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    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 superior. Our small group and private Spanish classes are taught by experienced native-speakers. SALT (Spanish Academy Language & Translation) is the first centre dedicated exclusively to the teaching of Spanish and Hispanic culture in Edinburgh.


    Ready for your Spanish winter lessons?

    Our Spanish courses starting in January are already available. Don’t miss yours!
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    One-hour taster lesson for free

    Do you work in an office with people interested in learning Spanish? Is your company looking for a Spanish teacher?
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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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    All our services

    SALT offers a wide variety of Spanish lessons in Edinburgh. Click here and find out the best option for you.
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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

    22 Oct

    @Cristina_H_ http://t.co/f2L4ZDPiH9 Abrazos!

    SALT Edinburgh

    22 Oct

    @Cristina_H_ Hay un libro en inglés, "As If", de Blake Morrison, en el que habla de esto.

    SALT Edinburgh

    22 Oct

    @ifecosse Amazing! We read in Spanish (awful cover, by the way) and the book is magnificent.

    SALT Edinburgh

    22 Oct

    RT @spain: Go into the Cova dels Arcs and shelter yourself from the accelerated life you have @Alicante_City #spain http://t.co/an7ZsrEbR3

    SALT Edinburgh

    21 Oct

    RT @_ESFF: "@SpanishArmadaUK: @SALTedinburgh @vetustamorla A pleasure! We are glad that you enjoyed!" We @esff also thoroughly enjoyed it. …

    SALT Edinburgh

    20 Oct

    Thanks, @SpanishArmadaUK, for this fantastic concert of @vetustamorla.

    SALT Edinburgh

    20 Oct

    RT @asesoriaedimbur: Tras el @_ESFF más #España en #Edimburgo el domingo 19: @vetustamorla en @LIQUIDROOMS @SpanishArmadaUK #octubreespañol…

    SALT Edinburgh

    16 Oct

    RT @CEIAM: ¿Conoces #DELE?¡Te invitamos a conocer todas sus características y niveles! @iCervantes #idioma #español #lenguas http://t.co/Pf

    SALT Edinburgh

    16 Oct

    RT @RAEinforma: La 23.ª edición del «DRAE» llega hoy a las librerías. http://t.co/ExehpQ5FMA | #BienvenidoDiccionario | http://t.co/OVtL3N

    SALT Edinburgh

    14 Oct

    @criadera, we just saw that and thought of you! http://t.co/WOU0fURQGS

    SALT Edinburgh

    14 Oct

    RT @BilingMatters: We are really looking forwards to tonight: we are celebrating the creation of the new Bilingualism centre at @UniofEdinb

    SALT Edinburgh

    14 Oct

    RT @lauforr: Desaparece un loro británico 4 años y vuelve hablando español. #noestabamuertoestabadeparranda vía @MolinodeIdeas http://t.co/

    SALT Edinburgh

    13 Oct

    Best Spanish #tapas in the #UK: http://t.co/0rsenHyB48

    SALT Edinburgh

    13 Oct

    RT @OxfordWords: Word of the Day: apologia - a formal written defence of one's opinions… http://t.co/O88sTEP9wF

    SALT Edinburgh

    13 Oct

    http://t.co/xzL6vauIdJ

    SALT Edinburgh

    13 Oct

    Reply to @film_philosophy @Filmhouse @vigalondo A Twiter Q&A? Sounds, at least, fascinating.

    SALT Edinburgh

    13 Oct

    RT @film_philosophy: 21 Oct screening of #Timecrimes @Filmhouse will be followed by a twitter Q&A with director @vigalondo http://t.co/iF9x

    SALT Edinburgh

    13 Oct

    Can you find a better deal in #Edinburgh? Learn #Spanish! http://t.co/N3mxNOFtzN

    SALT Edinburgh

    13 Oct

    RT @DaniCetra: 'A Gun in Each Hand' by Catalan director Cesc Gay was a fantastic choice to end the @_ESFF at @Filmhouse. Excellent movie.

    SALT Edinburgh

    13 Oct

    @jemma_tweets @_ESFF Thank your for coming! / ¡Gracias por venir!

    SALT Edinburgh

    13 Oct

    RT @jemma_tweets: Gracias @SALTedinburgh 'Con una pistola en cada mano' pelicula era excellente. @_ESFF

    SALT Edinburgh

    12 Oct

    Hearing #Spanish on a #Bus May Boost Kids' Learning, U. of C. Researchers Say http://t.co/k2w0bW3xOO

    SALT Edinburgh

    12 Oct

    Chop: chuleta. #Learn #Spanish! #OctoberFoodFestival http://t.co/1DLrcB39vF

    SALT Edinburgh

    12 Oct

    This is one of the #reviews in Google of our #Spanish lessons. http://t.co/8wD79CDxmU

    SALT Edinburgh

    11 Oct

    Have you got your #tickets for the @_ESFF? http://t.co/4HQlW1H4JH

    SALT Edinburgh

    11 Oct

    How far can you count in #Spanish? http://t.co/Vg1qRa0MJs

    SALT Edinburgh

    11 Oct

    Ingredients: ingredientes. Learn a #Spanish word every day! #OctoberFoodFestival http://t.co/VoKl4ZrtD0

    SALT Edinburgh

    10 Oct

    Do you want to have a #Spanish class for #free at your office? http://t.co/iiVqxzXEMN http://t.co/sJ2NJ7UUva

    SALT Edinburgh

    10 Oct

    Have you ever taken 1-to-1 #Spanish #tuition? You'll learn faster and much more. http://t.co/qkNNLJD7bT

    SALT Edinburgh

    10 Oct

    If you want to improve your Spanish, #watch films in #Spanish! Enjoy the @_ESFF this weekend. http://t.co/SSwKSfCXZC http://t.co/yJShxgFTp6

    SALT Edinburgh

    10 Oct

    @Spanish_Newcast ¡Gracias!

    SALT Edinburgh

    10 Oct

    RT @criadera: All set for a new term of Spanish lessons @SALTedinburgh Vamosssssss!

    SALT Edinburgh

    09 Oct

    Am I too old to #learn a #language? No, you aren't. Read this article and know why. http://t.co/khTcfWKzyW

    SALT Edinburgh

    09 Oct

    RT @abc_cultura: El Rey califica al @InstCervantes de «vanguardia de la mejor imagen de España» http://t.co/Co3nf1RFmB

    SALT Edinburgh

    09 Oct

    Joseph Conrad, a native Polish who became one of the biggest English authors. How did he #study #languages? http://t.co/DfqxRBKQPP

    SALT Edinburgh

    09 Oct

    Are you willing to #speak more #Spanish than this? http://t.co/5CJJu7GRXv

    SALT Edinburgh

    09 Oct

    RT @spain: La #vendimia en España, un buen momento para disfrutar de las Rutas del #Vino http://t.co/ZpKjQfory0 http://t.co/5hbhTbzOaV

    SALT Edinburgh

    09 Oct

    RT @xabiersanisidro: “Preguntas y respuestas con #IcíarBollaín #esff14 http://t.co/Wpfw5n20hA

    SALT Edinburgh

    09 Oct

    Amazing catering last night at the opening party of @_ESFF provided by @info_goya23! If you want to enjoy a good ham, you MUST visit them.

    SALT Edinburgh

    09 Oct

    RT @ETEdocumental: ha sido una gran experiencia inaugurar el @_ESFF #EnTierraExtraña http://t.co/5EVHTNGSA2