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What are our classes like?

Classes are fun and social, from 5 to 14 students in size and with a teacher who knows how to teach languages! You'll be in a group with other like-minded people who are all wanting to learn and improve. 

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Summer Intensives, January 13-24, 2020

These are held several times a week over two weeks - 7.5-hour or 15-hour courses as well as 2-hr / 3-hr Workshops. Generally the first 2 or 3 levels are offered in the afternoons (2-5pm) or evenings (6-9pm).

As well as our regular language courses, Conversation courses for a range of levels are available - great to practise what you've learnt, and a good way to start the year!

Due to their intensive nature they are really good for consolidating material already learnt, as well as building level and confidence quickly.

You may even wish to do two at once! There are discounts for early enrolment (up to one month, and two weeks), as well as special fees for multiple courses, whether taken concurrently or consecutively (you'll find those in the online cart).


Students say ...

  • I've LOVED the program so far and Africa is a great teacher who makes concepts very easy to understand. El Patio has a great program which has kept me constantly engaged - Sam Dowling

  • Ramiro is a great teacher! So attentive and interested - he makes the class run smoothly with his sense of humour - Darren Tyrrell

  • 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

  • Over the almost three years at El Patio I would like to say a big thank-you to all my teachers … and the rest of the El Patio team for inspiring me with their love of language, patience in explaining new ideas and most importantly making learning Spanish fun - Estelle Kamp

  • I'd like to take this opportunity to say that we've really enjoyed learning Spanish with El Patio, and we've been very impressed with the quality of the teachers - Lindsay Hussey

What you learn ...

  • greetings / presentations (¿cómo te llamas? / me llamo ... )
  • asking / saying your name, nationality, what you do, where you live, ...
  • pronunciation / the alphabet / numbers
  • masculine / feminine nouns (cocinero / cocinera)
  • masculine / feminine adjectives (mexicano / mexicana)
  • basic present tense verb patterns (the 3 types: –AR / –ER / –IR)
  • irregular verbs (SER, TENER, QUERER, ...)
  • saying what you want to do (quiero estudiar, quiero viajar, ...)
  • talking about travel and weather
  • using ESTAR and HAY to talk about locations / cities
  • asking / saying where things are (al lado (de)/ a la izquierda (de) / a la derecha (de))
  • superlatives (la montaña más alta de ...)
  • interrogatives (¿dónde? ¿de dónde? ¿qué? ¿cómo? ¿cuál?)
  • speaking practice of all the above
  • help with grammatical terminology!


Textbooks are needed for this course!


Find a Class

Class Starting Location Price
Mon Wed Fri Tue Thu 10am-1pm In 4 weeks (13/01/2020) Northcote (Westgarth) $355.00 $315.01
Mon Wed Fri Tue Thu 2-5pm In 4 weeks (13/01/2020) Melbourne (CBD) $355.00 $315.01
Mon Wed Fri Tue Thu 6-9pm In 4 weeks (13/01/2020) Northcote (Westgarth) $355.00 $315.01
Mon Wed Fri Tue Thu 6-9pm In 4 weeks (13/01/2020) Melbourne (CBD) $355.00 $315.01
Tue Thur Mon Wed Fri 6-9pm In 4 weeks (14/01/2020) Melbourne (CBD) $355.00 $315.01

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