Spanish Courses in Salamanca
The province of Salamanca is located in the southwest corner of the Castile & Leon region bordering Portugal. It is located about 2 hours northwest of Madrid and about 4 hours from the beach (in Portugal). The Golden City is also one of many dazzling UNESCO World Heritage sites in Spain and home to two grand cathedrals, spectacular Renaissance palaces, beautiful plazas and one of the oldest universities in Europe.
The city is large enough (155.000 inhabitants within city limits) to be able to offer the advantages of a real city, but at the same time it keeps the intimacy of a village. Salamanca has played an important role in the history of the Spanish (Castilian) language. For this reason Salamanca is enormously popular with people all over the world who want to learn Spanish. It is very easy to meet people because the city is easy to navigate by foot. This University city is home to around 30,000 students, both Spanish and foreigners alike. Salamanca attracts students from all over the world, so students are sure to make many international friends. A common tradition is to meet up with friends under the clock in the Plaza Mayor, one of the finest squares in Spain and known as the “living room of the Salamantinos”
The surrounding areas of Salamanca offer many opportunities for cultural day-trips to nearby villages or recreational activities in the mountain or lake areas.
Spanish Courses in Salamanca, Spain at Don Quijote Salamanca
The don Quijote Spanish school has been offering Spanish Courses in Salamanca for over 20 years. It is located in the heart of the old city center. The building is 100 meters from the famous University of Salamanca and just two minutes away from the magnificent Plaza Mayor. The school is a restored 16th-century monastery, whose modern materials used for the recent renovation create a natural balance with the richness, style and class of previous centuries. Studying Spanish in Salamanca in this antique building will make your stay worthwhile!
You enter the Salamanca Spanish School through a beautiful courtyard. This courtyard and the garden divide the language school into three parts: the offices, the cafeteria and the classrooms. The main building has three floors, 17 classrooms, a recreation room (with computers, video, sound system, etc.), a library, a staff/lounge and three offices, where you can learn Spanish.
The teachers are all university-trained and form a team of specialists in teaching Spanish language to adult speakers of other languages. They are also the organizers and coordinators of the various cultural activities offered to the students.
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Don Quijote – Spanish Courses in Salamanca
(All programs: NO application fee. A non-refundable USD 100.00 deposit is required at the time of enrollment. Deposit will be subtracted from final program invoice. See Application Procedures)
All group prices include: Spanish lessons as listed below, level assessment and end-of-course certificate, welcome pack containing a map of the city, orientation tour, reception at the school, tutor support, internet area and wireless connection with unlimited Internet access and email, “Intercambio” ( language exchange with native speakers) and 24-hour emergency phone line. All Intensive Spanish courses in Salamanca also include 5 specialized Spanish lessons per week of your choice: DELE exam preparation, Oral Expression and Communication, General Culture, Business Spanish or History and Art classes. Minimum enrollment age: 17.
Intensive Spanish Courses: Group Size: max. 8 students per class – 25 Spanish lessons per week (each lesson is 55 minutes long) including 5 specialized classes each week. All levels from beginner to advanced. Maximum of 8 students per class (average 4-6).
Super Intensive Spanish Courses: Group Size: max. 8 students per class – 30 Spanish lessons per week (each lesson is 55 minutes long) including 5 specialized classes each week. All levels from beginner to advanced. Maximum of 8 students per class (average 4-6).
Executive Premium Spanish Courses in Salamanca – Executive Premium Spanish courses are also available at Don Quijote Barcelona, and Don Quijote Tenerife. Executive Spanish Courses consist of group lessons (25 or 30 lessons per week) in a mini-group of 3 students per class maximum, with additional one-to-one Spanish lessons per day if desired. Courses start any Monday. Prices include all items listed above under “Intensive Spanish Courses” plus fully personalized attention, coffee during breaks, pre-exam and oral level test by phone before arrival and 4 private Skype lessons after returning home.
