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Don QuijoteMadrid, Spain

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Rating: 3.8/5.0

Overall school rating of Don Quijote, Madrid
Ranked #8 of 23 Spanish schools in Madrid
Location of the school

Rating: 5.0/5.0


Rating: 3.5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3.0/5.0


Rating: 3.5/5.0

Quality of teaching

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3.2/5.0

Overall school rating by student age group
Students < 18 years

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Students 18-30 years

Rating: 0.0/5.0

Students 31-49 years

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Students 50+ years

Rating: 0.0/5.0

What we like about the school
  • Free cultural activities such as a city tour, Retiro Park and San Antón Market.
  • Located in the university district and just a 5 minute walk from Plaza de España and Gran Vía.
How we create the points regarding what we like/dislike about a school

Location: Located in the central university district of Madrid, Don Quijote Madrid is housed in a beautiful, fully renovated building, surrounded by a young and vibrant atmosphere. Next door to the 18th century Liria Palace and within a 5-minute walk from the famous Plaza de España, Gran Via and the Templo de Debod, you are in a great place to enjoy the city to its fullest.

Course selection: Don Quijote Madrid give courses that prepare students for the real world of speaking Spanish. Along with their General Spanish programmes, which can be taken in conjunction with Flamenco dancing, Salsa or Yoga, they offer preparation courses for both the DELE and SIELE exams. They also have a Gap Year programme for students
looking to stay for longer durations of study, fully immersive Junior Summer Schools and have Refresher courses for Teachers at certain times of the year.

Accommodation: In terms of accommodation, the school have Student Residences close by, allowing students to spend less time getting to and from the school and more time enjoying the city, its people and the experience of meeting their fellow students. Excellent Homestay options are also available.

Activities and social engagements: To assist students in getting the most out of their time in Madrid, Don Quijote Madrid promotes many free activities such as City Tours, going to Retiro Park, Chueca and San Anton Market along with optional excursions to Toledo, Segovia, Avila and Seville to name a few.

School Chain: With over 30 years of experience, Don Quijote is an internationally recognized leader in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. They have multiple campuses in many countries throughout the world and continue to provide quality and innovative services to their students whilst constantly working to better themselves.
  • The language school Don Quijote was founded in Madrid, Spain in 2006.
  • Legal name / parent company: Enforex For English Executives SL
  • Tax registration ID: B80274269

Spanish Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Exam Preparation
Specialty Courses

Information for all courses offered by Don Quijote

Comments about courses

The registration fee is valid for 1 year and is waived when the course takes place up to 12 months from the previous reservation.

Health Insurance (mandatory for students under 18 and Internships Programs): EUR 50 per week.

Before and after arrival.
Allows students to cancel program for ANY reason (I.e., examination, work, illness, visa issues...). Does not apply to private apartments or hotels.

Before arrival
Changes to your confirmed booking (start dates, program, or services) can be made up to 2 weeks before your arrival.
One change is free of charge. After the first change, each change will be charged: EUR 100.

After arrival
Change of destination, school, program, or accommodation subject to availability. Any difference in price will be charged to the student.
2 weeks of advance notice is required. It has a cost of EUR 100.

Lesson duration
55 minutes
School's administrative fee
35.00 €
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 45 € per course level.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 44 €. 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.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 06 Jan 2024, 28 Mar 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 May 2024, 02 May 2024, 15 May 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 12 Oct 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 09 Nov 2024, 06 Dec 2024, 08 Dec 2024, 25 Dec 2024.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Private classes are recuperated or refunded. Same as for nearly all language schools, group classes falling on bank holiday are not refunded and not recuperated.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per Spanish language level

Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
Note: All courses offered by Don Quijote, Madrid can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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  • Don Quijote - Social Activities5/7
  • Don Quijote - Academic Preparation6/7
  • Don Quijote - Student Interviews7/7
  • Don Quijote school building in Madrid
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  • Hallway
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  • Students in Madrid
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  • lounge
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  • Studying at Don Quijote
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  • Learning at Don Quijote
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  • Learning in Madrid
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  • Studying in Madrid
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Don Quijote

Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOFEDELESistema de Acreditación de Centros Instituto Cervantes (SACIC)NAFSAPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Spanish teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:00
Student gender mix
50% male / 50% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Don Quijote and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie rental

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Smoking zones (outdoors)

  • Classroom equipment

    • Electronic whiteboard in most classrooms

    • Air conditioning in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in most classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 25
    Number of public PC workstations: 4

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Adult courses - In summer: 220
Adult courses - Throughout the year: 100
Junior courses - In summer: 100
Junior courses - Throughout the year: 100
Minimum age of students
17 years
5 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 6
Junior courses In summer: 6
Junior courses Throughout the year: 6
Average age of students
In summer: 22 years
Throughout the year: 24 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport:
95 € one way
190 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Madrid Barajas.
More information about airports around Madrid and how to get from the airport to Madrid on your own here on our Madrid page.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
Europe: 95 €
North America: 95 €
South America: 185 €
Africa: 185 €
Oceania: 185 €
Asia: 185 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Dancing10 km

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Free activities

As the capital city of Spain, Madrid has a lifetime of activities to offer. The school organizes daily afternoon activities to discover the culture that surrounds students, such as:
Walking tours (Bourbon Madrid, Hapsburg Madrid, Modern Madrid...)
Museum visits (Prado, Reina Sofia, Sorolla, Archaeological...)
Royal Palace, Historic churches
Retiro Park
* Tour of the Santiago Bernabeu (Real Madrid's football stadium)

Adults - Paid activities

A few of the most frequent trips include:
Alcalá de Henares
El Escorial
Warner Bros. Amusement Park

Junior - Free activities

Not offered.

Junior - Paid activities

Not offered.


Ratings of Don Quijote compared to ratings of all schools in Spain

 Don Quijote MadridAverage of all other schools in Spain
Overall school rating4.0

Rating: 4.0/5.0


Rating: 4.4/5.0

Location of the school5.0

Rating: 5.0/5.0


Rating: 4.7/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0


Rating: 3.9/5.0

Social activities3.0

Rating: 3.0/5.0


Rating: 3.7/5.0


Rating: 2.5/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0

Quality of teaching3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0


Rating: 4.4/5.0

Value for money3.5

Rating: 3.5/5.0


Rating: 4.3/5.0


Rating: 0.0/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0

Shared flat0.0

Rating: 0.0/5.0


Rating: 3.9/5.0

Student opinions about Don Quijote, Madrid

Good teachers
Overall rating

Rating: 4/5.0

Value for money

Rating: 3/5.0


Rating: 5/5.0

Facilities (library, classrooms)

Rating: 4/5.0

Quality of teaching / language progress

Rating: 4/5.0

School organization

Rating: 5/5.0

Social activities

Rating: 3/5.0

Course: Super Intensive (+35h)
23. Mar. 2004

Student Testimonial Videos

Note: The video testimonials of students from Don Quijote have been provided by the school and schools do not usually publish negative testimonials. For uncensored reviews read what our students report about their stay at Don Quijote.


Calle Duque de Liria 6 - 28015 Madrid
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FAQ about Don Quijote, Madrid

  • Spanish courses at Don Quijote start at 66 € for Online Part-time 3 course with 3 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Student Residence is the most popular among all our clients of Don Quijote
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (95 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Don Quijote varies from 1 students (Online Private lessons 10) to 16 students (Spanish Teachers' Training Lab)
  • 100% of teachers at Don Quijote hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Don Quijote comes from USA with a 18% representation, followed by students from Russia (15%) and England (13%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Don Quijote offers courses from 12 years (Pre-College Leadership Program, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 22 during the summer and 24 for the rest of the year.


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