10 things you might not know about Mexico!

Mexico is known for many things - Ancient civilisations, picture-perfect scenery, and tequila, just to name a few! But the country is also home to some fascinating figures, facts, and events that fly under the radar. So, read on for ten things you might not know about Mexico!

10 things you might not know about Ecuador!

While well known for its soaring peaks, steaming jungles, and the magnificent Galapagos Islands, there's more to tiny Ecuador than meets the eye. Read on for 10 surprising and fascinating facts about Ecuador!

El Patio's guide to the 2022 Moro Spanish Film Festival!

It's that time of the year again, and the Moro Spanish Film Festival is back with a brand new range of Hispanic cinema for 2022! With movies from Spain to Uruguay, the Dominican Republic and beyond, take a look at El Patio's top 2022 Spanish Film Festival recommendations!

10 things you might not know about Argentina!

Think you know Argentina beyond steak, tango, and Buenos Aires? Let's see! Get ready to be surprised and intrigued with 10 things you may not know about Argentina.

How to study in Spain for FREE

One of the benefits of being a student at El Patio is being able to connect with the Hispanic world here, in Melbourne. But sometimes these benefits stretch a little further abroad.

Any student at El Patio can apply for a scholarship to Valladolid in Spain for 1 or 2 weeks. Read this article to find out more!

Robles' Revolution

Isidro returns to Australia with the fascinating story of Colonel Robles, a relative who lived a truly revolutionary life.
(In English)

La revolución de Robles

Isidro returns to Australia with the fascinating story of Colonel Robles, a relative who lived a truly revolutionary life.
(En español)

¿Bailamos? - A Latin dance guide!

Dance shows how cultures from different corners of the globe have come together and intertwined, each leaving its mark on the others and creating the movements and rhythms we know today.

It is definitely one of our favourite things from the Hispanic world, and makes up an important part of the Spanish-learning experience for many students and teachers here at El Patio.

So take out your dancing shoes and get ready t0 practice with this guide we've prepared for you - and, most of all, don't forget to have fun!

Discover Costa Rica!

Got itchy feet? Looking forward to travelling again? Us too!

For now, you can travel from your living room with our crash-course guide to all things Costa Rica: the history, tourist attractions, and food!

El caballo en América

How did horses get to the Americas? When did they arrive, and from where? With this blog, we open an exciting, new category entitled 'Things you didn't learn in history books'. This opens up a range of possibilities, so El Patio would like to invite both teachers and students to contribute. Read the blog and then find out how to participate - there will be cash rewards!

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