Clases de conversación gratuitas para estudiantes avanzados

Durante el trimestre 2 (Term 2), El Patio ofrece clases de conversación gratuitas a todos sus estudiantes matriculados en los cursos avanzados. Estas tendrán lugar los jueves a las 16:00h y serán de una hora de duración. El único requisito es haber visto la serie española "La peste". En estos momentos se puede ver en el canal de televión SBS con el título de "The Plague". Las clases serán online, claro.

Hints and Guidelines for Zoom classes!

We're really pleased to be able to keep our classes going during the COVID-19 period. Online (Zoom) classes are now the norm for the moment.

For the best online class experience, we've laid out a set of guidelines, from both the tech point of view - as well as best behaviours!

I Teach Spanish ... Julio Uribe!

Meet Julio from Chile!

Julio arrived in Australia with his family to complete a PHD of Latin American literature. After starting to teach Spanish at University, he eventually also found his way to El Patio! We're glad he did, as Julio is a massive hit with students!

Read about Julio's journey, advice for students and a fun travel picture exercise!

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You're going to love our classes and teachers ... Start here to find the right course!

Know your Empanada

The empanada is a hand-sized savoury pie or turnover that can have many different fillings and be cooked in different ways. You can find them all over Latin America and Spain, and they are a good representation of the each region's culture and taste.

With the Strength of the Sun Andean Carnival - Carnaval Andino con la Fuerza del Sol

The annual International Andean Carnival called, 'With the Strength of the Sun', is one of the most important in Latin America. Learn more about this unique celebration of the Andean culture of northern Chile, Peru and Bolivia.

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.

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 Instagram 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)

Johnston St Fiesta - Sat & Sun, Nov 16-17

The Johnston St Festival is Melbourne's most happening and celebrated Hispanic party on the event calendar. Now in it's 41st year, it never fails to draw a big, loud and rambunctious crowd.

Know your Arepa

The Arepa is a traditional flat corn cake that you can eat for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner, making it an essential food for many. It can be fried, baked, fried and baked, grilled or steamed. It can be a side or a main, have fillings or toppings, making it without a doubt one of the most versatile Latin-American dishes.

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