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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

News: Portugal seeks Spanish teachers

by Stacey on 4/15/2009 4:41:00 PM

The growing interest in learning Spanish by Portugal's public school students has left the country in serious need for qualified teachers.The Portguese Ministry of Education found itself with no choice but to… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Winner of a two week Spanish course in Spain!!

by Celine on 2/22/2008 1:10:00 PM

In September 2007, we held a contest in our Monthly Newsletter offering a student the possibility to win a free Spanish course at don Quijote. We are very happy to announce our winner.Twenty-four year old Kamila… 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 »

Teacher Appreciation Week

by Celine on 5/4/2007 12:10:00 AM

We can't forget that the week of May 6 - May 12 is Teacher Appreciation Week, a time to draw attention to the important role teachers play in making sure every student receives the quality education they deserve.… 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 »

Wine Tasting in Salamanca

by Celine on 4/16/2007 12:47:00 AM

Last week I attended one of our wine tasting classes at don Quijote Salamanca to see what it was all about. I was pleasantly surprised!! In one class I learned more about Spanish wine than I have in the 2 and a half… more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Meet our Teachers: Rebeca from Guanjuato

by Erin on 9/29/2006 1:40:00 PM

Continuing our Meet our Teachers interviews with don Quijote profes, we linger in Mexico.While in Guanajuato, we talk a while with Rebeca Aguilar Jimenez, who recommends a book for students of Spanish while she warmly… 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 »

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

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

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

The Differences Between Home and Spain

by Maquil on 8/4/2006 10:48:00 AM

When you come to a different country there are certain things that stand out for you, but these things will not be the same for everyone. During my stay here in Spain I have gone around trying to find out what people… more »

So what's all this fuss about Study Abroad?

by Erin on 7/29/2006

don Quijote prepared this editorial for a US-based Study Abroad site and we thought we'd share it here with all of you, too:Surely each of us has listened to the tale of a friend's semester or academic year… more »

Looking for a chance to speak Spanish? Try Meetup

by Erin on 7/20/2006 2:04:00 PM

As I sat here readying myself to post some tips about learning Spanish, ways I try to sound more naturally Spanish after more than 2 years in Spain, it occurred to me that you might not be learning Spanish surrounded… 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 »

My Trip to Toledo

by Maquil on 5/31/2006 4:59:00 PM

After my first week in the lovely city of Salamanca, I went on a little excursion with my school (don Quijote) to Toledo. Since we left at 8 in the morning, the bus ride there was really quite. Everyone was very tried,… 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 »

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 »

Noêl en Espagne

by Carine on 1/9/2006 11:14:00 AM

En Espagne, les fêtes de Nöel commencent à la mi-décembre et se clôturent en beauté le 6 janvier, le «jour des rois». En effet, même si «Papa… 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 »

Carta de un Estudiante de Español

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

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

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 »

The story of Yasue in Spain

by Paqui on 11/30/2005 5:02:00 PM

I can say that "my hobby is to learn foreign languages". It was then, natural for me to travel abroad to practice my English or Spanish during my life at University.Discovering Spain was specially exciting.… 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 »

¡Qué pasa in Salamanca?

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

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

Where's Fidel?

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

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

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 »

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 »

Lee's Blog Part III - Coming to an End

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

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

Diary of a Beginner in Salamanca

by Lee on 8/5/2005 11:01:00 AM

My name is Lee and I'm from county Wicklow in Ireland. This is the story of my first Spanish class Upon arriving in Spain from Ireland, I knew how to say:Hola, por favor, gracias and no habla español!… more »

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 »

Our Students this Week

by Paqui on 7/26/2005 4:29:00 PM

This week we have students from 61 different countries in our Spanish schools of Madrid, Barcelona, Salamanca, Seville, Tenerife, Valencia, Granada (Spain) and Guanajuato (Mexico). Welcome to all our students… more »

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 »

Welcome Dinner Pictures

by Paqui on 7/18/2005 12:49:00 AM

We have a new section in our blog: welcome dinner pictures where we will post the photos of our just-arrived students.Every week the school invites the new students to a dinner on their first monday of course so that… more »

Who's in our schools this week?

by Paqui on 7/13/2005 9:56:00 AM

Have you ever wondered who's learning Spanish at our schools, right now?This week we have students from 55 countries! Holland, Brazil, UK, Germany, Italy, USA, Denmark, Canada, Sweden, Ireland, China, Finland,… more »

Information about Spanish Courses

by Paqui on 7/6/2005 9:44:00 AM

If you are interested in learning Spanish and or if you are thinking about taking a course in a Spanish Speaking country the first thing you will need is as much information as possible about the different places where… more »

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 »

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 »

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 »