Long term study in immersion: Don Quijote

From 260.- USD
approx 228.- EUR
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Key points

  • Exceptional location, just steps from the beaches of the Caribbean
  • High-quality school with a friendly atmosphere
  • Maximum of 8 students per class
  • Test center for DELE and SIELE exams

The school

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

The students

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

With a beautiful location in the centre of Playa del Carmen, the language school is just a few minutes’ walk from magnificent white sand beaches and the famous 5th Avenue. Surrounded by a tropical garden, you can study Spanish in a fantastic, Caribbean environment. The 14 comfortable classrooms are full of natural light, and lessons take place in mini-groups. Students have access to a computer lab and free Wi-Fi, plus a multimedia room with a TV and DVD-player. The school, known for its friendly, social atmosphere, has a spacious cafeteria and a student lounge to relax in as well as a volleyball court.

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Part-Time course

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 260.-
(about EUR 228.-)
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 (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
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
12
2045
5225
5225
24
4025
10385
10385
36
6005
15545
15545
Extra week (36+)
165
430
430
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.92   (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: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Standard course

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 300.-
(about EUR 263.-)
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 (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
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
12
2453
5633
5633
24
4841
11201
11201
36
7229
16769
16769
Extra week (36+)
199
464
464
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.92   (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: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Intensive course

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 360.-
(about EUR 316.-)
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: 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-14:00 (possibly afternoon) 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
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
12
3245
6425
6425
24
6425
12785
12785
36
9605
19145
19145
Extra week (36+)
265
530
530
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.92   (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: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

Super intensive course

Beginner to Proficiency, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From USD 470.-
(about EUR 412.-)
Lessons
30 of 55 minutes
(20 general + 5 of culture and conversation + 5 Semi-private classes)
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 8
Culture and conversation: 14, Semi-private classes: 4
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-15:00 (possibly afternoon) 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
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
12
4565
7745
7745
24
9065
15425
15425
36
13565
23105
23105
Extra week (36+)
375
640
640
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.92   (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: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Bank holidays: local holidays to be confirmed

DELE Course

Beginner to Proficiency, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From USD 1555.-
(about EUR 1365.-)
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
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
1555
2615
2615
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.92   (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: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: 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
Residence deposit (to be paid on site) 100 USD
Extra night with host family, no meals 35 USD
Extra night in a residence (no meals) 89 USD
Extra night in a shared apartment (no meals) 49 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Cancún) 85 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.

4.3/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

35 students gave their opinion about this school

27 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, October – 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 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, weil der Unterricht grammatikbasiert aber auch interaktiv war »
57 years old - Sweden
/ 5
Lärarna var superbra. vänliga och hjälpsamma. Skolan läge var bra och att sitta ute är en bra ide, fungerar bra.Playa del carmen är en fin ställe med aktiviteter, utflykter som man kan göra på helgerna. Jag gjorde flertal och är jättenöjd med dessa. Folket är ej påträngande med besöka apotek utan kundskap i spanska är ej lätt, de kan ej Engelska.Jag är nöjd med Playa. Att bo hos en familj kan jag inte rekommendeta i just mitt fall. Ac saknas, jättevarmt hela tiden. 20 min att gå = byta t shirt när man är i skolan. Jag bytte efter 2,5 veckor till en lägenhet mittemot skolan, Ac, fungerade jättebra, enkelt med en säng och kök. fungerade perfekt för mig för jag åt ute hela tiden. Jättenöjd, förutom familjeboendet. Skolan var enkel med trevlig personal. lite sliten men den har sin skönhet. Jag var där för att uppleva landet ej att bo på ett lyxhotell. När jag flyttade närmare skolan blev allt toppen, då bodde jag nära allt. Värdfamilj första 2,5 veckorna 20 min att g,. bytte till skolans lägenhet, tvärs över gatan. Det var lite elever och det var svårt att arrangera utflykter från skolans sida. De försökte varje vecka men det var inte många som ställde upp. Tack för en superbra tid, jag hade det jättebra, jag upplevde fattigdomen, dvs den riktiga människan som bor där eftersom jag umgicks lite med en person som visade mig den riktiga Mexico, hur fattiga de än är så visar de inte det för dig. De är stolta människor, jag hade turen att få hjälpa någon och uppleva personens vardag.
6 weeks, August – September 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 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 (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Jag har självklart gjort framsteg men att lära sig spansk grammatik är inte lätt. Jag kan göra mig förstått och man förstår mig när man pratar enklare. Jag har lärt mig att våga prata. »
School highlights
« Lärarna var bra »
Top tips
« Utflykter, första måste, bada i cenotes det får man inte missa. Var inte på fel ställe, man kan hamna i trubbel. Många elever har hamnad i trubbel. »
29 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, July 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 (5 / 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
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
18 years old - Germany
/ 5
7 weeks, December 2017 – January 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 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 (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
32 years old - Germany
/ 5
Soddisfatissimo della destinazione: clima fantastico, costo della vita basso, siti archelogici, tantissime attrazioni e attività da provare.
3 weeks, March 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (5 / 5)
School location
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Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Other)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
29 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Residence oltre ogni mia aspettativa! Ubicazione e struttura perfette. Escursioni giornaliere organizzate dalla scuola assolutamente raccomandate. Possibilità di visite esclusive.
2 weeks, December 2017 – January 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 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 (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
23 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, November – December 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
29 years old - United Kingdom
/ 5
1 week, November 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 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 (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.8 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
20 years old - France
/ 5
Le séjour a été génial. Les cours proposés sont de très bonne qualité, les professeurs dynamiques et compétents. Les locaux mis à notre disposition pour les cours et pour se loger sont propres et en très bon état. Je recommande fortement cette destination magique et bien mise en valeur par l'organisme partenaire. Des professeurs compétents, une ambiance détendue et des cours intéressants. J'ai beaucoup progressé en seulement deux semaines. La résidence était à deux minutes de l'école. Les locaux sont propres et en bon état. AVoir une chambre individuelle a été un vrai luxe, avec tous les infrastructures nécessaires au bien être de l'étudiant (climatisation, télévision, eau chaude...)
2 weeks, August 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 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 (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui car je me suis retrouvée avec un professeur particulier la deuxième semaine et que certains membres du personnel ne parlent pas anglais. »
School highlights
« L'environnement de l'école (cours en extérieur, salles climatisées), les classes en petit comité, la gentillesse et la disponibilité du personnel enseignant. »
Top tips
« Les ruines de Tulum, la vie nocturne et les bons restaurants typiques mexicains. »
28 years old - Italy
/ 5
3 weeks, August – September 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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Overall impression of the country
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School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.8 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals

