Johnston St Fiesta - Sat & Sun, Nov 17-18

The Johnston St Festival is Melbourne's most happening and celebrated Hispanic party on the event calendar. Now in it's 40th year, it never fails to draw a big, loud and rambunctious crowd.

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.

Get yourself an El Patio Bag for your Textbooks!

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.

Melbourne International Film Festival 2017 - El Patio's Guide!

MIFF 2017 is here! Launching in cinemas August 3 - there are heaps of Spanish language films to sink your film loving, hispanofile teeth into. We've even done the hard work for you - tracking down the best flicks to watch out for and compiled a full printout of all of the festival's Hispanic films.

We hope you can make it to a few this year!

Spanish Film Festival - ends this Sunday!

We look forward to the SFF every year - and this year's 20th anniversary programme doesn't disappoint.

Check out our top picks and suggestions for this years films - and enter the competition to win a double pass!

MQFF Spanish Language Films 2017

The Melbourne Queer Film Festival will be running from March 16 - 27, featuring a large selection of films, documentaries, shorts, panels and events!

Here we've got a guide for the Spanish language films featured in this year's festival. Check 'em out and be sure to use the El Patio DISCOUNT CODE when you book online!

Latin Summer Festival - Jan 7, 2017

Get excited for Summer - Latin style. This exuberant and energetic festival boasts a cornucopia of musicians, dancers, food trucks, showies and spectacles!

Latin music heaven this weekend!

The Night Cat (137 Johnston St, Fitzroy) will be synced up with the Johnston St Hispanic Fiesta this weekend, November 18-19, 2016, putting on a festival of its own.

Fifi (Fifi, Dave & Fev) visits El Patio!

El Patio had a very special visitor. Fifi Box (Fox FM, 6-9am weekdays) was brought blindfolded into one of our Wednesday morning classes for a ‪#‎BlackoutChallenge‬. When all was revealed, she slowly came to understand that she had to give a Spanish class! What ensued was a hilarious walk on the edge, with Fifi trying to muster up ANY WORD that she knew in Spanish - and making US feel good that we were catching on! Gracias Fifi, you're welcome back for a fiesta anytime!

Spanish language films - Melbourne International Film Festival 2016

The Melbourne International Film Festival (Jul 28 - Aug 15) is a great opportunity to not only submerge yourself in Spanish language and Hispanic culture, but to also embrace your inner film buff! Here we have compiled a selection of hispanic movies of interest in the festival. There are also heaps more which can be found by following our "Wishlist" link in the article. We hope you are able to enjoy a few movies to both improve your Spanish and relish in some Melbourne based hispanic culture!

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