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Don Quijote, Salamanca, Spain

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Calle Placentinos 2 - 37008 Salamanca - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Multi-destination Spanish programme.
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 10% of students.

What we dislike about the school

  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.
  • Additional private lessons quite expensive
  • Additional costs of course material of approx. 35 € per course level

Don Quijote Salamanca is located in a modernized 16th-century monastery, with parts of the ancient stone left purposefully exposed, giving students the direct contact to the hundreds of years of history found throughout the city of Salamanca.

A large school, Don Quijote Salamanca has a lot to offer its students, including a library and multimedia centre, indoor lounge and study areas, a cafeteria and an incredible rustic courtyard with garden, for relaxing between classes. The school is within walking distance to some of the cities major sights such as the Salamanca University, Salamanca Museum, the Plaza Major, the Old Cathedral of Salamanca and the Salamanca Cathedral to name a few.

Don Quijote Salamanca offers a great range of courses, catering for all levels of students and types of study. If you are looking for a General Spanish course in-group, semi-private or private classes, which can be taken in conjunction with Flamenco dancing, Salsa or Spanish cooking, they will be sure to have the course for you. The school also offers preparation courses for both the DELE and SIELE exams and have a Gap Year programme for students looking to stay for longer durations of study. Fully immersive Junior Summer Schools and Refresher courses for Teachers are also available at certain times of the year.

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 Salamanca, Spain in 1989.
  • Legal name / parent company: Enforex For English Executives SL
  • Tax registration ID: B80274269
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

Spanish Courses

General Language
Junior
Online Courses
Private
Business
Exam Preparation
Language Plus Activity
Specialty Courses
Information for all courses offered by Don Quijote
Comments about courses

Health Insurance (mandatory for students under 18): EUR 35 per week.

Changes:
Before arrival: Can be made up to 10 days before arrival. One change is free of charge, after the first change, each change will cost EUR 55.
After arrival: Always subject to availability. Student will be charged any price difference. 2 weeks of advance is required. It costs EUR 55.

Lesson duration
55 minutes
School's administrative fee
35.00 €
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 40 €. 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 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2022, 06 Jan. 2022, 14 Apr. 2022, 15 Apr. 2022, 23 Apr. 2022, 01 May 2022, 02 May 2022, 12 Jun. 2022, 13 Jun. 2022, 15 Aug. 2022, 08 Sep. 2022, 12 Oct. 2022, 01 Nov. 2022, 06 Dec. 2022, 08 Dec. 2022, 25 Dec. 2022, 26 Dec. 2022.
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.
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 35 € per course 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
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week
Note: All courses offered by Don Quijote, Salamanca can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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  • Sitting on the school steps
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  • Students chatting in the courtyard
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  • Relaxing on the grass
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  • City architecture
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  • In front of the school
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  • Happy student!
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  • Enjoying the outdoor cafe
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  • In the media centre
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  • Chatting with friends
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  • Teacher and students at the school
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  • Friends for life!
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  • Enjoying the city with friends
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  • City of Salamanca
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Don Quijote

Accreditations and Quality seals
ALTOFEDELESistema de Acreditación de Centros Instituto Cervantes (SACIC)NAFSA
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
Students should arrive at 8:00
School Size
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 - logoMaestro - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Restaurant

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Balcony / terrace

  • Free WIFI

  • Accessible Toilet

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 19
    Number of public PC workstations: 5

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Wheelchair access to reception

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:120
Throughout the year: 70
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: 20 years
Throughout the year: 30 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport:
225 € one way
450 € return (both ways)
Salamanca Airport:
85 € one way
170 € return (both ways)
Valladolid Airport:
225 € one way
450 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Madrid Barajas.

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
No
Express shipment fee (via courier)
Europe: 70 €
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North America: 70 €
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South America: 150 €
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Africa: 150 €
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Oceania: 150 €
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Asia: 150 €
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes

Leisure activities

activity possible
Cooking
Dancing
Music

Accommodation

Reviews

4.6

Rating: 4.6/5.0

Overall school rating of
Don Quijote, Salamanca
26 authentic reviews from students who reserved with us
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Location of the school

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Rating: 4.5/5.0

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Homestay

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4.3
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What students liked about Don Quijote, Salamanca
Good teachers. Teaching gave access to the language, but also to the Spanish culture. Limited class size facilitates good teaching and better communication between teacher and students. Very interesting cultural activities. Ex: Presentation on the history of Spain followed by the screening of a film (Volver). 3 rewarding hours. The school is not very big. The bar or restaurant is in the school. Good atmosphere.
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Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Plaza Mayor ... But in Salamanca everyone knows that !!!
The teacher was really focused on my personal needs and accommodating to the level of knowledge I had. Ana Garcia was patient and encouraging and that helped me progress beyond my expectations in such a short period.
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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.
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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.
Class size. We were max. 7 students in class. Multicultural, there were students from many different countries / continents.
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Other comments: Simply great. Amazing experience. I go back if I can.
Fantastic teachers, interesting classes. The lessons lasted exactly 55 minutes without any delay. Time used to maximum
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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.

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 the comments from our students.

Brochures

Don Quijote Online Spanish Courses
Don Quijote Online Spanish Courses
Brochure & Price List 2022
Brochure & Price List 2022

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FAQ about Don Quijote, Salamanca

  • It is NOT possible to pay the rest amount to be paid to school by PayPal. Following Options are available: via Credit card or via Bank transfer.
    Frederico R., Administrative Officer from Don Quijote, Salamanca - Sep 01, 2022
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of Don Quijote
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (225 €), Salamanca Airport (85 €), Valladolid Airport (225 €)
  • 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 10% representation, followed by students from Germany (9%) and Brazil (8%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Don Quijote offers courses from 5 years (International Summer Camp - Day Camp, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 20 during the summer and 30 for the rest of the year.
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