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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,

Latest News

SALT Edinburgh

06 Feb

Bienvenidos al mundo del ijam.... https://t.co/HacBuSu33s

SALT Edinburgh

05 Feb

Edinburgh International Film Festival are now recruiting - jobs, internships and volunteering opportunities! https://t.co/4EQlZRfrCI

SALT Edinburgh

05 Feb

Learn Spanish fast with our Easter express course! 28th March until 7th April, 20 hours, four nights a week! https://t.co/7ta7rxunZo

SALT Edinburgh

04 Feb

A tongue twister a day... try after a glass of wine! El vino vino, pero el vino no vino vino, el vino vino vinagre. https://t.co/t7opzv2gnG

SALT Edinburgh

04 Feb

Use of Spanish is widespread, but how well is it used? Not very, according to the Instituto Cervantes. https://t.co/9FhlDy0MZ7

SALT Edinburgh

03 Feb

A tongue twister a day..... short but tricky! ¿Cuántos cuentos cuentas cuando cuentas cuentos? https://t.co/3aXJj1XGPy

SALT Edinburgh

03 Feb

These workshops are so good, it's almost a shame to let the cat out of the bag... https://t.co/kSye2lPf9R

SALT Edinburgh

02 Feb

A tongue twister a day.... Can you manage this one? Si don Curro ahorra ahora, ahora ahorra don Curro. https://t.co/mNrHWm52iP

SALT Edinburgh

02 Feb

Why Gary Neville should have learnt Spanish! https://t.co/lirxfwocQa

SALT Edinburgh

01 Feb

A tongue twister a day! Busco al vasco bizco brusco. (I’m looking for the rude, cross-eyed Basque.) https://t.co/CTjiEmVEjR

SALT Edinburgh

01 Feb

¡Impresionante! https://t.co/gJFYf3mCFK

SALT Edinburgh

01 Feb

Are tongue twisters just for fun? Apparently not, they improve your vocabulary, your motivation and your fluency! https://t.co/gcpLaCG4HV

SALT Edinburgh

31 Jan

Calling all interpreters - once again - this is a great website: practice speeches and inspiring people! https://t.co/EcgxDnZQXj

SALT Edinburgh

30 Jan

Interpreters, are you looking for some intensive practise? https://t.co/xPMhY3uxCL

SALT Edinburgh

29 Jan

Present tense....a verb a day. HACER: TO DO Las chicas hacen Yoga por la mañana. The girls do yoga in the morning. https://t.co/x4mcBg782l

SALT Edinburgh

29 Jan

Great opportunity here in Edinburgh for translators to improve on their CAT tool skills. https://t.co/TQDAYtk6a0

SALT Edinburgh

28 Jan

Present tense...a verb a day. JUGAR: TO PLAY Los lunes, juego al tenis. I play tennis on Mondays. https://t.co/XQXtdHXowl

SALT Edinburgh

28 Jan

Educación, euforia, jerárquico, enunciado... what do all these words have in common? Read on... https://t.co/OwiDV826Us

SALT Edinburgh

27 Jan

Present tense: a verb a day....PREPARAR: PREPARE/ MAKE Preparo una tortilla. I'm making a Spanish tortilla.

SALT Edinburgh

27 Jan

We really enjoyed the immersion days in Glasgow! https://t.co/LvtiCiiZGN

SALT Edinburgh

27 Jan

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SALT Edinburgh

26 Jan

Present tense: a verb a day....HABLAR: TO SPEAK Fijaos, ¡Gary Lineker habla español! Gary Lineker speaks Spanish! https://t.co/5YQtBuq2zk

SALT Edinburgh

26 Jan

Yes! https://t.co/YHGIfDV1zw

SALT Edinburgh

26 Jan

Here are some exercises on the present tense! https://t.co/tdSifwR5mf https://t.co/q05gIdyKfU

SALT Edinburgh

25 Jan

Present tense: a verb a day....BAILAR: TO DANCE ¡Esta abuelita baila muy bien! This granny dances really well! https://t.co/WWkyVmgux0

SALT Edinburgh

25 Jan

Have a look at the present tense! https://t.co/5zHp1ewcfy https://t.co/Z5Mq5dV6Q9

SALT Edinburgh

24 Jan

True. https://t.co/BVVrdm6lNK

SALT Edinburgh

23 Jan

Spanish is the second most used language on social media - time to learn it :) https://t.co/wHMMrJkptS

SALT Edinburgh

22 Jan

An expression a day..... NO SER MOCO DE PAVO. Not to be sneezed at. https://t.co/hilm0G0tOJ https://t.co/MvuwNJT0g9

SALT Edinburgh

22 Jan

Good news. https://t.co/ntQqajiyXr

SALT Edinburgh

21 Jan

An expression a day.... Tirar los tejos (ligar con alguen). To chat someone up. https://t.co/tyzbOttKBu

SALT Edinburgh

21 Jan

Spanish & Latin- American Short-film nights - all with English subtitles - Tomorrow, 8pm, Edinburgh! https://t.co/mUf0GAm2Lk

SALT Edinburgh

21 Jan

Here is a great funding opportunity for literary translators. https://t.co/5rslPcD2TV

SALT Edinburgh

20 Jan

An expression a day.... Más vale tarde que nunca. Better late than never. https://t.co/PGY5csUH2I https://t.co/5DefPRACN8

SALT Edinburgh

20 Jan

Interpreters, do you take on another persona when you are in the booth? Here are some great strategies! https://t.co/q0Owx149qc

SALT Edinburgh

19 Jan

An expression a day....SER UN AGUAFIESTAS: A WET BLANKET https://t.co/VIuYLvMCb1 https://t.co/WYRi1o4svh

SALT Edinburgh

19 Jan

This website has a podcast a day - recipes, history, grammar, music....you name it! https://t.co/Waq9HlDSuz https://t.co/JqJuIzl2Wz

SALT Edinburgh

18 Jan

Erasmus en apuros - Spanish expressions that don't appear in dictionaries - brilliant! https://t.co/8a923d7Sdr https://t.co/3sB8Q0NI9G

SALT Edinburgh

18 Jan

We still have a few places on our courses.... https://t.co/w2uZCYKm2W https://t.co/380gCDGyYo

SALT Edinburgh

17 Jan

This semester SALT has enrolled its record number of students! ¡ESTAMOS FELICES! We are happy :) :) https://t.co/CSeJYD8f98