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The Cervantes Institute and Latin America to strengthen Spanish

by Dilek on 2/11/2013

The Cervantes Institute is the principal organization which promotes and spreads the teaching of the Spanish language in the world. It cooperates with Latin American countries to strengthen Spanish in the Americas.The… more »

High Demand for Spanish Teachers

by Dilek on 11/5/2012

Teaching Spanish lets you have a promising career with different options in many countries. As Spanish is among the top three used language in the world, a constant demand for Spanish teachers will be seen for a long… more »

China to celebrate 60 years of Spanish Teaching

by Dilek on 10/30/2012

Spanish teaching is celebrating its 60th year anniversary with professors and students of Spanish language in China.Spain and China were once isolated countries during the early decades of 20th century yet have become… more »

A Tribute Album For Spanish Poet

by Dilek on 4/16/2012

Mexican singer Chavela Vargas pays homage to Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca in her latest album “ The Full Moon” (La Luna Grande).Costa Rica born singer has lived for seven decades in Mexico and recorded 80 albums.… more »

International Students Have Doubled in Catalonia

by Dilek on 4/12/2012

About 12,000 international students choose to study in Spanish universities especially in Catalonia.Almost %5-%20 of the enrolled students in a master or PhD programme are international students. Students come to Spain… more »

New social media site launched uniting the US & Spain.

by Chloe Bustin on 11/25/2011

An amazing new cultural project uniting the US & Spain has been launched this month. SPAIN RED a social network site has been set up by a whole host of important institutions including Spain’s Ministry of Culture, the… more »

The Elusive Andalusian Accent

by Chloe Bustin on 10/6/2011 3:33:00 PM

At the age of 14, I embarked on my first trip to Spain. Having only studied Spanish for a matter of months, and desperate to escape the dreariness of England, I decided the perfect destination to fully immerse myself… more »

El Bulli- The Last Supper.

by Chloe Bustin on 8/5/2011 12:27:33 PM

The restaurant, El Bulli, in north-eastern Spain, closed its doors to the public on the weekend after 24 years of head chef Ferran Adria’s extraordinary culinary innovations.El Bulli has been voted the… more »

Bargains in Spain!

by Lindsay Cook on 4/25/2011

According to research done by the Post Office Travel Money organisation Spain is one of the cheapest places to go on holiday this summer!They worked out how much 10 common holiday items would cost in various places… more »

Anyone for tapas?

by Amy Lambert on 1/21/2011 2:19:00 PM

Having been in Spain for a few weeks now, I’ve had to the chance to try some national cuisine, in the form of tapas, or pinchos, as they are commonly known. Going out for tapas is an important part of Spanish… more »

Rain in Spain

by Lindsay Cook on 1/14/2011 9:51:46 AM

Being British there is nothing that we seem to talk about more than the weather! My friends regularly ask me how my life in "Sunny Spain" is going. They are very surprised when I recount tales of my… more »

Puente Pasado

by Laura Ellis on 12/16/2010

For many, Christmas doesn't truly arrive until the lights go up, carols can be heard in every shop and the dreaded rush of present buying begins. Having the prospect of being in Spain for most of December however has… more »

Spanish is Growing!

by Laura Ellis on 12/2/2010

Well for anyone considering taking up Spanish, look no further for an incentive, as the Cuban Linguist Humberto Lopez Morales has estimated that by 2050, 10% of the world's population will speak Spanish.One of the main… more »

Spain defends Flamenco as a UNESCO Intangible Heritage of Humanity

by Kimberly on 11/15/2010 3:29:00 PM

A UNESCO intergovernmental committee is convening for the first time in Sub-Saharan Africa (Nairobi, Kenya) from the November 15-19, 2010. Their objective is to evaluate the 51 elements of intangible cultural heritage… more »

Spain Going Greener - New Solar Power Plants

by Olivia Elson on 10/13/2010 1:28:00 PM

Two new solar power plants are planned to be engineered in Alcazar de San Juan. This town is located on the plain of La Mancha, in the autonomous region of Castilla La Mancha. It is just under two hours by car from… more »

General Strike in Spain September 29th, 2010

by Kimberly on 9/28/2010 11:43:00 AM

A general strike "For the distribution of work and wealth" has been convoked in all of Spain by the labor unions. This is the first general strike in 8 years, since 2002, and is to protest all the spending… more »

Phrases for Surviving in Spain

by Laura Ellis on 8/9/2010 10:00:00 AM

Heading out on holiday to Spain sometime soon, for festivals or simply a break from everyday life?Here are some handy phrases to keep you going:Me llamo - My name isHablo inglés/un poco español - I speak… more »

Some Spanish slang...

by Erin on 7/26/2010 4:22:00 PM

These slang expressions were originally published in our monthly newsletter.Get Spanish culture, slang, recipes and much more delivered each month to your inbox. Sign up for the monthly newsletter!Or read up our past… more »

The Reign in Spain - The Popularity of the Spanish Royal Family

by Olivia Elson on 7/15/2010

One thing which has struck me being in Spain, if only for a few days, is the unique relationship that the Spanish have with their Royal Family. Far from the privacy and detachment of many others including the British… more »

Spanish Foods to Try

by Kimberly on 7/14/2010 2:31:00 PM

Spanish cuisine boasts a wide range of delicacies that vary by region that should not be missed. Make sure to plan around their typical dining hours; Lunch from 2 to 4 pm (in which most establishments are closed) and… more »

Fame in Spain

by Laura Ellis on 7/8/2010

So it's been an exciting week in Spain and an amazing experience, especially as regards sport!Firstly the tennis! So Nadal got his second Wimbledon title, and left his opponent trailing behind, and well when you look… more »

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 »

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 »


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 »

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 »

don Quijote Salamanca students photo competition and accent the city!

by Stacey on 10/27/2009 12:04:00 AM

Remember Estela Díaz Rodríguez, the don Quijote Salamanca Spanish teacher we featured in our monthly newsletter of June 2009? Well, she continues to actively post entries in her "ele y…… more »

La Nochebuena

by Anthony Pemberton on 10/23/2009 1:20:00 PM

As we're approaching the end of October we are well into the autumn season. At this time of year many people start to think and talk about the upcoming festivities of Christmas. In other countries the buzz of… 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 »

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 »

Is Gwyneth Paltrow turning Latina?

by Stacey on 8/11/2009 10:30:00 AM

The following article was written by Sigal Ratner-Arias for - Original publication: 6 July 2009.Gwyneth Paltrow speaks almost perfect Spanish -- and she does it with an Iberian accent.The… 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 »

12-weeks of Spanish for 1536€!

by Stacey on 8/3/2009 2:17:00 PM

Learn Spanish for just 1536€ by booking a 12-week Intensive Course in Barcelona, Madrid, Salamanca, or Valencia! You'll save 384€* from the regular intensive course price and enjoy your stay anytime in… more »

Rice Festival and Paella contest in Sueca

by Stacey on 7/9/2009 3:00:00 PM

If you like paella and other rice-based recipes don't miss the Fiesta del Arroz (Rice Festival) in Sueca, an agricultural town south of Valencia.Declared a tourist interest in 1966, the annual Rice Festival takes… more »

Enjoy a 20% discount on your Spanish courses in Barcelona!

by Stacey on 7/8/2009 5:40:00 PM

Barcelona is possibly the most famed Spanish city around the world because of its design, fashion, history, modernity, gastronomy, beach and arts… So what better place to enhance your Spanish skills with an… more »

Get a 15% discount on your Spanish courses in Madrid!

by Stacey on 7/8/2009 5:33:00 PM

Are you eager to learn Spanish in a city full of centuries-old history?Then Madrid, the capital of Spain since the XVII century and the center of Spanish culture, is the perfect destination for you!Explore Madrid and… more »

Was ist mit den ganzen Papiertücher auf dem Boden?

by Stacey on 6/22/2009 2:54:00 PM

Eine Tapa ist ein kleines, Appetithäppchen das in Tapas-Bars üblicherweise zu Wein, jedoch auch zu Bier gereicht wird. Tapas entsprechen den im östlichen Mittelmeerraum und im Nahen Osten… more »

El Instituto Cervantes celebra la primera gran fiesta mundial del español

by Stacey on 6/17/2009 11:35:00 AM

El próximo 20 de junio se celebrará, en todos los centros del Instituto Cervantes, el Día del Español (el Día e), una jornada de puertas abiertas que pretende incrementar la visibilidad de… more »

OFFER: Intensive Spanish and Accomodation in Salamanca for only 399 euros!

