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Spanish school in Oaxaca: Don Quijote

From 238.- EUR
250.- USD
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Key points

  • Charming colonial town brimming with culture
  • Beautiful building with a large and light patio, in the centre of the historical centre
  • Students with various profiles
  • Free cultural activities offered in the afternoon (salsa, cooking lessons, film viewing, etc.)
  • Test center for DELE and SIELE exams

The school

Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Exams
DELE (DELE Course)
School size
S
Accommodations
Host family, Residence
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
28 years
Nationality mix
United States, Switzerland, Germany, etc..
ratings
10 authentic opinions

Only steps from the magnificent Santo Domingo Church and from the Zócalo, our language partner school in Oaxaca enjoys a privileged location right in the heart of the colonial district. You will therefore find a range of cafés, restaurants, Internet cafés, museums and art galleries in the immediate surroundings of the Spanish language school. Classes take place in a beautiful colonial house whose thick walls keep the classrooms cool throughout the year. At break time, the large sun-soaked patio is a great place for the international students to relax in the sun over a snack or a cold drink, which can be purchased at the school cafeteria. The course centre also has a conference room with multimedia equipment and a library including a computer area and Wi-Fi access, where students can revise their Spanish lessons in peace and quiet.

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Part-Time course

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 240.- EUR
(250.- USD)
Lessons
15 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
1
250 USD
475 USD
575 USD
2
435 USD
885 USD
1085 USD
3
620 USD
1295 USD
1595 USD
4
805 USD
1705 USD
2105 USD
6
1079 USD
2429 USD
3029 USD
8
1417 USD
3217 USD
4017 USD
12
1973 USD
4673 USD
5873 USD
16
2609 USD
6209 USD
7809 USD
24
3881 USD
9281 USD
11681 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.02 / 18.03 / 18.04 / 19.04 / 01.05 / 17.05 / 16.09 / 01.11 / 18.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Standard course

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 269.- EUR
(280.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 8
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
1
280 USD
505 USD
605 USD
2
495 USD
945 USD
1145 USD
3
710 USD
1385 USD
1685 USD
4
925 USD
1825 USD
2225 USD
6
1235 USD
2585 USD
3185 USD
8
1625 USD
3425 USD
4225 USD
12
2285 USD
4985 USD
6185 USD
16
3025 USD
6625 USD
8225 USD
24
4505 USD
9905 USD
12305 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.02 / 18.03 / 18.04 / 19.04 / 01.05 / 17.05 / 16.09 / 01.11 / 18.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Intensive course

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 346.- EUR
(360.- USD)
Lessons
25 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 of culture and conversation)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 8
(culture and conversation : 16)
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 + Culture and conversation lessons to be specified

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
1
360 USD
585 USD
685 USD
2
655 USD
1105 USD
1305 USD
3
950 USD
1625 USD
1925 USD
4
1245 USD
2145 USD
2545 USD
6
1715 USD
3065 USD
3665 USD
8
2265 USD
4065 USD
4865 USD
12
3245 USD
5945 USD
7145 USD
16
4305 USD
7905 USD
9505 USD
24
6425 USD
11825 USD
14225 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.02 / 18.03 / 18.04 / 19.04 / 01.05 / 17.05 / 16.09 / 01.11 / 18.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

DELE Course

Beginner to Proficiency, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1493.- EUR
(1555.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 10
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-13:00 (possibly afternoon)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Residence, single room, breakfast only (private bathroom)
4
1555 USD
2455 USD
2855 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.95   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
14.01 / 11.03 / 29.04 / 17.06 / 19.08 / 09.09 / 28.10.2019
Bank holidays
01.01 / 04.02 / 18.03 / 18.04 / 19.04 / 01.05 / 17.05 / 16.09 / 01.11 / 18.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival day: Sunday prior to course start
Leaving day: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) (Max. 4 lessons/week) 24 USD
One-to-one course (5 lessons/week) (per week) 115 USD
One-to-one course (10 lessons/week) 230 USD
Exam fees to be paid online (DELE)
At least 10 weeks before the exam date: www.donquijote.org/DELE
Extra night with host family 35 USD
Extra night in a residence 45 USD
Residence deposit (to be paid on site by credit card) 100 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 35 USD

Other accommodation options

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.4/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

Destination
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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5
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/ 5

