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Best Day Trips from Valencia

by alison.chou on Friday, August 12, 2016

Valencia is a city that never gets old, but for those moments when you’re yearning for a change of scenery, check out these can’t-miss day trips. For our students studying in Valencia , we have two words for you: lucky you! Valencia has everything you could ever desire: beautiful beaches, perfect climate, bustling metropolitan life, and a unique charm that’s part contemporary, part traditional, but all Mediterranean. And for when you’re yearning to step out of city life for an exciting day trip, you’re only a quick car or train ride away from some amazing sites, impressive naturescapes and idyllic towns. Here are some of our recommendations for some of the best day trips from Valencia … read more »

Las mejores excursiones de un día desde Valencia

by Diego on Thursday, August 11, 2016

Valencia es una ciudad que nunca pasa de moda pero, para esos momentos en los que deseas un cambio de aires, te proponemos estas excursiones de un día. Tenemos dos palabras para nuestros estudiantes de Valencia : ¡Qué suerte! Valencia cuenta con todo lo que puedas desear: hermosas playas, clima perfecto,  una animada vida metropolitana, y un encanto único que es parte contemporáneo y en parte tradicional, pero todo mediterráneo. Y si tienes ganas de cambiar de aires, sólo tienes que tomar un coche o un tren y  rápidamente llegarás a  algunos lugares increíbles, verás paisajes impresionantes y pueblos idílicos. Estas son algunas de nuestras recomendaciones para que pases un estupendo día de excursión por los alrededores de Valencia … read more »

Consejos para sobrevivir al mes de agosto en España

by alison.chou on Friday, July 29, 2016

Te contamos todo lo que necesitas saber para sobrevivir al calor y a las multitudes este agosto. … read more »

How to Survive August in Spain

by alison.chou on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

We’re bringing you everything you need to know about how to survive the heat and the crowds this August. If you are learning Spanish in Spain this summer, it's important that you know how to make the most of the month of August. Some Spaniards take a whole month of vacation , pack their bags and take off to the beach.  Regardless of age or social status, there are many who engage in this “summer migration”: there are the employed taking their well-deserved vacation days, the retired looking to get a change of scenery, and of course the students who so eagerly look forward to their summer vacation. Understandably, for foreigners who come to Spain, it can be a bit strange to find some cities emptier and quieter than usual or their towns suddenly saturated with Spaniards that usually do not live there but that are spending their vacation there, just like any other tourist … read more »

Summer Cinema in Spain

by Becca on Friday, July 15, 2016

Summer cinema in Spain has always had a certain element of sentimentality. For many, attending outdoor movies is more an excuse to enjoy a warm summer night than anything else; in fact, it's safe to say that for many Spaniards, their earliest memories are wrapped up in the nostalgia of a summer night spent outside at the park in front of a movie screen. … read more »

Cines de verano en España

by Diego on Thursday, July 14, 2016

Los cines de verano en España siempre han tenido cierto componente sentimental. Son más que una excusa para poder pasar una tarde de verano; de hecho sabemos que los primeros recuerdos de bastante españoles están ligados a una noche frente a una pantalla en un parque… read more »

Summer in Madrid and Need to Study? Follow our Survival Guide!

by alison.chou on Thursday, July 07, 2016

It’s summertime in Madrid, which means two things: it’s ridiculously hot out, and the city is bursting with things to see and do! Here in Madrid , summertime is lived out on the streets. If you’re a student with our don Quijote School, however, it also means you’ve got to dedicate some time to studying. While studying Spanish is great, we understand the challenges students face during the summer months… Maybe your weekend study plans went out the window with those last-minute tickets to that music festival. Or perhaps you’re itching to finish studying early so you can grab a spot on that hot new rooftop bar.  Or let us guess: your apartment doesn’t have air-conditioning, thus leaving your attempt to study at home feeling more like a Bikram yoga session… read more »

Donde estudiar en Madrid en verano

by Diego on Wednesday, July 06, 2016

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#ViveElEspañol and win a Polaroid

by Diego on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Many of you are already in the don Quijote schools and destinations that you have chosen to learn Spanish. No doubt you are having unforgettable experiences getting to know a new culture, and of course capturing every second of your entire stay by posting and sharing to your social networks. Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter ... All rife with beautiful photos of that building, monument, or plaza that caught your attention and that you'll always remember fondly when you think back on your Spanish course. … read more »

#ViveElEspañol y gana una Polaroid

by Diego on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Muchos de vosotros  ya estáis en las escuelas, en el destino que habéis elegido para aprender español. Seguro que estáis viviendo momentos inolvidables  conociendo una nueva cultura y más seguro aún que estáis captando cada segundo de toda vuestra estancia y subiéndolo a vuestras redes. Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter … Todas ellas estarán plagadas de buenos recuerdos y de aquel edificio, monumento plaza… que os llamó la atención y que recordaréis con cariño cuando rememoréis vuestro curso de español… read more »

Meet Our Teachers: Cristina Martín of don Quijote Madrid

by Becca on Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Today we would like to introduce you to Cristina Martin, a teacher at don Quijote Madrid , we’ve asked her about her experience as a Spanish teacher. Would you like to meet her?… read more »

Conoce a nuestros profesores: Cristina Martín, de don Quijote Madrid

by Diego on Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Hoy os presentamos a Cristina Martín, profesora en don Quijote Madrid , le hemos preguntado sobre su experiencia como profesora de español ¿Queréis conocerla?… read more »

The Royal Academy of Spanish Declares War on Anglicisms

by Becca on Friday, June 03, 2016

The work of a true scholar of the Royal Academy of Spanish should be thankless and misunderstood. News about the inclusion of a controversial word in the dictionary comes out every year, or news about criticism of some definition of it... or about the repeated fight against the misuse of our language, or about the use of foreign words as if they were a plague… read more »

La RAE declara la guerra a los anglicismos

by Diego on Thursday, June 02, 2016

El trabajo de un erudito de la Real Academia de la Lengua Española debe ser ingrato e incomprendido. No hay año en el que no sea noticia por la inclusión de algún término polémico en el diccionario, por las críticas a alguna definición del mismo… o por su reiterada lucha en contra del mal uso de nuestra lengua o de los términos extranjeros, que son plaga… read more »

Enjoy Madrid's Book Fair!

by Diego on Monday, May 30, 2016

Those who love to read in Madrid , have an event in the city every year that they just can’t miss: the Feria del Libro (Book Fair), celebrated in the famous Parque del Retiro. This year the event celebrates its 75 anniversary spreading culture through the pages of its many books… read more »

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