by Stacey on 6/11/2009 3:49:00 PM

The anniversary celebrations in Salamanca are not over yet!Due to the festive mood following the 20th anniversary of our don Quijote school in Salamanca, our high-spirits have animated us to grant another offer - and… more »

Exhibition: Joaquin Sorolla in the Prado Museum

by Stacey on 6/4/2009 5:25:00 PM

Valencia - born impressionist  painter Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1920) is the star of a memorable retrospective exhibit currently being held by the Prado Museum in Madrid. Not only is this exhibition the… more »

dQ Salamanca 20th Anniversary Offer: 15% OFF on Spanish Courses!

by Stacey on 6/3/2009 10:26:00 AM

The celebrations keep on happening at don Quijote…!This time, it is don Quijote Salamanca school's turn to celebrate its 20th anniversary!Twenty years of hard work, much involvement and dedication have led… more »

Save 20% on your Spanish Courses in Valencia

by Stacey on 5/27/2009

This summer is all about learning Spanish in a warm, coastal Mediterranean city where the sun always shines and the nightlife goes on forever…Valencia for 20% less!Take advantage of receiving a 20% discount on your… 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 »

don Quijote Salamanca: 20 años viviendo el español.

by Agustín Sánchez on 5/18/2009 2:07:00 PM

(For English text, scroll down)Salamanca, ciudad universitaria de fama internacional, fue elegida hace 20 años para fundar la primera escuela don Quijote. La idea estaba clara desde el principio: crear la mayor… more »

Spanish in Granada... 4th week is free!

by Stacey on 5/12/2009

Spend more time in Granada this summer… for a lot less!Immerse yourself in the Spanish language and discover the history behind Granada's rich Moorish past:Enroll before 31 May 2009 in a 4-week Intensive Spanish Course… 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 »

To great drinks... and learning Spanish in Valencia

by Stacey on 4/8/2009 3:01:00 PM

From April 25-27 of 2009, Valencia will host the Concurso Mundial de Vinos (World Wide Wine Contest Event). The very first time this event is taking place in Spain with over 50 countries in attendance to… more »

Semana Santa in Spain

by Stacey on 4/6/2009 4:04:00 PM

Semana Santa or Holy Week in Spanish, is an Easter tradition of street processionals which are repeated year after year in Spain and some parts of Latin America during the month of April.It is a time when both the… more »

Learn the art of flamenco dance now!

by Stacey on 3/31/2009 4:31:00 PM

Flamenco is a genuine Spanish art; to be more precise - a genuine Southern Spanish art.Originating from Andalusia, flamenco is a passionate and seductive Spanish art form involving the guitar, song and dance. The… more »

Por qué no puedes "coger el autobus" en latinoamerica!

by Stacey on 3/27/2009 12:40:00 AM

Como en casi todos los idiomas, hay varios dialectos, vocabulario diferentes, etc.En español es igual, pero hay un factor muy importante en el que hay que acordarse. Ése factor es que en el español hay palabras… more »

Expolingua Lisboa promotes Spanish and Portuguese languages

by Stacey on 3/11/2009 11:24:00 AM

The 19th edition of the Expolingua Portugal fair, which was celebrated from March 4-6 of 2009 in the Portuguese capital  of Lisbon, actively promoted the Spanish and the Portuguese languages as international… more »

Fallas and Spring in Valencia: 15% OFF on accomodation

by Stacey on 3/5/2009

Celebrate the arrival of spring with Las Fallas in Valencia this month: Stay in a shared student flat or a family residence between March 8 - April 4 and get 15% off on accommodation!fYou can take advantage of this… more »

Spanish Royal couple to promote Made in /Made by Spain in NY

by Stacey on 3/2/2009 1:29:00 PM

On March 16 -17 of 2009, the city of New York " also known as The Big Apple - will welcome future King and Queen of Spain, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia. The royal couple will inaugurate the "Made… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Carnaval de Tenerife Special Offer

by Stacey on 1/20/2009 9:59:00 AM

Sign up for a 2-week Intensive Spanish course in the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife and participate in the second largest carnival in the world after Rio de Janeiro's!Start planning your language learning… more »

Get to know don Quijote's Facebook!

