Learn Spanish in Alicante

Sunny skies, golden sands, and the cool, blue waters of the Mediterranean make every day a true delight in this provincial capital. The year-round warm climate coupled with a strategic location have attracted people here for thousands of years — the Greeks, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and Romans all left their mark on the city before the Moors began the intensive cultivation of oranges, dates, almonds, and rice that has had a lasting impact on the local cuisine. If you're looking for a genuine Mediterranean cultural experience, a place where you can taste some of the best rice dishes in Spain and lie in the sun, take a dip in the sea, and contemplate the Santa Barbara Castle on the mountaintop after a fun day of learning Spanish, then Alicante is the destination for you. As you study the language, you'll be soaking in the mellow beach vibes, enjoying the vibrant night life, and discovering an entire city full of history, art, and culture.

School facilities & location

  • Large, sunny classrooms
  • Multimedia center
  • Spacious common areas to mingle with other international students
  • Computers for student use, study tables for laptops
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free activities (guided city tour, El Palmeral, Santa Barbara Castle, Hogueras Museum, Museum of Modern Art, etc.)
  • Optional excursions (Altea, Benidorm, Elche, Oriuela, Valencia, etc.)
  • Views of the sea and harbor
  • Next to Postiguet Beach
  • Public transportation at the door
  • Walking distance from the main tourist attractions, including beaches and coves (5-10 min), Mercado Central (7 min.), Museum of Contemporary Art (7 min.), Santa Barbara Castle (30 min.)
School Activity Agenda

Activities in Alicante - Sample month

Sunday | Visit the palm grove of Alicante
Monday | 8h. Test and Welcome meeting
Thursday | City tour
Friday | Visit to the Hogueras museum
Saturday | Visit the central market
Sunday | Excursion to Guadalest and fuentes del Algar  
Monday | 8h. Test and Welcome meeting
Tuesday | Cinema at school. El laberinto del fauno
Wednesday | Salsa Classes
Thursday | Cinema at school. Los ojos de Julia
Friday | Visit the Castle of Saint Barbara
Saturday | Blue Bike Excursion
Sunday | Excursion to Benidorm
Monday | 8h. Test and Welcome meeting. Party Workshop
Tuesday | Sports on the beach
Wednesday | 22h. Flamenco show
Thursday | Visita al Castillo de Santa Bárbara
Friday | Karaoke
Saturday | Visit the palm grove adventures
Sunday | Visit: Elche

Learn Spanish

Our wide variety of Spanish courses in Alicante allows you to choose the program that's best aligned with your academic, professional, and personal goals. Choose intensive Spanish lessons or prepare for an offical DELE exam; take private conversation classes or do an internship in a Spanish company. We provide students with the skills they need to communicate and express themselves in any Spanish-speaking environment. At don Quijote you will find highly motivated and experienced teachers, a fun, international learning environment, and an effective methodology that guarantees your success. Gain the confidence and fluidity you need to continue using the Spanish you've learned even after you return home!

Travel Through Alicante

Alicante is a city that is easy to love; in fact, it's been voted one of the best cities in Spain to live in. It's small enough to explore on foot, but large enough to support a dynamic cultural scene and a vibrant nightlife. Spend your mornings learning Spanish with classes at don Quijote and your afternoons marveling at historic sites such as the Santa Barbara Castle, perched on a mountain overlooking the city and the sea, savoring fresh seafood on a sunny outdoor terrace, or being inspired by places like the Archaeological Museum of Alicante or the Museum of Contemporary Art. Or, simply meander down the city’s main promenade, Paseo de la Explanada, right along the marina, and swim, surf, or take a boat ride on the Mediterranean Sea. Don't forget, Alicante's most spectacular centuries-old traditions take center-stage during the fiery San Juan festivities in the month of June.

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Castillo de Santa Bárbara - Santa Barbara Castle

On top of M­ount Benacantil stands the 16th-century Castle of Santa Barbara, one of Spain’s largest medieval fortresses, providing great views of Alicante’s beautiful bay. It houses a museum recounting the history of the city and containing temporary exhibitions. A must-see in Alicante and just a short walk from our school.

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Discover Alicante

Thousands of years ago, the Romans called the city Lucentum, the City of Light, and Alicante's bright energy continues to shine today. A lively and cultural city, Alicante perfectly represents the Mediterranean way of life. Step outside our Spanish school and discover Alicante’s unique character and history, and make sure to venture outside the urban center and visit nearby cities like Elche, Altea, or even the idyllic little island of Tabarca.

Nativity Scene Exhibition

Until end of August. Discover the tradition of nativity scenes in Alicante by exploring this exhibition. MUSEO DE BELENES

Cirque du Soleil: Totem

 

Until August 19. Witness the evolution of mankind with this unparalleled performance. RECINTO FERIAL DE RABASA

Raphael 2018 Tour: Loco por cantar

 

September 15. Experience the music of this famous Spanish singer-songwriter in an intimate concert. PLAZA DE TOROS IN BENIDORM

Live the Roof Concerts

Until September 7. Choose a day to listen to acoustic music concerts held in the famous Santa Bárbara Castle. Spectacular.

Exhibition: Acts of Communication

Until September 2. Contemplate the contemporary human's inability to communicate, right before your eyes.

QUICK FACTS ABOUT ALICANTE 

330K
city population
64ºF
average yearly temperature
167
Miles of bike routes (269 km)
€7
cost of a movie ticket
300
SUNNY DAYS PER YEAR
13
museums

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