The weather is getting colder, so it's time to learn some more Spanish to warm up our hearts.
Join us for Winter Intensives from home, or come to our cozy Northcote centre for two exciting weeks of study and practice.
We will offer 7.5-HR CONVERSATION COURSES from beginner to advanced, and a range of 2-HR WORKSHOPS & COOKING CLASSES.
Melbourne's Latin culture scene is great! There are many places to eat, spaces to dance, festivals to go to and live music to immerse ourselves in, so that we can stay in touch with our favourite culture until we are allow to leave the island.
This time we've prepared a guide to some of the amazing bands performing around marvellous multicultural Melbourne. Check them out!
The Moro Spanish Film Festival presented by Palace returns in 2021 with a curated selection of 29 films offering film lovers a cinematic journey across Spain and Latin America.
Read on to discover our top picks and Melbourne screening times!
There has been a theft - one of El Patio's prized possessions has been stolen and your assistance is required! It's a race against the clock to solve the clues, uncover the culprit and restore the missing item to its rightful place.
Test your Spanish and teamwork by joining one of our exciting online Escape Rooms (salas de escape) in Term 4!
One of the most rewarding aspects about studying Spanish is the opportunity it offers to engage with Hispanic cultures from across the world.
Let Naira, one of our staff from Colombia, tell you all about 'Champeta' - a dance style that burst onto the world stage in February this year. As you find yourself spending more time inside and in need of new exercise ideas, why not try the Champeta Challenge at home!
The annual International Andean Carnival called, 'With the Strength of the Sun', is one of the most important in Latin America. Learn more about this unique celebration of the Andean culture of northern Chile, Peru and Bolivia.
Calling out to all Instagram fanatics, travel photography whizz-kids and landscape framing afficionados - here's your chance to get more than just 'likes' on Instagram for your efforts! Enter into our photography competition and we will display your beautiful piece for an entire month in both of our centres AND you could win a whole 15 hour course!
To make it both more fun and fair - the winner will be selected by popular vote: a people's choice award!
Read how to enter here! (It's super easy)
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 Mexican film, 'Roma' - awarded the 2019 Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film - tells a heartbreaking tale of loss against a backdrop of political turmoil, class division and natural disaster. Find out what one of our staff, Zsarzy, thought about the movie.
Hot off the presses! Limited edition! El Patio's new book bags are here, and you'll get one for free if you enrol in one of our Spring Intensives or a Term 4 course. There's one catch - you need to enrol by Saturday September 16.
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…