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don Quijote was founded in 1986, and since then thousands of students from all over the world have studied Spanish with us, in either Spain or Latin America. All our students benefit from the company's single-minded dedication to quality Spanish teaching.

don Quijote is proud to be accredited by:

  • Barcelona - Granada - Madrid - Salamanca - Tenerife - Valencia
    The Cervantes Institute was founded by the Spanish government in 1991 with the purpose of promoting and diffusing the Spanish language and Spanish and Latin-American culture in general.

  • Barcelona - Salamanca - Granada - Madrid - Tenerife - Valencia
    The CEELE is a certificate of quality in the teaching of Spanish as a second language. It is awarded by the Spanish department of the University of Alcalá de Henares and the association of Spanish Economic Resources. This is an official certificate which guarantees high standards and academic excellence.

  • Salamanca
    The association of the Spanish schools of Castilla y León was created in 1996 with the objective of extending the Spanish language and culture. The association of Spanish schools guarantees: Experience, quality in the teaching of Spanish, native specialized teachers, maximum number of courses and levels offered throughout the year, and social and cultural activities.

  • Barcelona - Granada - Salamanca - Valencia - Tenerife
    European Federation of National Associations for Teaching Mother Tongues to Foreign Students.
    The federation was established in 1995, to encourage the learning of mother tongues and, specifically, to encourage learning to take place in the countries where the language is spoken. The wider objective is the encouragement of a high level of professionalism in language teaching, and so a greater degree of competence in language learning.

  • Barcelona - Granada - Salamanca - Tenerife - Valencia
    The Spanish Federation of Associations of Spanish schools for foreigners (fedele) was founded on the initiative of the regional associations of Andalusia, Castile and Leon and Madrid. Among the main objectives of fedele are to represent the second language Spanish teaching sector in negotiations with the Spanish Government. Schools accredited by fedele agree to provide quality teaching and services, as well as student guarantees.

  • Granada
    AEEA: Andalusian association of Spanish schools for foreigners.
    AEEA has close relationships with local, national and international institutions through agreements with the Andalusian Regional Government, the Cervantes Institute, fedele, Chambers of Commerce, the Spanish Tourist Board and Elite.

  • Barcelona
    The ACELE association was founded in 1999 with the purpose of refining a 23-year old project of the Board of Education, initiated by teachers, students and the community. ACELE wishes to propagate qualitative education of foreign languages and make it available to any interested student.

don Quijote is a member of:

  • ALTO was established in 1998 in Miami, Florida. Since then ALTO has grown to an association of buyers and sellers of language travel programmes and national language travel associations, with a presence in over 40 countries. ALTO's mission is to encourage "in country" learning of foreign languages.
  • NAFSA: Association of International Educators the leading professional organization promoting the exchange of students and scholars to and from the United States. NAFSA is a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field. NAFSA has nearly 9,000 members at 3,500 institutions worldwide, representing 94 countries.
  • European Association for International Education
    The EAIE is a non-profit organisation whose main aim is the stimulation and facilitation of the internationalisation of higher education in Europe and around the world, and to meet the professional needs of individuals active international education.
  • The "Instituto Nacional de Consumo" (National Consumers' Institute), in accordance with the Spanish constitution, this department oversees and promotes the rights of users and consumers
  • The Global Work Experience Association, GWEA, brings together organisations active in work experience to promote the sector locally, regionally, and globally. GWEA sets and maintains standards of best practice and liaises with governments to encourage and support GWEA members and work experience worldwide.
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    The Forum on Education Abroad, The Forum on Education Abroad is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as the Standards Development Organization (SDO) for the field of education abroad.

don Quijote is recognised by:

USA Universities
Please check here to see if your university or college awards credits for don Quijote courses, or contact us to find out, as many students from the USA who study at don Quijote have recieved credits from their university for attending a Spanish course abroad.

The Swedish Government (CSN) has approved don Quijote programmes.

don Quijote programmes have been approved by the German Government, and we are also recognized under the Bildungsurlaub programme.