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What's the Difference between European and Latin American Spanish?!

by John Bascombe on Thursday, May 03, 2012

Well, how long is a piece of string?! While this is a very common question amongst Spanish learners (the regional differences, not the string one I hope!), there really is no definite answer. Do Americans not understand Aussies?! Can Canadians and Brits not communicate?! It’s the same principal with Spanish; yes there are differences, but linguistic variety is the spice of life! … read more »

Dulcinea, Music for Don Quijote!

by Stephen Maher on Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Monday, March 8th, at 10AM and 12PM , matinee shows of the music from Don Quijote de la Mancha will be performed at the Teatro Liceo, Salamanca. This is a great opportunity for tourists, or anyone with the morning off. The Liceo was part of the cultural development in Salamanca that contributed to winning the 2002 European City of Culture honor… read more »

Ruta Quetzal BBVA 2010 sponsored by don Quijote!

by Stephen Maher on Monday, February 15, 2010

Geared towards gifted Spanish students, don Quijote schools will participate in sponsoring the 2010 annual adventure with Ruta Quetzal BBVA to Spain and Mexico. The Ruta Quetzal BBVA excursion will fuse cultural experiences on a mission to explore Spain´s Camino de Santiago and the Mayan ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula. The trip will bridge the gap between Spain and Latin America and connect exceptional students from Spain , Portugal, Brazil, South America , and Central America … read more »

Hola Salamanca...

by Amy Lambert on Thursday, January 28, 2010

My name is Charlotte and I am from Brighton, England. I am currently in my third year of a degree in Spanish and Italian, and as part of this degree we are required to spend the third year living abroad improving our language skills. I spent the first half of the year studying in Rome, but now I am here in Salamanca as one of the two new interns at the head office of Don Quijote. My duties include translating texts for the English version of the website, as well as creating some of the articles which you read, on anything from Federico Garcia Lorca to La Rioja wines (something I have developed a bit of a passion for during my time in Spain…..)!… read more »

Emma Ferrer participates in don Quijote's Spanish programs!

by Stacey on Monday, August 03, 2009

16-year old Emma Ferrer is studying Spanish in our summer camp in Granada and very kindly agreed to answer a few interview questions for donQuijote.org . Oh, and did we mention that she’s the granddaughter of legendary actress Audrey Hepburn and multifaceted actor Mel Ferrer? … read more »

Cervantes Institute to celebrate world's first

by Stacey on Wednesday, June 17, 2009

June 20th, 2009 marks the first annual Día del español "Spanish Language Day" celebration in all of the Instituto Cervantes branches throughout the world. The purpose of this day is to establish a meeting point for Spanish speakers and to increase the visibility of the Spanish language, validating it as aninternational means of communication. An event to be enjoyed by the whole family family and visitors, Instituto Cervantes has organized a series of activities around Spanish words, their diversity and how they are perceived which begin at 11am local time of each branch… read more »

Cervantes Institute to teach Spanish to Starbucks workers

by Stacey on Tuesday, June 16, 2009

(To read in Spanish, click here ) Spain's Cervantes Institute will teach Spanish to some 100,000 Starbucks workers throughout the United States. By virtue of an agreement signed Tuesday 26 May of 2009, those 100,000 workers will be able to learn Spanish via the Institute's online Virtual Spanish Classroom (Aula Virtual de Español) , or AVE… read more »

Videos of don Quijote's Summer Camps!

by Stacey on Monday, June 08, 2009

Our Summer Camp programs in Barcelona , Salamanca , Sevilla , Madrid , Granada , Valencia , Guanajuato and Marbella (with 3 camps: Albergue , Alborán , Aleman !) perfectly coordinate your child’s class schedule with social and leisure activities they will enjoy participating in as they are immersed learning a language that would last them a lifetime… read more »

Health Warning for H1N1 Flu in Mexico - removed!

by Stacey on Monday, May 25, 2009

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 precautions, our schools in Mexico did not suffer any incidents! … read more »

Save on your Summer Camp experience with no enrollmente fee!

by Stacey on Monday, May 11, 2009

Save on your Summer Camp experience in 2 simple steps! … read more »

Learn Spanish and dance Flamenco in Madrid and Granada

by Stacey on Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Flamenco is a genuine Spanish art; to be more precise - a genuine Southern Spanish art… read more »

Cultural Agenda ¿Qué pasa en...?

by Stacey on Monday, February 09, 2009

Activities and Excursions in don Quijote schools Want to take up a dance class? Interested in watching a movie? Take a complementary Spanish culture course or go on an excursion. Consult the agenda and start planning your after-class cultural activities!… read more »

Special Offer: Study Spanish in Mexico!

by Stacey on Thursday, September 25, 2008

Experience the exotic culture of Mexico while you learn Spanish … read more »

Live Spanish in Salamanca, Ciudad del Español

by Stacey on Thursday, September 04, 2008

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 city… read more »