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  • Materials included
    Course books and handouts are included in the tuition fees.
  • Native Spanish speakers
    Your tutors know the language, the culture and understand your needs when you are learning Spanish.
  • Student online support
    Download handouts and previous lessons or review grammar.
  • Small groups
    Up to 12 students per class. You receive more attention and can learn faster.
  • Central location
    Plenty of buses and parking spaces nearby.
Small Groups

Small Groups

Gain confidence in Spanish with a maximum of twelve students per class.
Spanish tutors

Spanish tutors

Experienced, qualified native Spanish teachers will guide your learning process.
Student extras

Student extras

Online course material, an extensive free DVD library and cultural events.
Central location

Central location

Our academy is at Castle Terrace, with plenty of buses and parking nearby.

Learn Spanish today

Based in central Edinburgh at Castle Terrace, SALT offers Spanish lessons to all levels from beginner and intermediate to advanced and proficient. Our small groups and private Spanish classes are taught by experienced native-speakers. SALT (Spanish Academy of Language & Translation) is the first centre dedicated exclusively to the teaching of Spanish and Hispanic culture in Edinburgh.


Spanish for teens

Our qualified teachers will help you achieve your aims and will taylor lessons to your particular needs.    
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10 reasons for learning at SALT

Discover why SALT offers the best Spanish lessons in Edinburh by reading our blog.
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Hire spaces from £12 per hour

If you need a room for a meeting or training sessions, you can hire our classrooms for a very competitive price.
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Private Spanish Lessons

One-to-one, in pairs or threes makes learning Spanish faster. For academical or professional purposes.
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Reasons to study Spanish at SALT

  • Individual attention in small classes

    We believe in a very personal and high quality education and small groups are essential for it. SALT's comfortable and relaxed environment allows you to feel more confident and your tutor can give you a more support and individual treatment.
  • Classes for all abilities

    From absolute beginners to highly proficient students, SALT's courses offer something for everyone whatever your Spanish ability. We also offer summer courses that focus on speaking and Spanish and Hispanic culture.
  • Private classes and tutoring

    Your process may be faster than in a group and you will gain confidence in a closer environment. Lessons are designed around each individual student’s interests and needs and can be taken at your home or office, or at our academy at Castle Terrace.

They say...

  • Fun classes with wonderful teachers. My Spanish is improving and I've made some great new pals. I attended some other Spanish classes in Edinburgh and SALT is better, cheaper AND has smaller classes.

    Jen M,
  • I have just finished the Beginner 1 course. Although it only lasted a month, I think that the lessons were intensive enough that you saw real improvement. Lots of fun and nothing like school, either!

    Melissa S,
  • Already after the DELE C1 exam. Jorge, thank you very much for excelent preparatory course!

    Marta M,
  • One of the best language schools/classes I have ever attended (and I have been attending language classes of various types for over 20 years). The classes are tremendous fun and contribute to the overall educational experience. I cannot recommend SALT highly enough!

    Renata R,
  • I studied Spanish with SALT for 3 years from a beginner level. The classes were always challenging enough that I was continually learning but fun enough that it never seemed like work. I would highly recommend SALT to anyone thinking of learning Spanish. 

    Charlotte T,
  • Definitely the best Spanish courses in Scotland - friendly environment, comprehensible explanation of grammar and vocabulary, interesting topics and many opportunities to practice both speaking and writing, and ALWAYS FUN! :)

    Jana L,
  • I was looking for a fun and friendly place for Spanish lessons in Edinburgh. Eduardo and Jorge are great guys and I am enjoying learning with them. I would highly recommend this Spanish academy in Edinburgh if you're thinking of taking up the language or improving your existing knowledge.
    Simon L,
  • I had private Spanish tuition classes with SALT for a year and was able to fit the classes around my busy final year at University. Thanks to SALT I passed all my exams, received a distinction in the oral and I am now currently working in Spain!
    Alexandra R,
  • I have been going there for 5 terms and love it! The SALT team are so enthusiastic and very good teachers. I'm looking forward to next term. Anyone looking for Spanish lessons in Edinburgh should try this Spanish school.
    Christine M,
  • We are very satisfied with SALT's translation service. They are professional, precise, efficient, punctual and  competitively priced. Very recommendable.
    Isabel Alba, Marketing & Communication Manager, Grupo Arelance (Spain)
  • Excellent teachers, friendly environment and learning is tailored to your level and expectations... I would highly to recommend it!
    Sheila B,
  • The classes are small and friendly, and the Spanish teachers are excellent. The course structure and content are very well-prepared and the materials and other resources always stimulating. In my view, Spanish courses at SALT are heads above anything else on offer in Edinburgh.
    Claire S,

SALT Edinburgh

01 May

Ever considered a trip to Urugauy? Read on for inspiration! https://t.co/OpYMB0TwuT https://t.co/B3AagFGDsV

SALT Edinburgh

30 Apr

An easy tapa: bread, tomato and olive oil - Pan con Tomate https://t.co/Ovl9piwSB5 https://t.co/p82NsXeoFP

SALT Edinburgh

29 Apr

Just in case you would like to buy some real Spanish food from Spain.... https://t.co/plfNRTtx3a https://t.co/1Wv2LSGJNx

SALT Edinburgh

29 Apr

A podcast about Toledo... https://t.co/5sO0lEzgJ9

SALT Edinburgh

28 Apr

Would you like to practice conversation over the summer? Join our Spanish spoken classes in Edinburgh. https://t.co/M3ZQPupmwZ

