Beginner options!

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Meandering along el Camino de Santiago

In late 2015, Chris (one of our admin team) and his partner, walked el Camino de Santiago. Here he provides a brief history of the pilgrimage, recounts some of his experiences and offers some advice for those planning on undertaking the long walk across Spain.

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Melbourne International Film Festival 2019 - El Patio's Guide!

The Melbourne International Film Festival is just around the corner. It will be running from August 1 - 18, featuring a diverse selection of films, documentaries, shorts, panels and events!

We've even done the hard work for you - tracking down the best flicks to watch out for and compiled a guide of all of the festival's Hispanic films, including our own pick recommendation.

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Spring Intensives September 23 - October 5

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!‚Äč

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!

I Teach Spanish! ... Noryan Jiménez

Always a lover of languages, it made sense Noryan would find herself sharing her own language with others.

Noryan (from Venezuela), had already been teaching Spanish in Melbourne before she accidentally stumbled across El Patio Northcote! We're glad she did - read on to find out more about Noryan's journey and her advice for students.

La alcahueta (B2-C1)

La alcahueta es un homenaje a la obra de "La Celestina. Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea" de Fernando de Rojas (siglo XV), figura que tiene su precedente en el "Libro de buen amor" del Arcipreste de Hita (s. XIV). El cuento también pretende ser una crítica a un tema muy de actualidad: los vientres de alquiler. *esta imagen es un retrato de la Celestina de Pablo Picasso

Staff Picks - La copla en voces de nuestros días

In this playlist, Ana takes us into the world of Andalusian Copla - a type of traditional song that was born in the early 1920s. The lyrics tell stories of relationships torn apart, impossible desires, heartbreak, jealousy and loss.

The Free 'El Patio ESSENTIALS' language sheets

As a supplement to your study materials, El Patio is producing a serious series of useful language sheets, covering key grammar topics and tenses in clear and straightforward language to help you as you learn.

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