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The Subjunctive for the Imperative: An Unorthodox Explanation I

by Lauris on 1/22/2015

When we have to introduce the present subjunctive tense to our students, we notice that the lesson is programmed in many manuals to be taught after the imperative has already been introduced. I’ve heard colleagues of… more »

Spanish: the world’s 2nd language

by Laura on 8/8/2012

With official language status in 21 countries, 400 million native speakers and 100 million non-native speakers, Spanish language is undoubtedly on the up. In the USA, which claims to be so liberal as not to have an… 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 »

Spanglish Dilemma in USA

by Dilek on 3/12/2012 5:08:00 PM

There are roughly  40 million Hispanics living in the US and Spanish is the second widely spoken language in the country.After a long political background and immigration history, the majority of Spanish speakers… more »

Best Spanish Novels

by Dilek on 3/7/2012

Books can change our perspectives, our behaviours and our lives. Reading is the best way to understand a culture and travel to a country without a ticket. It is also a great helper to language studying.While learning… more »

Benefits Of Online Spanish Learning

by Lucia Smith on 3/1/2012 2:28:00 PM

Many people who want to learn Spanish but can’t travel, come up with the same question “Can I learn Spanish at home?”Yes, you can! And there are numerous ways to do it. Thanks to internet, the world… more »

A Few Tips About Where To Learn Spanish

by Dilek on 2/16/2012

You want to learn Spanish at its own native environment but can’t decide which place to go. Well it depends on what type of person you are and what you like to do. Everyone knows that a language is better learned when… more »

Learning Spanish through film

by Chloe Bustin on 11/8/2011 11:52:00 AM

Learning a language and improving your linguistic skills doesn’t just have to centre around vocabulary flashcards or grammar lessons. Recent studies by a consortium of British Universities have shown that the… more »

Walking in Tenerife

by Juan on 4/14/2011

The good God was spitting fire for nine days and the streams of lava were getting closer to town…It is truly miraculous that the people of the town, with all their faith, after seeing the Chinyero volcano erupting and… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Discover Buenos Aires with $100 off on your "Spanish + Volunteer" course

by Stacey on 10/15/2009 1:07:00 PM

Get a USD$100 discount on your Spanish + Volunteer course in Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital and hip culture heart of Argentina. City: Buenos Aires Course length: 4 weeks, anytime in 2009-2010 Discount: USD$100… 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 »

Last minute offer: Spanish and Tango in Argentina!

by Stacey on 8/25/2009 1:13:00 PM

Pick up Spanish as you dance in Argentina, the Latin America country of strong European customs renowned for its marvelous art, culture, welcoming people, great food, wines, lively nightlife… and the sensual… 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 »

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 »

El Instituto Cervantes enseñará español a los empleados de Starbucks en Estados Unidos

by Stacey on 6/16/2009 11:52:00 AM

(To read in English, click here)Los cien mil trabajadores que tiene en Estados Unidos la cadena de cafeterías Starbucks aprenderán español con la plataforma del Aula Virtual de Español (AVE) del Instituto… 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 »

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 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 »

Training for A1 Level DELE examinations

by Stacey on 5/7/2009 1:36:00 PM

Important DELE information:As it has been previously published, the DELE examinations for the official Spanish language diplomas taking place next week on May 15 and 16of 2009, will include for the first time,… 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 »

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 »

Save 20% on accommodation in Barcelona!

by Stacey on 3/24/2009 9:37:00 AM

Looking to learn Spanish in a big city while also having the beach nearby? don Quijote Barcelona is an excellent destination… and you're just in luck!Book your accommodation in our don Quijote Barcelona… more »

No enrollment fee for Summer Camps when booking before May 31!

by Stacey on 3/23/2009 5:05:00 PM

Save on your SummerCamp experience in 2 simplesteps!Step 1- Choose your favorite summer camp destination:Step 2- Request your enrollment fee waiver (for an summer camp arrival in August 2009) when you book and fully… 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 »

