The Mexican film, 'Roma' - awarded the 2019 Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film - tells a heartbreaking tale of loss against a backdrop of political turmoil, class division and natural disaster. Find out what one of our staff, Zsarzy, thought about the movie.
Not sure where to start? Stress less! Use this guide to choose a class that suits your goals, schedule and lifestyle!
Meet Zoé from Argentina!
Zoé's career was destined to take a language-oriented direction after starting at a language focused school at age 11! After spending years as a Spanish-English translator, she later decided to add teaching to her repertoire.
Read on to find out how Zoe ended up at El Patio, and why she thinks learning a language is like having children!
Los Van Van's music tells the story of Cuba itself, from its conquest by the Spanish to its modern, turbulent history - all the while celebrating the vivacity, toughness and community that defines Cuba today! This year Los Van Van celebrated their 50th anniversary - let's look at how they've evolved!
It's almost Spring, hoorah!
In the 2-week break between Terms (Sept 23 - Oct 5) we're offering Conversation courses at both Melbourne and Northcote!
Students will have a choice between a short (4.5-hr) structured course or a longer (7.5-hr) course that has both structure and time for open conversation practice.
We're also offering some of our most popular special workshops in both centres: Pronunciation & Accent, Ser & Estar, Por & Para!
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!
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.
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.
Classes for every student - whether you're starting out or seriously advanced.
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.
Easy! Surprise your Spanish-learning friends, family or colleagues with a Gift Voucher. A voucher may be for a full course or to go toward a course fee or even for texts. Please note that you…