Education Special : El Patio Spanish Language School

Tell us about El Patio Spanish Language School. El Patio has amazing teachers, two lovely schools, helpful admin staff, student study support and lots of fun, which is the best environment for learning a language.
How do El Patio Spanish Language School classes differ from other classes of their kind? We have a massive amount of classes to choose from suiting different levels, lots of study support, wordlists and even homework emails if you miss class. Of crucial importance, the teachers are qualified to teach a language.
What do you love teaching your students? I’ve learnt the language as an adult, gone through the process of learning verbs, vocabulary and grammar rules, and been in as many practice situations as possible – and I’m mad about encouraging anyone to experience the thrill of communicating in another language.
How do your students blossom along the way? Students come to the first class a little apprehensive but with a sense of excitement. As the weeks go by, people start to get to know each other, and later on relax into a new way of expression – you know you’re a different person when you speak another language.
How do your teachings influence positive change? Human culture is passing through a volatile phase. Social conflict – a sense of “us vs. them” – is creating new political models, which goes on to further reinforce such attitudes. Learning to speak another language is a small, vital step towards empathy and more understanding of how others think. 

El Patio Spanish Language School is located on Little Lonsdale St, CBD and High St, Northcote, with a number of courses ranging from two to ten weeks.