Read our Spanish and Latin Culture section... in English and Spanish!

by Stacey on 3/9/2009 2:35:00 PM

We are excited to announce that don Quijote's is updating and translating its Spanish and Latin culture section. Soon you'll be able to read all of the English texts in Spanish and viceversa! To make up for the… more »

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

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

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

Costa Rica declares its 28th biodiversity conservation park

by Stacey on 2/18/2009 9:00:00 AM

Are you looking for reasons to learn Spanish in Costa Rica? Here's one…Last year, the United States forgave Costa Rica's debt of $26 million, much rather preferring the country to use the money towards… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Last Minute Offer: 2009 Dakar Rally for US$999!

by Stacey on 12/16/2008 3:21:00 PM

If you enjoy listening to the engines roar and feel the adrenaline of a head-to-head competition, then you cannot miss the 2009 Dakar Rally Race… in Argentina!Sign up for a 2-week Intensive Spanish Course in… more »

Cervantes Institute opens in Tokyo

by Stacey on 12/1/2008 4:50:00 PM

The Cervantes Institute has inaugurated its new facility in Tokyo. The building will host as many as 12,000 students who want to learn Spanish and discover new things about Spain, out of the 400.000 students in Japan… 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 »

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 »

The U.S. may become the country with the highest Spanish-speaking population

by Stacey on 11/4/2008 12:12:00 AM

Carmen Caffarel, director of Instituto Cervantes, presented the book La Enciclopedia del Español en Estados Unidos in Washington D.C. in a ceremony organized by the Library of Congress a few days ago.The book… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Spanish is Fastest Growing Language on Internet

by Stacey on 8/11/2008 11:36:00 AM

Need another reason to learn Spanish?According to data presented by the Spanish company, our language has tripled its presence on the web over the last 8 years, becoming the third most spoken language on the… more »

Felipe's story: 8 weeks of learning Spanish

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

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

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 »

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 »

Carnival in Santiago de Cuba

by Stacey on 6/10/2008 2:52:00 PM

The carnival of Santiago de Cuba will be from July 21-27, and we hope you don't miss out on learning Spanish in such a vivacious country while experiencing what is considered to be one of the biggest festivities… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Consejos de viaje y recursos gratis cada mes

by Paqui on 4/8/2008 3:14:00 PM

En el boletín de noticias de don Quijote te ofrecemos cada mes consejos y sugerencias para viajar por España y América Latina, además de recursos gratis para que puedas practicar y mantener tu… more »

10% discount on your Spanish course in Mexico

by Celine on 3/12/2008 1:25:00 PM

Check out our newest offer. If you have been thinking about studying Spanish in Mexico, there is no better time than the present. Escape the cold weather and enjoy a relaxing vacation while brushing up your… 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 »

Three great resources for intermediate and advanced students

by Erin on 1/12/2008 1:00:00 PM

I've just discovered three great resources for students and newer practitioners (like myself) of Spanish. All three are projects of Fundéu BBVA , a nonprofit organization formed to "collaborate in the… more »

A quick lesson: expressions / Una lección rápida: expresiones

by Erin on 1/4/2008

From the don Quijote weekly lesson:Expresiones con partes del cuerpo: La caraExpressions using body parts: The face(FORMAL, INFORMAL y luego traducción en inglés)Tener cara de pocos amigos (Tener aspecto serio o… more »

Eager to learn Spanish expressions? Here's the blog you're looking for!

by Erin on 11/21/2007 4:40:00 PM

Every month I surf my way across the web and through the refraneros we keep around the office, searching for the "expression of the month" to be published in don Quijote's monthly newsletter.Today I… more »

About bullfighting - and bullfighting vocabulary you are sure to hear

by Erin on 11/1/2007 4:00:00 PM

One of our interns prepared this article about bullfighting for the English language press in Spain. Much of the vocabulary of the corrida has made its way into everyday Spanish conversation, as colorful metaphor. The… more »

