Live Online Spanish classes - Term 2 (start April 27)

After a massive effort involving management, administrative staff, teachers and students, all of the classes at El Patio went online from March 23. This has been like making a brand new school! But we're glad we did, as everyone's study experience (mostly) has not been interrupted.

Term 2 classes will be 100% live online using the Zoom video conferencing platform. It basically operates the same as face-to-face - with an El Patio teacher and your classmates. If you were studying in Term 1, you will most probably be with your previous teacher in Term 2.

There are some great early-enroller discounts! And an extra-special discount for beginners! Go to our Enrol page to see what's available.

Read our Blog article "Hints and Guidelines for Zoom Classes"

Hints and Guidelines for Zoom Classes contains complete information for students regarding:

  • Setting up Zoom on Laptops / Desktop Computers
  • Setting up Zoom on Mobiles: Tablets / Phones
  • Zoom Class Etiquette!
  • Troubleshooting

What do students think?

Just finished another tremendous class with Clara Torrijos Fernandez. She has really taken up the challenge of teaching by Zoom, using the chat room steadily, splitting the class into groups, and doing great learning documents in powerpoint and word to sharpen up our skills and job our memories. Really a tremendous teacher that has made learning Espanol both interesting and challenging. And thank you for the effort El Patio has put into transferring your teaching over to Zoom, I was wondering if it was going to be possible to continue, but at this level, the Zoom-teaching interface has worked extremely well, supported by the Spanish Aula International 1 text.
Bob, Elementary 1

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Un mensaje para Noryan: hiciste un gran trabajo con tu primera clase a través del zoom.
Gracias,

Jan and Caroline, Lower Intermediate 2

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That class was excellent and so was Marta.
How can I sign up to Elementary 2 so it runs soon after my current classes end?
What times / dates do you have available?
Thank you

Clare, El Cheapo Introductory

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Hola!
Yes please confirm my enrolment for Monday nights.
It was actually really fun doing the class from home on my laptop!
Saludos,

Cam, Upper Intermediate 3

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I’m so glad our classes can continue and thank you for your work in making it happen.
Anne, Advanced 3

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I think once people have tried online lessons they'll be hooked. I actually prefer the online lessons anyway as I'm so busy with work usually, so online fits well with my life. It would be great to have online as a permanent option with the chance to mix it up by coming in for face to face lessons when time allows.
Clare, El Cheapo Introductory

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Hola,
I just wanted to say that tonight’s lesson with Linda went well! I’ve been teaching at university on zoom all week and it’s tricky to get a group dynamic going through the web, especially when lots of people are just exhausted at the moment, but the exercises we did were creative and effective. We’ll only get better! I hope you can pass on the essence of this message to Linda because I know how hard it is to transition classes online in a short space of time!
Cheers,

Eugenia, Lower Intermediate 2

How does it work?

Once you enrol and your class is confirmed to proceed, you will be able to access a link to the Zoom meeting (class). 

Go to the blog article Hints and Guidelines for Zoom Classes for instructions.


Valeria's class - which had to design a T-shirt!

What about textbooks?

As there is no option to pick up texts from our centres, we have managed to reduce postage costs slightly to be able to send the texts to you.

When enrolling online, if you add a textbook to the cart, at checkout you will have the shipping cost added to the total. We will then get the text posted within 2 days.



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