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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Teacher Appreciation Week 2008

by Stacey on 5/8/2008 1:19:00 PM

This week is dedicated to honoring the people that help contribute in making a difference in the world by molding, guiding, enlightening and inspiring the minds of the future. And because teachers are special, it is… more »

Do you teach Spanish?

by Paqui on 5/28/2007 11:38:00 AM

If your answer is yes, congratulations! We have a special deal for you this summer.At don Quijote Spanish schools we want to reward Spanish teachers, instructors, and professors with a special offer this… 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 »

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 »

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 »

A Spanish Student Reading List - Compliments of don Quijote Teachers

by Erin on 11/13/2006 8:00:00 AM

Here's the list of books our teachers recommended for intermediate level students eager to read in Spanish in our Meet the Teachers interviews:Sin Noticias de Gurb by Eduardo Mendoza, recommended by Ana… more »

Meet our Teachers - Ana from Salamanca

by Erin on 11/4/2006 10:00:00 AM

Today, from Salamanca, we introduce you to Ana García Martín.How long have you been teaching Spanish?Since 1994.What do you like most about your profession?What I like most is seeing that the students are… more »

Why would don Quijote give away 20 Spanish courses?

by Erin on 11/3/2006 6:09:00 PM

Here's how we announced our 4th annual Scholarship Programme, launched last week, in our Weekly Lesson newsletter: We've just launched our 4th annual Fundación don Quijote Scholarship Programme. First… more »

Meet Our Teachers: Lauris of Tenerife

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

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

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 »

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 »

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 »

A Bit of Reward for Teachers

by Paqui on 4/12/2006 11:58:00 AM

Teacher Appreciation Week 2006 from May 7th to May 13th 2006 will give you the opportunity to show your appreciation for the most important teachers in your life. This is the perfect time to let your teachers know how… 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 »

Teacher Workshops in New York

by Paqui on 1/3/2006 10:38:00 AM

The College of Mount Saint Vincent in NYC will held the 2nd Teacher Workshop for high school foreign language teachers to be held on March 10, 2006.This one-day enrichment workshop will have presentations from groups… 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 »

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 »

Subtitles for learning languages

by Paqui on 12/1/2005 12:23:00 AM

Using audiovisual materials is always advisable in teaching a foreign language. Besides the traditional listening comprenhension, or watching films, new techniques such as creating subtitles for a documentary or a film… more »

Mi vida como profesora de español

by Maria on 11/15/2005 3:15:00 PM

¡ya estamos terminando 2005! El tiempo ha pasado muy deprisa… Dicen que cuando disfrutas y lo pasas bien, el tiempo pasa muy rápido y puedo asegurar que es verdad; los estudiantes cuando terminan su… more »

Introducing the New Pan-Hispanic Dictionary

by Paqui on 11/10/2005

The new Pan-hispanic dictionary of doubts or Diccionario Panhispánico de Dudas (DPD) has just been presented today in Madrid. The dictionary has been compiled by the 22 academies of Spanish speaking countries and seeks… 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 »

Resources for the Spanish Class

by Paqui on 11/4/2005

Here is an example of a lesson plan for beginners in Spanish, you'll find more lesson plans and activities for Spanish classes in this website with Spanish teacher resourcesEach activity is displayed in a card which… more »

Studying Spanish in Madrid (James Wong, Ireland)

by Mirjam on 10/31/2005 11:41:00 AM

Over the past two weeks I have enjoyed my stay in Madrid very much. I've found the whole athmosphere in don Quijote to be quite refreshing with a lovely mixture of people and cultures.For me coming to Madrid to… more »

Spanish lesson plans

by Paqui on 10/28/2005

El rincón del profe is a specialised website for teachers of Spanish offering resources such as lesson plans for your Spanish class.Thelesson plans and class activities are classified into 4 different levels, you'll… more »

Want to be a Spanish Teacher in China?

by Paqui on 10/25/2005 12:41:00 AM

Demand for learning Spanish is growing in China, but there are not enough Spanish teachers in the country. Chinese universities and Spanish teaching institutions are unable to satisfy demand of students wanting to… 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 »

One Word I Won't Easily Forget: Garrafón

by Christophe on 9/20/2005 9:36:00 AM

Hola tios!As you can see my Spanish is getting better by the day! Classes are actually fun here at don Quijote. Granted, learning grammar is always a stuffy business, but the professors here have already been a great… 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 »

Teaching and writing

by Paqui on 8/16/2005 12:10:00 AM

Ana Maria Sanchez Díaz de Collantes combines teaching Spanish with writing, she the author of several books and articles about literature. One of her latest works is Faltaba áfrica, a travel book which is… more »

Celebrating 400 years of don Quixote de la Mancha

by Paqui on 7/29/2005 1:41:00 PM

One of the most important cultural events in Spain this year is the celebration of the 4th centenary of the book don Quixote. 400 years after it was published it is still the most famous Spanish literary work,… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »