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Rita and Her Truck

by suzanne.pope on Monday, March 06, 2017

We met Rita in Salamanca at don Quijote Spanish School and were instantly drawn to her charismatic charm . She is a playful, friendly woman full of love for life and travel. When she told us her story featuring her big yellow truck we just had to know more. Read below for our interview with Rita and discover why she left home for the road with her trusty yellow truck. Conocimos a Rita en la escuela de español don Quijote de Salamanca y nos encantó su carisma . Es una persona alegre y amistosa, llena de amor por la vida y por viajar. Cuando nos contó su historia y la de su camión amarillo gigante quisimos saber más. Lee esta entrevista y descubre por qué Rita dejó su casa y empezó su viaje. So tell us your story. How did you get here? ¡Cuéntanos tu historia! ¿Cómo llegaste hasta aquí? … read more »

Top 5 "patios" in Salamanca

by John Bascombe on Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spanish Patios When we visit a city we are almost never able to see what’s behind the doors of the homes and historic buildings that we pass by and when we do, more likely than not, we’re paying for a ticket to get in. Spain has many hidden nooks and crannies and Salamanca is no exception. The patio or claustro is a typical element in the construction of the buildings in Spain; even today you will find blocks of flats constructed with an interior patio. This means that some of the best tourist attractions aren’t even on the map and the tourist don’t know that they are even attractions!  So I’m going to let you in on 5 hidden gems hiding behind the walls of some of the most historic buildings in Salamanca. If you’re looking to get off the beaten track and want to soak up some history, here is where you need to go when you are in Salamanca :… read more »

International Spanish Language Conference in Salamanca

by Tyson on Thursday, June 13, 2013

News and trends related to Spanish The third international Spanish language conference (III Congreso Internacional del Español), taking place this year in Salamanca from June 26 – 28, promises to offer participants the valuable opportunity to make contacts with employers in fields related to Spanish. Conference organizers assert that Spanish is becoming a catalyst for a “cultural industry”, and this event provides a forum for exploring the latest research, news and trends related to Spanish as it is used and taught around the world. Salamanca’s counselor of culture and tourism has confirmed that over 500 people from nearly 40 different countries have already registered to attend the conference… read more »

Lunes de Aguas; the Salamanca tradition

by Hannah Ryan on Friday, June 22, 2012

As I’m now heading into my final few weeks in Spain (leaving this 32°C heat to go back to rainy England doesn’t bare thinking about!) I’ve already started getting nostalgic about the time I’ve spent here. Salamanca is a really fantastic place to study Spanish , but it’s the city’s quirks and unique character that I’m going to miss… read more »

Salamanca to honor Miguel de Unamuno in 2012

by Kimberly on Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The city of Salamanca, Spain is preparing to honor the famous Spanish writer and poet, Miguel de Unamuno throughout the 2012 year with music, theater productions, expositions, student workshops films and conferences… read more »

La Nochevieja Universitaria: A typical New Year in Salamanca, in the middle of December…

by Kimberly on Monday, December 19, 2011

Everywhere you go in the world New Year's Eve is typically the biggest night out on the calendar and in Salamanca , a city renowned for the quality of its nightlife, this is no exception. However, it seems a bit odd to ring in a New Year with all the typical fanfare and celebrations in the middle of December, just as students at Salamanca's University do every year… 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 »

The Hermitage in the Prado

by John Bascombe on Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Yesterday marked the first day of the fantastic ‘ The Hermitage in the Prado ’, the biggest cultural project yet between Spain and Russia… read more »

Salamanca full of hearts and special deals

by Kimberly on Thursday, January 27, 2011

LOVE IS IN THE AIR IN SALAMANCA!!!!! … read more »

La Alberca: a true beauty spot

by Amy Lambert on Thursday, January 20, 2011

After spending Saturday admiring Salamanca’s wonderful architecture, a friend suggested driving to the nearby town of La Alberca on Sunday, to sample something a little more rural. I was eager as always to see somewhere new, so we wrapped up warm and set off into the hills… read more »

Getting back into Spanish

by Amy Lambert on Thursday, January 13, 2011

After a stressful departure that included weighing my suitcases to the exact milligram, saying goodbye to the parents and a huge queue at security, I was now sitting on the plane ready to jet off and start my adventure in Spain. I had a six month internship in Salamanca, a city that I was told was home to friendly inhabitants, fantastic architecture, a great university and exciting nightlife too! I had everything to look forward to, but I couldn’t help being just a little bit petrified. And all for one reason – speaking Spanish, with real Spaniards… read more »

Salamanca to host Spanish Language European Convention

by Kimberly on Thursday, November 11, 2010

On November 25-26, Salamanca will host a convention for European Schools to learn about Spanish schools in Spain… read more »

World Cup Fever Returns to Salamanca

by Olivia Elson on Friday, October 08, 2010

Arriving in Salamanca at the beginning of July, I was lucky enough to be here for Spain’s momentous World Cup win . With the Plaza Mayor buzzing, the city centre packed full of people celebrating and partying through the night, it’s no wonder that recent football-related events in Salamanca have been drawing in enormous crowds once again… read more »

