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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

26 Aug

PeteAyrton with #¡No pasarán! @edbookfest If you are interested in #literature and #SpanishCivilWar. On 28th Aug https://t.co/nkkVgMLdQL

SALT Edinburgh

25 Aug

Are you near Santander? Don’t miss next 26th Aug The Battle of flowers. https://t.co/umfD2gnVTW https://t.co/XfVj7x2qLj

SALT Edinburgh

24 Aug

RT @BCScotland: We're looking forward to welcoming Language Assistants to Scotland this Friday at our induction! @Languageasst https://t.co

SALT Edinburgh

17 Aug

Study #Spanish with us. #Learn #Enjoy https://t.co/Z7MmJ8Gn15 https://t.co/3coSRUzCiR

SALT Edinburgh

16 Aug

#Lanzarote, pic by https://t.co/BW81oBfJ3g in Flickr https://t.co/8dbuChyDI5

SALT Edinburgh

16 Aug

Prove your #Spanish with us. Next dates for DELE exam 25th and 26th November https://t.co/hDJ08DUBlY

SALT Edinburgh

15 Aug

Workshop to explore #ElQuijote with Argentinian @andresneuman at @edbookfest on 19 Aug https://t.co/R2edGIN8O5 https://t.co/xyr3Vqdpxy

SALT Edinburgh

14 Aug

We love #Latinamerica #Calle 13 sings this amazing song. So true. https://t.co/I6SvezD7w6 https://t.co/cRfryx93iI

SALT Edinburgh

13 Aug

Are you in Galicia? The Octopus’ fair in Carballino could be a nice excursion tomorrow. https://t.co/2v3OZqozea https://t.co/YTveutr9QT

SALT Edinburgh

12 Aug

More new ideas for #tapas. Have you tried before Flamenquines? https://t.co/gotfmZ0F1D https://t.co/TK6WDgll7P

SALT Edinburgh

12 Aug

Are you near Cádiz? Don't miss Horse Racing in the beach in Sanlucar de Barrameda 12th Aug https://t.co/nQ3Kf6BM6l https://t.co/g3nLOTl3uP

SALT Edinburgh

12 Aug

RT @ACEcultura: En octubre tendrá lugar el @_ESFF 2016 ¡No te pierdas este adelanto! #ACEcine https://t.co/ggjM3E8sxh https://t.co/HOGF1x7R

SALT Edinburgh

12 Aug

RT @CGEspEdimburgo: Dont miss this unique show in Edinburgh according to https://t.co/G618iECQIM #MadameSeñorita https://t.co/f3IxXPEYk0 ht…

SALT Edinburgh

11 Aug

Flamenco with a Scottish twist with #FlamencoEscocia on 13, 18, 25 & 27 Aug. @edfringe https://t.co/7gGNeJZk69 https://t.co/LGdC7uZJ23

SALT Edinburgh

11 Aug

News to practise your #Spanish. #Lee, #Escucha y #Practica. https://t.co/kaxyQLc7N4 https://t.co/Y9Qm1X03lC

SALT Edinburgh

10 Aug

Tomorrow Afro-Latin Funk with Poción de Fe - 11, 16, 22, 25 & 28 Aug. @edfringe @TheJazzBar https://t.co/oUE2vkyHrL https://t.co/H6s5TE4dfk

SALT Edinburgh

10 Aug

#English #Spanish origin Barbecue: From Barbacoa, this from Arawakan (Haiti). Thank you to: https://t.co/Yu7WYGoFLy https://t.co/NCNqeMgbXT

SALT Edinburgh

09 Aug

Max of 12 students per class in our #Spanish courses in #Edinburgh https://t.co/utadUIy9p0 https://t.co/B3fxPlW12Y

SALT Edinburgh

09 Aug

Do you know verbs endings? You can test yourself here. https://t.co/XrPy4N0Ls9 https://t.co/1XgAAv8Nxp

