In this blog, come discover the artwork and writings of Craig's Upper Elementary 3 class and a simple surrealist game, perfect for learning new vocab - particularly the parts of the body.
El pretérito indefinido or pretérito perfecto simple (simple past) is one of the most challenging tenses to master and pronunciation can be tricky. This blog has audio of some key verbs - both regular and irregular. So skill up on this very useful past tense.
Now that summer is finally upon us, there's nothing like preparing a Spanish potato omelette (tortilla española) for picnics, barbeques, and parties. Besides being one of the simplest dishes to prepare, it can be easily cut, packed, shared - and of course it's ideal to eat with wine and other tapas.
Have a look at this diagramme of all of our beginner courses - you can see that there are plenty of options for study.
Spanish verbs are scary, right? Yes they are full of monsters and skeletons, but they are actually indispensable to being able to talk well, ie: in full sentences. They do seem to quietly unnerve all of us, so why not have some jump out of the cupboard and give us the full fright!
The Johnston St Festival is Melbourne's most happening and celebrated Hispanic party on the event calendar. Now in it's 39th year, it never fails to draw a big, loud and rambunctious crowd.
Students of El Patio made a video answering some questions about their connection with the Spanish-speaking world and their experience of learning Spanish.
Have a look, be inspired and join 400 million speakers of Spanish!
Those who've ever had the pleasure of being in one of Isidro's classes know just what a true master of language he is. Yet they may be unaware that he is also a total literature fiend, and a published author himself!
In this article read 9 of Isidro's mini-tales from his short story collection: La travesía de los sueños perseguidos (The Journey of Dreams Pursued); with wonderful side-by-side translation.
Read to the end to enter the draw to win a copy of Isidro's book!
Untangle the knot of Spanish verbs with our 3-hour workshops. We reveal hidden patterns of even the most difficult-to-handle irregular verbs. We shine a light on the unruly forms and uses of the world-famous past tenses. We demystify and help you feel at home with the present subjunctive. Sign up for one - or more if you want that cosy comfy verb feeling!
Spring Intensives are here! We have a two week break between Terms 3 and 4 - the perfect opportunity to consolidate and build. Along with our 10-hour Conversation Courses and beginner level (Elementary 1) we're also lauching 3-hour Verb Workshops!
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…