Mexico's dia de los muertos

by Celine on 10/26/2007 1:37:00 PM

El día de los muertos ("the day of the dead") is celebrated on November 1st, throughout Mexico with variations seen in other Latin American countries and other parts of the world. It is a joyous… more »

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

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

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

El Dia de la Hispanidad

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

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

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 »

Travelling across the USA only in Spanish... Follow along on BBC Mundo blog in Spanish

by Erin on 8/24/2007

What happens when you wander across the Southern U.S., from east coast to west coast, asking every person you meet "¿Hablas español?" (Do you speak Spanish?). How many Americans can get by in a conversation in Spanish?… 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 »

From the US press: Second language can provide edge in US job market

by Erin on 7/30/2007 7:10:00 PM

 A recent article from Gannett, a leading US news service, stresses the growing demand for bilingual professionals in the U.S. job market. Recruiters now not only seek conversational skills but the ability to read… more »

The Telegraph on learning a language through immersion

by Erin on 7/26/2007 10:00:00 AM

"I had a wonderful time learning Spanish in Madrid", says Nick Bennett Britton, an IT consultant from Winchester. "After morning lessons, I'd go for long walks in the city, visiting museums, popping… 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 »

Poll Results: You want more lessons, and exercises, and slang and...

by Erin on 7/13/2007 2:21:00 PM

Well, you've spoken!And we're prepared to listen.Our latest poll asked what you'd like to see more of on this blog. 60 readers responded to our poll, and told us what they'd most like to see here on… more »

Who is the most important Spaniard in history?

by Erin on 6/26/2007 7:00:00 AM

King Juan Carlos, according to the 3000 Spaniards who participated in a television show called "The Spaniard of History" in May of 2007.Miguel de Cervantes and Christopher Columbus (why, yes, in fact he was… 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 »

Could you start your immersion in Spanish right where you are?

by Erin on 4/30/2007 9:00:00 AM

I ran across an idea-inspiring article from a US newspaper on the web today. A Spanish teacher from New Jersey took her high school Spanish students on a 20 minute bus ride to a largely Hispanic town, and then sent… 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 »

SICELE, a new international exam and proficiency certificate of Spanish

by Erin on 4/19/2007 9:00:00 AM

A new, international exam and proficiency certificate for the Spanish language was unveiled by Spanish language experts at last month's Congress of Spanish Language Academies in Medellin, Colombia.The new… 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 »

Ah, another easy way to learn Spanish at your keyboard...

by Erin on 4/2/2007 9:00:00 AM

If you haven't yet discovered Pandora, or you didn't know it was well-stocked with Spanish language music, you're in for a treat.Pandora is a free web-based juke-box that lets you set up your own radio… more »

The 10 Best Novels Written in Spanish During the Last 25 Years?

by Erin on 3/28/2007 9:00:00 AM

As part of the celebrations surrounding the 4th International Congress of the Spanish Language, taking place this week in Cartagena de las Indias in Colombia, the Colombian magazine Semana asked 81 writers, literary… 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 »

Learn Spanish by Podcast

by Erin on 3/14/2007 6:51:00 PM

Every time I'd return to the US between language courses, back before I'd even dreamed of living in Spain, I'd struggle to keep all I'd learned in Spain in tip-top shape.I've just checked out two… more »

Expresiones en español: partes del cuerpo

by Erin on 3/2/2007 8:00:00 AM

¿Sabes que quiere decir "buscarle tres pies al gato"?Acabo de encontrar un listado de expresiones divertidas y comunes en una lección de nuestra comunidad de miembros.¿Las has oido alguna… 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 »

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 »

Te Quiero - En más de 40 idiomas

by Erin on 2/13/2007 8:00:00 AM

Our collection of "te quieros" has grown to over 40 languages. I've added the newest translations from the comments box to the original post. Keep 'em coming and we'll keep posting them. Thanks… 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 »

Spanglish Anyone?

by Celine on 1/23/2007 11:05:00 AM

Spanglish is a modern phenomenon which seems to be taking over a large part of Spanish-speaking USA!Ejemplo:Anita: Hola, good morning, cómo estás?Mark: Well, y tú?Anita: Todo bien. Pero tuve… more »