SALT Edinburgh

08 Aug

Let your memory to be your travel bag. https://t.co/azJqUxzswb

SALT Edinburgh

08 Aug

One more year Flamenco for Kids @edfringe Aug 6-7, 12-13, 21 https://t.co/ju5Ml2hPPG https://t.co/HsfZz4Qis6

SALT Edinburgh

07 Aug

Do you remember days of the week in #Spanish. Here a song to practise. https://t.co/aeP1sFDeEC https://t.co/ZaUqTzFx5G

SALT Edinburgh

06 Aug

No plans for the weekend? #streetfood at @foodiesfestival in Edinburgh 5-7th August https://t.co/2gCRb3fiAj https://t.co/zhVu4jlVaz

SALT Edinburgh

05 Aug

Are you in Galicia? Tomorrow a Viking celebration in Catoira. https://t.co/CWm8ExG9Cg https://t.co/hZ8uuKPq4w

SALT Edinburgh

05 Aug

We started this week our summer courses. It is not not too late to enrol. https://t.co/bvB0DJkwxW https://t.co/Tf8poNMBan

SALT Edinburgh

04 Aug

Tomorrow Alba Flamenca from 5-28 Aug @edfringe @flamencoalba Feel flamenco very close https://t.co/63SFIe4dhG https://t.co/JP0m3wYBHQ

SALT Edinburgh

04 Aug

A different #language is... https://t.co/8Ad8znaGlp

SALT Edinburgh

03 Aug

Havana ballet brings Cuban Gipsy #Dance @edfringe Aug 3-14, 16-21, 23-28 https://t.co/L4nmlofQGo https://t.co/LBTq9aJLIH

SALT Edinburgh

03 Aug

News to practise your #Spanish. #Lee, #Escucha y #Practica. https://t.co/NCfHi0IUhY https://t.co/zdfKJLDWWf

SALT Edinburgh

02 Aug

Tomorrow Ricardo Garcia’s group @edfringe Aug 3-15, 17-29 with #FlamencoGlobal#Connect https://t.co/KcFuEV1PfL https://t.co/EbnkXUF6NW

SALT Edinburgh

02 Aug

Very funny! How many words do you know to rhyme with gazpacho? https://t.co/9PwH8CaXnx https://t.co/zPzjfA4fMf

SALT Edinburgh

01 Aug

What our students say: https://t.co/6QT0aCQrux

SALT Edinburgh

01 Aug

RT @AlcalinguaRadio: Escucha el #podcast de @Alcalingua - @UAHes y practica #español https://t.co/X35KPOoWlv … #twitterELE #materialesELE h…

SALT Edinburgh

01 Aug

We start today our summer courses. #Bienvenidos! https://t.co/2PL0mHv8bM https://t.co/Fl6eILPsJg

SALT Edinburgh

31 Jul

La marea means tide. Also a great song by Vetusta Morla (With Lyrics in Spanish) https://t.co/3qpm31HuED https://t.co/Kz55nme1Kq

SALT Edinburgh

31 Jul

RT @CalamoyCran: How being bilingual rewires your brain https://t.co/XWhJEYDfHe

SALT Edinburgh

31 Jul

RT @Lingotrans: Las chorradas que te hacen gracia en una aburrida tarde de trabajo: work hand-in-hand --> trabajar codo con codo #translati…

SALT Edinburgh

30 Jul

Echo de menos means I miss you. KikoVveneno sings. (With lyrics) https://t.co/wVfTavnw6s https://t.co/1jabvuQgcR

SALT Edinburgh

29 Jul

Interesting performance: India Flamenco Aug 5-9, 11-16, 18-23, 25-28 @edfringe @flamencoalba https://t.co/R7PZxuaI1P https://t.co/p04C0EhLBd

SALT Edinburgh

29 Jul

You can hire one of our nice classrooms in the centre of Edimburgh. https://t.co/Jq8WfczVdl https://t.co/Vr3CoT41ne