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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!

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...

“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!


Find a Class

Class Starting Location Price
Mondays 4-5.30pm In 7 days (20/07/2020) Northcote (Westgarth) $325.00
Mondays 7.15-8.45pm In 7 days (20/07/2020) Melbourne (CBD) $325.00
Tuesdays 5.30-7pm In 1 week (21/07/2020) Northcote (Westgarth) $325.00
Wednesdays 7.15-8.45pm In 1 week (22/07/2020) Melbourne (CBD) $325.00
Thursdays 5.30-7pm In 1 week (23/07/2020) Melbourne (CBD) $325.00
Friday 9-10.30am In 2 weeks (24/07/2020) Northcote (Westgarth) $325.00
Saturdays 9-10.30am In 2 weeks (25/07/2020) Northcote (Westgarth) $325.00
Saturday 12:30-2:00pm In 2 weeks (25/07/2020) Northcote (Westgarth) $325.00

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