Winter Intensives! July 8-19

The weather is getting colder, so it's time to learn some more Spanish to warm up our hearts.

Join us for Winter Intensives in the Melbourne CBD or cozy Northcote centre for two exciting weeks of study and practice.

We will offer Full 15-hour Elementary Levels, 4.5-hour and 10-hour CONVERSATION COURSES from beginner to advanced!

New courses starting soon!

Australia's best Spanish language school, now teaching Face-to-Face and Online. Learn Spanish socially - wherever you are.

El Patio's guide to the 2024 Spanish Film Festival!

The Spanish Film Festival is back in Melbourne in June/July and features the best cinema from Spain and Latin America.

Tick-Tock Tales: Franco's Time Warp and Spain's Serenos

Ever wondered why Spaniards have dinner so late? With daylight savings recently wreaking havoc on our clocks, we thought we'd share a few interesting tidbits from the history of time-keeping in Spain.

Find out what makes Spaniards tick!

I Teach Spanish ... Jelitza!

Meet Jelitza, one of El Patio's amazing teachers from Colombia! Read on to learn about her story arriving in Australia, as well as her top tips to make your Spanish learning experience as smooth - and as interesting - as possible!

Health Benefits of Learning a Second Language

It seems inevitable that at this time of year we lean towards self-reflection - what was, and what will be. For many of us, focusing on improving our health and well-being comes to the top of the list. The obvious go-to's are to fill the veggie crisper and sign up to a new gym membership. While there's so much attention given to the health of our bodies, have you ever given as much thought to the health of your brain and your relationships?

We're all hoping to live a long, happy, healthy life - but a fit mind and strong connections are just as essential ingredients for that recipe! Read on to learn about the protective mechanisms and health benefits of learning a second language!

I Teach Spanish ... Marcela!

Meet the wonderful Marcela, a Chilean teacher with a passion for language teaching and sharing her culture and mother tongue with others. Now, she's doing just that at El Patio! Read on to find out more about Marcela's start with Spanish teaching, her arrival to Australia, as well as her recommendations to jump-start your Spanish learning.

New Year's traditions in the Hispanic world!

Feliz Año Nuevo, or Happy New Year! 2024 has well and truly arrived, and the Hispanic world said farewell to last year with some amazing traditions and celebrations! To get on their level, have a read about five fascinating New Year's traditions from the Spanish-speaking world!

Autumn Intensives 2024! April 15-26

Join us for Autumn Intensives at our CBD and Northcote centres for two exciting weeks of Spanish!

These are held in-between Terms 1 & 2, you'll be able to boost your level quickly in an Elementary Level or Conversation Course.

We have something for every level!

Summer Intensives 2024! January 8-19

Join us for our Summer Intensives in 2024 (January 8-19) - an exciting two weeks of Spanish study in Northcote, Melbourne CBD and Online! This is a chance to boost your level in a way that would normally take months. Along with our first three Elementary levels (Elementary 1, 2, 3, and 4), we offer FULL 15-hour Conversation Courses where you can improve your speaking confidence, as well as shorter conversation and travel courses!

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