Spanglish Anyone?

by Celine on 1/23/2007 11:05:00 AM

Spanglish is a modern phenomenon which seems to be taking over a large part of Spanish-speaking USA!Ejemplo:Anita: Hola, good morning, cómo estás?Mark: Well, y tú?Anita: Todo bien. Pero tuve… more »

Blog Poll Results: Is Spanish Sexist?

by Erin on 1/7/2007 11:52:00 PM

Is Spanish sexist?Our blog poll says no.We asked what you thought about the recent storm of editorial and forum debates sparked in part by the RAE's new Diccionario Esencial. One side of the debate called for the… more »

Welcome to the Museum of Spanish Horrors

by Erin on 12/31/2006 8:00:00 AM

I stumbled across a nice feature on the Instituto Cervantes site the other day: The Museo de Horrores, a collection of errors commonly made by native speakers and students of Spanish. It's worth checking out, even… 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 »

Making a New Year's resolution to improve your Spanish?

by Erin on 12/26/2006 6:00:00 AM

A recent comment on an old post prompted me to bump that old post up to the top here. Last year around this time, our teachers put together a list of 10 tips to help you come through on your New Year's resolution… more »

The Guardian: Is language a barrier for monolingual grads seeking work?

by Erin on 12/22/2006 9:00:00 AM

The Education Guardian recently published a thought-provoking article about languages and jobs: Language barrier blocks British graduates.The article quotes Bill Houston, director of the undergrad international… more »

Got a minute? Practice your Spanish - Playing Hangman or Wordsearch Online

by Erin on 12/20/2006

Got a minute? How about a quick online game of hangman in Spanish?Checking out the word of the day on the don Quijote site, I just stumbled across the games page. Not a bad way to practice Spanish vocabulary and… more »

Who wants to learn Spanish? 14 million of us, worldwide, according to the Cervantes

by Erin on 12/13/2006 7:00:00 AM

In October the Instituto Cervantes released a new 900 page volume titled "The Encyclopedia of Spanish in the world" (El enciclopedia del español en el mundo).Published in honor of the 15th anniversary of the… more »

Ya se puede decir "internet" - The New "Essential Dictionary of Spanish"

by Erin on 12/11/2006 10:00:00 AM

It's official! You can now officially use "internet", "rap" and "chat" in your Spanish conversations and homework. If your teacher complains, tell her or him to take it up with the… 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 »

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 »

A word a day for advanced students - and another for beginners

by Erin on 11/2/2006 4:51:00 PM

A few weeks ago I signed up for a Word of the Day I am truly enjoying. The daily definition hits my mailbox compliments of El Castellano's words come complete with history and etymology.… 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 »

Poll Results: Why Study Spanish?

by Erin on 10/11/2006 7:19:00 PM

Poll results are in! And a new poll is up.We asked why someone choosing a foreign language to study should choose Spanish.Here's what 44 of you told us:You can use it travelling to a long list of… more »

Meet Our Teachers: Today from Guanajuato, we present Aracely

by Erin on 9/19/2006 10:46:00 AM

In this week's interview with a don Quijote teacher, we stop by the don Quijote school in Guanajuato, México, to talk a while with Aracely Judith Hernández Delgado:How long have you been teaching… more »

Results of our first poll: What do you think of Spanglish?

by Erin on 9/17/2006 5:07:00 PM

The results are in! We've closed our first poll.We asked: What do you think of Spanglish?Here's what you told us.Of the 60 visitors who voted:55% (33 voters) consider Spanglish a dangerous threat to the Spanish… more »

This Week's Joke in Spanish

by Erin on 9/6/2006 2:12:00 PM

I chuckled at this week's Joke in Spanish, published in the Weekly Lesson. It's a Spanish language "who's on first", if you're familiar with the old Abbott & Costello routine in… more »

