Zoom classes for all of our courses!

All of our classes moved online in March, with great success. El Patio's experienced and fun teachers have been maintaining the classroom feel, managing inspiration and keeping it social.

Are you a beginner?

We have a variety of options if you're starting out!

  • Elementary 1 (1.5hr/week x 10 weeks)
  • Rápido Elementary 1 (3hr/week x 5 weeks)
  • El Cheapo Introductory (1.5hr/week x 8 weeks)

Links below take you to the list of courses or their descriptions.

Lots of higher levels!

All in all, 22 different levels are scheduled to begin, mostly as 10-week courses, but some as both regular- and fast-paced courses.

Have a look at the Enrol page for all of the courses available for October start.

Here's a page with all of our Course types to help you decide how fast you'd like to learn.

If you'd like to contact any of our helpful team, email us with your questions or call and leave a message (03 9486 5849).

How have students found Live Online learning?

Read some of the feedback about our Zoom classes.

Enjoying the classes. I think El Patio does a really good job of creating a friendly, community atmosphere. I'm impressed with how smoothly the classes run on Zoom.

I really like Zoom classes and breakout groups. I didn’t think I would like them better but I feel like I learn more and it is more focused.

Zoom has worked so well and we have even had students from England and Alice Spring in our class!

I feel that on zoom I get to copy all teacher notes on my computer. I am getting much more talking time with different students (one on one). I am saving traveling time. I am currently taking 2 courses. I probably will not always be able to do that but I definitely would not take 2 courses face to face.

I enjoy learning on Zoom as it gives me more flexibilities and I can fit Spanish lessons into my busy life... Isidro has been a fantastic teacher implementing lessons in the virtual classroom and my learning is as effective as the real classroom setting.

I am preferring the zoom classes and many other students have shared this on the call. So I think if you can keep offering this as well, many of us will take it as an option, COVID regardless! 

Valeria is great! She's so competent at using zoom and I honestly haven't noticed any decrease in class quality since going online.

I really like zoom. And I love the fact that I can join from my home so I don’t have a one hour commute each way...

I have been using Zoom since December but Isidro is the best Zoom-handler I have seen! Not a wasted or slow moment in the class. Great use of shared screen and work in pairs, and much easier for us: got books; got dictionary; got iPad; got cup of tea! Lo mejor!

Thank you for providing the classes online and to the teachers who do such a fabulous job. I enjoy the classes very much also online.

I'm super impressed with how the teachers are handling the changes - I've had 2 teachers this term (Noryan & Paula) and both have done a great job of using the resources made available to them: Zoom, Padlet, etc. and making sure everyone feels included and has an opportunity to participate. Thanks so much both of you, as well as to the whole admin team for making it all possible!

Zoom benefits: fabulous backgrounds - fondos maravillosos


Some of our favourite backgrounds!

Zoom benefits: pets in class - mascotas que estudian


Even pets come to Spanish class!

Zoom benefits: couples and study-buddies - parejas y compañeros de estudios


Here are some couples who are in class!

How do Zoom classes 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. It contains complete information for students regarding:

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


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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