and 23 years old. In June this year I graduated and chose to combine the three mentioned options. I always wanted to travel abroad for a longer time than what… more »

Why am I spending my holiday studying Spanish?

by Paqui on 9/29/2005 5:14:00 PM

Ron Van Schaik es de Holanda y está aprendiendo Español en España aquí explica por qué decidió pasar sus vacaciones estudiando y asistiendo a clase.¿Por qué pasar la… more »

The Experience of Living in Spain

by Paqui on 9/29/2005 1:16:00 PM

Maria Tkacheva de Rusia está estudiando en España, aqui cuenta cómo es su experiencia de aprender español y vivir en un país extranjero:Quizá la mejor opción para… more »

Poem by a Spanish Student

by Paqui on 9/28/2005 5:34:00 PM

Jose Roberto Almeida from Brazil, is learning Spanish in Salamanca. He has written this wonderful poem talking about Spain. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do!Jose Roberto Almeida está estudiando… 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 »

Spanish in Salamanca

by Olga on 8/22/2005 12:52:00 AM

Hola!After a great experience in Madrid, I moved to Salamanca last weekend. I will continue my classes here for one more week, and I'll start this afternoon. The school here in Salamanca is so pretty! It's an… more »

Spanish in Madrid.... Part 3

by Olga on 8/16/2005 1:37:00 PM

Last Monday was a holiday in Spain, so we had a long break this weekend. And what did I do: I went to Andalusia! In don Quijote I had seen an announcement for this trip, organized by a students' association in… 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

by Lee on 8/5/2005 11:01:00 AM

My name is Lee and I'm from county Wicklow in Ireland. This is the story of my first Spanish class Upon arriving in Spain from Ireland, I knew how to say:Hola, por favor, gracias and no habla español!… more »