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Spanish language school Don Quijote Barcelona

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4.0/5 based on 65 reviews
Large sized school
The Don Quijote school in Barcelona is located in the heart of the Eixample district, a very diverse and cultural district. You will find beautiful architecture from Catalan modernism. The many small boutiques, cafes and good restaurants make it a charming and elegant neighbourhood. The Don Quijote school building is spacious, bright and modern and located on a lively street. There are several lounge and study areas and a cosy courtyard where you can have lunch, study or relax. The school’s central location makes it easy to go to other places in the city by public transport.
What students like about Don Quijote Barcelona
  • Located in modern district: Eixample
  • Cozy courtyard garden
  • Spacious modern school
  • Several schools in Spain
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Facilities
Located in the city center
Located near the beach
Located near public transport
Garden
Free WiFi
Reception
Vending machine
Study rooms
Airconditioning
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Spanish language learning opportunities in Spain, promoting via fedele.org. FEDELE
Instituto Cervantes

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Courses at Don Quijote Barcelona

Don Quijote Barcelona has a variety of courses to choose from. If you need any help, don't hesitate to contact the school for help.

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Don Quijote Barcelona

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4.0/5 based on 65 reviews

Don Quijote Barcelona scores excellent on the following categories:

  • Lesson quality: 5.0
  • Facilities: 5.0
  • Activities: 5.0
  • Teachers: 4.8
  • School location: 4.5
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Reviewed on 21 March 2024 via google
I loved studying at Don Quijote in Barcelona. The school has lots of spaces for students to study after lessons (including outdoor spaces) and the teachers and staff are super friendly and always happy to help! The lessons are very interactive so there are lots of opportunities to practice speaking Spanish and using the grammatical structures and vocab you have been taught. I would strongly recommend Don Quijote to anyone wanting to... I loved studying at Don Quijote in Barcelona. The school has lots of spaces for students to study after lessons (including outdoor spaces) and the teachers and staff are super friendly and always happy to help! The lessons are very interactive so there are lots of opportunities to practice speaking Spanish and using the grammatical structures and vocab you have been taught. I would strongly recommend Don Quijote to anyone wanting to come to Spain to learn Spanish!
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Reviewed on 07 August 2015 via google
I studied at the School for three weeks in July 2015. I was initially sceptical about the school due to a number of previous bad reviews but thoroughly enjoyed my time there and highly recommend it. An important consideration of when to study is the time of year you go - it was the middle of summer when I went so it was very hot and the school had a lot of uni students. I am sure that at other times the weather would be more... I studied at the School for three weeks in July 2015. I was initially sceptical about the school due to a number of previous bad reviews but thoroughly enjoyed my time there and highly recommend it. An important consideration of when to study is the time of year you go - it was the middle of summer when I went so it was very hot and the school had a lot of uni students. I am sure that at other times the weather would be more pleasant (it was 35 degrees so nice but a little hot) and there would be a lot less students (a bad thing). The school is air conditioned and has a lot of class rooms so it was well established to manage the summer period but be prepared to sweat anytime you are outside and most accommodation (other than hotel) will most likely not have airconditioning.

I stayed in host family accommodation for one week and then a student flat for the second two weeks so have some perspective on both. I wanted to stay in a flat for the entire period but as it was summer there wasnt a room available until the second week. For the host family accommodation I was staying with an old lady and one other student in Poble Sec which was about a 20 min walk. The accommodation was small but had everything I needed. I couldnt speak any Spanish at the beginning of my stay and the lady couldnt speak a word of English so it was an interesting experience. I would recommend homestay for people who have some level of spanish proficiency or who were staying for a longer period of time so that they could have a more engaging stay with their host family. The student flat was quite large and well furnished. I enjoyed staying there and getting to know the other students I lived with. However, some of the other student flats were not as large or nice and I heard that a couple of people were in rooms which didnt have windows. Regardless, if students were not happy with their accommodation they could easily speak to the school and change rooms / accommodation type (if available).

There is a test during the morning of the first day and this is used by the school to assess your ability to place you in a class. This is obviously also influenced by the ability of the other students and how to best group students. There were a lot of people there whilst I was there (at least 150+) so it was easier for the school to group people. I was initially placed in a class which was above my ability but you can engage with the admin staff and change classes quite easily. The teachers were very good, the syllabus was well structured and thorough and I learnt a lot whilst I was there.

The facilities within the school were very good. There were 25+ classrooms over three floors with a large central common area and outdoor area. There were also food and drink machines.

Finally, Barcelona is a great city to study in. Whilst Barcelona is within Catalonia the fact that the people spoke Catalan as well as Castilian did not detract from my ability to learn or engage with them - in fact I found it very interesting learning about the different regions, particularly as there are ongoing political debates about Catalan trying to gain independence. There is a lot to do in and around Barcelona and whether you see the sights through school tours or by yourself it will take a long time to see it all. I think that if you are planning on staying for a short or extended period of time (+1 month) then Barcelona would be a great location.