80 Years Old and Learning Spanish

by Erin on 9/1/2006 10:00:00 AM

Part of what I do here at don Quijote is watch the news for articles about Spanish learning, Spanish courses and the Spanish language.Today I ran into this story about an 80 year old woman who just finished a Spanish… more »

Radio Tango from Buenos Aires - Tango Music and Conversation in Spanish

by Erin on 8/22/2006

I know I swore allegiance to Spain's Radio Nacional, RNE3, in a previous post, but I've found a great way to mix up both my background music and my Spanish - Radio Tango of Buenos Aires, an Argentinean radio… more »

Cafe Babel: a Euro webzine in Spanish (or English, or French, or...)

by Erin on 8/18/2006 9:44:00 AM

If European culture, and current events and controversy interest you, especially if you'd like to combine those interests with your interest in the Spanish language, you'll enjoy Café Babel.Published in… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Moja przygoda w Salamance!!!

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

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

Nationalities of students of Spanish

by Paqui on 1/25/2006 11:07:00 AM

When thinking about studying Spanish abroad, many students are concerned about who will be their fellow students. Here are some data of students at don Quijote Spanish schools.This week students from 38 different… 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 »

Is Your New Year's Resolution to Learn Spanish?

by Paqui on 1/11/2006 1:49:00 PM

Top 10 Tips on How to Learn Spanish or Any Foreign Language:Set realistic expectations. When you begin to learn a new language, you will make mistakes and you will not understand everything. It's perfectly natural.… more »

Spanish in Norway

by Paqui on 12/9/2005

Spanish language is gaining importance in the world. I have already writen posts about Spanish teaching jobs in Canada and USA, demand for teachers of Spanish in China, and about prizes for teachers of Spanish… more »

500 vacancies for Spanish Teachers in Canada and USA

by Paqui on 12/2/2005 10:55:00 AM

En el marco del programa de movilidad de profesores del Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia ha convocado para el curso 2006-2007, 500 plazas para profesores de español en Estados Unidos y Canadá.Los… more »

Spanish Christmas Carols

by Paqui on 11/25/2005 11:40:00 AM

The time for Christmas songs is almost upon us. In my city, Salamanca, they are already starting to put up Christmas lights on the streets, and shop windows already display Christmas decorations along side all sorts of… more »

Christmas holiday in Spain

by Paqui on 11/21/2005 5:06:00 PM

  What about spending Christmas holidays in Spain?Most Spanish schools will be closed on Christmas, but if you are thinking about coming to Spain in December you can join a Spanish course at don Quijote schools… more »

El Spanglish Existe

by Paqui on 11/16/2005 11:02:00 AM

Sabemos que el Spanglish existe porque lo hemos oido alguna vez. Podriamos definirlo como esa mezcla explosiva de inglés y español, que identifica a los latinos afincados en los Estados Unidos, pero por… more »

Teaching Spanish Punctuation

by Paqui on 11/7/2005

One of the main characteristics of Spanish language is its punctuation, in Spanish there are openning question and exclamation marks which do not exist in other languages.The beginning of a question in Spanish is… more »

Getting University Credits

by Tini on 10/26/2005 1:32:00 PM

Did you know that you can easily get academic credit for your course in Spain? If you are studying at university and you take a course in a don Quijote school you may obtain academic credits for your Spanish course… 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 »

Spanish Dictionary for SMS - Diccionario Español de SMS

by Paqui on 10/7/2005 4:16:00 PM

hexo x ti y xa ti, tú pones las reglas es el título de un nuevo diccionario de español.Si no entiendes lo que significa, no es que no sepas español, es que no conoces la nueva jerga que… more »

Spanish Teachers Needed in China

by Paqui on 10/4/2005 1:00:00 PM

As demand for learning Spanish grows in China, need for teachers of Spanish becomes more urgent. 25 Universities in China offer already programs of Spanish language. However, the insufficient number of Spanish… 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 »

