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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

23 May

RT @asesoriaedimbur: At the North Lanarkshire Language Awards #greatjob #fab @bobdalzell https://t.co/YVsPpV6baI

SALT Edinburgh

23 May

RT @EmbSpainUK: Embajada y Consulados en seguimiento de los graves sucesos #ManchesterArena . Recordamos teléfono de emergencia consular: +…

SALT Edinburgh

23 May

RT @EmbSpainUK: Apesadumbrados y conmocionados por los sucesos de #ManchesterArena. Nuestro corazón con las víctimas.

SALT Edinburgh

21 May

RT @CinemaAttic: This month we embrace comedy to prove, once again, that you can make first class films and be funny. Friday 26th, Old Sain…

SALT Edinburgh

09 May

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Have you registered? Conference at @dundeeuni #multilingualism #policy #international #languages Have a look at our fi…

SALT Edinburgh

08 May

RT @ELEIcursos: 📣 NUEVO CARTEL DE @abcdeEle 📣 🖼️ Cartel: Los transportes 📤 Descarga el PDF: https://t.co/nJrLcTD0K3 🎁 ¡COMPARTE LA ENTRADA…

SALT Edinburgh

08 May

RT @IberoDocs: Come to IberoDocs & discover themes that intersect, interconnect, & reappear, approaching life from very different perspecti…

SALT Edinburgh

05 May

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Última jornada con nuestros auxiliares de conversación en Escocia 2016-2017 @BCScotland https://t.co/nOdvMAkKXx

SALT Edinburgh

22 Apr

RT @DrTerryLamb: Though it won't solve all the problems, British children after Brexit will need languages even more! https://t.co/TkSi6Gsi

SALT Edinburgh

19 Apr

RT @_ESFF: Are you ready for our next fundraising event? Click here for more info: https://t.co/jnZxZ2sVLt https://t.co/6UdBuxf2Qq

SALT Edinburgh

15 Apr

RT @Filmhouse: 6pm screening of #TheOliveTree tonight will be followed by a Q&A with director Icíar Bollaín, hosted by Rod White https://t.…

SALT Edinburgh

10 Apr

RT @xabiersanisidro: @scottishcilt @SALTedinburgh @SALTLANGS @EducationScot @UCML @atd_manchester @vamos https://t.co/Ai4T6PVgSF

SALT Edinburgh

30 Mar

RT @xabiersanisidro: Online course for Primary/Secondary teachers and PGDE students in Scotland @scottishcilt @SALTLANGS @EducationScot h…

SALT Edinburgh

24 Mar

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Come on Scottish students! You can take part too! @scottishcilt @SALTLANGS @EducationScot @bobdalzell @SenoraCT @Glasg

SALT Edinburgh

21 Mar

RT @CinemaAttic: What is #NovoCinemaGalego? Come to the screenings in #Edinburgh and #Glasgow and find out more about it. https://t.co/sJYu

SALT Edinburgh

11 Mar

RT @_ESFF: Nice to see @xabiersanisidro from @consejeriauk and Jorge, director of @SALTedinburgh, at @LanguageShow today! https://t.co/uyCK

SALT Edinburgh

11 Mar

Learn Future tenses Spanish with @Dorisday #quesera,sera with lyrics https://t.co/nihMEZjedR https://t.co/fGPERFk2xF

SALT Edinburgh

10 Mar

RT @consejeriauk: Estupendo el primer día del @LanguageShow 2017 en Glasgow con Miguel Utray, cónsul general de España en Edimburgo @CGEspE

SALT Edinburgh

09 Mar

We love #seafood in #Spain Have you tried spicy spanish Mussels? They are fabulous, try this recipe.… https://t.co/tsWdsKYu9n

SALT Edinburgh

07 Mar

#San juan de gaztelugatxe Pic by Carlos Bel Sabater in Flickr https://t.co/y42ksEMTNY

