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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

"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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »