Which class to choose! A guide.

There's lots to choose from! Use this guide and timetable to determine the best course for you!

El Patio's guide to the 2022 Moro Spanish Film Festival!

It's that time of the year again, and the Moro Spanish Film Festival is back with a brand new range of Hispanic cinema for 2022! With movies from Spain to Uruguay, the Dominican Republic and beyond, take a look at El Patio's top 2022 Spanish Film Festival recommendations!

10 things you might not know about Argentina!

Think you know Argentina beyond steak, tango, and Buenos Aires? Let's see! Get ready to be surprised and intrigued with 10 things you may not know about Argentina.

Autumn Intensives

After an amazing first term we are ready to consolidate and practice everything we've learned.

Join us for Autumn Intensives from home, or come to our Melbourne CBD centre for two exciting weeks of study and practice.

We have something for every level!

Slang and Profanity!

Spanish speakers have invented many vibrant expressions to convey strong emotions and paint colourful pictures. Some come from religion or relate to food or body parts, while others are just plain funny or absurd.

Even if you don't plan on using slang or profanity, it sure is helpful to know what others are saying - especially in high-stress situations! It's also essential to know the strength and cultural differences of the words you're using. Google translate can't help you with this!

It's time to let loose some "tacos" (swear words)! Here is a small selection to whet your appetite our new Slang & Profanity Workshop!

Receta de gazpacho andaluz

Andalusian gazpacho (gazpacho andaluz) is one of Spain's most popular summer recipes. Luckily for us, it's also one of the simplest! This traditional cold soup made from ripe tomatoes and cucumber is perfect as refreshing snack or entree on a warm afternoon.

Spanish puns in images by Ingesman

Ingesman is one of our favourite Chilean illustrators - his work is so simple yet so funny. You might have seen some of his pieces on our Instagram account.

Here are some of our favourite Ingesman creations, with explanations and translations attached.

Enjoy the delightful world of Ingesman!

¡Hora feliz! A cocktail guide for "fiesta" time

With summer in full swing, it's FIESTA time!

New courses starting soon!

Australia's best Spanish language school, now teaching both Face-to-Face and Online. Learn Spanish socially - wherever you are.

How to study in Spain for FREE

One of the benefits of being a student at El Patio is being able to connect with the Hispanic world here, in Melbourne. But sometimes these benefits stretch a little further abroad.

Any student at El Patio can apply for a scholarship to Valladolid in Spain for 1 or 2 weeks. Read this article to find out more!

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