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Don Quijote Madrid

Madrid, Spain
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About the school

Don Quijote language school in Madrid is one of Madrid’s largest schools with 38 classrooms. Even so, it feels intimate when you are inside. The wooden floors, and walls full of art and posters, create a cozy atmosphere in the school. Don Quijote is a chain with schools in South America and other Spanish cities meaning that the quality of the lessons is high., They focus on making learning a new language fun, comfortable and simple. Don Quijote is located in the center of Madrid in the typical Spanish district of Chamberí which is surrounded by many cultural highlights, nice restaurants and authentic Spanish bars.
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What we like

  • check_circle   Stylish interior
  • check_circle   Several schools in Spain
  • check_circle   Big school, intimate atmosphere
  • check_circle   Located in lively neighborhood: Chamberí

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Free insurance

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Spanish at Don Quijote Madrid

  • check_circle   Including certificate
  • check_circle   Including level check
  • check_circle   Free accommodations insurance

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Experience shows that you make more progress every week after the the frist one.

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School's facilities

  • panorama_fish_eye L Size
  • Accredited
  • wifi WiFi
  • my_location Located in the city center
  • directions_transit Located near public transport
  • airline_seat_recline_extra Lounge
  • desktop_mac Computers
  • room_service Reception
  • kitchen Vending machine

Schedule and social program

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21 reviews for Don Quijote Madrid
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Don Quijote Madrid has been reviewed 21 times by previous students on Google. Max five of the available reviews are included below. To read all reviews for this school, you can click the link above.

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May 21, 2022
3/ 5stars

This school is located in the city center, it is a beautiful building.

I was very lucky with my teachers, Paloma and Amanda, we were only three students, so I could improve a lot. The oral classes in the afternoon should be organised in another way. Two levels were mixed (A1/A2).

In the afternoon/in the evening/at the weekend the school did not offer any activities. It was very tough to meet other people.

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Apr 5, 2022
2/ 5stars

I withhold my recommendation of this school and advise others to read all the reviews with healthy criticism.

My primary complaint with this school is the obvious disregard for your proper placement in a level of Spanish class. I was placed in a class with the majority of students who had a greater capability in speaking Spanish so the professor accommodated that higher level for the other students. I was continuously left behind in understanding and became increasingly frustrated. I became a dead-weight on the other students, that is neither fair nor correct. It is bad a pedagogy.

The professors were very nice but failed to provide a preparation list of new words to learn and did not slow down AT ALL to explain context. As others have said, the text book is used very, very quickly if at all. Don Quijote seems just wanting to gouge you for 45€ There is no linear process in the teaching which makes for terrible confusion and frustration. That is not good pedagogy.

I was told to wait for after the first day because it is "normal". Also, I was told that if I moved class, I would waste another day taking a test. That is not language instruction, that is test taking.

It not normal to waste 1/5 of your experience because Don Quijote failed to do proper placement. When I made mention to the office manager Pedro he attempted to blame me for doing well on the placement test even though I told them I can understand the gist of Spanish but need serious help in speaking Spanish.
The conversation class (which is extra € of course) was less conversation but more ask and tell. There were too many people in the class to have successful dialogue skills.

Don Quijote seems to be a business scheme, one that works aggressively to sell you a product then fails to deliver properly. I am a retired professional and have experienced quality educational programming and content in my career.

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Feb 21, 2020
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This is a wonderful school in a great setting. I have attended for one or two weeks every year for a number of years. The teachers are outstanding, I have found them to be knowledgeable and flexible with different levels of learning. Very patient with all personality types. I especially enjoy the variety of ages and countries of origin I find here.

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Sep 21, 2018
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We were very disappointed with nearly all aspects of the program, with one exception: the additional private lessons we had booked. Our son liked his private lessons very much and found them useful. His regular classroom teacher was nice, but the classes weren't useful because he was placed in a level that was too low, and the class duplicated his IB Spanish class that he had already taken. There were many other problems: 1. We paid 89 euros to have him picked up at the airport, and the pickup service never showed up. He had to pay extra to take a cab. 2. His hostess didn't talk with my son at all. She put his food in front of him and then retreated into her room to watch TV. We had asked to have him with a host family so he could practice his Spanish, as advertised on the website. He didn't get to do this at all. She also served very poor-quality food (frozen food that wasn't heated enough), and there wasn't enough food. 3. We were told by the salesperson on the website that everyone in the program would be about our son's age (18), but in fact he was the only teenager in a group of 30-year-old businesspeople. We were very disappointed with our experiences with Don Quijote and would warn against them.

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Apr 22, 2020
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Due to the ongoing global pandemic I will not be able to attend the school but have still had a unique experience none the less. I write this as a warning to other looking into traveling abroad and wanting to gain a grip of the culture of the world - beware of this school and its little willingness to work with you. As I am sure all of us have felt in these uncertain times, the global situation of the world has been continuously changing from week to week, if not from day to day. While being in talks with the school for the past few weeks, mainly due to an email response coming to me once a week if I am lucky, the school has been unwilling to refund me the full amount I paid in tuition because for some uncertain reasoning its policies never updated with the time. While it is true the school offered to hold my money to let me use it for a later time as well as take online courses, these so called 'options' appear to only benefit its money eccentric approach. Seeing how I am being treated through emails makes me glad I will not be attending this school if this is the manner in which students are treated

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hearing You understand... • Some words and basic-sentences • Common words and sentences
supervisor_account You can... • Briefly introduce yourself
• Give answers to some simple question
• Introduce yourself (shortly)
• Give answers to some simple questions
mode_edit You can... • Fill in simple forms • Make short notes
• Write a very simple personal letter
 

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You understand... • The thread of a story • Different opinions • Usually the whole story
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• Briefly give and substantiate your opinion
• Talk fairly well with locals
• Clearly explain and substantiate your opinion
mode_edit You can... • Write down experiences and impressions in a general way • Write down experiences and impressions in a detailed way
 

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hearing You understand... • Complex stories and opinions • Literary and academic texts
supervisor_account You can... • Effortlessly take part in a variety of conversation • Effortlessly have complex conversations and discussions
mode_edit You can... • Write down comprehensive text
• Write down detailed situations on paper
• Write a comprehensive essay
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hearing You understand... • Some words and basic-sentences • Common words and sentences
supervisor_account You can... • Briefly introduce yourself
• Give answers to some simple question
• Introduce yourself (shortly)
• Give answers to some simple questions
mode_edit You can... • Fill in simple forms • Make short notes
• Write a very simple personal letter
 

B1

B2

hearing  
You understand... • The thread of a story • Different opinions • Usually the whole story
supervisor_account You can... • Join a conversations about everyday subjects
• Briefly give and substantiate your opinion
• Talk fairly well with locals
• Clearly explain and substantiate your opinion
mode_edit You can... • Write down experiences and impressions in a general way • Write down experiences and impressions in a detailed way
 

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C2

hearing You understand... • Complex stories and opinions • Literary and academic texts
supervisor_account You can... • Effortlessly take part in a variety of conversation • Effortlessly have complex conversations and discussions
mode_edit You can... • Write down comprehensive text
• Write down detailed situations on paper
• Write a comprehensive essay
• Use complex words in your descriptions

If you do not have any prior knowledge of the language at all, then you are a total beginner. In case you already have a little knowledge, you may consider yourself A1.

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