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Winter Intensives July 8-11

Winter is coming...
What better time to work on your speaking skills!?

In the 1-week break between Terms (July 8-11) we're offering short Conversation courses of 6 hours (two x 3-hour sessions) at both Melbourne and Northcote!‚Äč

Back by popular demand, we'll also be holding another Pronunciation & Accent Workshop at Melbourne.

I Teach Spanish! ... Noryan Jiménez

Always a lover of languages, it made sense Noryan would find herself sharing her own language with others.

Noryan (from Venezuela), had already been teaching Spanish in Melbourne before she accidentally stumbled across El Patio Northcote! We're glad she did - read on to find out more about Noryan's journey and her advice for students.

La alcahueta (B2-C1)

La alcahueta es un homenaje a la obra de "La Celestina. Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea" de Fernando de Rojas (siglo XV), figura que tiene su precedente en el "Libro de buen amor" del Arcipreste de Hita (s. XIV). El cuento también pretende ser una crítica a un tema muy de actualidad: los vientres de alquiler. *esta imagen es un retrato de la Celestina de Pablo Picasso

Beginner options!

Not sure where to start? Stress less! Use this guide to choose a class that suits your goals, schedule and lifestyle!

Staff Picks - La copla en voces de nuestros días

In this playlist, Ana takes us into the world of Andalusian Copla - a type of traditional song that was born in the early 1920s. The lyrics tell stories of relationships torn apart, impossible desires, heartbreak, jealousy and loss.

The Free 'El Patio ESSENTIALS' language sheets

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.

Staff Picks - Isidro's Almodóvar movies playlist

Isidro presents a selection of songs from the movies of Almodóvar (Spain's most renowned film maker). Boleros, tangos, rancheras and mambos all combine in a tantalising mix of Latin drama and passion!

MQFF Spanish Language Films 2019

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.

I Teach Spanish! ... Valeria Palmieri

Meet the wonderful Sardinian woman who's been making her mark at El Patio!

Valeria is one of those teachers who instantly engages with everybody. From her extremely friendly good mornings: "¡BUENOS DÍAS! - !¿MUY BUENOS DÍAS, EY?!" ; to her ability to connect with every single student - Valeria brings joy and learning together in the classroom.

She'll push you, because she knows what you're capable of - but you'll always feel supported, comfortable and walk out smiling! We're very pleased to have her onboard with us - read on to discover more about Valeria and her story.

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