Christmas traditions in the Spanish speaking world!

It's beginning to look a lot like Navidad! But what exactly does that look like in Spanish-speaking countries?

Get your Hispanic Christmas cheer on!

El Patio's Tequila Essentials!

No fiesta is complete without a bottle or two of tequila - be it in your favourite cocktail or on its own! Read on for a brief but fascinating history of this iconic Mexican spirit, a crash course in getting to know different tequilas, as well as some of the best ways to enjoy it in a cocktail!

Latin American Film Festival at The University of Melbourne

The Latin American Film Festival is back! This year the University of Melbourne will be hosting the 17th annual film festival showcasing 15 films from across Latin America. It will take place from November 10 to November 20 on the university campus. Entry is COMPLETELY FREE to all films! All films will have English subtitles.

'Trick or Trial?' The Witch Hunt for Meigas and Sorginak

With the spooky season upon us, here are two bewitching tales from Northern Spain to get you in the Halloween spirit. Witches have always been a popular element of northern Spanish folklore, particularly in the regions of Galicia, Asturias and the Basque Country, a land where the mountains are high, the mist is thick, and there are plenty of caves for covens - the perfect recipe for witchcraft to thrive!

Crash course into Día de los Muertos!

One of Mexico's most famous celebrations, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), is coming around once again on November 2. But, while many of us have seen the pictures of elaborate dresses, ceremonies, and celebrations, there's a lot more to this Mexican tradition than meets the eye. Read on for a crash course on Día de los Muertos!

Spring Intensives! September 26 - October 7

Spring into Spanish in 2022!

Complete the full Elementary 1 or Elementary 2 level, or revise and practice what you've learnt in a Conversation Intensive.

PLUS Paula's famous Empanada & Arepa Cooking Class!

Tacos de Cochinita Pibil - Receta

This dish is one of the more iconic Mexican dishes. Straight from the Yucatán peninsula, its origin goes back to the pre-colonisation era, to the Mayan culture.

10 things you might not know about Mexico!

Mexico is known for many things - Ancient civilisations, picture-perfect scenery, and tequila, just to name a few! But the country is also home to some fascinating figures, facts, and events that fly under the radar. So, read on for ten things you might not know about Mexico!

Keep the fiesta going all semana!

"Al mal tiempo buena cara" ("to bad weather, good face") means to be strong in face of adversity - and what better way to do that (and keep warm) than by dancing!

Melbourne may be cool right now, but we know the hottest places in town; where you can take dance classes, listen to music and fiesta the week away.

Join us and say good bye to the cold with groovy moves and hip swirls!

10 things you might not know about Ecuador!

While well known for its soaring peaks, steaming jungles, and the magnificent Galapagos Islands, there's more to tiny Ecuador than meets the eye. Read on for 10 surprising and fascinating facts about Ecuador!

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