Winter Intensives! July 8-19

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 4.5-hour and 10-hour CONVERSATION COURSES from beginner to advanced!

Summer Intensives 2024! January 8-19

Join us for our Summer Intensives in 2024 (January 8-19) - an exciting two weeks of Spanish study in Northcote, Melbourne CBD and Online! This is a chance to boost your level in a way that would normally take months. Along with our first three Elementary levels (Elementary 1, 2, 3, and 4), we offer FULL 15-hour Conversation Courses where you can improve your speaking confidence, as well as shorter conversation and travel courses!

El Patio's guide to the 2023 Spanish Film Festival!

It's that time of the year again, and the Moro Spanish Film Festival is back in Melbourne from 15 June-5 July, with a brand new range of Hispanic cinema for 2023! With movies from Colombia to Spain, Mexico and beyond, take a look at El Patio's top 2023 Spanish Film Festival recommendations!

Your Guide to the Johnston St Fiesta

The Johnston St Festival is Melbourne's most happening and celebrated Hispanic party on the event calendar. Up to it's 45th year (Sat & Sun, Feb 25 & 26), it never fails to draw a big, loud and rambunctious crowd.

Latin American Film Festival at The University of Melbourne

The Latin American Film Festival is back! This year the University of Melbourne will be hosting the 17th annual film festival showcasing 15 films from across Latin America. It will take place from November 10 to November 20 on the university campus. Entry is COMPLETELY FREE to all films! All films will have English subtitles.

Crash course in Día de Muertos!

One of Mexico's most famous celebrations, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), is coming around once again on November 2. But, while many of us have seen the pictures of elaborate dresses, ceremonies, and celebrations, there's a lot more to this Mexican tradition than meets the eye. Read on for a crash course on Día de los Muertos!

Keep the fiesta going all semana!

"Al mal tiempo buena cara" ("to bad weather, good face") means to be strong in face of adversity - and what better way to do that (and keep warm) than by dancing!

Melbourne may be cool right now, but we know the hottest places in town; where you can take dance classes, listen to music and fiesta the week away.

Join us and say good bye to the cold with groovy moves and hip swirls!

El Patio's Hispanic Trivia Night!

Think you know about Hispanic culture? Come and put yourself to the test at our HISPANIC TRIVIA NIGHT, hosted by Linda on Zoom.

Get a team of your friends or classmates together, or sign up by yourself and we'll assign you to a group.

Our Hispanic Trivia night is open to ALL levels, Spanish and English speakers alike!

¡Español en vivo! Melbourne-based Latin bands

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!

El Patio ONLINE Escape Rooms!

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!

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