Don Quijote / Academia Columbus, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Don Quijote / Academia Columbus

1. Playa del Carmen  

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2. Don Quijote / Academia Columbus

General Information

The language school Don Quijote / Academia Columbus was founded in Playa del Carmen, Mexico in 1997. Located in a lively area only a few minutes walking from the beach. Classes take place in thatched roof cabins in a big exotic garden with palm trees. There is a large patio with a volleyball court, where students get together during the breaks. There is a school café which is open from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm each day.

The school address is: Calle 6, Av 35 y Av 40, Colonia Centro Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo CP 77710 Mexico , 77710 - Playa del Carmen (Mexico).


Facilities

Cafeteria, garden, balcony / terrace, volleyball court, free WIFI


Classroom equipment

Ample natural light in all classrooms.
TV in some classrooms.


Accreditations and Quality seals




IEG, AATSP


Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Cancun International Airport (CUN) .  It takes 60 minutes by bus to school.


Average no. of students: Adult courses in summer: 50
Adult courses throughout the year: 25
Average no. of levels: Adult courses in summer: 6
Adult courses throughout the year: 3
Number of classrooms: 14
Number of public workstations: 1
Spanish teacher qualifications: 80 % hold a university degree
50 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Average age of students: in summer: 28 years
throughout the year: 31 years
Minimum age of students: 16 years
14 years for specific Junior courses
Student nationalities: Germany 23,5 %
Holland 6 %
 
Italy 3 %
Switzerland 15 %
USA 19,5 %
 

3. Courses

All prices in USD (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.  The 5% DISCOUNT on the tuition fee will automatically be deducted on receipt of your registration.

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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 395 790 1185 1580 1775 2130 2485 2840 3350 4020 335
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:30
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 225 450 675 900 995 1194 1393 1592 1890 2268 189
In peak season also in the afternoon from 14:00 to 18:00
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 21:50
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 459 918 1377 1836 2075 2490 2905 3320 3890 4668 389
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- 1795 -- 3550 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Course price includes accommodation: Homestay, Double room, Full board (breakfast + lunch + dinner)

Also includes: full activity program during the 2 weeks, 1 full day excursion.

Price includes: Airport transfer (return trip)
Starting dates 2015: 28.Jun.2015, 12.Jul.2015, 26.Jul.2015.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- 595 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Also includes activities such as salsa classes, cooking classes, cultural lessons, cradts, organized visits and excursions.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 11:55
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 445 890 1335 1780 1975 2370 2765 3160 3750 4500 375
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Afternoon: 13:40  - 15:30
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 [+]Price for additional week
Price in USD 185 370 555 740 825 990 1155 1320 1550 1860 155
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 11:55
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD 115 680 1020 1360 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Intensive Course + 6 culture lessons per week.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- 695 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates 2015: 06.Jul.2015, 20.Jul.2015.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- 895 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Starting dates Every Monday .
Course not available: 06.Jul.2015 - 31.Dec.2015
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Upper intermediate (B2)
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- -- -- 1390 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
You must have at least the same level of Spanish you wish to take the exam in.
Starting dates 2015: 27.Apr.2015, 26.Oct.2015.
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Exam dates 17.Apr.2015, 23.May.2015, 17.Jul.2015, 16.Oct.2015, 21.Nov.2015
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD -- -- -- 1790 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
You must have at least the same level of Spanish you wish to take the exam in.
Starting dates Every Monday .
General course schedule Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
 
Morning: 9:00  - 13:00
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Exam dates 17.Apr.2015, 23.May.2015, 17.Jul.2015, 16.Oct.2015, 21.Nov.2015
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD 115 680 1020 1360 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Intensive Course + 6 salsa lessons per week.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Price in USD 115 680 1020 1360 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Intensive Course + 6 coooking lessons per week.
Starting dates Every Monday .
Required min. language level Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Lesson duration (minutes): 55 minutes
School's administrative fee: 55.00  USD
Individual classes: Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 24 USD. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Language school closed: In 2015 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01.Jan.2015, 05.Feb.2015, 16.Mar.2015, 03.Apr.2015, 01.May.2015, 16.Sep.2015, 02.Nov.2015, 16.Nov.2015, 25.Dec.2015
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school): Spanish, English
Comments about courses: In peak season max. 8 students per class.
The schedule is subject to changes

4. Accommodation

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weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in USD 235 470 705 940 235 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 39 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 20 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 245 490 735 980 245
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 35 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 20 minutes walking
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week
Price in USD 215 430 645 860 215
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 35 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 20 minutes walking
Includes: Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Breakfast, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in USD 275 550 825 1100 275 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 39 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in USD 295 590 885 1180 295 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 45 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Single room.
Distance from school: 15 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in USD 205 410 615 820 205 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 39 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school: 15 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in USD 225 450 675 900 225 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 45 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school: 15 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
weeks 1 2 3 4 [+] Price for additional week Deposit (refundable)*
Price in USD 175 350 525 700 175 80
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night: 39 USD (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy: Double room (only for 2 people travelling together).
Distance from school: 20 minutes walking
Includes: TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Kitchen, Air conditioning, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students: Minimum age of students: 18
Maximum age of students: 0
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Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? no
Single room cannot be guaranteed
Optional airport transfer: Cancun: for 70 USD (one way)
Taxi costs about 65 USD to the city center

5. Leisure activities

Leisure activities: activity possible course possible organized by school distance from school
Cooking      
Dancing      
Diving     0.5 km
Golf      
Horse riding      
Mountainbiking      
Music      
Sailing      
Swimming      
Tennis      
Volleyball      

6. Reviews

Overall rating 1.5/5.0 
(2 reviews)
City / State 2.5/5.0 
Organisation 3.0/5.0 
Facilities 2.5/5.0 
Social activities 3.0/5.0 
Course Quality / Progress in language 2.5/5.0 
Value for money 1.5/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family 4.0/5.0 
Shared flat (apartment) 2.0/5.0 
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Prices include:
  • Organized activities
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Language level placement test before arrival
  • For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
Course material: Generally course material is distributed free to students but has to be returned to the school at end of course.
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