Executive Premium Spanish Course – max. 3 students per class – 25 Spanish lessons per week (each lesson is 55 minutes long). Networking lunches with professionals or professors. All levels from beginner to advanced.
Executive Premium PLUS Spanish Course – max. 3 students per class – 30 Spanish lessons per week (each lesson is 55 minutes long) plus 5 Private Spanish lessons each week. All levels from beginner to advanced.
Spanish Courses in Salamanca – Prices 2018:
|Course Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Six weeks||Twelve weeks||Extra weeks|
|Intensive Spanish Course 20 + 5 lessons per wk||$361||$637||$914||$1,191||$1,629||$3,019||$258|
|Super Intensive Spanish Course - 25 + 5 lessons per wk||$502||$921||$1,340||$1,757||$2,517||$4,796||$406|
|Executive Intensive Course - 20 lessons per week in mini group||$805||$1,526||$2,247||$2,968||$721|
|Executive Intensive Course PLUS - 20 lessons per week in mini group + 5 private lessons||$998||$1,912||$2,826||$3,740||--|
2018 Starting dates for all Spanish Courses in Salamanca: Courses start every Monday for all levels
Holidays 2018: 6 January, 29-30 March, 23 April, 1 May, 12 June, 15 August, 8 September, 12 October, 1 November, 6 December, 8 December, 25-26 December. Group classes missed due to holidays are NOT made up (except when 2 holidays fall in the same week, in which case 1 day will be made up). One-to-one classes missed due to holidays will be made up during the rest of the week. Note: Holidays are subject to change by central or local authorities.
Additional Spanish language courses available: (please contact us for prices and details!)
- Business Spanish
- Spanish Teachers Refresher Course
- Spanish for the Tourism Industry
- Spanish for International Management
- Spanish for Life (36 week course)
Don Quijote Salamanca – Accommodations
Accommodations are offered in host families (single room or double room occupancy available for students traveling together), in shared apartments (students have their own private room and share all common areas of the apartment, includes full use of the equipped kitchen), and at the student residence.
Don Quijote Salamanca – Accommodation Prices 2018:
|Housing Description||One week||Two weeks||Three weeks||Four weeks||Extra weeks|
|Host Families*: (Single Room / 2 meals a day)||$205||$409||$614||$819||$205|
|Host Families*: (Single Room / 3 meals a day)||$243||$487||$730||$973||$243|
|Apartment Share: (Single room / no meals)||$192||$384||$576||$767||$192|
|School Residence: (Single room/breakfast||$243||$487||$730||$973||$243|
|School Residence: (Single room/ 2 meals a day)||$282||$564||$846||$1,128||$282|
Laundry service is now included in host family prices.
Refundable 150 Euro damage/key deposit required for all apartment accommodations
Private bathrooms available upon request for apartment accommodations (extra charge: $75 per week).
Residence includes private bathroom.
Shared room discount for family, apartment share and residence accommodation are available for students traveling together. Please contact us for details!
A welcome dinner is offered on the beginner starting dates and a guided city walking tour is given on those dates also. One extra cultural class is offered every day covering subjects such as Gastronomy (learn how to make a Paella), Spanish History, social issues of Spain today, etc. Spanish Dancing and singing lessons are scheduled on a regular basis (not available at Don Quijote Barcelona!). Use of the multimedia room, free e-mail, videos, walkman, music tapes and tennis rackets are included in the price of the course. For those students that are interested in meeting and talking with Spaniards and exchange program is offered (however, please be aware that about half of the conversation time is expected to be done in English). A “Cultural Adaptation” counselor is available to assist students with any problems they may have adjusting to the new cultural environment.
Airport transfers: Airport transfers from Madrid are available AT ADDITIONAL COST: USD 290 one-way. Students may use buses to reach the city.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Prices are subject to change due to fluctuating foreign currency rates.
What former students have to say about this program:
“I am now back home and speaking Spanish to all my Spanish speaking friends – a feat that was not possible before my Vacation N’ Learn experience. I have already recommended Lingua Service to several interested persons.”
– Faith Cloud, Counselor