I only wish I was able to stay for longer and see my spanish improve even more. I would love to study through the school again.
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Reviewed on 15 May 2024 via google
Nice & very convenient residential location 2-3 minute walk to school
Cafés , Supermercado all within 5 minutes

Sr EDUARDO VIDAL is a Big ASSET !!!
for ENFOREX/ Don Quijote being their employee Compliments !
He truly goes above and beyond to help all the students & answer all their questions professional & with kindness & a Smile

The Teacher are wonderful
Nice & very convenient residential location 2-3 minute walk to school
Cafés , Supermercado all within 5 minutes

Sr EDUARDO VIDAL is a Big ASSET !!!
for ENFOREX/ Don Quijote being their employee Compliments !
He truly goes above and beyond to help all the students & answer all their questions professional & with kindness & a Smile

The Teacher are wonderful

Thank you
GABRIELA MANLEY USA FLORIDA
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Reviewed on 15 June 2018 via google
Really a great school to learn spanish! the teachers are amazing. I had a great time here and I can assure you that you learn a lot and can get around the town with no problem after the classes. Really a great school to learn spanish! the teachers are amazing. I had a great time here and I can assure you that you learn a lot and can get around the town with no problem after the classes.
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Reviewed on 13 December 2017 via google
I've spent 2 weeks at Don Quijote for an "intense" language school (20h of classes, 5h of conversation classes, 5h of "extra" classes - in my case Business Spanish.
The classes were excellent; small groups, a variety of teachers, the ability to move around higher or lower levels more suitable to your level. We had some homework (rarely more than an hour a day, usually much less) and in class we focused on a combination of...
I've spent 2 weeks at Don Quijote for an "intense" language school (20h of classes, 5h of conversation classes, 5h of "extra" classes - in my case Business Spanish.
The classes were excellent; small groups, a variety of teachers, the ability to move around higher or lower levels more suitable to your level. We had some homework (rarely more than an hour a day, usually much less) and in class we focused on a combination of grammar / writing / reading / listening / speaking.

The school looks and feels new, with a big backyard where you can hang out during the break, and a library where rarely anyone ever sits. It's located quite centrally so you can easily hop out and grab a coffee around during the break.

The only thing to note is that the shared apartment, which I rented through the school, was rather basic in furniture / facilities (oven didn't work, washing machine didn't work, but fortunately the wifi was great) and although in a central location, located just on top of a bar, so there was quite some noise outside the window. Pricing of the apartment was in line with Airbnb given the location.
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Reviewed on 24 January 2024 via google
Not only the Teachers but the staff are great profesional and take care of you at any time. It is absolutely recommended! Not only the Teachers but the staff are great profesional and take care of you at any time. It is absolutely recommended!

Location and ages

Please note the below ages are indicative and based on historical data. But generally, Don Quijote Barcelona has students from the following age groups.

Average ages
  • Younger than 16 3%
  • Between 16-18 12%
  • Between 18-24 39%
  • Between 25-34 24%
  • Between 35-50 22%

General information

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Address

Don Quijote Barcelona
Carrer de Mallorca 27
08029, Barcelona, Spain

Course cancellation policy
Don Quijote Barcelona cancellation policy

A deposit of € 250 / $ 300 is non-refundable under any circumstances. Cancellations less than 4 weeks before the start date will incur registration fees plus the cost of 2 weeks of the program.

Cancellations up to 4 weeks before the start date: € 500 / $ 600 cancellation fee. Within 4 weeks: the full amount will be charged.

Cancellations within 2 weeks or 'no show': the cost of 4 weeks of the program plus any booked extras will be charged unless a cancellation guarantee has been purchased.

Special conditions apply for cancellations after the invitation letter for a student visa application has been sent.

All refunds are subject to a 9% administrative fee (minimum € 75 / $ 90). For overpaid amounts, a minimum administrative fee of € 35 / $ 40 will be charged.

No refund for the amount paid for the course/accommodation once the course has started.

Changes before the arrival date: € 100 / $ 120 administrative fee. After arrival: € 100 / $ 120.

Changes to start dates within 2 weeks before the arrival date: last-minute fees (2 weeks program cost plus any booked extras).

Vacation/course interruption: maximum of 1 week per 4-week block, with full accommodation costs remaining applicable. Other interruptions: € 100 / $ 120, with full housing payment required.

Not responsible for cancellations due to force majeure, health issues, or personal problems.

Accommodation cancellation policy
Don Quijote Barcelona accommodation cancellation policy

A deposit of € 250 / $ 300 is non-refundable under any circumstances. Cancellations less than 4 weeks before the start date will incur registration fees plus the cost of 2 weeks of the program.

Cancellations within 2 weeks or 'no show': the cost of 4 weeks of the program plus any booked extras will be charged unless a cancellation guarantee has been purchased.

No refunds or credits for cancellations of private apartment or hotel reservations.

No refund for the amount paid for the accommodation once the course has started.

Changes before the arrival date: € 100 / $ 120 administrative fee. After arrival: € 100 / $ 120.

Changes to start dates within 2 weeks before the arrival date: last-minute fees (2 weeks program cost plus any booked extras).

Vacation/course interruption: maximum of 1 week per 4-week block, with full accommodation costs remaining applicable. Other interruptions: € 100 / $ 120, with full housing payment required.

Payment policy
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A down payment of 50% is due upon booking and the full payment is due 44 days before arrival.

Visa information

For Residents of the EU/EEA and Switzerland

  • No visa required to study in Spain.

For Non-EU/EEA and Swiss Citizens

  • Less than 90 days: Schengen visa required.
  • More than 90 days: National Student Visa (Visado de Estudiante) required.
Regional / National Holidays
National holidays in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona has the following national holidays. Please note that schools might be closed on these days. The school will inform you about the exact dates once you request a booking.

Name: Date:
St. John's Day 24-06-2024
Assumption 15-08-2024
National Day of Catalonia 11-09-2024
Fiesta Nacional de España 12-10-2024
Constitution Day 06-12-2024
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