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Meet Zoé from Argentina!
Zoé's career was destined to take a language-oriented direction after starting at a language focused school at age 11! After spending years as a Spanish-English translator, she later decided to add teaching to her repertoire.
Read on to find out how Zoe ended up at El Patio, and why she thinks learning a language is like having children!
The empanada is a hand-sized savoury pie or turnover that can have many different fillings and be cooked in different ways. You can find them all over Latin America and Spain, and they are a good representation of the each region's culture and taste.
Summer is almost upon us! Summer Intensives are a once-a-year opportunity to dive right into your Spanish for a whole two weeks - it's a chance to boost your level in a way that would normally take many months. Along with our FULL 15hr Conversation Courses, you'll also have Spanish for Travel & Beginner Conversation courses, as well as 2hr Special Workshops to choose from. For beginners or those just starting out - we're also offering our first 3 levels!
The Johnston St Festival is Melbourne's most happening and celebrated Hispanic party on the event calendar. Now in it's 41st year, it never fails to draw a big, loud and rambunctious crowd.
The Arepa is a traditional flat corn cake that you can eat for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, making it an essential food for many. It can be fried, baked, fried and baked, grilled or steamed. It can be a side or a main, have fillings or toppings, making it without a doubt one of the most versatile Latin-American dishes.
España, principios de la década de los sesenta (Presente, Imperfecto e Indefinido).
"Mujer sin nombre" es una historia sobre el desarrollo turístico en la costa del levante español y las consecuencias que tuvo en su población y paisaje. A la par, se nos presenta una mujer cualquiera que se queda sin su medio de subsistencia, sin que se le ofrezca ninguna otra alternativa que la de ir a servir a la ciudad. Esta historia, aunque inventada, podría ser la vida de muchas mujeres que tuvieron que abandonar sus pueblos para ir a trabajar de sirvientas a las grandes urbes.
Not sure where to start? Stress less! Use this guide to choose a class that suits your goals, schedule and lifestyle!
Los Van Van's music tells the story of Cuba itself, from its conquest by the Spanish to its modern, turbulent history - all the while celebrating the vivacity, toughness and community that defines Cuba today! This year Los Van Van celebrated their 50th anniversary - let's look at how they've evolved!
It's almost Spring, hoorah!
In the 2-week break between Terms (Sept 23 - Oct 5) we're offering Conversation courses at both Melbourne and Northcote!
Students will have a choice between a short (4.5-hr) structured course or a longer (7.5-hr) course that has both structure and time for open conversation practice.
We're also offering some of our most popular special workshops in both centres: Pronunciation & Accent, Ser & Estar, Por & Para!
Easy! Surprise your Spanish-learning friends, family or colleagues with a Gift Voucher. This voucher could be used toward a course fee or even texts. Please note that you will need to contact El Patio (phone…