If your Spanish is an ice-cream, the Improve Workshops are the extra toppings that really take things to the next level. But instead of chocolate sprinkles, we've designed the Improve Workshops to tackle KEY LANGUAGE SKILLS. These key skills - such as Listening and Speaking - are those essential aspects of language that always need extra work. The Improve Workshops are the chance for you to do just that.
The 2-hour Special Workshops give you the opportunity to work on the things that are famous for being challenging: Pronunciation, POR y PARA, the verbs SER and ESTAR and the Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns. The perfect opportunity to get cracking, make it happen and finally understand those things you haven't quite understood so far!
The Johnston St Festival is Melbourne's most happening and celebrated Hispanic party on the event calendar. Now in it's 40th year, it never fails to draw a big, loud and rambunctious crowd.
This Term El Patio sent out it's largest and most comprehensive survey ever. We wanted to know what we were doing right, and where we could improve - we wanted to know what you think of us! Find out the results in this article.
Meet Clara from Argentina!
Clara realised from a young age that she loved teaching AND that she loved languages. When it finally struck her to combine her two passions, she set out to become a language teacher - and never looked back!
Read about Clara's journey and her advice for students!
In Term 1 this year El Patio launched it's first annual photography competition - the results surpassed all expectations! Read on to see all of the participants' photos as well as the People's Choice Top 5.
Isidro is one of El Patio's most sought after and revered teachers. Having been with us for almost 10 years, he's earnt the respect and admiration of hundreds - perhaps thousands - of students.
In this article we dive into what makes Isidro tick - his strategies, his inspiration and the challenges he faces as a teacher. You'll also get lots of advice and even some practical exercises!
The most memorable travel experiences are often moments spent with locals. And having a few key sentences can make such a big difference. These 1.5-hour Workshops cover key topics from telling the time and transport to learning how to say hello and make friends. Travel is great - and so are our Travel Workshops. Sign up to one and get set for an adventure.
Coming from a small town in the North of Italy, Beatrice was always fascinated with life elsewhere in the world. Naturally, this curiosity (like many others) lead her to the discipline of languages - her speciality? English and Spanish.
Now Beatrice gets to live in an English speaking country and teach Spanish - neither of which were her first language! We think that's pretty wonderful, and we hope you do too.
Travelling for Ann is not just a passion but a lifestyle!
Racking up her frequent-flyer points, she loves an adventure: jumping on a plane to Chile for her favourite ice-cream at Emporio de la Rosa, exploring the Nazca lines, and sleeping within sight of Machu Picchu. Perhaps trekking down to Mendoza, Argentina for some wine tasting and soaking up a bit of culture in Buenos Aires. Yes, she loves to travel, and she likes to do it right!
The most essential ingredient of this intrepid life? Learn Spanish!
See how Ann stays motivated and powers through the El Patio levels (in between her frequent trips, of course!)
Pack your Spanish before you leave! If you're about to travel and would like to get talking some basic Spanish, consider this concise eBook with heaps of audio for your iPad, iPhone or iPhone Touch.…