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Latin America is the Happiest Place in the World

by Dilek on Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Is being happy directly related to social welfare and a high standard of living strongly associated with developed countries? Considering the results obtained from an international survey conducted by Gallup Inc., this might not always be the case.  … read more »

Exciting Latin American Destinations

by Dilek on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Latin America , full of excitement and passion, is a promising destination for travelers, investors and students. Here is a short summary of five Latin American cities that the world has taken a great interest in… read more »

Best Time to Visit Chile and Learn Spanish

by Dilek on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Chile , lies from north to south on the very west part of South America is neighbors with Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. Within various options to enjoy you can go skiing and continue chilling out at golden beaches next to Pacific Ocean… read more »

The Best Novels of Latin American Boom

by Dilek on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Boom Movement in Latin America could be the turning point that lead to an innovation in literature. Between 1960’s and 1970’s, Latin America was suffering from the authoritarian military regimes and most of the writers had to leave their countries. Their literary works became the voice and the protest of their people… read more »

Read Comics to Learn Spanish

by Dilek on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

To learn Spanish by reading comics and improve yourself in such a short time is not a dream and %100 fun guaranteed. Some students are good at recalling what they hear, some what they write, and some of them what they read. The last group is usually better at learning a language with visual aid, and comics might be the perfect material for them to study Spanish … read more »

The Economics of Learning a Language

by Hannah Ryan on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

In this harsh economic climate, taking the time and effort to learn a language seems a silly diversion, right? WRONG! It turns out, that prospective employers really value linguistic abilities, and that appreciation translates to your paycheck!… read more »

The Importance of Spanish in Investment World

by Dilek on Friday, May 11, 2012

A recent study shows that Latin America is on the rise for long term international investments and the importance of Spanish language. … read more »

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

by John Bascombe on Thursday, May 3, 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 »

London 2012: Going for Gold!

by John Bascombe on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The London 2012 Olympic Games starts in exactly 100 days (and as a Londoner, I am very excited!). While preparations are still underway in England, athletes everywhere are getting ready for the biggest sporting competition in the world. The Juegos Olímpicos promise to be a very exciting event, and here are some Spanish speaking athletes to look for, all with great chances for that medalla de oro !… read more »

Latin America News Bulletin

by John Bascombe on Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I couldn’t decide what to write about this week; a lot has been going on in Spain that, not being very economically minded, I thought I’d leave to the experts. So I turned to Latin America for a topic, and found an abundance!… read more »

Speak like an Argentine

by Dilek on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Although Argentina's official language is Spanish, Argentine Spanish is different from the Spanish spoken in Spain. In some ways it sounds more like Italian than Spanish and it is called Rioplatense Spanish or River Plate Spanish . It is a dialect spoken mainly in and around the areas of Buenos Aires , La Plata, Mar del Plata, Santa Fe and Rosario in Argentina, Montevideo in Uruguay, and far south of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil… read more »

Studying in Salamanca- a student's standpoint

by John Bascombe on Thursday, November 24, 2011

There are obvious benefits to studying Spanish . The fact that it is the world’s second most widely spoken language, in terms of native speakers, is reason enough for most people to try their hand at it. And with an ever increasing presence on a global scale, knowledge of Spanish is an incredibly useful tool that can offer speakers a range of employment opportunities… read more »

Spanish across the world

by Amy Lambert on Thursday, February 24, 2011

Did you know that over 300 million people in the world speak Spanish as their first language?… 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 »

don Quijote contributes to Haiti victims

by Stephen Maher on Monday, February 1, 2010

Gloria de Castro, professor at don Quijote Salamanca , along with other local poets and musicians performed at the Automobile Museum this past Friday night in Salamanca, Spain . The recital brought close to 30 performers with nearly 100 in attendance. Proceeds went to the victims from the earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, Haiti January 12th, 2010… read more »

Experience Mexico for 15% less!

by Stacey on Thursday, November 26, 2009

Would you like to study Spanish this spring on the shores of the Pacific Ocean or on the warm waters of the Caribbean?… 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 »

Discover our Spanish and Latin Culture section!

by Stacey on Monday, March 9, 2009

We are proud to announce the updating and translating of our Spanish and Latin culture section... You can now read all of the English texts in Spanish and vice versa! … read more »

Last Minute Offer: 2009 Dakar Rally…for US$999!

by Stacey on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

If you enjoy listening to the engines roar and feel the adrenaline of a head-to-head competition, then you cannot miss the 2009 Dakar Rally Race... in Argentina !… read more »

don Quijote is now in Facebook

by Stacey on Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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 its own Facebook page!… read more »

Special Birthday Offer: Study in Dominican Republic in 2009 and only pay 1994 prices!

by Stacey on Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Our don Quijote schools in Dominican Republic are turning 15 years old in 2009… and we want you to take part in our birthday celebration!… read more »

Our 2009 Spanish course prices are now available!

by Stacey on Thursday, November 6, 2008

We have just finished uploading our 2009 price list on our website!… read more »

Save on your next course in Mexico!

by Stacey on Thursday, October 2, 2008

Live an unforgettable cultural immersion in a vibrant and colorful country: Mexico!… 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 »

Jumpstart your in-country learning – with 4 months free access to our online Spanish course!

by Stacey on Sunday, July 13, 2008

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… read more »

Der einzigartige Machu Piccu

by Paqui on Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Machu Picchu ist eine Präcolumbianische Stadt, die von den Inkas im 15. Jahrhundert erbaut wurde. Sie befindet sich 2,430m hoch, auf einer Bergkette in den Anden, in der peruanischen Uramabaschlucht, ca 70 Km nordwestlich von Cusco… read more »