Term 2 ONLINE at El Patio

We're staying safe by staying home! In keeping with social distancing restrictions, Term 2 will be held on video conferencing platform: Zoom.

Term 1 classes have already transitioned online - live with their teacher and classmates. The response has been amazing!

Term 2 will proceed in the same way so that we can keep our distance, but stay connected. Click for more information, as well as some helpful hints ...

Clases de conversación gratuitas para estudiantes avanzados

Durante el trimestre 2 (Term 2), El Patio ofrece clases de conversación gratuitas a todos sus estudiantes matriculados en los cursos avanzados. Estas tendrán lugar los jueves a las 16:00h y serán de una hora de duración. El único requisito es haber visto la serie española "La peste". En estos momentos se puede ver en el canal de televión SBS con el título de "The Plague". Las clases serán online, claro.

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!

Which Course or Workshop for my Level in the Summer Intensives?

¡Yupi! 2019 is the year of learning Spanish! (well, every year is ... but this year is THE year). And the Summer Intensives are an excellent way to get things started. If you're wondering whether to take a Conversation Course or a few Workshops or are thinking about completing the next level up in two weeks, here's where to find out which options are right for you.

Take your Spanish further with an 'Improve' Workshop

If your Spanish is an ice-cream, the Improve Workshops are the extra toppings that really take things to the next level. But instead of chocolate sprinkles, we've designed the Improve Workshops to tackle KEY LANGUAGE SKILLS. These key skills - such as Listening and Speaking - are those essential aspects of language that always need extra work. The Improve Workshops are the chance for you to do just that.

Make it happen in one of our Special Workhops

The 2-hour Special Workshops give you the opportunity to work on the things that are famous for being challenging: Pronunciation, POR y PARA, the verbs SER and ESTAR and the Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns. The perfect opportunity to get cracking, make it happen and finally understand those things you haven't quite understood so far!

What you think! Student Feedback Survey Results

This Term El Patio sent out it's largest and most comprehensive survey ever. We wanted to know what we were doing right, and where we could improve - we wanted to know what you think of us! Find out the results in this article.

Are you a beginner? Here's some extra help …

To complement the first part of our beginner courses we've created two online classes - Beginner Basics 1 and Beginner Basics 2. These classes cover the material you see in the first part of your course. Learn greetings, how to say your name, where you're from, where you live and what you do, plus the essentials of pronunciation and the alphabet.

El club del cuento [B2, C1, C2]

El club del cuento es un curso corto de conversación dirigido a estudiantes de nivel avanzado y superior (B2, C1, C2). Consiste en cinco sesiones de hora y media cada una.

Scheme of Beginner Courses

Have a look at this diagramme of all of our beginner courses - you can see that there are plenty of options for study.

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