10 students gave their opinion about this school

24 years old - Germany
/ 5
Die Schule war leider anfangs nicht sehr gut organisiert, obwohl ich angegeben habe, dass ich ein kompletter Anfänger bin, musste ich in einen Fortgeschrittenenkurs, da es nicht genug Lehrer bzw andere Schüler gibt. Das hätte aber auch vorher abgeklärt werden können. Letztendlich hat es dann aber doch gut geklappt, und die Lehrer (Miguel und Javier) waren super. Super gute Stimmung, tolle Lehrer. Die Gespräche waren super. Manchmal gab es etwas zu viele Grammatikübungen zum selben Thema, sodass es etwas langwierig wurde. Insgesamt aber sehr guter Unterricht.
3 weeks, May – June 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
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Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich konnte vorher gar kein Spanisch und kann jetzt ganz gut verstehen und einiges sagen, daher hat es sich gelohnt! »
Top tips
« Bessere Organisation bzgl der Gruppenbildung der Klassen. »
26 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Da nicht Hauptsaison war, fanden sich nur sehr wenige Schüler ein (in den letzten 2 Wochen waren wir 3 Schüler mit 3 Lehrern). Man kann dadurch zwar mehr lernen jedoch fehlt der soziale Kontakt
4 weeks, February – March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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25 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (2.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
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51 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Es hat alles prima geklappt, die Gastfamilie war gut ausgewählt und die Schule hat ihre Aufgabe bestens erfuellt. Mangels weiterer Studenten meines Levels bekam ich Einzelunterricht, das war sehr intensiv und sehr gut fuer mich. Meine Gastfamilie war sehr herzlich, man hat mich zu diversen Veranstaltungen mitgenommen, auch noch nach der Reise habe ich Kontakt zur Familie.
2 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, durch den Einzelunterricht habe ich sehr profitieren koennen »
School highlights
« Sie ist sehr zentral gelegen, die Lehrer haben auch gut Englisch gesprochen »
Top tips
« Die Feiertage rund um Allerheiligen (unbedingt schon eine Woche vorher da sein!) »
38 years old - Germany
/ 5
Empfehlenswert, gute Lage mitten in der Stadt. Sehr nett. Danke für die unproblematische Abwicklung meines Bildungsurlaubs :)
1 week, October 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
28 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Ehrlich gesagt gibt es nichts, aber auch gar nichts, zu meckern. Die Schule war super, die Leute extrem freundlich und die Lehrer professionell, ich habe mich sofort zu Hause gefühlt und konnte mich schon nach 2 Wochen kaum mehr lösen. Nach der Schule wurden jeweils sehr interessante Aktivitäten angeboten, zum einen Kochen oder Tanzen, zum anderen Besuch von interessanten Orten (sowohl Kultur als auch Natur). Die Stimmung unter den Studenten und den Angestellten der Schule war ausgezeichnet. Was mir besonders gut gefallen hat ist, dass mir nicht nur die Grammatik der Sprache beigebracht wurde, sondern mir auch viele Tipps für den Alltag auf den Weg gegeben wurden. :) Die Klassenräume sind z.T. sehr dunkel und werden mit schwachem, künstlichem Licht beleuchtet, obwohl die Sonne scheint draussen.Wenn ich nach Mexiko um Spanisch zu lernen gehe möchte ich nicht unbedingt meine Landsleute antreffen, dies war jedoch der Fall (2 von 6 Kollegen waren Schweizer). Ausflüge waren top und abwechslungsreich, habe in meinen 2 Wochen an allen Aktivitäten teilgenommen.
2 weeks, November 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja ich habe vorher kein Spanisch gesprochen und nach 2 Wochen Untrricht kann ich nun im täglichen Leben einiges in Spanisch erledigen und auch einfache Konversationen führen. Ich denke also, dass ich grosse Fortschritte gemacht habe in dieser kurzen Zeit. »
30 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Eine ausserordentlich herzliche Familie, welche sich auch über ihre Verpflichtungen hinaus als sehr hilfsbereit und grosszügig erwiesen haben.
4 weeks, September – October 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
41 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Das Freizeitangebot der Schule war dermassen gut, dass ich fast schon im Stress war, um alle anderen Dinge nebenbei auch noch erledigen zu können. So ein tolles Programm habe ich bisher erst einmal erlebt, und zwar bei meinem letzten Sprachaufenthalt in Mexiko. Das ist mitunter auch ein Grund, weshalb ich Mexiko gegenüber anderen Ländern bevorzuge; weil die Menschen einfach herzlich sind und stets versuchen, den ausländischen Gästen ihr Land von einer anderen, positiven Seite zu zeigen (im Gegensatz zu all den negativ ausgerichteten Massenmedien).
1 week, November 2016
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (5 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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School highlights
« Wie bei allen Don Quijote Schulen, die ich bisher besucht habe: alles tiptop organisiert, gute Lehrer, angenehme Infrastruktur, etwas höheres Durchschnittsalter als anderswo. Deshalb wähle ich nach Möglichkeit immer diese Schule. »
Top tips
« Ausflug zum Monte Alban, inklusive den umliegenden Dörfern (wo schönes Kunstwerk aus Holz hergestellt wird). Wochenendausflug an die Südküste (Puerto Escondido). Im Gegensatz zum angenehm kühlen Bergklima in Oaxaca herrschen dort zwar tropische Temperaturen, aber dafür ist der Strand umso schöner. »
29 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, December 2015 – January 2016
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (3.8 / 5)
School location
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Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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32 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, December 2013 – January 2014
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Host family
Your Mexican host family will give you a warm and cheerful welcome. You will stay in a single room and have breakfast and lunch (between 2.30 p.m. and 3.30 p.m.) with the family, which will allow you to share nice moments with your hosts while improving your Spanish skills. The bedlinen and towels are changed once a week. Most of the host families selected by the language school live within 15 to 30 minutes’ walk of the course centre and close to a bus station. The families who live more than 30 minutes away from the course centre drop off and pick up the students by car every day.

