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El Patio is Melbourne's most popular language school!

What makes learning at El Patio so great:

  • Excellent teachers
  • Lots of classes
  • Friendly school
  • Flexible timetable
  • Our lessons are fun!

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What are our classes like?

You're going to love our classes and teachers! El Patio specialises in Spanish, with short courses for beginners through to proficiency. Classes are small, serious - and importantly - fun! You'll be in a group with other like-minded people who are all wanting to learn and improve. 

Our Conversation Courses are the perfect opportunity to practice and consolidate what you've been learning in class or to kick-start your studies at El Patio.  

LIVE and ONLINE at HOME!

In response to new requirements on social distancing, all El Patio classes have now been made into live online classes. This has been like making a brand new school! But we're so glad we did, as everyone's study experience has not been interrupted! More than that, we've discovered just how convenient and practical classes from home can be! 

If you're wondering how it all works, read Hints and Guidelines for Zoom Classes for instructions.


Students say ...

  • I am heading to South America … where I'll travel/volunteer for 6 months, and I'm going with a fantastic base of Spanish to build on. Thanks so much for having me in the Northcote Saturday morning classes, I've really enjoyed it. If time permits, I hope I may be able to continue some study with El Patio upon my return next year, you guys are fantastic :)​ - Isabelle Harding

  • We started this term in Elementary 1 with Jorge and are having a ball! After each class we get on a high from the fun that we have each class. Jorge is an excellent teacher who has a really good understanding of languages and is able to explain things very clearly - Maddie Wooster

  • I'm loving my Spanish Class at El Patio. The Tutors are expert in teaching, are really helpful - and also very patient! - Clare Coffield

What you revise and practise ...

  • introducing yourself and others (the verbs SER, LLAMARSE, TENER)
  • the three present tense verb conjugations: -AR, -ER, -IR
  • asking about likes and dislikes (verb GUSTAR)
  • talking about where things are (HAY, ESTAR)
  • asking for diretions (prepositions of place)
  • talking about the weather
  • expressing obligation (TENER QUE + infinitie)
  • talking about preferences (verb PREFERIR)
  • speaking about physical appearence and character
  • speaking about personal relationships (possessive pronouns)
  • speaking about habits and routines (reflexive verbs)
  • telling the time 
  • talking about food (direct object pronoms: lo, la, los, las)
  • ordering and giving information about food (verbs PONER and TRAER)
  • speaking about past experiences (pretérito perfecto)

No texts needed for this course

Study materials are included in the course fee.


Find a Class

Class Starting Location Price
Saturdays 9:30-10:30am In 3 weeks (20/06/2020) Northcote (Westgarth) $149.00 $139.00

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