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Reviews of Don Quijote, Salamanca, Spain

Total number of reviews: 22
NOTE: All reviews are authentic. Only students who booked their course through us can publish evaluations here, and only after the end of their programme. These evaluations then are not manipulated in any way, neither by us nor by the school, and can be trusted as honest opinions about personal experiences with the school.

Average Rating

Based on 22 reviews of former students of Don Quijote
Overall Rating
Don Quijote, Salamanca, Spain

Rating: 4.7

4.7 
City

Rating: 4.9

4.9 
Organisation

Rating: 4.6

4.6 
Facilities

Rating: 4.1

4.1 
Social activities

Rating: 4.2

4.2 
Course quality / Progress in language

Rating: 4.6

4.6 
Value for money

Rating: 4.4

4.4 
Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4.2

4.2 
Shared Flat

Rating: 2.5

2.5 
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Individual Reviews

Don Quijote
26. Feb. 2020
1. Roberto (31 years)  Spain
101. Course:  Spanish for 50+ [Spanish] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

18. Dec. 2019
2. Asuka (22 years)  
102. Course:  Intensive 25 - 8 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

10. Dec. 2019
3. Menglan (21 years)  
103. Course:  Intensive 25 - 3 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

2. Dec. 2019
4. Edgar (62 years)  
104. Course:  Intensive 25 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

12. Nov. 2019
5. Anna (46 years)  
105. Course:  Super Intensive 30 [Hiszpański] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 1/5.0

6. Nov. 2019
6.  (77 years)  
106. Course:  Spanish for 50+ [Espanja] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Student residence

Rating: 3/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Qualified teachers.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Good school. Well organized. An interesting city for seniors as well.
Other comments:
Very good. Highly recommended.
14. Oct. 2019
7. Gunilla (73 years)  
107. Course:  Intensive 25 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 2/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Student residence

Rating: 2/5.0

25. Sep. 2019
8. Ryu (19 years)  Japan
108. Course:  DELE Preparation Course 30 [Spanish] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

1. Jul. 2019
9. Jennie (69 years)  New Zealand
109. Course:  Spanish for 50+ - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

17. Jun. 2019
10. Marcus Alexander (22 years)  Germany
110. Course:  Intensive 20 [Spanisch] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

11. Jun. 2019
11. Ernest (67 years)  Canada
111. Course:  Intensive 20 - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money
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Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization
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Facilities (library, classrooms)
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Social activities
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Quality of teaching / language progress
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Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

30. May. 2019
12.  (65 years)  Norway
112. Course:  Spanish for 50+ - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
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Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Very well organised
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Links about the city and basic Spanish webpages to use to learn alone and as pages to look up words, sentences ask.
27. May. 2019
13. Rudolf (73 years)  Switzerland
113. Course:  Spanish for 50+ - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

27. May. 2019
14.  (59 years)  Netherlands
114. Course:  Spanish for 50+ [Spaans] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The international character
29. Apr. 2019
15. Jasmin (37 years)  Germany
115. Course:  Intensive 20 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

22. Apr. 2019
16. Andrea (71 years)  Germany
116. Course:  Intensive 20 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress
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18. Mar. 2019
17.  (42 years)  United Kingdom
117. Course:  Super Intensive 30 - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 3/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 4/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
The school is based in an old monastery. Super cute but because of that classrooms are on the small side. Teachers were really friendly, fun, knowledgeable and helpful.
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Evening activities such as guided tours or movie nights are worth attending. Especially if your course is really short like mine.
Other comments:
I really think that everyone at Don Quijote had the best intentions to make the classes fun, enjoyable as well as informative. But because DQ has such a big reputation, I would have liked classes to be more balanced because of the reasons I’ve mentioned above. The difference between conversation classes and semi-private classes should be more obvious. Semi-private classes should be utilised as classes where students can ask about certain subjects they wanna know more about.
19. Feb. 2019
18.  (54 years)  
118. Course:  Super Intensive 30 [Hiszpański] - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 2/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Fantastic teachers, interesting classes. The lessons lasted exactly 55 minutes without any delay. Time used to maximum
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
The longer stay the better. I was only there for two weeks, but still one day in the country is like a month of studying back home. Important! - I went alone, and there was not a single Polish person in the whole school, so I spent 2 weeks speaking only in Spanish! I was afraid of a large group, but despite the 8 people in some classes I was still on high speed learning - it was great. I decided on the most intensive version - 6 hours a day (from 9 to 15 with a total of 30 minutes breaks). The fifth and sixth lessons are conversations in two different groups, the last one being practically alone with the teacher (!) due to lack of interest. With a short course such number of hours makes sense, but with a longer one it may be exhausting, so I do not recommend it. Well, you have to set yourself up for learning, doing tasks, etc ... It is worth taking advantage of the offer of excursions, or go alone on the weekend. I was on a trip in the Sierra de Francia and alone in Segovia and Avila. Unforgettable impressions.
Other comments:
I have no comparison, because this is my first course, but it was perfect. I've heard a lot of good things about this school and I fully agree with them. Not to mention Salamanca itself - adorable! The only thing that did not suit me was the accommodation - a dark interior apartment with smokers. If I ever come back here, I'll look for something myself.
29. Oct. 2018
19. Michael (70 years)  United Kingdom
119. Course:  Intensive Spanish 25 [Spanish] - 1 week

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 4/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

29. Oct. 2018
20.  (29 years)  
120. Course:  Intensive Spanish 25 [Espagnol] - 4 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 5/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Accommodation
Homestay

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
School, teachers, the city everything is great! It's the perfect place to learn Spanish
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Just go for walks in the streets in the evening
13. Aug. 2018
21.  (57 years)  
121. Course:  Intensive Spanish 25 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 5/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 5/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 3/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

19. Feb. 2018
22.  (30 years)  
122. Course:  Premium 1.0 Executive Program [Spanish] - Executive 25 - 2 weeks

Overall Rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 4/5.0

Detailed review
City/place

Rating: 5/5.0

School organization

Rating: 3/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 5/5.0

Additional information
Positive aspects of school:
Quality of instruction
Insider tips about what future students should not miss:
Private lessons are a must.
Other comments:
Poor communication with student before class started. I didn't receive a single email from the actual school coordinator before arriving in Salamanca.

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