by Stacey on 11/17/2008 6:11:00 PM

Social networking sites are setting the pace when it comes to making it easier for companies to get closer to their fans on the web. We've caught on to the trend and are proud to announce don Quijote has launched… more »

30 Scholarships to Study Spanish in Spain or Mexico

by Stacey on 11/14/2008 4:14:00 PM

The following text will be in next week's weekly newsletter... be the first to know what goes on with donQuijote, Spain's largest provider of in-country Spanish courses in Spain and Latin America!We are… more »

Our 2009 course prices are now available!

by Stacey on 11/7/2008 11:34:00 AM

We have just finished uploading our 2009 price list on our website!You can now view and download a clear layout of our course prices in PDF format.You can also visit our courses page for a complete list of don Quijote… 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 »

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 »

Special Offer: Study Spanish in Mexico!

by Stacey on 9/25/2008

Experience the exotic culture of Mexico while you learn Spanish!Spend 4 weeks or longer learning Spanish in Mexico's Guanajuato or Playa del Carmen, and receive 5 private One-to-One lessons for FREE.Just book your… 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 »

Live Spanish in Salamanca "Ciudad del Español"

by Stacey on 9/5/2008 10:28:00 AM

Every year, Salamanca is the preferred Spanish city where over 30,000 students choose to learn Spanish. This makes Salamanca an important tourist destination as people begin to discover the appeal of this charming… 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 »

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 »

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 »

don Quijote's Salamanca school... in a magazine!

by Stacey on 6/30/2008 11:06:00 PM

don Quijote is BEAMING with pride!Our Salamanca school has recently been featured in the July 2008 issue of the prestigious Italian magazine, Brava Casa!The article titled "Lingue: Lezioni Con Charme "… more »

Courses in Spain for the DELE official certification

by Stacey on 6/23/2008 4:15:00 PM

The D.E.L.E. (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) is an internationally recognized diploma of great value if you want to study at a Spanish University or if you are going to work in a Spanish-speaking… more »

Spanish class special offer: Book now for next year at this year's prices!

by Stacey on 6/18/2008 9:41:00 AM

GREAT news!If you're contemplating on taking up a Spanish class, then now is the time to take advantage of this offer:Only until November 1, 2008 you can book your 2009 course paying 2008 prices. Yes, that's… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Expo Zaragoza 2008

by Stacey on 4/28/2008 10:40:00 AM

If you're visiting Spain anytime between June 14th and September 14th, you must make a pit stop in Zaragoza.The reason? The city is hosting this year's International Exposition, under the title theme of… more »

What better practice than reading Pedro Almodovar's blog?

by Erin on 4/18/2008 12:47:00 AM

Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar is working on a new film, Los abrazos rotos. And in the process, he's created a wonderful opportunity for film fans and Spanish students to get an inside look at how a film… more »

Poll Results: Big City Spain, Here We Come

by Erin on 4/16/2008 4:45:00 PM

Results from our last poll are in! Seems readers of this blog would choose to study in a major city in Spain (37%), a small town in Spain (21%) or a major city in Latin America. The full results are below. (If… more »

Was ist die Expo Zaragoza?

by Brian Meyer on 4/11/2008 11:02:00 AM

Auf der Weltausstellung in Zaragoza dreht sich vom 14. Juni bis 14. September 2008 alles um das Thema "Wasser und nachhaltige Entwicklung". Deutschland präsentiert auf der EXPO eine attraktive Mischung… more »

Spanish actor Javier Bardem wins an Oscar!

by Paqui on 3/19/2008 3:45:00 PM

Spanish actor Javier Bardem won an Oscar for his role in the film "No country for old men"!Bardem's Oscar as supporting actor, is the 16th Oscar won a by a representative of Spanish cinema. Directors… more »

Holy week (Semana Santa) in Spain

by Celine on 3/12/2008 2:03:00 PM

Holy week, known in Spanish as Semana Santa, is a very important holiday and national tradition in Spain. Year after year, each and every village proudly enjoys the beauty and mystery of Semana Santa. For seven days,… more »

General Elections in Spain

by Paqui on 3/10/2008 12:39:00 AM

Spaniards voted yesterday in the General Elections to choose their President and representatives in the Spanish Parliament.Jose Luís Rodriguez Zapatero, current President of Spain, won the elections and will be… more »

Study and Work in Spain - Special Offer!

