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  • Materials included
    Course books and handouts are included in the tuition fees.
  • Native Spanish speakers
    Your tutor know the language, the culture and understand your needs when you are learning Spanish.
  • Student online support
    Download handouts and previuos 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 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 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.


Express courses

Learn Spanish in only three weeks. Next block of lessons start on 31st March. Click for more info.
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Spanish conversation club

Why not join us to practise speaking and listening in Spanish? Starting on 18th February.
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Spanish for Primary teachers

The tools for teaching Spanish at Primary education level. Course accredited by the Spanish Embassy Education Office UK.
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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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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

30 Jan

We've very very very exciting news that we'll launch next week. More #Spanish in #Edinburgh!

SALT Edinburgh

29 Jan

How Seville transformed itself into the cycling capital of southern Europe http://t.co/ePI1iKA90J

SALT Edinburgh

28 Jan

Cielo: sky. #Learn a #Spanish word every day! http://t.co/dBwFAenWyD

SALT Edinburgh

28 Jan

@info_goya23 A mí me veréis antes. A ver si rapto a Ben este viernes y nos tomamos un vino. No creo que cueste mucho. Besos.

SALT Edinburgh

28 Jan

@criadera Yes, I think is @soleravieja but @info_goya23 can confirm it to you. You two are on the list. :)

SALT Edinburgh

28 Jan

@criadera @info_goya23 A documentary about Paco de Lucía + sherry tasting with ibéricos. £20 (instead of £22) for SALT students.

SALT Edinburgh

28 Jan

@criadera. are you coming to the screening on Friday 20th? I forgot telling you about it this morning. @info_goya23

SALT Edinburgh

28 Jan

RT @ArantzaElosua: Excepto con la ortografía en castellano http://t.co/NnTTBZsUv8

SALT Edinburgh

28 Jan

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SALT Edinburgh

28 Jan

RT @criadera: First Spanish lesson of 2015. Not quite as rusty as I thought I'd be, but Eduardo @SALTedinburgh might disagree!

SALT Edinburgh

28 Jan

@criadera I agree! We've been talking about politics! Next week we'll kick off all politicians!

SALT Edinburgh

27 Jan

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SALT Edinburgh

27 Jan

RT @xabiersanisidro: http://t.co/VWtOWicDwF via @youtube

SALT Edinburgh

27 Jan

RT @ALL4language: Baroness Coussins continues the discussion around language learning and valuing linguistic expertise... http://t.co/j72eS

SALT Edinburgh

27 Jan

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SALT Edinburgh

27 Jan

Do you know that learning #languages have very positive effects on your #brain? http://t.co/ig1YO2MnA0 http://t.co/2mPI6kE9Ix

SALT Edinburgh

26 Jan

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SALT Edinburgh

26 Jan

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SALT Edinburgh

26 Jan

RT @xabiersanisidro: “First Spanish Immersion Day in #Aberdeen #congrats #enhorabuena #auxiliares @SALTedinburgh @Goncapellan http://t.co/E

SALT Edinburgh

25 Jan

Our students say that @SALTedinburgh is the best place for learning Spanish in Edinburgh. http://t.co/HXfpirHfEA

SALT Edinburgh

25 Jan

Review your #Spanish for #free just by clicking on this link: http://t.co/DJTGRAfR03 http://t.co/5uSsTL0On8

SALT Edinburgh

24 Jan

Worried about your #Spanish exams? We're happy to help you. http://t.co/GX6q52hhVM

SALT Edinburgh

24 Jan

Fence: verja. #Learn a #Spanish word every day. http://t.co/M1H4GxOHEC

SALT Edinburgh

23 Jan

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SALT Edinburgh

23 Jan

@asesoriaedimbur Great!

SALT Edinburgh

23 Jan

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Spanish Immersion Day in Aberdeen right now #español @SALTedinburgh http://t.co/AP70drUBvQ

SALT Edinburgh

23 Jan

How to answer the phone in 10 different #languages: http://t.co/AqQIK6olTV

SALT Edinburgh

22 Jan

To dance: bailar / a dance: un baile. #Learn a #Spanish word every day! http://t.co/XVb6zNP3qv

SALT Edinburgh

22 Jan

RT @AlesByMail: Tap Attack. With Spanish craft beer. At Beavertown Brewery on Satudary, Feb 7th! http://t.co/zEOdsVUBvJ

SALT Edinburgh

22 Jan

How many #languages and #houses do you have? http://t.co/e1jkIUTxL0

SALT Edinburgh

22 Jan

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Spanish Immersion Day Aberdeen 23rd January | Programme @consejeriauk @SALTedinburgh @Goncapellan http://t.co/cnmHqc4z

SALT Edinburgh

22 Jan

RT @LolaEspanaFoods: Ibérico Ham Croquettes or Croquetas... Fabulous Spanish Recipe. Enjoy!!! http://t.co/eDjBRDeEvK http://t.co/ZwHouzhsEl

SALT Edinburgh

21 Jan

Don't worry if you have to miss one of your #Spanish #lessons... http://t.co/KMTtlgXVex

SALT Edinburgh

21 Jan

Our courses started last week, but you're still on time to join to one of the courses: http://t.co/81NEhvkn72 http://t.co/ME4t3FplQ5

SALT Edinburgh

21 Jan

RT @CEIAM: RT @ASELE_ELE: Redes sociales para aprender idiomas http://t.co/OsGdqXAWPS vía @acastrillejo

SALT Edinburgh

21 Jan

@asesoriaedimbur Happy to be part of this project!

SALT Edinburgh

21 Jan

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Spanish Immersion Days for Aberdeen: Aberdeen Grammar School | Jan 23rd #oneplustwo @SALTedinburgh

SALT Edinburgh

20 Jan

Do you want to make a revision of the adjectives in #Spanish? http://t.co/V5v9XsICKD http://t.co/jWeX7aIS0N

SALT Edinburgh

20 Jan

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SALT Edinburgh

20 Jan

RT @TheLinguaFile: It's time to play the music... it's @TheMuppets in different #languages. Another great illustration by @chapmangamo http…