The Melbourne Queer Film Festival will be running from March 14 - 25, featuring a diverse selection of films, documentaries, shorts, panels and events!
See the El Patio guide for the Spanish language films featured in this year's festival.
Wow - Autumn already! What a time to get some more confidence with your Spanish!
We're weaving our way around the many Public Holidays during our break between Terms 1 and 2 (Easter + Anzac Day) - to offer a selection of our finest Conversation Courses and All Star Workshops.
We're only offering the best, most talked about, most LOVED of our courses. Check out what's coming up!
Paula from Colombia is a lover of languages. After completing a bachelor degree focusing on three different languages, she realised she could make a career out of her passion through teaching!
Read about Paula's journey and her useful tips for students!
With a background in modern languages and teaching English, Naira was prompted to learn more about her own language after working at a Summer Camp in the United States. Following further study, and experience as an online teacher, Naira found her way to Australian shores and into the El Patio classrooms. She loves teaching her native tongue and is inspired by the curiosity of her students to learn more about Hispanic culture and language.
Read all about Naira's experiences and her advice (including some useful tips on how to roll your R's)!
You're going to love our classes and teachers ... Start here to find the right course!
As a supplement to your study materials, El Patio is producing a serious series of useful language sheets, covering key grammar topics and tenses in clear and straightforward language to help you as you learn.
Summer is almost upon us! Summer Intensives are a once-a-year opportunity to dive right into your Spanish for a whole two weeks - it's a chance to boost your level in a way that would normally take many months. Along with our FULL 15hr Conversation Courses (with all new material!) you'll also have 13 different 2hr & 3hr Workshops to choose from. For beginners or those just starting out - we're also offering our first 3 levels!
La semana pasada, algunos vecinos del barrio de Malasaña presenciaron un curioso incidente en el supermercado "Compramás". La persona implicada en el caso ha puesto una denuncia demandando al supermercado una gran suma de dinero por daños y perjuicios. Los testigos son llamados a declarar a la comisaría, estos dan versiones tan diferentes del suceso que casi podría tratarse de casos diferentes. Toma nota de los diversos registros lingüísticos.
The first of our Monthly Musings, Craig ponders the marvels of shapes in language. Shapes are everywhere and not only that: they're useful and can help us as we learn. Have a read and enjoy.
Leaping out at us from the pages of our textbooks, grammar is often feared and is often the 'elephant in the room'. But grammar isn't meant to be scary. In fact, it's something we're naturally good at. Grammar is part of our daily lives and is part of what makes us human.
Pack your Spanish before you leave! If you're about to travel and would like to get talking some basic Spanish, consider this concise eBook with heaps of audio for your iPad, iPhone or iPhone Touch.…