don Quijote

Don Quijote

About

With over 250,000 satisfied students from more than 80 countries, don Quijote has been leading the Spanish teaching industry for over 25 years. 35 schools in 11 countries! Modern, comfortable, charming. our schools are always located in the city centre of the most popular cities in Spain and Latin America. We offer a large variety of courses including private, personalized premium classes and tailor – made course, all with the best teaching method and highest quality standards. Our goal is that you not only learn Spanish during your time with us but also become immersed in the local culture, combining activities with cultural activities and weekend excursions. Your study abroad experience with don Quijote will definitely enrich your life and broaden your world views.

Reviews

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Durian
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I had a very positive experience! In addition to normal Spanish grammar and conversation classes, I enjoyed the other activities offered by the school as well. The classes focused a lot on conversation practice-which is really what I - then had sections of grammar as well, which was invaluable to my work here. The staff is really nice and they all have a sense of humor too! I really enjoyed my time at Don Quijote and I will continue to participate in the activities.

What would you improve about this program?
I thought the language classes were really great, but there is never any harm in teaching more grammar. I would just say more grammar.
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Rachel
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I have never taken classes in Spanish before, therefore I am very happy with my current progress (3 weeks in). My fluency in the language has benefitted primarily from the discursive style of teaching. So for me, conversation classes which accompanied the grammar and the books, was the best component of my Spanish immersion. I also really appreciate the accessibility, helpfulness, and sense of humour of the staff and teachers. A must with Don Quijote is participating in the dance classes, and the supervised excursions and tours. Overall, really happy!

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nadia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I spent 4 weeks in oaxa and learnes a lot. I went to school in the morning and vokuntered for the red croas in the afternoons. I learned grammar and basics at school and fluid and fast conversations at work. It was a great experience !

What would you improve about this program?
It would be nice of there where couches or some place to relax at the school

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Why did you decide to study abroad with don Quijote?

I think that studying a language abroad is the best way to improve quickly. I love Madrid and I have always wanted to live here, it made sense to live and learn (improve) in the same city. don Quijote has a great reputation for professionalism, and I had a very positive experience here last year. There was no doubt that don Quijote was the right choice for me this time around.

What did don Quijote do for you?

Don Quijote was a great way to get the intensive formal learning – both grammar and conversation – that I needed to build confidence and to put into practice my learning outside of the classroom.

Describe your most meaningful experience with don Quijote?

I love the multicultural mix of students; I didn’t expect to learn so much about other cultures outside my own and Spain so that has been eye opening and unexpected and enriching experience.

Do you feel you got a chance to see the city from a local's perspective with the help from don Quijote?

Absolutely. While I did not participate in any of don Quijote's organised trips, the teachers all share their experiences which helped to understand more about the Spanish culture. The cultural classes and a welcome addition to formal classes. Learning a little about the real lives of teachers helped me to feel I had more understanding of what it means to inhabit in the city.

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Laura Delgado

Job Title
Spanish Teacher

What position do you hold at Don Quijote? What has been your career path so far?

Laura: I started working in Don Quijote Barcelona as a Spanish teacher in 2006 for one year. It has been 3 years since I started working in Madrid.

Describe a time when you felt especially proud to be part of the Don Quijote team:

Laura: When we teachers work together to help a colleague or when we think about how to make the class more attractive or productive for students. What I like most in this team are my coworkers: they are very professional and good to work with.

What about the future of the industry? How do you think study abroad and international education will change over the next years?

Laura: I think in the future, the online lectures will be much more demanded. Thus, we will see a boost of e-learning platforms as well as mobile applications for education.

What is the best story you’ve heard from a return student?

Laura: The best stories are those in which the students continue learning Spanish and students with great memories of their stay in Spain and their teachers.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being successful company? What unique qualities does your company possess?

Laura: I think that a successful company is that which offers a quality product. In our domain, quality means good materials, teaching professionals, personalized teacher-student treatment, those additional activities which enrich the learning process, etc. I think it'sa good ideatohaveDon QuijoteSpanishschools in manycities. In this way, students can continuetheir courses andsee different places.

But in my opinion, the best product that our company may offer is human resources.