Receta de gazpacho andaluz

Andalusian gazpacho (gazpacho andaluz) is one of Spain's most popular summer recipes. Luckily for us, it's also one of the simplest! This traditional cold soup made from ripe tomatoes and cucumber is perfect as refreshing snack or entree on a warm afternoon.

Spanish puns in images by Ingesman

Ingesman is one of our favourite Chilean illustrators - his work is so simple yet so funny. You might have seen some of his pieces on our Instagram account.

Here are some of our favourite Ingesman creations, with explanations and translations attached.

Enjoy the delightful world of Ingesman!

¡Hora feliz! A cocktail guide for "fiesta" time

With summer in full swing, it's FIESTA time!

New courses starting soon!

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

How to study in Spain for FREE

One of the benefits of being a student at El Patio is being able to connect with the Hispanic world here, in Melbourne. But sometimes these benefits stretch a little further abroad.

Any student at El Patio can apply for a scholarship to Valladolid in Spain for 1 or 2 weeks. Read this article to find out more!

Which Course or Workshop for my Level in the Summer Intensives?

¡Yupi! 2022 is the year of learning Spanish! (well, every year is ... but this year is THE year). And the Summer Intensives are an excellent way to get things started. If you're wondering whether to take a Conversation Course or are thinking about completing the next level up in two weeks, here's where to find out which options are right for you.

Summer Intensives! January 10 - 21!

Join us for our Summer Intensives (January 10-21) - an exciting two weeks of Spanish study in Northcote, Melbourne CBD or 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, and 3), we offer FULL 15hr Conversation Courses where you can improve your speaking confidence!

Johnston St Fiesta is BACK! Sat & Sun, Feb 26 & 27

The Johnston St Festival is Melbourne's most happening and celebrated Hispanic party on the event calendar. Out of lockdown for its 42nd year, it never fails to draw a big, loud and rambunctious crowd.

I Teach Spanish... Marta Montero!

Meet Marta from Spain!

Marta has always loved learning languages, travelling and discovering foreign cultures, but it took her a while to find her true passion - teaching Spanish!

Find out what knowledge Marta has to share about teaching and learning, and how she applies it every day in her classes.

Celebrating at El Patio: Last Class Fiestas!

Our students deserve to have some fun after dedicating themselves to weeks of Spanish learning. At El Patio, we have a long-established tradition of the Last Class Fiesta, that brings all of our favourite things together: friends, food, and Spanish!

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