Meet Julio from Chile!
Julio arrived in Australia with his family to complete a PHD of Latin American literature. After starting to teach Spanish at University, he eventually also found his way to El Patio! We're glad he did, as Julio is a massive hit with students!
Read about Julio's journey, advice for students and a fun travel picture exercise!
Meet Martina from Argentina!
Martina's career started in Barcelona, after moving there from Buenos Aires with her family. It was her love for books and languages that lead her to teaching.
Read on to find out what's her favourite thing about Australian students and her advice to them.
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)
Meet Zoé from Argentina!
Zoé's career was destined to take a language-oriented direction after starting at a language focused school at age 11! After spending years as a Spanish-English translator, she later decided to add teaching to her repertoire.
Read on to find out how Zoe ended up at El Patio, and why she thinks learning a language is like having children!
Always a lover of languages, it made sense Noryan would find herself sharing her own language with others.
Noryan (from Venezuela), had already been teaching Spanish in Melbourne before she accidentally stumbled across El Patio Northcote! We're glad she did - read on to find out more about Noryan's journey and her advice for students.
Meet the wonderful Sardinian woman who's been making her mark at El Patio!
Valeria is one of those teachers who instantly engages with everybody. From her extremely friendly good mornings, to her ability to connect with every single student - Valeria brings joy and learning together in the classroom.
She'll push you, because she knows what you're capable of - but you'll always feel supported, comfortable and walk out smiling! We're very pleased to have her onboard with us - read on to discover more about Valeria and her story.
Paula from Colombia is a lover of languages. After completing a bachelor degree focusing on three different languages, she realised she could make a career out of her passion through teaching!
Read about Paula's journey and her useful tips for students!
With a background in modern languages and teaching English, Naira was prompted to learn more about her own language after working at a Summer Camp in the United States. Following further study, and experience as an online teacher, Naira found her way to Australian shores and into the El Patio classrooms. She loves teaching her native tongue and is inspired by the curiosity of her students to learn more about Hispanic culture and language.
Read all about Naira's experiences and her advice (including some useful tips on how to roll your R's)!
Meet Clara from Argentina!
Clara realised from a young age that she loved teaching AND that she loved languages. When it finally struck her to combine her two passions, she set out to become a language teacher - and never looked back!
Read about Clara's journey and her advice for students!
Isidro is one of El Patio's most sought after and revered teachers. Having been with us for almost 10 years, he's earnt the respect and admiration of hundreds - perhaps thousands - of students.
In this article we dive into what makes Isidro tick - his strategies, his inspiration and the challenges he faces as a teacher. You'll also get lots of advice and even some practical exercises!
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…