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Host family
Sharing daily life with a family is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the Mexican culture and to practise your Spanish daily outside of class. The host families selected by our partner school generally live around 15-30 minutes from the school. You will stay in a single room with half-board. Sharing the life of local people is the best way to put the skills you learn in class into action.

Shared apartments
Located a 2-minute walk from the school, these apartments are the perfect option to fully enjoy your language stay! Stay in one of the two single bedrooms with a shared bathroom (twin bedrooms available for students traveling together), relax in the living or dining room with your flatmates or cook your meals in the kitchen. Bed linen is included (but not towels). Each apartment offers free Wi-Fi and a weekly cleaning service of common areas. Shops and restaurants are only 5 minutes away!

Residence
In Playa del Carmen, it is also possible to stay in a residence about 5 minutes’ walk from the school. You can choose either a single or double room. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped, with a desk for studying, a private bathroom and air conditioning. A Mexican breakfast will be served to you in the cafeteria each morning and you can take advantage of the terrace for BBQ’s with other students.

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Don Quijote residence

General information

The student residence is located in a nice area in the heart of the city with numerous shops, restaurants and bars in the vicinity. Calle 6 is famous for the "El Fogon" taqueria, just next door. The residence has a big graffiti called "La máscara Maya" on the wall and is thus easy to locate. It's also very close to the Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue), the most popular street of Playa del Carmen with lots of shops, street food markets, restaurants, art galleries and facilities that bring the city to life.

School distance

Door-to-door travel time:
2 minutes
Means of transportation:
walking
Average public transport cost:
weekly : 3 USD / monthly : 9 USD
Walking distance to public transport:
10 minutes

Walking Distance

Supermarket:
5 minutes
Coffee shops:
15 minutes
Restaurants:
10 minutes
Shops:
15 minutes
Pharmacy:
5 minutes
Beach:
10 minutes
Clubs:
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 12:00 pm
Saturday until 12:00 pm
Entry card (building)
Key (building) 1
Code (building)
Staff on-site 24h 1
Deposit
100 USD in cash or by credit card
1

Meals

Use of kitchen 1
Meal-plan
Breakfast only
1

Facilities

Reception desk 1
Smoking area
outside
1
Cafeteria
Shared kitchen 1
Oven 1
Microwave 1
Cutlery available 1
Vending machine
Laundry
Common area/lounge 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access 1
TV in common room 1
DVD-player in common room
Balcony/terrace
Garden 1
BBQ area
Wheelchair accessible
Parking (cars)
Parking (bicycles)
Swimming pool
Gym

Room types and facilities

Single
12 rooms
min.: 22 m2/ max.: 23 m2
1
Air conditioning 1
Heating
Smoking
Duvet and pillow provided 1
Bed sheets provided 1
Towels provided
Toilet paper 1
Ensuite toilet 1
Ensuite shower 1
Wash basin 1
Shared toilets
Shared showers
Cleaning 1
Desk
Wardrobe 1
Cooking facilities 1
Microwave
TV 1
Wi-Fi internet access 1
Cable internet access 1
Floor
tiled
1
Balcony
Safe deposit box
Room key provided 1

Scuba diving, horse riding, kite surfing, parachuting or playing volleyball, you can fill your afternoons with numerous water sports and outdoor activities. Though Playa del Carmen is especially known for its heavenly beaches, you will be equally charmed by the cultural and archaeological richness of its hinterland. Visit the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Xel-ha or those of Coba in the heart of the jungle. Go shopping or spend an evening in Cancún, Valladolid or Merida. An exciting program awaits you!

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