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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 »

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 »

It is over! Health Warning for H1N1 Flu in Mexico is cancelled!

by Stacey on 5/25/2009 10:58:00 AM

LAST MINUTE NEWS:As of May 25th 2009, all travel warnings to Mexico due to the outbreak of novel H1N1 flu in Mexico have been lifted!This is great news considering that after taking all necessary health and safety… more »

don Quijote Nederland

by Stacey on 4/28/2009 5:46:00 PM

Als u in Nederland leeft en gehouden van lerend het Spaans met don Quijote… Visit don Quijote Nederland blog don Quijote Nederland website 10 redenen om Spaans te leren met don Quijote. Ontvang Onze Gratis… more »

New school in Santiago de Chile

by Stacey on 1/22/2009 12:56:00 AM

GREAT news again!It is our biggest pleasure to announce that on February 2 of 2009, our school in Santiago de Chile will move to a bigger, nicer and even better localized NEW "home". The decision for this… more »

Special Birthday Offer: don Quijote's Dominican Republic schools celebrate 15 years!

by Stacey on 11/18/2008 6:10:00 PM

Our don Quijote schools in Dominican Republic are turning 15 years old in 2009 … and we want you to take part in our birthday celebrationExpand your Spanish language skills in a Group course or in an individual… 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 »

Grand opening of our new Barcelona school!

by Stacey on 10/14/2008

We've moved!Our school in the exciting and stylish city of Barcelona has opened its doors… to a brand new spacious, state-of-the-art building! Our building is located on calle Mallorca 27, in the heart of the… more »

2008 Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico

by Stacey on 10/7/2008 9:54:00 AM

Every year in the month of October the famous Festival Cervantino is held in honor of the illustrious author Miguel de Cervantes (author of Don Quijote de La Mancha), with a variety of national and international… more »

Save on your next Spanish course in Mexico!

by Stacey on 10/2/2008 1:26:00 PM

Live an unforgettable cultural immersion in a vibrant and colorful country: Mexico!Learn Spanish while you wander through the elegant colonial city of Oaxaca, or the charmingly bohemian beach towns of Playa del Carmen… more »

Register now for November 2009 DELE exams!

by Stacey on 8/25/2008 10:49:00 AM

Remember that the upcoming registration for the November 2009 DELE exams is starting!DELE (Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extranjera) is Spanish for Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language. Visit to… more »

Jumpstart your in-country learning with 4 months free access to our online Spanish course!

by Stacey on 7/13/2008 3:39:00 PM

We believe from la cabeza to los pies that you will best learn Spanish by living Spanish. Okay, and you'll have a lot more fun, too.At don Quijote, you'll always speak Spanish from your very first class… more »

Pamplona's San Fermin

by Stacey on 6/2/2008 4:36:00 PM

San Fermin is a religious festivity dating back several centuries honoring Pamplona's patron saint. The typical San Fermin outfit is to be dressed in head-to-toe white and have a red scarf tied around your neck.… 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 »

¡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 »

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 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 »

Learn Spanish way down South in Cádiz, or way up north in Pamplona

by Erin on 7/16/2007 7:00:00 AM

We've just added two new partner schools, carefully selected to meet our standards of quality in teaching and service.This adds two truly emblematic (should I even say legendary?) Spanish cities to your don Quijote… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

An interview with Victor Garcia de la Concha, director of the Real Academia Española

by Erin on 12/28/2006 8:00:00 AM

"To learn Spanish well, it is wise to choose an accredited center and, if possible, a center in a Spanish-speaking country, in order to pick up the everyday language". Back in March of 2004, our director of… 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 »

Meet Our Teachers: Lauris of Tenerife

by Erin on 10/23/2006 6:31:00 PM

Today from Puerto de la Cruz on the Canary island of Tenerife, we introduce you to Lauris Rodríguez de la Calle. Lauris recommends a healthy list of first books for Spanish students and shares a bit of his own… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Conoce a los profes: Hoy desde Granada, os presentamos a Raquel

by Erin on 9/12/2006 1:54:00 PM

Hoy estrenamos una sección nueva de nuestro blog: Conoce a los Profes. ¡Vamos a entrevistar a nuestros profes! Una vez a la semana, os presentaremos a un profesor de una de las escuelas de don Quijote.… more »

Meet our Teachers: Today, from Granada, we present Raquel

by Erin on 9/12/2006 1:40:00 PM

Today, we're pleased to launch a new feature on Spanish Teaching: Interviews with the don Quijote teachers! Each week we'll introduce you to a profe at one if the don Quijote schools. We'll publish the… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Meet our Teachers: Salomé, head of Studies, don Quijote Tenerife

by Erin on 4/10/2006 3:00:00 PM

Meet our Teachers: Today, from paradisical Tenerife, we talk with Salomé Torres González, Head of Studies at don Quijote Tenerife.¿How long have you been teaching Spanish, Salomé?I started… more »

Expolangues: Fair of Languages in Paris

by Paqui on 1/20/2006 3:06:00 PM

Expolangues is an international fair for the promotion of languages and cultures, the development of international communication and the defence of multilingualism.20 countries and over 60 languages will be represented… more »

Football for foreign students in Valencia

by Paqui on 12/5/2005 12:44:00 AM

A football championship organised in Valencia for foreign students brought together students of Spanish from 27 different countries.The Erasmus Football Cup Bolseria, took place in Valencia, on November the 12th and… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »