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Gap Year Program

This long-stay Spanish course is perfect for broadening your horizons while learning a new language. You can study in different destinations in Spain and Latin America, complementing your intensive Spanish classes with an authentic cultural immersion thanks to the leisure activities included in the program.

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CLASSES/WEEK 25-30
SMALL GROUPS MAX. 8
CLASS DURATION  55 MINUTES
ALL LEVELS
START DATES JANUARY 9, AUGUST 28
DURATION 16-32 WEEKS
LEVEL TEST WRITTEN AND ORAL
TEXTBOOK INCLUDED
WEEKEND EXCURSIONS 2-4 INCLUDED
MINIMUM AGE 17

Learn Spanish and Discover a New Culture during your Gap Year

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STUDENT PROFILE

The Gap Year Program is aimed at students who can spend an extended time learning Spanish in Spain and Latin America. They want to get to know new cultures and practice their conversational skills with native speakers, and they may choose to combine different destinations and countries.

They are open to new experiences and many want to obtain official certification for either their studies or career.

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Benefits of the Gap Year Spanish Program

This long-term Gap Year course is designed to allow you to create a good base or advance your level if you already have knowledge of Spanish. You can combine different destinations and study at our schools in Spain, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Mexico. Classes are offered in an intensive format of 25 hours per week for a period of at least 16 weeks, during which you will also have leisure activities to experience an authentic cultural immersion.

In addition, you can complete your course with internships in Spanish companies, or with a volunteer program in Latin America.

This way, you’ll have the chance to learn Spanish all year long and apply your knowledge in a Spanish professional environment or a Latin American community.

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LEVELS THAT YOU CAN ACHIEVE WITH THIS COURSE

basic user

Uses basic key vocabulary and simple grammar structures to interact with native speakers about familiar topics.

  • A1, A2
    25
    beginner, elementary

independent user

Communicates accurately and is able to develop a fluid conversation with native speakers on most topics.

  • B1, B2
    50
    intermediate, upper intermediate

PROFICIENT USER

Expresses himself or herself naturally and spontaneously in complex personal, professional or academic situations.

  • C1, C2
    80
    advanced, PROFICIENT
  • Listening Skills

    Acquire techniques and strategies to understand oral messages and increase listening comprehension.

  • Reading Skills

    Improve your reading comprehension so that you can interact more fully with local culture, reading the works of local authors or the daily newspaper.

  • Speaking Skills

    No matter what your ability, we work to help you develop the level-appropiate speaking skills.

  • Writing Skills

    Learn the correct mechanisms for communicating effectively in your writing.

  • Vocabulary Skills

    Widen your vocabulary and learn to express yourself with greater detail and precision.

  • Grammar Skills

    You will learn how to construct sentences and paragraphs in a clear, precise way. Learning grammar will help you structure Spanish correctly.

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ALESSANDRA

STUDENT - SEVILLE

ALESSANDRA

Being in Seville really makes you feel alive. It’s bursting with vibrant colors and animated conversations, there’s just something in the air. Being immersed in such a rich culture makes every day a truly unique experience. The teachers at don Quijote helped me soak up all the Spanish I could during class, then I would go out and put everything I’d learned into practice over tapas, sitting on a terrace with my new friends. I love the Andalusian accent!
LUCAS

STUDENT - BARCELONA

LUCAS

My favorite part of this learning experience was having my morning coffee by the Mediterranean Sea. I´m passionate about architecture so I enjoyed strolling around don Quijote and discovering the different ways the city was built. The food and the wine were unbelievable and incredible. The courses are well organized and the teachers helped me any time I had any questions or concerns.
PAUL

STUDENT - SALAMANCA

PAUL

I never thought I’d meet so many people from so many different countries. The classes at don Quijote are very international, plus there’s a great student atmosphere in Salamanca thanks to the famous university. I picked up a lot of Spanish words and phrases just by talking with locals. My roommates and I also put sticky notes all around the apartment to help us remember our new vocabulary. The city itself was great, you can see the most incredible architecture just walking to the supermarket. I can’t believe how much I learned, both in class and in the real world. I would definitely recommend studying at don Quijote in Salamanca.
VERA

STUDENT - MARBELLA

VERA

I had an amazing experience in Marbella, it was a great combination of learning, glamour, and fun in the sun. I loved being able to go to the beach every day after class, and my roommates and I practiced our Spanish together at home. After my experience with don Quijote, I’m motivated to continue studying the language so I can keep traveling and learning about other cultures.

Prices and extras

1 to 31 weeks 170£ per week

+32 weeks 155£ per week

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