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El Patio and COVID in 2021

Keeping in mind the health and safety of our students, teachers and staff, El Patio has made a decision regarding reopening classrooms for the start of 2021. Careful consideration has been given to the requirements for reopening, as well as the results of a survey taken by current students in November 2020.

Empanada & Arepa Cooking Classes!

EL PATIO PRESENTS our flagship cooking class:

Empanadas & Arepas, Live & At-Home!

Cook and chat alongside Paula, learning all the secrets to make the perfect empanada and arepa at home! Doughs, cooking styles, salsas - learn it all!

Summer Intensives! January 11 - 23!

With 2021 is just around the corner and the weather warming up, it's time to look ahead! Why not join us for our Summer Intensives (January 11-23) - an exciting two weeks with plenty of study options! This is a chance to boost your level in a way that would normally take many months. Along with our first three Elementary levels (Elementary 1, 2, and 3), we offer FULL 15hr Conversation Courses and a range of SPECIAL WORKSHOPS.

"Los posesivos" and their place in the Spanish Language!

My, yours, his, hers... the posesivo (possessive) in Spanish will allow you to describe ownership and ask others questions about whether something belongs to them! Take a look at our quick grammar guide to get your posesivo skills ship-shape.

¡La hora feliz! A Hispanic cocktail guide for "fiesta" time

With summer approaching and restrictions being lifted in Victoria, it's FIESTA time!

Conversation Courses, Workshops and More!

Add a little more to your study and focus on improving some key areas in your Spanish in Term 4 by joining a Conversation Course, Workshop or Escape Room.

Our 5-hour ONLINE Conversation courses are back for Term 4 and are available at a range of levels! They are designed to take all the little things you've learnt in class or elsewhere in the Spanish-speaking world and string them together into a flowing, coherent, confident ... CONVERSATION!

We also have some of our popular 2-hour WORKSHOPS returning!

Term 4 - Spring into Spanish from home!

The current COVID19 situation in Melbourne means that returning to the physical classroom and face-to-face learning will be put on hold a little longer. The good news is that our online classes have been a great success - so it's possible to begin, or continue, learning Spanish at El Patio with our amazing teachers.

Read on to find out more about our decision to continue delivering all of our classes online.

Discover Costa Rica!

Got itchy feet? Looking forward to travelling again? Us too!

For now, you can travel from your living room with our crash-course guide to all things Costa Rica: the history, tourist attractions, and food!

Hernán

En el trimestre 4 (Term 4, 2020) El Patio ofrece un curso de conversación de nivel intermedio alto/ avanzado/superior (B1/B2/C1), en torno a la nueva serie "Hernán" que actualmente se emite en el canal de televisión SBS. La coproducción hispano-mexicana corresponde al periodo histórico que va desde la llegada de Hernán Cortés a la costa mexicana hasta la caída de la ciudad de Tenochtitlan, la actual Ciudad de México. Lee más ...

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