El Patio is Melbourne's most popular language school!

What makes learning at El Patio so great:

  • Excellent teachers
  • Lots of classes
  • Friendly school
  • Flexible timetable
  • Our lessons are fun!

Find out for yourself! Which one is you?


I'm a beginner


I already know some Spanish

LIVE and ONLINE at HOME!

In response to new requirements on social distancing, all El Patio classes have now been made into live online classes. This has been like making a brand new school! But we're so glad we did, as everyone's study experience has not been interrupted! More than that, we've discovered just how convenient and practical classes from home can be! 

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

If you're wondering how it all works, read Hints and Guidelines for Zoom Classes for instructions.

What do students think?

That class was excellent and so was Marta.
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

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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

 

Ready to choose a course? Which one is you?


I'm a beginner


I already know some Spanish


"El Patio is a great community for learning. The teaching style and delivery is focused, encouraging and genuine. I see much thought and effort goes into supporting and maximising student growth in their study of Spanish - through blog articles, newsletters, student portal, workshops and social events. All of this is what keeps me motivated and coming back for another term! "

- Anonymous survey participant, 2018

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"I've LOVED the program so far and Africa is a great teacher who makes concepts very easy to understand. El Patio has a great program which has kept me constantly engaged"

- Sam Dowling

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"Ramiro is a great teacher! So attentive and interested - he makes the class run smoothly with his sense of humour"

 - Darren Tyrrell

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"We started this term in Elementary 1 with Jorge and are having a ball! After each class we get on a high from the fun that we have each class. Jorge is an excellent teacher who has a really good understanding of languages and is able to explain things very clearly "

- Maddie Wooster

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"Over the almost three years at El Patio I would like to say a big thank-you to all my teachers … and the rest of the El Patio team for inspiring me with their love of language, patience in explaining new ideas and most importantly making learning Spanish fun"

 - Estelle Kamp

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"I'd like to take this opportunity to say that we've really enjoyed learning Spanish with El Patio, and we've been very impressed with the quality of the teachers"

 - Lindsay Hussey


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