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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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Autumn Intensives, April 14-24, Melbourne (CBD) & Northcote

On offer: Elementary 1, 2 and 3 as well as 15hr Conversation courses for Elementary, Lower Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced/Superior levels over 5 dates:  April 14, 16, 20, 22, 24

And for beginners, we have the shorter 6hr Beginner Conversation course running over 3 evenings: April 20, 22, 24

The Autumn Workshops run between Terms 1 and 2 and are a great way to practise what you've learnt or a perfect way into studies!

There are discounts for early enrolment (4 weeks & 2 weeks early)

Students say...

“It was really fun doing the class from home on my laptop!’

- Cam, Upper Intermediate 3

 

“I’m so glad our classes can continue and thank you for your work in making it happen.”

- Anne, Advanced 3

 

“That class was excellent and so was Marta. I think once people have tried online lessons they'll be hooked.”

- Clare, El Cheapo Introductory

 

“I just wanted to say that tonight’s lesson with Linda went well - I know how hard it is to transition classes online in a short space of time! The exercises we did were creative and effective. We’ll only get better!”

- Eugenia, Lower Intermediate 2

 

“Just finished another tremendous class with Clara...using the chat room steadily, splitting the class into groups, and doing great learning documents in powerpoint and word to sharpen up our skills… the Zoom-teaching interface has worked extremely well.”

- Bob, Elementary 1

 

"El Patio is a great community for learning. The teaching style and delivery is focused, encouraging and genuine. 

- Anonymous survey participant, 2018

 

"I've LOVED the program so far. 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

 

“After each class we get on a high from the fun that we have each class.”

- Maddie Wooster

 

“I would like to say a big thank-you to 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

 

“We've been very impressed with the quality of the teachers!”

 - Lindsay Hussey


"After becoming frustrated at my lack of progress with their competitor, I received a recommendation for the classes at El Patio. Since enrolling I have never looked back, the teachers are knowledgeable, the students are great, the classes are fun, and my Spanish quickly improved enough to converse confidently with the locals when I arrived in Latin America "

- Angela Hayhurst

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!

 


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