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25 Years don Quijote Salamanca

by Lauris on 6/12/2014

I can still recall, through the dense haze of my memory, a young, freshly graduated university student brimming with pride over his new Spanish studies degree. He dreamed of becoming a high school literature teacher,… more »

FEDELE Meeting in Salamanca

by Olivia on 11/3/2010 3:53:00 PM

Later this month, on the 25th and 27th of November, Salamanca will play host to a meeting of European schools that teach Spanish as a foreign language.Organised by FEDELE and Turespaña, the meeting aims to facilitate… more »

Salamanca football player "dies" for 20 seconds

by Kimberly on 10/25/2010 4:55:00 PM

We were just hanging out cleaning up the house yesterday while my husband was listening to the Salamanca-Betis soccer game when it happened: Salamanca Football player Miguel García started to stumble after… more »

Salamanca Ferias

by Olivia Elson on 9/14/2010 10:09:00 AM

Running between the 7th and 15th September, the Salamanca ferias have proved a great success - and there are still two more days to go!For just over a week the city has been buzzing, its streets constantly teeming with… more »

An English girl in Salamanca

by Laura Ellis on 7/2/2010

Coming from the North of England, I'm not going to lie; the temperature was an initial shock. Stepping off a train at 4pm, despite my summer dress, I was still boiling and craving every cold thing in sight. But… more »

Semana Santa in Salamanca (say that three times fast)

by Stephen Maher on 3/29/2010

For the next seven days leading up to Easter Sunday, or Holy Week, processions shrouded in Spanish tradition, history, music, and religion will envelop the town of Salamanca.During Semana Santa hooded precisionists or… more »

A mi ladrón de bicicleta... ¡Muchas gracias! (To my bicycle thief… many thanks!)

by Stacey on 11/23/2009 2:11:00 PM

We are very proud to announce that "La Gaceta de Salamanca, " a local newspaper in Salamanca, recently published in November 2009 a letter written (in Spanish!) by a don Quijote student.Here's the letter… more »

Special Christmas Offer: 2x1 Accommodation!

by Stacey on 11/12/2009

Give the gift of Spanish this Christmas. Take a Christmas course with a friend and save 50% on accommodation! We want you to enjoy your Spanish course this Christmas with your best friend!.Christmas course dates:… 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 »

2010 courses at 2009 prices!

by Stacey on 10/23/2009

One great way to get to know a place the way only locals know it is by experiencing it thoroughly when learning Spanish. If you want to discover Spanish, then this is your chance: sign up to take a Spanish course in… 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 »

Rosario Flores

by Lauren Somers on 9/14/2009 12:25:00 AM

On Saturday Salamanca welcomed Rosario Flores, Spanish actress and singer, to its annual ferias. Rosario performed on the stage that has been erected in the Plaza Mayor specifically for the week long festivals that are… more »

Fireworks in Salamanca!

by Lauren Somers on 9/10/2009 2:36:00 PM

The festivals in Salamanca got a kick start on Monday night, with an immense fireworks display by the river. Although the display was not due to start until 10, the roads down to the river filled up very quickly, with… more »

Salamanca's September Fiesta: Virgen de la Vega

by Stacey on 9/1/2009 2:14:00 PM

On the second week of September, Salamanca has its annual fiesta honoring La Virgen de la Vega (The Virgin of the Valley), the city's patron saint since 1618.For an entire week, this World Heritage city celebrates… more »

A student's experience with don Quijote (English and Spanish language)

by Stacey on 8/5/2009 4:00:00 PM

don would like to thank Jennifer Legger for sending us her testimony (written in Spanish!) describing her experience as a USA student studying Spanish in don Quijote Salamanca.We translated it into English… more »


by Lauren Somers on 7/10/2009 3:14:00 PM

As many of you may know, students at don Quijote schools are not only given lessons in the Spanish language during the day, but are also have the opportunity to discover a little more about the Spanish culture itself… more »

USA students in Salamanca, Citrus College & others - Spring 2009

by Stacey on 5/25/2009 5:40:00 PM

U.S.A. students during their 3-month stay in Salamanca (11 Feb 2009- 15 May 2009)This is the 12th year Citrus College and various other colleges members of the Southern California Foothills Consortium for Study Abroad… more »

Information Office for Students of Spanish opening soon in Salamanca

by Stacey on 2/24/2009 1:43:00 PM

The new Office of Information geared towards students of Spanish in Salamanca will begin to provide its services this year in Salamanca's Plaza Mayor, as soon as the permit paperwork gets approved in 2 months. It… 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 »

"Aquí el español no es un problema"

by Stacey on 2/9/2009 3:23:00 PM

Fragmento del texto original (en alemán) de Jutta Christoph para mallorcazeitung.esQuien quiera combinar formación y descanso durante las vacaciones, puede elegir como lugar de destino Salamanca. Se… more »

"Hier ist Spanisch kein Problem"

by Stacey on 2/9/2009 2:32:00 PM

Artikel durch Jutta Christoph für mallorcazeitung.esAuch die Sprachschule don Quijote ist in hübschen Gemäuern untergebracht: in einem ehemaligen Kloster aus dem 16. Jahrhundert. Nach dem Einstufungstest… more »

