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El Patio is Melbourne's most popular language school!

What makes learning at El Patio so great:

  • Outstanding teachers
  • Over 100 classes per Term
  • Friendly school
  • Flexible timetable
  • Face-to-Face, Online, and Hybrid delivery
  • Our lessons are fun!

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What are our classes like?

You're going to love our classes and teachers! El Patio has over 20 years’ experience specialising in Spanish, with courses for everyone – from beginners through to fluency. All our teachers are qualified professionals. Classes are small (5–14 students), rigorous, and fun!

We offer three class formats:

  • Face-to-Face (in person in our centres)
  • Online (via Zoom)
  • Hybrid (Online and Face-to-Face at the same time!)

Read a full description here.


Students say...

​"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

 

"Love El Patio! Been going for a few years now and have been consistently impressed by all the teachers and facilities. Hybrid (face-to-face and online) classes are working incredibly well."

- Geoff Lynch

 

"I have been studying at El Patio (Northcote branch) for quite a few years and love it. As a retired teacher, I know good teaching when I see it, and the teachers at El Patio are absolutely wonderful - caring, professional and fun. The class I am in has developed a great sense of unity and camradarie and I love going to it."

- Kathy Chambers

 

"I love the hybrid classes! It gives me the option to still go to class if I get home late from work, am super tired or am sick (important coming into winter/flu season). The flexibility is such a great thing and the setup of the classes seems to be working really well."

- Upper Intermediate 5 student

 

"Noryan is great with Zoom and I don’t think we miss anything from face-to-face interaction."

- Lower Intermediate 5 student

 

"The teachers are excellent and the lessons are well paced, not too fast or slow. I'd previously tried learning Spanish with a well-know language app, but found it slow going and not useful for real life. I've learned more in 5 lessons at El Patio than I did with 3 months of daily app use. So happy I've found this place."

- C. Angus

What you Learn...

En estos niveles de Advanced (1-6) vamos a trabajar con las siguientes estructuras verbales - entre otras muchas.

Advanced 1

  • Revisión de las formas y usos del presente del subjuntivo    
  • Expresar condiciones/deseos poco probables o imposibles (si + imperfecto de subjuntivo + condicional)
  • Nuevos usos del presente del subjuntivo
  • Proponer y sugerir (¿te parece / te va bien + que + presente de subjuntivo?)

Advanced 2

  • Expresar condiciones irreales sobre el presente y sus consecuencias (pretérito imperfecto del subjuntivo)
  • Pretérito perfecto de subjuntivo
  • Expresar opiniones y argumentar (verbos de opinión + subjuntivo)

Advanced 3

  • Expresar alegría o satisfacción (qué bien que + subjuntivo)
  • Formular hipótesis sobre el pasado (subjuntivo)
  • Futuro compuesto y condicional compuesto
  • Imperativo afirmativo y negativo

Advanced 4

  • La voz pasiva
  • Marcadores del discurso

Advanced 5

  • Oraciones consecutivas
  • Verbos de cambio

Advanced 6

  • Oraciones de relativo con preposición
  • Oraciones condicionales
  • Pretérito pluscuamperfecto de subjuntivo 

Textbooks (Libro del Alumno and Cuaderno de Ejercicios) are required for all Advanced levels


Find a Class

Class Starting Location Price
Mondays 6-7.30pm In 2 months (04/10/2021) Online Centre $375.00 $344.99
Wednesdays 6-7.30pm HYBRID 2 weeks ago (21/07/2021) Northcote (Westgarth) $375.00
Wednesdays 6-7.30pm HYBRID In 2 months (06/10/2021) Northcote (Westgarth) $375.00 $344.99
Thursdays 6-7.30pm HYBRID In 2 months (07/10/2021) Melbourne (CBD) $375.00 $344.99
Saturdays 9-10.30am HYBRID In 2 months (09/10/2021) Northcote (Westgarth) $375.00 $344.99

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