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Cuba - A New Day

by John Bascombe on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

It has recently been announced that one of the longest and most bitter embargoes imposed on a country is about to lifted by the United States from Cuba. After 54 years, this embargo instead of forcing the departure of the Castro dictatorship had reinforced it. The Cuban government deftly managed to blame the economic woes and suffering of Cuba on the embargo imposed by its northern neighbor. Now, thanks to various parties including Pope Frances, Cuba and the United States have begun to thaw their icy relationship in the hopes of starting a new era of cooperation and understanding. American tourist will be one of the first groups of people to benefit from this monumental moment in American history… read more »

Spanish Accents: Choosing a destination

by Anna on Thursday, September 12, 2013

As the most spoken language in the western hemisphere and the second most spoken language in world , it comes as no surprise that regional varieties of Spanish vary. It’s important to remember however that no matter which destination you choose to learn Spanish in, speakers from Spain to Mexico to Central and South America will have relatively little difficulty understanding the Spanish you’ve learned. For a rough idea of how different Spanish accents can be, just consider the differences between British and American English; they don’t present much of language barrier and they are kind of cool to hear… read more »

Forever young. 5 reasons people over 50 should study abroad

by Tyson on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Study Abroad at any age The excitement of immersing oneself in a new language and culture as a study abroad student isn’t just reserved for the 20 something crowd. It’s never too late; in fact anytime after 50 can be an ideal age to take the cultural plunge. Many programs even offer specialized courses specifically designed for folks over 50 . If that’s you, here are 5 reasons you should get in on the study abroad action.   … read more »

Begin your Spanish experience in Spain or Latin America!

by Tyson on Thursday, October 18, 2012

The school year has already started for most students. It’s not too late however to: drop what you’re doing, sign up for a don Quijote Spanish course in Spain or Latin America , pack your bags and experience the richness of the Spanish language and a vibrant new culture. In fact, it’s never too late to get away from it all and embark on an international adventure that will build your Spanish skills (enhancing your resumé), and give you life-long memories making new friends and discovering new worlds in the Spanish speaking destination(s) of your choice.  … read more »

The don Quijote 2013 price list is now available

by Tyson on Thursday, September 27, 2012

don Quijote’s 2013 price list is hot off the presses, making right now the perfect time to start planning for your unforgettable study abroad experience in Spain or Latin America . And for those that know how to plan ahead, we’ve got a special offer: if you decide to study Spanish in Barcelona or Madrid, and you book it before October 29, 2012, you’ll get 2012 prices on your 2013 course. Make sure you mention the offer when booking.  … read more »

Fun Facts about Spain!

by John Bascombe on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

With powerful images of bullfighting , flamenco and sizzling paella on the beach, many people know of Spain. And more still know of Spain’s rich culture, from Picasso to Almodóvar , Gaudí to Barcelona FC . Added to all the news coverage about the difficult economic situation, there is a lot of information about Spain flooding the media at the moment. But! Did you know… … 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 learning Spanish

by Kimberly on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Why study Spanish? … read more »

Hello from your new editor

by Kimberly on Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Hello to everyone!… read more »

They grinned when the waiter spoke to me in Spanish

by Stephen Maher on Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Perhaps you´ve seen this type of headline before, maybe substituted for a language other than Spanish . The fact remains that Spanish is one of the worlds most widely spoken languages. And if you can read this you already have 1 of the top 3 languages spoken worlwide, the first one being Mandarin Chinese..… read more »

15% off on your course when volunteering in Guanajuato (Mexico)

by Stacey on Thursday, November 26, 2009

Book your course before 29 October and receive a 15% discount on your volunteer program in Guanajuato (Mexico). … read more »

Get 20% discount on accomodation in Barcelona!

by Stacey on Thursday, November 26, 2009

Looking to learn Spanish in a big city while also having the beach nearby? don Quijote Barcelona is an excellent destination... and you're just in luck!… 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 »

Special Offer: Learn Spanish and the Tango in Argentina!

by Stacey on Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Pick up Spanish as you dance in Argentina, the Latin America country renowned for its European customs, marvelous art, culture, welcoming people, great food, wines, lively nightlife... and the sensual tango!… 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 »

Spanish in Madrid for 15% less!

by Stacey on Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Are you eager to learn Spanish in a city full of centuries-old history? Then Madrid, the capital of Spain since the XVII century and the center of Spanish culture, is the perfect destination for you! Explore Madrid and learn Spanish with a 15% discount on our Intensive course , Super-Intensive course or Spanish Talk course. … read more »

Spanish in Barcelona for 20% less!

by Stacey on Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Barcelona is possibly the most famed Spanish city around the world because of its design, fashion, history, modernity, gastronomy, beach and arts. So what better place to enhance your Spanish skills with an Intensive course , Super-Intensive course or Spanish Talk course than this cosmopolitan city?… read more »

Salamanca Offer: Accomodation and Spanish Course for 399 euros a week!

by Stacey on Thursday, June 11, 2009

The anniversary celebrations in Salamanca are not over yet!… 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 »

Save 20% on your Spanish Courses in Valencia

by Stacey on Wednesday, May 27, 2009

This summer is all about learning Spanish in a warm, coastal Mediterranean city where the sun always shines and the nightlife goes on forever... Valencia for 20% less! … 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 »

Spanish in Granada - one week free!

by Stacey on Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Spend more time in Granada this summer... for a lot less! Immerse yourself in the Spanish language and discover the history behind Granada's rich Moorish past:… read more »

Celebrate spring in Valencia with 15% discount on accommodation

by Stacey on Thursday, March 05, 2009

Celebrate the arrival of spring with Las Fallas in Valencia this month:… 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 06, 2008

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

Grand opening of our new Barcelona school!

by Stacey on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

We've moved! Our school in the exciting and stylish city of Barcelona has opened its doors… to a brand new spacious, state-of-the-art building! Our building is located on calle Mallorca 27, in the heart of the L’Eixample District. It’s 10 minutes from the Plaza de España, 10 minutes from the Plaza de Catalunya and within walking distance of the bustling Gran Via. An unbeatable location!… read more »

Save on your next course in Mexico!

by Stacey on Thursday, October 02, 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 »

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 »

Felipe's study abroad experience: 8 weeks of learning Spanish

by Stacey on Monday, July 21, 2008

Felipe Petri spent 8 weeks studying Spanish in don Quijote Madrid . This is his story, in his own words... … 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 »