Help write a book about Salamanca!

by Stacey on 1/22/2009

Tina Christopulos is an American writer in the process of writing her first book: a fictional story about a study abroad program taking place in Salamanca and the characters' experiences in this wonderful city as… more »

A don Quijote student wins Instituto Cervantes' Spanish short story contest!

by Stacey on 10/22/2008 2:08:00 PM

On June 25 of 2008, the Cervantes Institute in Paris organized a short story contest… and we are proud to announce that the winning story was The Enchanted Book by Françoise Corbillon-Epelboin a don… more »

Salamanca's International Congress on the value of Spanish

by Stacey on 10/3/2008 1:20:00 PM

This Congress, which takes place in the city of Salamanca in November 24, 25 and 26 of 2008, is a high level three-session forum whose purpose is to analyze the value of the Spanish language as a cultural and touristic… more »

Interview with a don Quijote teacher who published first poetry book!

by Stacey on 9/22/2008 2:52:00 PM

In an interview conducted in Spanish by Natalia Sánchez for, Gloria de Castro Prieto speaks fondly of her first book, "bajo tus manos".A poet from Zamora, she wrote the book upon… more »

Summer activity in Salamanca: history brought to life

by Stacey on 8/21/2008 1:19:00 PM

The text below has been translated and expanded from the original color & illustrative pamphlet (in Spanish), also attached.This summer, the city of Salamanca is offering an ongoing program of free cultural… more »

Salamanca's summer 2008 festival

by Stacey on 5/26/2008 2:23:00 PM

The 4th International Arts Festival of Castilla y León is coming to Salamanca May 30-June 14. This 15-day event will distinguish Salamanca as one of the top hotspots this summer for musical & arts… more »

Today in Latin American and Spanish History: April 30th, 1492

by Stacey on 4/30/2008 1:02:00 PM

April 30th, 1492 ….what event happened 516 years ago today that played a key role in changing the history of the world?If you guessed the discovery of the New World - well, that happened a little later on in… 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 »

9 things to love about Salamanca

by Erin on 9/3/2007 9:00:00 AM

Here are 9 things to love about Salamanca, selected a couple of years ago by Christophe Rousseel, a Belgian student and writer who worked with don Quijote during his internship. Christophe spent at least 4 or 5 months… more »

A guide to the wonderful world of tapas...and some handy phrases to use while de tapeo

by Erin on 8/27/2007 9:00:00 AM

This fun guide to the art of tapeo was published by don Quijote in the Costa Blanca News. Read through - you'll find handy Spanish phrases to use during your bar outing at the end of the article. The author is an… 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 »

Virtual visit to Salamanca

by Paqui on 7/25/2007 11:13:00 AM

A virtual visit to Salamanca, have a look at this video, discover this amazing Spanish city full of history and culture, and see our first school of Spanish, don Quijote Salamanca school. Get more information about… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Semana Santa in Spain

by Erin on 3/26/2007 1:30:00 PM

If you're lucky enough to be wandering round Spain during April, here's a quick guide to Semana Santa activities in a few choice Spanish cities (okay, okay, don Quijote cities , we included this info in our… 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 »

Watch our Spanish school in Salamanca

by Paqui on 2/14/2007 2:48:00 PM

don Quijote Spanish school in Salamanca features 17 confortable classrooms, a computer room, a garden and a courtyard where you can have a break or study, a café where you can meet your friends and teachers… 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 »

Congratulations to don Quijote Salamanca

by Erin on 2/11/2007 7:46:00 PM

Our Salamanca school has earned prestigious quality recognition - again!Warm congratulations to the service staff and profes at don Quijote-Salamanca, who recently emerged triumphant from their latest EAQUALS… more »

Die goldene Stadt

by Celine on 1/19/2007 10:35:00 AM

Als ich zuerst im August 2004 in Salamanca ankam, war ich einfach atmemlos. Salamanca war ein Traum. Ich verbrachte zwei Stunden im Autobus, um von Madrid zu dieser kleineren, freundlichen Stadt im Nordosten der… more »

Salamanca's Plaza Mayor, Christmas 2006

by Erin on 12/27/2006 7:52:00 PM

Happy Holidays from… more »

A Quick Guide to Spanish Christmas Posts on Spanish Teaching

by Erin on 12/10/2006 8:48:00 PM

With the holidays close at hand, our web stats show more and more of you arriving from Google searches for Spanish Christmas songs, Spanish Christmas traditions, Spanish vocabulary about Christmas, etc.To make finding… 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 »

Meet our Teachers - Ana from Salamanca

by Erin on 11/4/2006 10:00:00 AM

Today, from Salamanca, we introduce you to Ana García Martín.How long have you been teaching Spanish?Since 1994.What do you like most about your profession?What I like most is seeing that the students are… more »

Conoce a los Profes: Ana de Salamanca

by Erin on 11/4/2006 10:00:00 AM

Hoy, desde Salamanca, os presentamos a Ana García Martín.¿Cuánto tiempo llevas como profesor de español, Ana?Desde 1994.¿Qué es lo que más te gusta de tu… 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 »