by Paqui on 2/21/2008 12:40:00 AM

If you want to study and work in Spain, here is a great opportunity for you. don Quijote's Study and Work program in Marbella provides students from European Union countries a unique opportunity to learn Spanish 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 »

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 »

Cava: Spain's Bubbly Stuff

by Erin on 10/15/2007 9:00:00 AM

One of our don Quijote interns from the UK prepared this cava "primer". She's included some pretty tempting cava cocktail ideas at the end:Cava, the bubbly stuffThe last time you cracked open a bottle of… more »

El Camino de Santiago

by Erin on 10/8/2007 10:00:00 AM

As published by don Quijote in the Costa Blanca News:El Camino de SantiagoThe pilgrimage is the new black. It's unlike anything seen since the 13th Century.People are once again taking to the road and following the… 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 »

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 »

¡Mira quién baila! - A Guide to Spanish Dance

by Erin on 9/24/2007 11:00:00 AM

Here's a quick guide to Spanish dance, complete with phrases and vocabulary to practice at the end of the article, as it was published in the Costa Blanca News.As you can see from the photo, our don Quijote schools… more »

The regions of Spain - With vocabulary and phrases to learn

by Erin on 9/17/2007 1:00:00 PM

Another of the "Living in Spain" pieces we've published in English language media, this article introduces you to the diversity of Spain's 17 regions, by offering a look at Andalucía, El… more »

Spanish television - and some TV related phrases to learn

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

Here's another practical "living in Spain" lesson published by don Quijote in English language media (primarily for a British audience) here in Spain.Read through… you 'll find vocabulary to… more »

On Fiestas, Festivos and Puentes...

by Erin on 9/4/2007 8:00:00 AM

This article was prepared for the English language press in Spain by a don Quijote intern from the UK earlier this year. Some of the fiesta dates vary each year…. so we've included links to handy sites where… 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 »

Poll Results: We're sitting out the San Fermines

by Erin on 8/31/2007 7:41:00 PM

A new poll is up!!! We all know the place you really want to eat in Spain is the bar with the endless sea of napkins on the floor (meaning it's recently been wall to wall packed with grazing Iberians), but how are… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Practice Spanish reading the Spanish language blog of the world's oldest blogger

by Erin on 7/18/2007 8:00:00 AM

Here's the perfect blog to read regularly if you want to practice your Spanish, learn commonly used colloquial phrases and practice writing in Spanish by leaving comments.What's more, you will learn about… 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 »

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 »

Ever wonder why or how a Spanish bullfighter does what he does?

by Erin on 6/22/2007 8:00:00 AM

Café Babel features Eduardo Dávila Miura, a 33 year old Spanish bullfighter who retired in 2006, in their June "Brunch" interview.Makes for interesting reading, whether you love, hate, or are… 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 »

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 »

Poll Results: What's Spain's best gastronomic gift to world cuisine?

by Erin on 4/24/2007 12:42:00 AM

We're paella lovers, as it turns out.I can't say that I voted with the majority this time around. It's not that I don't love a good paella. It's just that I can't for the life of me remember… more »

Hot off the presses! A new brochure for 2007/2008 Spanish Courses

by Erin on 4/18/2007 8:00:00 AM

From our April 2007 newsletter: Hot off the presses! Our 2007/2008 Brochure!It's here! Our brand new brochure gives you full color photos of our destinations in Spain and Latin America, our accommodations and our… 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 »

How to finish Gaudí's Sagrada Familia

by Erin on 4/3/2007 9:00:00 AM

According to an article published in El Pais a week or two ago (to which I unfortunately cannot link since it is in the paid archives section of the website), work on Gaudí's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is… 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 »

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 »

If it's March, this must be Las Fallas in Valencia

by Erin on 3/7/2007 8:48:00 PM

¡LAS FALLAS!Valencia's ayuntamiento has announced the dates and events for this year's Las Fallas celebrations!You can read more about Las Fallas in this post, and you can download a PDF with photos,… 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 »

Poll: Would you go to a bullfight?

by Erin on 2/28/2007 8:00:00 AM

Bullfighting is undoubtedly the most controversial tradition in Spain. Yet, considering the role the corrida has played in Spanish culture, would you include a bullfight in your exploration of Spanish culture, given… more »