SALT Edinburgh

28 Apr

Spanish expressions.... TOMAR EL PELO: TO TAKE THE MICK https://t.co/FTF0C17TbL https://t.co/RFJpCRGOi3

SALT Edinburgh

27 Apr

False friends.... ROPA: CLOTHES (not rope) https://t.co/gHKLbk4lON

SALT Edinburgh

27 Apr

Endless interactive grammar activities with answers - what more could you wish for? https://t.co/ByfSp49Yrr https://t.co/6QTPe3EciG

SALT Edinburgh

26 Apr

Could Spain revert to "normal" working hours??? https://t.co/ZR2blIRN39 https://t.co/iQ8HUXcka2

SALT Edinburgh

26 Apr

We tailor all 1-to-1 Spanish classes perfectly to your needs. https://t.co/MOxKhj0ayr https://t.co/iftHGJzjki

SALT Edinburgh

25 Apr

We love Spanish :) https://t.co/eXu7yXrzwl https://t.co/Totc6vm9Ze

SALT Edinburgh

25 Apr

Start the week with the latest news in Spanish: https://t.co/FQfZGBxbwp https://t.co/YUTvArVOfG

SALT Edinburgh

24 Apr

Definitely the right day to become an expert on siestas... https://t.co/8QXn57NA3x https://t.co/A7H6plot0n

SALT Edinburgh

23 Apr

Spanish tortilla... Potatoes, onion, eggs and salt. Why did the Scots not invent it?! https://t.co/cZ7Qy6dyNd https://t.co/SJooAH3kRd

SALT Edinburgh

22 Apr

A very special Basque film showing soon in Edinburgh "Vacas". Monday 2nd May. https://t.co/wIeIVFtxbl https://t.co/mgI101vVJE

SALT Edinburgh

22 Apr

A reflection in Spanish on political events from earlier this month. https://t.co/pzWN8GXY1K https://t.co/B4Isyk0m85

SALT Edinburgh

21 Apr

Find out how to gain official accreditation in Spanish that is recognised wherever you go. https://t.co/T9lHTipSsk https://t.co/uO0FrnSHS4

SALT Edinburgh

21 Apr

Spanish expressions..... Echar el muerto a otro: to pin the blame on someone. https://t.co/hGNw9gKbqa https://t.co/uqdeUeEn83

SALT Edinburgh

20 Apr

False friends: CHOCAR: CRASH, COLLIDE (not get or give a shock) https://t.co/Fk0PGyATTc

SALT Edinburgh

20 Apr

This website can help you pronounce "all the words in the world"....very handy! https://t.co/OfvH6TwNqW https://t.co/oxc2l5ArxU

SALT Edinburgh

19 Apr

How to really connect with Spanish animals! https://t.co/FKaknHuDbA

SALT Edinburgh

19 Apr

Are you looking for private tuition for Spanish? Look no further. https://t.co/EekijBVi8x https://t.co/m5U40Nch4O

SALT Edinburgh

18 Apr

All the more reason to learn more languages! https://t.co/3Vy4MxFMPR

SALT Edinburgh

18 Apr

¡Feliz Lunes! It's Monday again. Why not read the news in Spanish? https://t.co/vJhnmczjWa

SALT Edinburgh

17 Apr

In case you feel like planning, or dreaming! https://t.co/kSAWS20lY8

SALT Edinburgh

16 Apr

It's Saturday again! let's hope you find time to cook a simple Spanish tapa: Gambas al Ajillo (garlic prawns). https://t.co/haXLFOhS6s

SALT Edinburgh

15 Apr

A fun series about the new wave of Spanish immigration to the north of Europe. https://t.co/b4YgIY3vd1

SALT Edinburgh

15 Apr

Discover the village of Alcocéber while listening to this podcast! https://t.co/6vE1yDAaxa

SALT Edinburgh

14 Apr

There is still a seat for you! Come and join our Spanish classes in Edinburgh. https://t.co/TLksnmG4Mh

SALT Edinburgh

14 Apr

Would any one be interested in reading at this? Looks fun! https://t.co/s6aaZ32XKr https://t.co/DlzLWQ5OhK

SALT Edinburgh

14 Apr

Spanish expressions.... MATAR EL GUSANILLO: to take the edge off your hunger. https://t.co/bCkvKBpIfA

SALT Edinburgh

13 Apr

False friends... LARGO: LONG (not large) https://t.co/hQCnPtac81

SALT Edinburgh

13 Apr

Sometimes we forget the basics: revise the alphabet with help of the audios. https://t.co/zVgEtwjuIj

SALT Edinburgh

12 Apr

Try your knowledge of hispanic accents with this on-line quiz! https://t.co/KdOuaK1yKu

SALT Edinburgh

12 Apr

We can help you get it! https://t.co/lGUdWtG9tq https://t.co/4Wh8mwxOMo

SALT Edinburgh

11 Apr

Thanks to all those translators who have given words wings! https://t.co/bZiGgD7AcH

SALT Edinburgh

11 Apr

Catch up on what has been going on in the world with the Guardian in Spanish! https://t.co/oa6WcCkqvB

SALT Edinburgh

10 Apr

10 reasons to extend your trip to Spain! https://t.co/xmzlW04RZn

SALT Edinburgh

09 Apr

We hope you find some time for cooking today - here's a Tapa recipe - ¡Mejillones a la Marinera! https://t.co/rjGTDdFvoI

SALT Edinburgh

08 Apr

It's Friday and time for a tongue twister - this one needs to be tried again! https://t.co/PiBkc6PO2w