Don Quijote residence
The residence offered by our partner school is located a few minutes’ walk from the course centre. In a quaint colonial house, it provides comfortable accommodation in single rooms with private bathrooms and Wi-Fi connection. The rooms open onto a large patio with garden where students can meet up and sunbathe. There is also a lounge for TV or DVD evenings. Continental breakfast is included and served in the residence cafeteria as a buffet. Students can also use the fully equipped kitchen to prepare their meals.

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House, apartments, hostels, hotels
On request, the school can book an apartment or a room in a hostel or hotel for you, according to your preferences.

Student Residence

General information

The residence is located in the historic centre, a 10-minute walk from the language school and 15 minutes' walk from the Zocalo. Nearby you'll find a church from the XVII century called "La Merced", as well as a local market by the same name just 2 blocks away, where you can find fresh products every day, plus plenty of restaurants in the area. In the residence, there are also students from other language schools in Oaxaca.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
10 minutes
Means of transportation:
walking
Average public transport cost:
7 MXN / trip
Walking distance to public transport:
5 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
20 minutes
Coffee shops:
5 minutes
Restaurants:
10 minutes
Shops:
5 minutes
Pharmacy:
10 minutes

Availability

All year round
Minimum age : 18+ Students aged 16 can book this option if parents sign a permission form.

Arrival and departure

Check-in / Check-out
Sunday from 2:00 pm
Saturday until 11:00 am
Flexible check in/check out
Entry card (building) No
Key (building) Yes
Code (building) No
Staff on-site 24h No
Deposit
100 USD in cash
Yes

Meals

Use of kitchen Yes
Meal-plan
breakfast only
Yes

Facilities

Reception desk No
Smoking area
outside
Yes
Cafeteria No
Shared kitchen Yes
Oven Yes
Microwave Yes
Cutlery available Yes
Vending machine No
Laundry No
Common area/lounge Yes
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
TV in common room No
DVD-player in common room No
Balcony/terrace Yes
Garden Yes
BBQ area No
Wheelchair accessible No
Parking (cars) No
Parking (bicycles) Yes
Swimming pool No
Gym No

Room types and facilities

Single
9 rooms
min.: 8 m2/ max.: 9 m2
Yes
Twin
3 rooms
min.: 9 m2/ max.: 12 m2
Yes
Air conditioning
fan
No
Heating No
Smoking No
Duvet and pillow provided Yes
Bed sheets provided Yes
Towels provided Yes
Toilet paper Yes
Ensuite toilet Yes
Ensuite shower Yes
Wash basin No
Shared toilets
in twin rooms (shared between 2 students)
Yes
Shared showers
in twin rooms (shared between 2 students)
Yes
Cleaning
daily
Yes
Desk Yes
Wardrobe Yes
Cooking facilities No
Microwave No
TV No
Wi-Fi internet access Yes
Cable internet access No
Floor No
Balcony No
Safe deposit box No
Room key provided Yes

To complement its quality academic programme, the Don Quijote school in Oaxaca organises cultural activities every afternoon, from Tuesday to Friday. Salsa classes,film viewing in Spanish, Mexican cooking lessons, conversation club in a café or bar in the city… you will be surrounded by the Mexican culture and language! At weekends,you will have the opportunity to visit pre-Columbian archaeological sites,admire the impressive « El Tule » - the widest tree in the world! – and visit artisan and colonial towns in the state of Oaxaca. Thrill seekers can also hike or ride through the country and even do a spot of paragliding! And for a nice weekend away,just set off for the Pacific coast and enjoy the festive atmosphere of Puerto Escondido, Puerto Angel et Huatulco.

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