Award winnning Salamanca Video

by Kimberly on Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Maybe you need some inspiration to come and visit us in Salamanca so I thought I would share this award winning video with you… read more »

Being a tourist!

by Laura Ellis on Tuesday, September 28, 2010

As I've now officially passed the half way point in my stay here in Salamanca , I thought it was time to delve a bit deeper in to the history of this town this weekend, especially because of the visit of a English friend, anxious to know more about the place where I'm living… read more »

Hello from your new editor

by Kimberly on Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hello to everyone!… read more »

Lunes de Aguas...this evening on rio Tormes!

by Stephen Maher on Monday, April 12, 2010

Lunes de Aguas - literally water Monday is a fiesta that takes place on the banks of the Rio Tormes in Salamanca where friends and family gather to drink wine and eat hornazo (a meat heavy pastry pie). The story goes that on the Monday after Easter Sunday (and after 40 days of lent) the prostitutes of Salamanca were allowed back into the town after they had been banned during Holy Week by King Felipe II in the 16th century for regularly fraternizing with the educational elite of Salamanca University. Way back when - the students and townspeople would ferry the women back over to town in flower covered barges or small boats for a grand welcoming party… 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 »

don Quijote contributes to Haiti victims

by Stephen Maher on Monday, February 01, 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 »

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 »

Special member offer: no enrollment fee!

by Stacey on Thursday, November 26, 2009

don Quijote is offering an exclusive discount for our members:… read more »

Letter from a don Quijote student to a Salamanca newspaper

by Stacey on Monday, November 23, 2009

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 … read more »

Offerta speciale di natale: 2X1 in alloggio

by Stacey on Thursday, November 12, 2009

Questo natale regala notti di spagnolo. Frequenta il Corso di Natale con un amico e risparmia il 50% di alloggio! Approfitta del tuo corso di spagnolo a Natale con il tuo miglior amico o amica… read more »

Book your 2009 course online and save Enrollment Fee or Accomodation Fee!

by Stacey on Friday, October 30, 2009

Is studying Spanish abroad your goal for 2009? Then get ready for a lucky year of Spanish learning! From now until November 27, you'll get:… read more »

2010 courses at 2009 prices!

by Stacey on Friday, October 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 2010 -and pay 2009 prices! Don't let this opportunity pass you by!… read more »

12-weeks of Spanish for 1.536 Euros!

by Stacey on Tuesday, September 01, 2009

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 2009! … 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 »

Special 20th Anniversary Offer: 15% OFF on any Spanish Course!

by Stacey on Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The celebrations keep on happening at don Quijote...!… read more »

USA colleges return to Salamanca in 2009 for the 12th consecutive year!

by Stacey on Monday, May 25, 2009

U.S.A. students during their 3 month stay in Salamanca from Feb-May 2009... … 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 »

UK students learn Spanish in Salamanca

by Stacey on Tuesday, February 17, 2009

In March of 2008, 4 students of England's Lincoln Minster School had a week-long Spanish immersion experience in don Quijote Salamanca . … read more »

"Spanish" is no problem here in salamanca

by Stacey on Monday, February 09, 2009

Fragment taken from original article (in German) by Jutta Christoph for mallorcazeitung.es … read more »

A don Quijote student wins Instituto Cervantes' Spanish short story contest!

by Stacey on Wednesday, October 22, 2008

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 Quijote student! … 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 »

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 »

don Quijote Salamanca School in print

by Stacey on Tuesday, July 01, 2008

don Quijote is BEAMING with pride!… read more »

Meet our Spanish teachers

by Paqui on Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Let us introduce you to Ana García Martín, she is one of our teachers of Spanish in don Quijote Salamanca school … read more »

The first day in Spain

by Paqui on Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Here is a great video of our students in their first day at don Quijote Spanish school in Salamanca … read more »

Scoprire Salamanca

by Paqui on Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Nunzio, Course Counsellor a don Quijote. … read more »

Améliorer votre Espagnol cette été

by Paqui on Thursday, July 26, 2007

Envie de améliorer votre Espagnol cet été? … read more »

Video: don Quijote in the Spanish news

by Paqui on Tuesday, July 17, 2007

don Quijote's school in Salamanca was recently on the news in the Spanish television because it was chosen as the location for a curious reality show of the Finnish television . In this contest participants have one month to learn Spanish in Spain. Every week they have to show their improvements in the mastery of the language and complete challenges and games in Spanish. Contestants lived with Spanish host families and attended don Quijote school every day. People of all ages participated in the contest to win a holiday in Spain… read more »

Salamanca está de moda

by Paqui on Friday, June 22, 2007

Salamanca es famosa por ser una importante ciudad de cultura y por ser una de las provincias españolas donde se habla el español más puro , pero proximamente la ciudad de Salamanca se hará famosa en las salas de cine, porque una película de producción americana estará ambientada en Salamanca… read more »