I Travel With Spanish ... Stephen Larmour!

In our NEW blog series 'I Travel with Spanish' Stephen Larmour tells us about how he went using Spanish during his journey through Colombia and Chile.

Check out his story and incredible travel snaps!

El Patio Photography Competition 2020

Calling out to all Instagram fanatics, travel photography whizz-kids and landscape framing afficionados - here's your chance to get more than just 'likes' on Facebook for your efforts! Enter into our photography competition and we will display your beautiful piece for an entire month in both of our centres AND you could win a whole 15 hour course!

To make it both more fun and fair - the winner will be selected by popular vote: a people's choice award!

Read how to enter here! (It's super easy)

Meandering along el Camino de Santiago

In late 2015, Chris (one of our admin team) and his partner, walked el Camino de Santiago. Here he provides a brief history of the pilgrimage, recounts some of his experiences and offers some advice for those planning on undertaking the long walk across Spain.

Melbourne International Film Festival 2019 - El Patio's Guide!

The Melbourne International Film Festival is just around the corner. It will be running from August 1 - 18, featuring a diverse selection of films, documentaries, shorts, panels and events!

We've even done the hard work for you - tracking down the best flicks to watch out for and compiled a guide of all of the festival's Hispanic films, including our own pick recommendation.

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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

I Teach Spanish ... Martina Zuccaro!

Meet Martina from Argentina!


Martina's career started in Barcelona, after moving there from Buenos Aires with her family. It was her love for books and languages that lead her to teaching.

Read on to find out what's her favourite thing about Australian students and her advice to them.

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.

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