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Third Time Lucky for Madrid's Olympic Dream?

by Matthew Leake on 7/26/2011 4:04:42 PM

Last week the Mayor of Madrid, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón confirmed that the city will bid to host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. This is the third consecutive time the city has been a candidate to… more »

Spanish Christmas Lottery at Doña Manolita's in Madrid

by Kimberly on 12/14/2010 2:28:26 PM

The Spanish Christmas Lottery is one of the most famous in the world and is held on the 22nd of December each year. It is known as the Sorteo de Navidad (Christmas Drawing) or Lotería de Navidad (Christmas… more »

World Cup on display in Madrid 22-23 July

by Kimberly on 7/21/2010 10:44:00 AM

Just in case you live in a box, let me first start off by reminding you that Spain won the FIFA World Cup of soccer in South Africa on the 11th of July 2010. It marked the first time in history that the Spanish… 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 »

Penelope Cruz wins 2009 Oscar and becomes first Spanish actress to do so!

by Stacey on 2/25/2009 5:00:00 PM

This is the moment Spain has been waiting for…Penélope Cruz, who was once nominated for the American Oscars in 2007 for her role in the movie Volver (and didn't win) finally got her statue in… more »

Save with don Quijote's Online Booking!

by Stacey on 2/13/2009 9:42:00 AM

From now until November 27, when you register online for your Spanish courses through don Quijote's Online Booking, you'll save yourself:Enrollment fee* or Accommodation fee **…depending on the… more »

Expansion of Spanish language in Japanese Universities

by Stacey on 2/10/2009 2:57:00 PM

It is a known fact that Japan has been an influential traditional market when it comes to studying Spanish as a foreign language. Learning Spanish in Japan is not as popular as learning English, but despite the… more »

Felipe's story: 8 weeks of learning Spanish

by Stacey on 7/21/2008 2:11:00 PM

Twenty-three year old Felipe Petri of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), studied for 8 weeks in don Quijote Madrid. This is his story...I had two friends that went to don Quijote for a short term period. She studied in Madrid… more »

Spain's most famous: with vocabulary and phrases to learn

by Erin on 10/24/2007 5:00:00 PM

Here's a Spanish culture article prepared by don Quijote for the English language local press in Spain - with a bit of vocabulary and a few handy Spanish phrases waiting at the end of the read. These are people you… more »

El Dia de la Hispanidad

by Celine on 10/5/2007 11:14:00 AM

El Día de la Hispanidad (Hispanic Day or Columbus Day in the USA) is the national holiday of Spain. It is celebrated on October 12 and commemorates the exact date that Cristobal Colon (Christopher Columbus)… more »

Cafe Babel pays tribute to Madrid's Movida

by Erin on 4/27/2007 9:00:00 AM

"Si te acuerdas de ella, es que no estuviste allí.""If you remember it, it's because you weren't there."So goes the slogan Madrid is using for this year's homage to La Movida… more »

Dutch travel blogs

by Paqui on 3/7/2007

Do you speak Dutch? If you do, you will love these travel stories from our Dutch students travelling to Madrid, Cuba, Mexico, Granada, and much more. It is always useful to hear first hand what to study abroad is… more »

See Spain with your own eyes

by Paqui on 1/4/2007 9:19:00 AM

See a bit of Spain with your own eyes, have a look at this video with images of Spanish cities like Madrid, landscapes, people, forests and… more »

Announcing a new don Quijote course designed for the busy professional

by Erin on 12/7/2006 5:18:00 PM

We have good don Quijote news! The web pages describing don Quijote's new Executive Premium Spanish course are up, and inscriptions are rolling in.If you have a pressing professional reason to learn Spanish, this… more »

don Quijote announces special Christmas Offer: 3 weeks for 2

by Erin on 10/9/2006 3:28:00 PM

More great news on the Christmas Course!don Quijote has just announced that the annual special Christmas offer will be 3 weeks for the price of 2.Here's the promotion as it hits the streets today:Had enough of… more »

Real Federación Española de Fútbol

by Bas on 6/9/2006 10:10:00 AM

Spanje en WK's is eigenlijk nog nooit een goed huwelijk geweest. Het beste resultaat stamt alweer uit 1950 (4e plaats). Het probleem is dat Spanje nog nooit een hecht team heeft gehad. De oorzaken? De verschillende… more »

Spain and the World Cup

by Bas on 6/5/2006 11:04:00 AM

Spain and World Cups have never been a suitable combination. The best result was in 1950 (4th place). The main problem probably is that Spain never had a 'tight' team. The main causes? The different… more »

Travel Tip: Always Remember to Take a Map

by Lee on 12/13/2005 10:46:00 AM

After months of not too subtle hinting, I'm happy to say that my Mum and her fiancé, Austin, finally came to visit me here in Spain.They arrived in Madrid a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday evening. They… more »

Historias de estudiantes en Madrid

by Mirjam on 11/7/2005 5:41:00 PM

Julia Neumann de Alemania, ha pasado de nivel principiante en Español a intermedio en 8 semanas de curso:"Fue muy divertido e interesante estudiar español en Madrid. He conocido a muchos estudiantes… more »

Studying Spanish in Madrid (Jonny Persson, Sweden)

by Mirjam on 10/31/2005 5:21:00 PM

In Spain you can find many beautiful houses and monuments. And it´s exciting to walk around the streets in Madrid and look at all the shops and all the beautiful women .  There is a special athmosphere when… more »

Studying Spanish in Madrid (James Wong, Ireland)

by Mirjam on 10/31/2005 11:41:00 AM

Over the past two weeks I have enjoyed my stay in Madrid very much. I've found the whole athmosphere in don Quijote to be quite refreshing with a lovely mixture of people and cultures.For me coming to Madrid to… more »

Spanje, Vakantieland! - Spain, Holiday Country!

by Mirjam on 10/6/2005 3:34:00 PM

Spanje is al jaren lang een erg populair vakantieland. En niet voor niets, want Spanje is heel gevariëerd en door de grote verschillen in het klimaat en landschap is er voor elke toerist wat wils. Sommige… 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 »

Madrid 2012

by Agustín Sánchez on 7/5/2005 2:21:00 PM

Everybody in Spain is really excited because the countdown is finishing to choose the best cadidate for the Olympic Games in 2012.Madrid is "fighting" to be the one chosen.It would be the second city in Spain… more »