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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

27 May

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SALT Edinburgh

27 May

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SALT Edinburgh

27 May

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SALT Edinburgh

27 May

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SALT Edinburgh

27 May

RT @UNIBAonline: ¿En qué países se enseña más #español para extranjeros? https://t.co/lqVmKyPj87 https://t.co/5JTj8Lfzmb

SALT Edinburgh

26 May

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SALT Edinburgh

26 May

Spanish expressions.... MUCHO RUIDO Y POCAS NUECES: ALL TALK, NO ACTION https://t.co/00cdq2cZu4 https://t.co/ZQ9MTHLNo5

SALT Edinburgh

25 May

False friends.... VASO: DRINKING GLASS (not vase) https://t.co/0jv8prfFFv

SALT Edinburgh

25 May

Choose your level and what kind of verbs you want to revise, then play the game! https://t.co/YBuhwR9kly https://t.co/6DEl5XRA1y

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24 May

Historia de un amor https://t.co/keKxuJnOXa https://t.co/pfKOkfB5VM

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24 May

RT @Libroantiguo: “A batallas de amor, campos de plumas” 📖Luis de Góngora, Spanish Baroque lyric poet, died #OnThisDay in 1627. https://t.c

SALT Edinburgh

24 May

RT @spain: Something’s missing here… 😑 You! 😉 #visitspain #Torremolinos #beach https://t.co/3d6L2joA91

SALT Edinburgh

24 May

RT @InstCervantes: .@CursosVeranoUCM: Desenvolverse con éxito en el mercado de enseñanza de #ELE https://t.co/kQ63nfMk3N #CursosIC https:/…

SALT Edinburgh

24 May

RT @MatthewHirtes: ¿Hablas Español? https://t.co/Jsd7aUbUdi https://t.co/PNbfgbByAR

SALT Edinburgh

24 May

RT @CinemaAttic: This Month, #Nicaragua is our guest country with a short documentary taking us to the landfills in Managua. https://t.co/s

SALT Edinburgh

24 May

RT @CinemaAttic: Families can be messy. WE ARE FAMILY Spanish&LatinAmerican Short Film Show @Summerhallery Fri at 8pm @theskinnymag https:/…

SALT Edinburgh

24 May

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SALT Edinburgh

24 May

RT @spain: 16 June is World Tapas Day. We celebrate it all over the world! #TapasDay #GastroSpain https://t.co/n7w6JVjy8x

SALT Edinburgh

24 May

RT @openculture: 10 Digital Editions of Surrealist Journals from Argentina, Chile & Spain (1928-67) https://t.co/m1uYvzMfDa https://t.co/kS

SALT Edinburgh

24 May

We have a two week Express Spanish course for complete beginners starting in June! https://t.co/wmEzOF049s https://t.co/7bAKyHe20s

SALT Edinburgh

23 May

This Friday in Edinburgh - not to be missed! https://t.co/8hcGmY3guu https://t.co/h8RK9hGLOS

SALT Edinburgh

23 May

Improve you business language with this bilingual newspaper on business in Latin America https://t.co/1BqcwWNaWT https://t.co/IGc8RwpLlO

SALT Edinburgh

22 May

For those of you who fancy trying out your Spanish skills with a trip to Peru... https://t.co/DPr34hzay1 https://t.co/Bb5IXUl35P

SALT Edinburgh

21 May

RT @CriticalLink8: #CriticalLink8 Pre-CL8 workshops, programme, #EIRSS2016 & Early Bird Rate extended to 29 May https://t.co/vmA0y5fRBw htt…

SALT Edinburgh

21 May

Hoy, DELE @SALTedinburgh Todos los niveles, todas las aulas.... https://t.co/8VQqcKV48H

SALT Edinburgh

21 May

Best Wishes to all those sitting their DELE exams at SALT today! https://t.co/pAYwrsGT39

SALT Edinburgh

21 May

DELE exams at SALT Edinburgh today! https://t.co/VSpNvUC37R

SALT Edinburgh

21 May

This week's tapa needs only cheese, dates and bacon: Pinchos Jamón con Dátil y Queso. https://t.co/9CME2UFT4O https://t.co/6iUQpYpHdJ

SALT Edinburgh

21 May

We have just started #DELE writing exams. Good luck! #BuenaSuerte! A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2 levels.

SALT Edinburgh

20 May

"....babies begin to learn language sounds before they're even born." https://t.co/zplQhi7o44 https://t.co/pOYeoeyDdh

SALT Edinburgh

20 May

In Edinburgh soon! https://t.co/rYhgmzlCPe https://t.co/wnnRLB3dtl

SALT Edinburgh

19 May

We will be running a two week Express Beginner course, soon. Watch this space! https://t.co/BkX4lApB0r https://t.co/5IeSaRGwi2

SALT Edinburgh

19 May

Spanish expressions... Como agua de mayo: a Godsend https://t.co/PTRh4zG0L5 https://t.co/SpTtKZsURp

SALT Edinburgh

18 May

False friends... ASIGNATURA: SUBJECT (not signature) https://t.co/UNECwHItLe

SALT Edinburgh

18 May

Have you had a look at our free resources page? https://t.co/rF39xnw3fr https://t.co/T4R6ckKmwr

SALT Edinburgh

17 May

Bésame Mucho... https://t.co/eXkf8YLhrN https://t.co/WU5cFbpLUS

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17 May

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16 May

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16 May

Start the week by reading the Guardian in Spanish. https://t.co/s4TxAg2kHv

SALT Edinburgh

15 May

Blog of an adventurous hiking holiday in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. https://t.co/RSqukqPNtO https://t.co/tE5LSeaYHu