¿Bailamos? - A Latin dance guide!

Dance shows how cultures from different corners of the globe have come together and intertwined, each leaving its mark on the others and creating the movements and rhythms we know today.

It is definitely one of our favourite things from the Hispanic world, and makes up an important part of the Spanish-learning experience for many students and teachers here at El Patio.

So take out your dancing shoes and get ready t0 practice with this guide we've prepared for you - and, most of all, don't forget to have fun!

Winter Intensives! July 5 - 16

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

Join us for Winter Intensives from home, or come to our cozy Northcote centre for two exciting weeks of study and practice.

We will offer 7.5-HR CONVERSATION COURSES from beginner to advanced, and a range of 2-HR WORKSHOPS & COOKING CLASSES.

NEW! Spanish Bookmarks - Conversations about literature

Would you like to read more in Spanish? Get ready to immerse yourself in language and literature! Discover some of the most influential authors in Hispanic literature on a journey through poetry, short stories, and essays.

SBS On Demand: El Patio's TV and Movie Shortlist!

The El Patio team has curated a shortlist of movies and TV series in Spanish available on SBS On Demand right now! There is something for everyone, with great content from all across the Spanish speaking world - Chile, Spain, Cuba and Argentina, and beyond. Take your pick and enjoy!

I Teach Spanish... Mar Almató Llonch!

Mar is a well-travelled teacher with a passion for languages - and she's quickly become a class favourite here at El Patio! Read on to find out more about Mar's story, her tips for Spanish learners, as well as a grammar activity at the end!

How to Handle a HYBRID Class!

HYBRID is designed to combine the worlds of online and face-to-face - to provide extra flexibility while still offering the chance to connect in the real world!

The word HYBRID is being thrown around a lot at the moment! You may have been wondering, how will a HYBRID class work exactly?

Read on for all our tips and tricks and how to make the most of your new form of class!

LimePay - easy, flexible payment for your next course!

Read on for information about our new partnership with LimePay, giving you the option of secure instalment payments at El Patio!

Español en vivo - Melbourne based Latin bands

Melbourne's Latin culture scene is great! There are many places to eat, spaces to dance, festivals to go to and live music to immerse ourselves in, so that we can stay in touch with our favourite culture until we are allow to leave the island.

This time we've prepared a guide to some of the amazing bands performing around marvellous multicultural Melbourne. Check them out!

Spanish Film Festival Back for 2021!

The Moro Spanish Film Festival presented by Palace returns in 2021 with a curated selection of 29 films offering film lovers a cinematic journey across Spain and Latin America.

Read on to discover our top picks and Melbourne screening times!

I Teach Spanish... Linda Monsalve!

Linda is a teacher who marches to the beat of her own drum - and her students love it! Read on to find out more about why Linda is one of our most treasured team members.

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