Decoding Spanish Nicknames

by Celine on 2/27/2007 12:29:00 AM

Common Spanish NicknamesMaleAlberto o Roberto: BetoEduardo: LaloEnrique: QuiqueFrancisco: Paco or PanchoJesus: ChuchiJosé: PepeJosé María: ChemaJosé del Refugio: CucoLuis: LuchoManuel:… 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 »

Looking to work in Spain? Or use your Spanish skills elsewhere?

by Erin on 2/15/2007 8:00:00 AM

I received an email through the don Quijote website the other day from an employer looking for candidates for a job opening requiring Spanish and English skills.I referred him to language jobs, a job board for… 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 »

Super-Long Spanish Names!

by Celine on 2/5/2007 10:55:00 AM

When I first got to Spain, right away I noticed that Spanish people had very long names. From the beginning, I learned that when a child is born, he/she receives the first surname from the father and the second surname… 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 »

Discover Seville in 2007

by Paqui on 1/11/2007 2:07:00 PM

Seville is a beautiful city in the South of Spain. Here is a video where you can see a bit of Seville: Request here free information about don Quijote's Spanish school in… more »

Don't Just Imagine It - Cool Tourism Resources

by Erin on 1/10/2007 6:00:00 AM

I was just searching for a travel topic for our next monthly newsletter when I discovered that the official Spain tourism site has an impressive multimedia file about Spain.There are videos, photo galleries, panoramic… 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 »

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 »

Poll Results: Not a single one of us would miss the chance to study Spanish!

by Erin on 11/27/2006 1:03:00 PM

Results are in on our latest poll!We asked if you had (or hoped to) study Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country.And the results convince me to keep hanging out at this blog! I live and work in Spain because an… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Job opportunity with don Quijote in Spain

by Paqui on 10/10/2006 2:53:00 PM

We are looking for a Course Counsellor for our central office in Salamanca, Spain. You will be the first voice our potential clients hear. We're eager to to talk with you if you have the following attributes:… 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 »

Was machen mittelalterliche Gestalten in Santander?

by Jennifer on 9/5/2006 1:16:00 PM

Diese Frage haben meine Freunde und ich uns auch gestellt als wir am letzten Wochenende in der Hauptstadt Kantabriens zu Besuch waren. Direkt an der Hafenpromenade befand sich ein mittelalterlicher Markt (mercado… 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 »

Have you read this?

by Maquil on 8/14/2006 1:12:00 PM

Fist of all, my goal is to learn Spanish, this blog has helped me find information that I don't think I would have found otherwise. It has also given me a good insight into other people's views of Spanish and… 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 »

Is the Alhambra one of the New 7 Wonders?

by Erin on 8/9/2006 2:20:00 PM

Have you seen Granada's stunning Alhambra?In person? In a book or film about Spain?Well, the Alhambra is a finalist in a new campaign to choose the New Seven Wonders of The World, and you can help make sure… 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 »

Work with the sweet murmur of Spanish behind you: RNE Radio 3

by Erin on 7/27/2006 12:37:00 AM

As someone who is sure to be a lifelong student of Spanish, I have good news and bad news.The good news is you'll be astounded by how quickly you can improve your Spanish living in a Spanish-speaking country.… more »

Learning Spanish expressions: Growing Midgets

by Erin on 7/21/2006 1:09:00 PM

I've been collecting expressions in Spanish. As a further step in my neverending quest to improve my Spanish, I'm trying to pepper my castellano with slang. And colloquial expressions. I dream of sounding less… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Cheap Flights to Spain

by Bas on 5/4/2006 12:06:00 AM

VuelingVueling is a Spanish low-cost airline which offers flights to Amsterdam and Brussels from several airports in Spain. From these cities daily flights are offered to Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia. The prices… more »

Semana Santa in Spain

by Paqui on 4/20/2006 10:10:00 AM

Spain is famous for its fiestas and celebrations and among the most important are the celebrations of the Holy Week, or 'Semana Santa'.During the Easter week in nearly every Spanish city, thousands of… 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 »

The Best Picture of Spain

by Paqui on 3/2/2006 10:12:00 AM

On November 24th we told you about the photo contest organised by don Quijote schools to choose the best pictures of Spain. Our students have sent us pictures of the cities they have visited and the first prize went to… more »

