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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

25 Sep

Let's dance!! Bailando! https://t.co/hNqL2iC8oX https://t.co/3IQwiJwTYx

SALT Edinburgh

24 Sep

@asesoriaedimbur Thank you for This great opportunity.

SALT Edinburgh

24 Sep

Learning a lot of languages in #europeandayoflanguages at @ifecosse. https://t.co/mDU5OVSjGc

SALT Edinburgh

24 Sep

Join us today #europeandayoflanguages at @ifecosse @http://buff.ly/2cF1Gfl

SALT Edinburgh

23 Sep

News translated from @guardian https://t.co/93jngJR2L3 in @eldiarioes https://t.co/glmWXCmTFz https://t.co/tIiWEw1BQF

SALT Edinburgh

23 Sep

RT @IFE_education: Come & try a first class in French, Gaelic, German, Italian, Polish & Spanish tomorrow from 1.30pm to 4pm @ifecosse #eur…

SALT Edinburgh

22 Sep

RT @EUCommScotland: Free event: Why not taste Spanish! Celebrate the European Day of Languages #coeEDL #Edinburgh @asesoriaedimbur https://…

SALT Edinburgh

22 Sep

News to practise your #Spanish. #Lee, #Escucha y #Practica. https://t.co/WW8HXIt3x9 https://t.co/ifR2CQSDpE

SALT Edinburgh

21 Sep

One more year we sponsor @_ESFF #Spanishcinemaedinburgh https://t.co/a7FblFv6mK

SALT Edinburgh

21 Sep

We start our Autumn Term courses in two weeks. Have you enrolled? https://t.co/4AtYrnPpER https://t.co/cIFoZJI3dj

SALT Edinburgh

20 Sep

RT @IFE_education: Come and celebrate languages on 24 Sept at 2pm at @ifecosse #europeandayoflanguages #journéeeuropéennedeslangues https:/…

SALT Edinburgh

18 Sep

Dicen means they say or it’s said. Martirio sings this traditional song in a jazzy style. https://t.co/KKgZ09qkL3 https://t.co/AqwPJUwLgf

SALT Edinburgh

17 Sep

RT @Spain_inUK: The Highlands? By no means! It’s the Salvatierra de los Barros castle in #Extremadura! #Spain https://t.co/5d9y5wD6b4

SALT Edinburgh

17 Sep

Do you remember days of the week in #Spanish. Here a song to practise. https://t.co/clq3vBpuvZ https://t.co/ylB6cqOrjf

SALT Edinburgh

16 Sep

News to practise your #Spanish. #Lee, #Escucha y #Practica. https://t.co/iLXX1DIclh

SALT Edinburgh

15 Sep

Another great conjugator with exercises. https://t.co/yq1sl19ujw https://t.co/Wl7CGTE2Ni

SALT Edinburgh

14 Sep

Masculine or feminine? Play with Genaro. https://t.co/x9sz0BEhix https://t.co/VByIiqACjo

SALT Edinburgh

13 Sep

One of the most prominent artists of Mexico today. Damián Ortega @fruitmarket gallery 9Ju/23Oct @EdArtFest https://t.co/oE7Ry70tJt

SALT Edinburgh

12 Sep

#English #Spanish origin #etymology Burrito: literally little donkey in Spanish. Thank you: https://t.co/xRPClv3PGN https://t.co/9KpH0yD7lI

SALT Edinburgh

11 Sep

Kiko Veneno tiene calor. https://t.co/RJaVMHgcdS https://t.co/SUJkOoc8qo

SALT Edinburgh

10 Sep

La marea means tide. Also a great song by Vetusta Morla (With Lyrics in Spanish) https://t.co/2pVyJOMZ6l https://t.co/03v6ildk3R

SALT Edinburgh

09 Sep

#English words #Spanish origin Banana: Came to English through Spanish. Thank you to: https://t.co/mSziBpkq0Z https://t.co/6ebU3kLNF6

SALT Edinburgh

08 Sep

News to practise your #Spanish. #Lee, #Escucha y #Practica. https://t.co/O929tysEe1 https://t.co/5CXWjaRFek

SALT Edinburgh

08 Sep

Another great #conjugator. #Revision https://t.co/IVXc5uP75q https://t.co/uJDHRNV3mi

SALT Edinburgh

07 Sep

RT @CinemaAttic: Best of contemporary Catalan cinema arrives to Scotland 30 Sept. Yaldi! @EstrellaDammUK @MarvinWayne @IGStopMotion https:/…

SALT Edinburgh

07 Sep

We started this week our second block of summer courses. it is still not too late to enrol. https://t.co/jzfETUAmyt https://t.co/YZPG3fgVVf

SALT Edinburgh

06 Sep

How to pronounce: very useful! https://t.co/mZAjOTJ95m https://t.co/dmPcRcIKmF

SALT Edinburgh

06 Sep

We have nice #mussels in Scotland. Why don’t you try this #Spanish recipe? https://t.co/3Q5nWAiWfP https://t.co/RkgyE02fx5

SALT Edinburgh

05 Sep

We start today our second block of summer courses in Edinburgh. #Bienvenidos! https://t.co/sMRpQnPIeE https://t.co/L6qiEXKrLY

SALT Edinburgh

04 Sep

Limón y sal con #JulietaVenegas con letras https://t.co/4nliuQx4CI https://t.co/Vxi2JfkHol

SALT Edinburgh

03 Sep

Beautiful Mexican song. About Tecolote a Mexican Owl. Tecolote by La Calaca https://t.co/tGJov8DYj4 https://t.co/NhXb9McKoU

SALT Edinburgh

02 Sep

Are you near Granada? This tradition in Baza and Guadix is very funny. Next 6th https://t.co/O6r6lZIwwf https://t.co/eee2fPfZro

SALT Edinburgh

01 Sep

News to practise your #Spanish. #Lee, #Escucha y #Practica. https://t.co/Psxcv0gBFC

SALT Edinburgh

01 Sep

How to pronounce: very useful! https://t.co/7oWv3gegLi

SALT Edinburgh

31 Aug

News to practise your #Spanish. #Lee, #Escucha y #Practica. https://t.co/GmcheBdFxO https://t.co/td8v9J7Flq

SALT Edinburgh

30 Aug

Living in a different country could be a life-changing experience. https://t.co/88apAVWzQn https://t.co/ROAIp824Kd

SALT Edinburgh

30 Aug

#English words #Spanish origin From aguacate and this from Nahuatl ahuakatl. Thanks to: https://t.co/ylu1hWBjHt https://t.co/4418sZ54sB

SALT Edinburgh

29 Aug

Next #SpanishSummerCourses starting in one week. Did you book your place?https://t.co/FzBGWFqDFh https://t.co/hIAqYCuZ3T

SALT Edinburgh

28 Aug

Dicen means they say or it’s said. Martirio sings this traditional song in a jazzy style. https://t.co/5ptDCYepKF https://t.co/cXkHAOC9QG

SALT Edinburgh

27 Aug

Don’t forget today @EdinburghMela Festival at Leith: #world music, #dance, #fashion & #food https://t.co/yIevlEwW7G