Mysterious Cities Revealed!

by Erin on 8/31/2006 4:17:00 PM

In which we reveal the identity of the Mysterious Spanish cities in this post and that post, while we explain which of our Mysterious Cities also boasts this highly sought after ice cream-cone wielding… 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 »

Job Opportunities

by Maquil on 6/21/2006 6:12:00 PM

Need a job? How about in Spain?Check this out …don Quijote Language Schools has a job opening in Salamanca, Spain, for a Course Counsellor. In this position you will be responsible for advising and helping… more »

Carta de un Estudiante de Español

by Paqui on 12/30/2005 9:31:00 AM

A Pedro, Gloria, Pepa, Belén, Jesús, Mabel, Ana Sanchez, Estela y a todos los de don Quijote:Os escribo esta carta para agradeceros por la forma como me habeís tratado aqui en don Quijote. La… 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 »

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 »

¡Qué pasa in Salamanca?

by Jeroen on 10/18/2005 4:49:00 PM

Salamanca is a very vivid city. It is not too big actually, with only 180.000 inhabitants. Nevertheless, the Salmantinos, who love being out on the streets, and the 50.000 students make this city so alive. Already in… more »

La Cumbre Iberoamericana

by Mirjam on 10/18/2005 12:07:00 AM

De top van de latijns amerikaanse landen die elk jaar plaats vindt, vond vorige week plaats in Salamanca. De staatshoofden van 22 landen zijn hier bij elkaar gekomen en ook waren Kofi Annan en de koning en koningin van… more »

Where's Fidel?

by Christophe on 10/14/2005 5:38:00 PM

First off I would like to apologize for not writing in Spanish. I probably could by now but it just takes me longer and there is so much to do here!Although a fascinating place, the eyes of the world are not usually… more »

La cumbre Iberoamericana en Salamanca

by Paqui on 10/14/2005 1:44:00 PM

Los presidentes de los países miembros de la Conferencia de Ibero América y Sus Majestades los Reyes de España ya están en Salamanca.Esta mañana han visitado el ayuntamiento de la… more »

Cumbre Iberoamericana en Salamanca

by Paqui on 10/11/2005 10:48:00 AM

La Cumbre de Países Iberoamericanos se celebrará en Salamanca en los próximos días constituyendo uno de los eventos más importantes del año en España y especialmente en… more »

Discovering Spanish Culture

by Monique on 10/10/2005 11:14:00 AM

Monique Wright (Nueva Zelanda) Hola, me llamo Monique Wright, soy neozelandesa, esta es mi segunda vez en España y me encanta. España para mí siempre ha sido un país exótico y… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Fiesta de San Fermín, Pamplona

by Tini on 9/23/2005 4:20:00 PM

Hello dear all, my name is Tini and I've been studying at don Quijote in Salamanca. I absolutely adore Spain, everything is just lovely: the food, music, people, drinks, scenery, fiestas, culture, the list is… more »

One Word I Won't Easily Forget: Garrafón

by Christophe on 9/20/2005 9:36:00 AM

Hola tios!As you can see my Spanish is getting better by the day! Classes are actually fun here at don Quijote. Granted, learning grammar is always a stuffy business, but the professors here have already been a great… more »

5 Crazy Days in Salamanca

by Christophe on 9/1/2005 5:42:00 PM

Hola!Let me start out by introducing myself. My name is Christophe - for now I will spare you my collection of nicknames, most are not suitable for publication anyway. Well, I am 24 years young, born and raised in… more »

Estudiar en Español en Salamanca: última parte

by Olga on 8/29/2005 3:59:00 PM

Ya terminé mi curso de Español en Salamanca, es una pena, este es mi último mensaje en este blog. Las clases fueron muy divertidas, y como solo eramos tres alumnos en mi clase, he podido practicar… more »

Entrevista con una profesora de Salamanca...2

by Olga on 8/29/2005 10:46:00 AM

To read in English, click hereEsta es la entrevista que hice a mi profesora de Español, Estela Díaz Rodríguez.Tenía mucha curiosidad por conocerla mejor y aqui te cuento algunas cosas para… more »

Entrevista a una profesora de español

by Olga on 8/26/2005 12:45:00 AM

Hola!Durante mi curso de español en España he tenido dos profesoras estupendas. Debido a que soy muy curiosa y como queria saber un poco más sobre mis profesoras las he entrevistado, así… more »

Estudiar Español en Salamanca

by Olga on 8/24/2005 1:16:00 PM

…Ya es miércoles y todavía no he tenido tiempo para escribir. La semana pasa tan rápida, y Salamanca es una ciudad donde siempre hay muchas cosas que hacer. Además, el buen tiempo… 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 »

Lee's Blog Part III - Coming to an End

by Lee on 8/18/2005 5:01:00 PM

…Ya es miércoles y todavía no he tenido tiempo para escribir. La semana pasa tan rápida, y Salamanca es una ciudad donde siempre hay muchas cosas que hacer. Además, el buen tiempo… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »