Elememtary 3-4 Conversation (also suitable for Lower Intermediate 1 students)
Review and practise the topics studied up to the Elementary 4 (equivalent to A1 of CEFR), or if you have done around 45-75 hours of study (Elementary 3 - Lower Intermediate 1). This course is great if you would like to consolidate what you've been learning so far or if you have some knowledge of Spanish and would like to start studies at El Patio. Also good if you have studied some time ago and wish to return to study.
Lower Intermediate Conversation (Lower Intermediate 2 - Upper Intermediate 2)
Suitable if you have completed around 75-135 hours of Spanish study (Lower Intermediate 2 - Upper Intermediate 2) —if you have completed, or are currently in the Lower Intermediate levels (equivalent to A2 of CEFR), or if you have finished first year Spanish at uni. To take this course, it's good to have some understanding of the pretérito perfecto and pretérito indefinido past tenses. Depending on the level of the group, you'll also get some practice using the pretérito imperfecto.
Almodóvar Films - Upper Intermediate and above Conversation (Upper Intermediate 3 and beyond)
This 5-hour course is stuitable for students who have completed approximately 160 hours of study or more (Upper Intermeidate 3 and beyond). Each week you will discuss and diessect a different Almodóvar film - all available for free on SBS on Demand. This is a great opportunity to examine works by one of the most internationally acclaimed directors while extending your Spanish!
Hernán - Advanced/Superior Conversation (Advanced 1 and beyond)
This 5-hour course is suitable if you've completed approximately 200 hours of study or more (Advanced 1 and beyond). You will also need to have watched the historical series - Hernán - available on SBS on Demand, as this will the focus of the weekly conversation. Learn more about the historical context, the main protagonists, and the theatrical production.
To enrol in one these 5-hour Conversation Courses visit: El Patio Online Conversation Courses
If you've already got a bit under your belt, you've probably had questions about the use of SER or ESTAR, POR y PARA, or PRONUNCIATION and ACCENT! We've got you covered here too with our Special Workshops! We are offering some of our popular short-and-sweet 2hr Special Workshops during term 4. Working through a small problem makes a BIG difference in your Spanish!
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.
Ahh the legendary PARA y PARA conundrum. Legendary because alongside the infamous 'ser or estar' dilemma, this generates the most confusion amongst learners of Spanish. Well, cast that confusion aside with this 2hr workshop. Get clear about the particular uses of each and glean some insight into how they differ so you'll never mix them up again.
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.
1.5hr ONLINE ESCAPE ROOMS
There has been a theft - one of El Patio's prized possessions has been stolen and your assistance is required! It's a race against the clock to solve the clues, uncover the culprit and restore the missing item to its rightful place.
Test your Spanish and teamwork by joining one of our exciting online Escape Rooms (salas de escape).
To enrol in one these 2-hour Workshops or 1.5hr Escape Rooms in Term 4, visit: Term 4, Workshops and Escape Rooms
To help you find your level, first try our online level test.
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By Chris McBrearty
October 20, 2020
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