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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 ...

Class 1

  • greetings (¿cómo te llamas? ¿de dónde eres?)
  • pronunciation / the alphabet
  • asking / answering basic questions (name / nationality / profession / residence)
  • asking / saying where are you going (¿adónde vas? ¡voy a Buenos Aires!)

Class 2

  • vocabulary for food and drinks (¡tengo hambre!)
  • menus and ordering in a restaurant / bar (¿qué quieres comer?)
  • numbers (uno, dos, tres, cuatro … )
  • saying what you like / dislike (me gusta / no me gusta … )

Class 3

  • vocabulary for different parts of the city (station / square / street ... ) (la estación / la plaza / la calle )
  • asking / saying where something is (¿dónde está? está en la calle ...)
  • asking / saying how to go somewhere (¿cómo voy? sigue todo recto, gire a la derecha ...)
  • asking / giving instructions for taking the metro (¡voy en metro!)

Class 4

  • vocabulary for transport (de viaje)
  • asking / saying how you're travelling (¿cómo viajas? voy en tren / barco / avión ...)
  • telling the time (¿qué hora es? son las 5 de la tarde)
  • asking / saying what time transport leaves / arrives (¿a qué hora sale? sale a las 3 y media)
  • practice with timetables (los horarios)
  • asking / saying hours of opening / closing (¿a qué hora abre/cierra? abre/cierra a las 14:00)

Class 5

  • vocabulary for the beach / countryside / holidays (la playa / el campo / las vacaciones )
  • vocabulary for filling out forms (nombre / apellido(s) / nacionalidad … )
  • talking about your trip (de ida y vuelta)
  • vocabulary for the human body and saying what's wrong (el cuerpo humano … )
  • class-directed revision of any of the above topics!

No textbooks needed for this course

Study materials are included in the course fee.


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