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.
The Melbourne International Film Festival is just around the corner. It will be running from August 1 - 18, featuring a diverse selection of films, documentaries, shorts, panels and events!
We've even done the hard work for you - tracking down the best flicks to watch out for and compiled a guide of all of the festival's Hispanic films, including our own pick recommendation.
The Melbourne Queer Film Festival will be running from March 14 - 25, featuring a diverse selection of films, documentaries, shorts, panels and events!
See the El Patio guide for the Spanish language films featured in this year's festival.
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.
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.
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!
Easy! Surprise your Spanish-learning friends, family or colleagues with a Gift Voucher. A voucher may be for a full course or to go toward a course fee or even for texts. Please note that you…