This year in the Autumn Workshops at the Melbourne centre, we're offering 10hr Conversation courses for Elementary, Lower Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced levels over 4 fun-filled evenings.
And for beginners, we have the shorter 4.5hr Beginner Conversation course running over 3 evenings.
Plus, we've put together a selection of our most popular single-session Workshops.
The Autumn Workshops run between Terms 1 and 2 and are a great way to practise what you've been learning in class this year so far.
If you're new to El Patio, the Autumn Workshops are a perfect way to get started!
Conversation courses are designed to take all the little things you've learnt in class or elsewhere in the Spanish-speaking world and string them together into a flowing, coherent, confident ... CONVERSATION!
Sounds magical and it is.
We invite you to experience the wonders of speaking in Spanish with us this Autumn.
If you're a beginner the 4.5hr course is for you. Otherwise, jump in to a 10hr course at your level.
If you need a hand working out where you fit in, just get in touch.
There are 5 different levels of Conversation Courses with ALL NEW MATERIAL:
Beginner Conversation (4.5-hr short course) – practise and revise our first level. Perfect if you’ve completed Elementary 1 and want to consolidate what you've learnt before joining Elementary 2. Also great if you're new to Spanish studies but aren't a complete beginner.
Conversation Elementary (10-hr) – reviews topics studied up to Elementary 4 (about 60 hours of study). Practise present tense conjugations, the verb gustar, reflexive verbs, introduction to the first past tense: el pretérito perfecto.
Conversation Lower Intermediate (10-hr) – reinforces topics at Lower Intermediate levels (about 135 hours of study). Practise el pretérito indefinido, el pretérito imperfecto, estar+ gerundio, conditional, ir a + infinitivo.
Conversation Upper Intermediate (10-hr) – if you’ve completed around 180 hours of study. Practise the simple future, present subjunctive, el pretérito pluscuamperfecto, el imperativo and more.
Conversation Advanced (10-hr) – if you’ve completed 260 hours of study or more. Practise el pretérito imperfecto de subjuntivo, el pretérito pluscuamperfecto de subjuntivo and more.
What we need more of in life are opportunities to practise the really important things in a space where getting it wrong doesn't matter and where making mistakes is a welcome part of the process. Workshops are this space!
Work on the things you don't understand, in good company and with inspiring teachers.
Workshop it this Autumn in a 3hr Verb Workshop or in our two most popular 2hr Special Workshops.
Beyond the basics of the alphabet, this 2hr workshop gets to grips with pronunciation. Work on the sounds of Spanish so that whatever you say sounds good. This workshop also looks at variation across the Hispanic world and the features of some key accents.
This is what you workshop:
Also check out Toni's blog: The Most Glamorous Beginner Spanish Hack - Pronunciation
Every Spanish student's first major brain-twister, SER and ESTAR can seem like a complex bundle of verb-y confusion. This workshop is designed to demystify these two verbs. You get to pull them apart, look at them inside-out and clarify when to use them. Imagine how great it would be if SER and ESTAR made perfect sense - this workshop will put you on the right track.
This is what you workshop:
What are you waiting for?
Click here to enrol in a Conversation Course.
And here to enrol in a Workshop.
Not sure which course is right for your Spanish level? Test your Spanish level now!
Ready to start learning? Find a class and enrol now!
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