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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

08 Dec

Thank you! We had a lot of fun with #SpanishImmersionDay in South Ayrshire! @asesoriaedimbur @Languageassthttps://t.co/PZIv1pb5ah

SALT Edinburgh

08 Dec

RT @asesoriaedimbur: 130 Scottish students will take part in our Spanish Immersion Day in South Ayrshire today @SALTedinburgh @scottishcilt

SALT Edinburgh

08 Dec

RT @asesoriaedimbur: First groups #SpanishImmersionDay #SouthAyrshire @SALTedinburgh @Languageasst @BCScotland https://t.co/08ijlOQ4uL

SALT Edinburgh

01 Dec

RT @SolerMontes: I am so looking forward to meeting Spanish North East teachers tomorrow at Durham University and sharing the fantastic rec…

SALT Edinburgh

28 Nov

RT @consejeriauk: Publicada la convocatoria de profesores visitantes en el Reino Unido 2018-2019. Si quieres ser profesor en Inglaterra el…

SALT Edinburgh

25 Nov

Buena suerte! #DELE2017 exams just started this morning. We have a long day ahead... @ICManchester @asesoriaedimbur

SALT Edinburgh

23 Nov

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Y más fotos de nuestro SPANISH IMMERSION DAY en North Lanarkshire #Español @Languageasst @BCScotland @bobdalzell https…

SALT Edinburgh

23 Nov

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Y más fotos de nuestro SPANISH IMMERSION DAY en North Lanarkshire #Español @Languageasst @BCScotland @bobdalzell https…

SALT Edinburgh

23 Nov

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Todo perfecto en nuestro último SPANISH IMMERSION DAY en North Lanarkshire #Español @Languageasst @BCScotland @bobdalz

SALT Edinburgh

23 Nov

RT @NLCPrim1plus2: Buenos Dias Spanish immersion day for @TaylorHS1982 @ColtnessHS @StAidansHigh

SALT Edinburgh

23 Nov

RT @xabiersanisidro: Ready for our last Spanish Immersion Day @nlcpeople #ExcelsiorStadium #Airdrie @bobdalzell @Languageasst @BCScotland @…

SALT Edinburgh

23 Nov

RT @bobdalzell: Third and final Higher Spanish Immersion day for NLC pupils today ! Great to see smiling faces after the workshops. Pupils…

SALT Edinburgh

22 Nov

Another day in North Lanarkshire Spanish Immersion. Thank you @Languageasst @asesoriaedimbur @bobdalzellhttps://t.co/NgBQrY8p9a

SALT Edinburgh

22 Nov

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Seguimos con nuestros Días de Inmersión en español en @nlcpeople en el estadio de Airdrie #Día2 @bobdalzell @Languagea

SALT Edinburgh

22 Nov

RT @bobdalzell: Busy day for NLC language pupils. Day 2 of Higher Spanish Immersion at Excelsior Stadium and day 3 of Higher French Immers…

SALT Edinburgh

21 Nov

Thank you! To our language assistants for their work today in North Lanarkshire Spanish Immersion @bobdalzellhttps://t.co/7shRv9ug72

SALT Edinburgh

21 Nov

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Our Spanish Immersion Days start today in North Lanarkshire @nlcpeople @bobdalzell @Languageasst @BCScotland @scottish

SALT Edinburgh

10 Nov

RT @consejeriauk: Jornadas de español en Durham el próximo 2 de diciembre. Registro en: https://t.co/qndxZwmoEc https://t.co/d6f7yDiu9B

SALT Edinburgh

09 Nov

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Spanish Immersion Days 2017-2018 for secondary students in Scotland. Booking is now open: https://t.co/G39JxBZIfO

SALT Edinburgh

20 Oct

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Muchas gracias a nuestros auxiliares voluntarios @SALTedinburgh @Languageasst @BCScotland #Auxiliares20172018 #Immersi…

SALT Edinburgh

20 Oct

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Organizando las jornadas de inmersión 2017-2018 con nuestros auxiliares @SALTedinburgh @Languageasst @BCScotland https…

SALT Edinburgh

07 Oct

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Jorge Coronilla de @SALTedinburgh Los sonidos del español #JornadasdeEspañol #Glasgow https://t.co/CZE8XrQtgT

SALT Edinburgh

07 Oct

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Francisco Valdera and Emily Reed starting the second day of our #JornadasdeEspañol in #Glasgow https://t.co/taH9EoVrh0

SALT Edinburgh

29 Sep

RT @IFE_education: Celebrating #edl2017 at 1.30pm @ifecosse Come for taster classes in French, Gaelic, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish…

SALT Edinburgh

26 Sep

RT @IFE_education: Happy #EDL2017 ! Come celebrate languages on 29 Sept in Edinburgh https://t.co/txMpS2HSPh & Glasgow https://t.co/wTDu5Hs

SALT Edinburgh

13 Sep

RT @_ESFF: #spotted 👀 Our colourful @_ESFF 2017 flyers are out & about! The full #ESFF17 programme is on the flip side ↔️ https://t.co/56z0

SALT Edinburgh

11 Sep

RT @asesoriaedimbur: @BCScotland @scottishcilt @SALTLANGS @SALTedinburgh @CGEspEdimburgo @CyLesVida https://t.co/4nepHysxcU

SALT Edinburgh

29 Aug

RT @meits_owri: Just speaking #English won’t get us far! @WendyBennett21 @thbaketal @AHRCModernLangs @meits_owri #multilingualism https://…

SALT Edinburgh

18 Aug

RT @EmbSpainUK: Tras #Barcelona y #Cambrils @EmbSpainUK abrirá Libro de Condolencias en 39 Chesham Place, Londres, lunes 21 y martes 22, de…

SALT Edinburgh

18 Aug

RT @piccavey: Please don't share victims photos on Social Media 🙏🏻 #Barcelona incident https://t.co/3IS0VuWYSa

SALT Edinburgh

18 Aug

RT @EmbSpainUK: Important info: https://t.co/CES21zTXsJ

SALT Edinburgh

16 Jun

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Encuentro ELE-UK 2017 @UniStrathclyde #investigación #práctica #ELEUK2017 #español https://t.co/TyvJy5G9B5

SALT Edinburgh

15 Jun

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Visita guiada por Glasgow con Sergio Romero @ELEUK2014 @UniStrathclyde https://t.co/dTc5dU1eca

SALT Edinburgh

08 Jun

RT @IberoDocs: We started our fourth edition of the festival with the AMAZING Castellers! Thanks for coming to the Opening and for an incre…

SALT Edinburgh

08 Jun

RT @CinemaAttic: Before Summer Break one of our favourite programmes: #Kimuak Best Shorts from Basque Country 😍 FRI 16J in #Edinburgh https…

SALT Edinburgh

04 Jun

RT @CGEspLondres: Actos terroristas Londres.Tfns De España: +447712764151; +447938633876; +447582314487. De Reino Unido: 07712764151; 07938…

SALT Edinburgh

03 Jun

RT @consejeriauk: Comienza el evento Multilingual Language Policies in Europe en @dundeeuni @Goncapellan https://t.co/4QvQT1USYj

SALT Edinburgh

25 May

RT @IFE_education: How languages are taught in 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🇫🇷 🇪🇸 🇩🇪? #Languages & #Literacy? #CEFR? 3 June conference @dundeeuni Register http…

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: +…