El Patio Spanish Language School


Spanish Language School


Melbourne's best Spanish school!

Learn socially in the CBD or Northcote

El Patio specialises in Spanish, with short courses for beginners through to proficient. We pride ourselves on our healthy numbers of continuing students at advanced levels. Classes are small, serious but fun, and are suitable for those wishing to become fluent in Spanish, for travellers, partners of Spanish-speakers, and those who want to train their brain.

10-wk and 5-wk Rápido language courses (15 hrs), both centres

5-wk Conversation course (7.5 hrs, 5 weeks), Northcote centre only

5-wk Spanish for Travel courses (7.5 hrs, 5 weeks), both centres

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About our courses

10-week (1.5hr/wk) language courses run four times a year in Terms, as well as Summer Intensives. Our popular 5-week (3hr/wk) Rápido courses are offered twice a Term in our Melbourne centre. 5-week Spanish for Travel courses - for those going to Spain or Latin America - commence 8 times a year. 5-week Conversation courses and Verb Workshops are also offered each Term for consolidating your Spanish and to practise, at differing levels. Read more ...

All of our teachers are professionals in language instruction, and our class programmes are guided by the levels described by the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR), which maps out the progression of language levels at successive stages. Read more about the CEFR..

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$5 off any course if you enrol online with your credit card. Current or ex-students log in first, otherwise just jump in!

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Use it as a supplement to any course, or as a standalone method.


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Term dates 2014

Term 1: Feb 3 - Apr 12
Term 2: Apr 28 - Jul 5
Term 3: Jul 21 - Sep 27
Term 4: Oct 6 - Dec 13

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Spanish in a Minute! - our weekly podcast takes you through the very basics in snappy little one-minute episodes. Read more ...
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