SALT Edinburgh

04 Mar

Learn uses of the subjunctive to express wishes in Spanish with @JuanLuisGuerra #ojaláquelluevacafé with lyrics… https://t.co/47IjiuPkhh

SALT Edinburgh

02 Mar

#English words with#Spanish origin#Etimology Ranch:hails from the Mexican Spanish rancho, meaning ranch, settlement… https://t.co/8hR4W2lqGc

SALT Edinburgh

28 Feb

Traditions in Spain, Are you in Galicia?Maybe you can have a look to the Galician Carnival #Entroido2017 and join i… https://t.co/7KuhVF9pBQ

SALT Edinburgh

25 Feb

Learn Spanish Past tenses and the time with @Joaquinsabina #Y nos dieron las diez with lyrics… https://t.co/ArGuOzaKGD

SALT Edinburgh

24 Feb

Thank you to our languages assistants today at @BroughtonML @asesoriaedimbur @BCScotland @IFE_educationhttps://t.co/s8bRdruies

SALT Edinburgh

24 Feb

RT @asesoriaedimbur: SPANISHIMMERSIONDAY at @BroHighOfficial today https://t.co/H93gDP51vk

SALT Edinburgh

24 Feb

Spanish Immersion Day today in Broughton High School! @BroHighOfficial @Edinburgh_CC @asesoriaedimbur @BCScotlandhttps://t.co/ZNJWIyzRqf

SALT Edinburgh

23 Feb

#CinemaAttic's back,In Spanish culture relevant things happen #Around the table. Come this Friday 24 February @Oldhttps://t.co/zwofVLZJjB

SALT Edinburgh

21 Feb

News to practice your #Spanish. #Lee, #Escucha y # Practica. 'A Monster Calls' Leads Goya Award Nominations… https://t.co/aAcmLroMwR

SALT Edinburgh

18 Feb

Learn Present tense and infinitive in Spanish with Ritchie Valens #LaBamba with lyrics https://t.co/BwdjAmve03 https://t.co/Hz6sW4eIln

SALT Edinburgh

16 Feb

RT @CinemaAttic: They're back. Best Spanish contemporary films in #Edinburgh FRI 24 FEBR Web https://t.co/4lq8G3KvYD Fbook https://t.co/Yr

SALT Edinburgh

16 Feb

Have you tried Spanish Meatballs? We call them #albondigas. They are fabulous, try this recipe.… https://t.co/T0ujKsRVi2

SALT Edinburgh

14 Feb

Say it in Spanish “TE QUIERO” It means I love you #valentinesday https://t.co/Ba0Mi6iIcT

SALT Edinburgh

10 Feb

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Con nuestros auxiliares #SegundaReunión #GruposdeTrabajo #Escocia @Languageasst @BCScotland https://t.co/N1hRxLNbtz

SALT Edinburgh

08 Feb

Enjoy free spanish events at @McDonaldRoadLibrary in the Spanish Week https://t.co/DWY5xwkhII

SALT Edinburgh

03 Feb

Enjoy spanish music this saturday with @JuantxoSkalari at Solidarity Gig and Ska Party live at @HenrysCellarBar https://t.co/t9UMNT6VI7

SALT Edinburgh

03 Feb

RT @AlcalinguaRadio: Puedes escuchar este poema autobiográfico de la poeta Gloria Fuertes en el #podcast https://t.co/oJ2XiU34XJ #Materiale…

SALT Edinburgh

03 Feb

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Everything ready for Glasgow Language Awards @Glasgowlangs @SenoraCT @IFE_education https://t.co/Suas8725dU

SALT Edinburgh

23 Dec

RT @consejeriauk: Disponible nuestro último número de TECLA de 2016 | Muy felices fiestas https://t.co/uLgnQFByM4 https://t.co/ilNPhuoC8k

SALT Edinburgh

16 Dec

RT @PerthHighMFL: @SALTedinburgh @asesoriaedimbur @BCScotland Thanks for coming! We had a fantastic time! 😍🇪🇸👍🏼