Hola, me llamo Subjuntivo

by Yolanda on 9/2/2005 2:24:00 PM

La mayoría de los estudiantes me conocen, pero no soy muy popular entre ellos, muchos me tienen miedo, otros respeto y otros me ignoran. ¿Qué puedo hacer? Sé que soy muy negativo en mis… 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 »

Studying in Sevilla - Studeren in Sevilla

by Mirjam on 8/19/2005 4:35:00 PM

Van vorig jaar september tot februari ben ik op uitwisseling geweest naar Sevilla. Ik doe de Hogere Europese Beroepen Opleiding en in Sevilla volgde ik communicatie vakken aan de Facultad de Comunicación. Ik had… more »

Brasil busca 24.000 profesores de español

by Paqui on 8/18/2005 4:52:00 PM

El español está ganando importancia en Brasil como lengua extranjera. El gobierno brasileño ha aprobado una nueva ley por la cual se ofrecerán clases de español a los alumnos de… 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 »

Tips for the Spanish verbs ser and estar

by Paqui on 8/1/2005 11:14:00 AM

No es lo mismo ser que estar…One of the most difficult lessons when learning or teaching Spanish, is the difference between the two Spanish verbs: Ser and Estar, since both verbs translate as the unique English… more »

Games with Spanish words

by Paqui on 7/28/2005 10:15:00 AM

Learn Spanish vocabulary playing word search or the hang man with Spanish words. A good way to teach Spanish to children too.Here is an example, find the names of these animals in Spanish:Now try with other words,… 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 »

Vocabulary for the Family - Vocabulario para la Familia

by Paqui on 7/21/2005 5:52:00 PM

A short lesson about how to talk about your family in Spanish.Words to know:Father: padreMother: madreGrandfather/Grandmother: abuelo/aBrother: hermanoSister: hermanaUncle: tíoAunt: tíaCousin: primo or… more »

Common Mistakes in Spanish

by Paqui on 7/21/2005 11:37:00 AM

Here are some common mistakes which you should try to avoid when speaking or writing in Spanish:Femenine nouns with masculine articlesThe word eagle, in Spanish "águila " is a feminine noun, however… more »

Course for Teachers of Spanish

by Paqui on 7/19/2005 5:53:00 PM

If you are a teacher of Spanish as foreign language and Spanish is not your mother tongue, you will know already how important it is to refresh your language skills, to renew your didactic resources and to practice the… more »

Read a book in Spanish!

by Paqui on 7/12/2005 10:35:00 AM

I am reading "el origen perdido" (The lost origin) by Matilde Asensi, a thrilling fiction story in which hackers, Inca civilisations, pyramids, and ancient languages of Latin America like Quechua and Aimara… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The best Spanish dictionary - El mejor diccionario del español

by Paqui on 6/17/2005 4:47:00 PM

Choosing which is the best Spanish dictionary will depend a lot on your aim and needs, as well as on your level of Spanish. But these are some useful tips to take into account:Para elegir el diccionario de… 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 »

Teaching method of don Quijote - Método didáctico de don Quijote

by Cari on 6/10/2005 12:07:00 AM

don Quijote has developed an open, flexible and interactive method of teaching, drawing on our years of experience, our understanding of the cognitive process of language learning, and our continual reflection on the… 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 »

Study and work in Spain - Estudia y Trabaja en España

by Paqui on 6/6/2005 12:40:00 AM

To help you afford your stay abroad and gain professional experience in Spain don Quijote offers you a new program to Work and Study in Spain. You can take a language course at any don Quijote school (6 weeks minimum)… more »

Learn the months of the year in Spanish

by Paqui on 6/3/2005 4:21:00 PM

Start learning some Spanish right now! These are the months of the year in Spanish, you'll see you can learn it easily:¡Empieza a aprender español ahora mismo! Estos son los meses del año,… more »

Spanish Proverbs

by profesor7 on 5/10/2005 2:28:00 PM

Uno de los proverbios del español más importante es: "dónde fueres haz lo que vieres", "when in Rome do as the romans do". Ténlo muy en cuenta cuando te animes a conocer… more »