A Real Madrid Football Match in Spain

by Bas on 2/22/2006 11:02:00 AM

Saturday the 4th of Febuary the day had finally arrived. It was a wish to be fulfilled. My first visit to Real Madrid. Because I have been a fan of Real Madid for years now, this was a true highlight for me. At 1:30 pm… more »

Hiking in Andalusia

by Lee on 1/25/2006 10:21:00 AM

People are attracted to Andalusia because of its welcoming, friendly population, its varied landscapes and its warm climate. This southern Spanish region is a coloured by many cultures, Romans, Arabs, Jews and Gypsies… more »

Road Trip from Spain to Portugal

by Christophe on 1/13/2006 4:00:00 PM

When I walked out of Spanish class I didn't see the poster advertising an organized trip to Toledo. It was the Canadian girls standing around the don Quijote message board hollering "roaaad triiiip!" that… more »

Spain Welcomes 60 Million Tourists Every Year

by Paqui on 1/11/2006 11:18:00 AM

Spain has become one of the most popular international destinations for travellers, tourists and for students of Spanish. Every year, up to 60 million visitors arrive in the country attracted by its  yeartly 315… more »

Student Accommodation in Madrid

by Paqui on 1/2/2006

Finding accommodation in Spain can be difficult, specially in big cities such as Madrid or Barcelona.Lodging in Spanish main capitals is usually expensive and often to get to rent the flat or room you want, you'll need… more »

Pictures of Christmas in Spain

by Paqui on 12/22/2005

Check out our new photobook with pictures of Spain at Christmas time:If you have any photos that you would like to share with us, do not hesitate! Send them to us at:… more »

Travel guides to Spain

by Paqui on 12/14/2005 1:42:00 PM

In this webiste you will find travel guides for the main Spanish cities, including Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Sevilla, Granada, Salamanca and more… You can find information about museums, parks, food,… more »

My First Christmas in Spain

by Paqui on 11/30/2005 4:09:00 PM

Hola a todos, soy Ellinor Nordstrom de Suecia.La primera vez que estuve en España y tuve que "hablar" con gente española, fue en diciembre el año pasado. Vine a Málaga con mi… more »

Guide for living in Spain

by Paqui on 11/28/2005 6:06:00 PM

Download here a complete guide about Spain especially created for foreigners thinking of settling in Spain: Guide for living in Spain. The guide includes practical information, tips and advice on subjects such as… 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 »

Mi Viaje a España

by Maria Tkacheva on 10/28/2005 10:58:00 AM

Quizála mejor opción para escapar de la vida cotidiana es trasladarse temporalmente a un país lejano y aceptar su cultura y sus costumbres. Creo que uno de los países más atractivos… more »

Scholarships for Swedish Students

by Paqui on 10/19/2005 11:39:00 AM

If you are Swedish and you want to learn Spanish in Spain, check if you can apply for a CSN scholarship to cover your Spanish course expenses.The Swedish National Board of Student Aid (CSN - Centrala Studiestöds… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Siesta, Bendito Invento

by Yolanda on 8/30/2005 3:43:00 PM

Si hay una palabra española mundialmente conocida, esa es siesta, y todos, españoles y extranjeros, por necesidad o placer, la hemos puesto en práctica en una, varias o continuas ocasiones.Esta… 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 »

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 »

¡Sabías que...?

by Ana I Garcia on 7/13/2005 9:26:00 PM

El cumpleaños se celebra con una tarta:La fiesta de cumpleaños se hace como recuerdo de la ceremonia de adoración a la Luna, a la que, desde tiempos inmemoriales, se le han atribuido poderes sobre… more »

Español o Castellano

by Agustín Sánchez on 7/6/2005 8:38:00 PM

Muchas veces me he encontrado con estudiantes que me han hecho la siguiente pregunta:"¿Hablas español o castellano?¿cuál es la diferencia?"El castellano es la lengua que… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Las lenguas de España - Languages of Spain

by Paqui on 6/20/2005 4:33:00 PM

El idioma oficial de España es el español, también llamado castellano por que en su origen era el idioma de Castilla. Además del español hay otros idiomas regionales reconocidos como… 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 »

Our Teachers of Spanish at Barcelona - Los profesores de español de Barcelona

by Paqui on 6/7/2005 10:07:00 AM

These are the teachers of don Quijote school in Barcelona. The picture is a bit old, if anyone has a better one please send it to… more »