El Patio's two Melbourne centres are open for face-to-face classes.
Contact us! Our team will be able to help you choose the best level for you.
Take a look at our full list of classes to see what's available.
You will be able to choose between:
What are Hybrid classes? Read about how Hybrid classes work.
El Patio's Facebook page has lots of class photos – check them out!
We have several options if you're starting out. The links below take you to the beginner courses – scroll to the bottom of each page to see the days and times they are scheduled:
WINTER INTENSIVES – 2 WEEKS FROM JULY 5
TERM 3 – STARTS JULY 19
2-WK WINTER INTENSIVES FROM JULY 5
As well as beginner courses, 22 different levels are normally scheduled to begin each Term, mostly as 10-week (Popular) courses, but some as both Popular and fast-paced (Rápido) courses.
I love the hybrid classes! Please please continue them! It gives me the option to still go to class if I get home late from work, am super tired or am sick (important coming into winter/flu season). The flexibility is such a great thing and the setup of the classes seems to be working really well.
Hybrid is a great option as it allows students more flexibility regarding being able to attend, even where illness or time constraints might cause absences in the previous physical class only model. Please continue hybrid classes.
This may be dependent on teacher but Mar has been absolutely exceptional at managing online and face-to-face combo. It's felt really seamless and though I probably prefered my lesson in-class slightly, I have needed to attend remotely for the past few weeks and this has only been possible with hybrid.
Its very handy, one lesson I was unwell but still able to attend and the last 2 this term I will not have to miss as I will be on holiday but can still do my classes
Love the flexibility of the hybrid class and feel teaching is certainly not compromised in any way. Well Done El Patio!
Great to have the hybrid option - loving this class. Martina is a gem.
It's so convenient to study from home and I can still interact with all of the other class members - it's really good... I'm really loving the hybrid class, thank you so much for offering them.
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:
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
If you purchase a textbook with your enrolment, at checkout you will be given the choice of either collecting your book in person from one of our centres or having the book posted out to you for a small fee.
Texts will be posted within two working days of purchase.
Mar is a lovely teacher and the other students are very friendly. We get a lot of work done and Mar is very thorough and clear on grammar and idiomatic points. Thank you El Patio for being such a lovely intimate school. Happy face!
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 ...
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!
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!
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By Toni Edwards
January 5, 2021
Easy! Surprise your Spanish-learning friends, family or colleagues with a Gift Voucher. This voucher could be used toward a course fee or even texts. Please note that you will need to contact El Patio (phone…