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  • Small classes
    A personalised education in a small and comfortable environment of nine students maximum.
  • Private tuition
    Designed to each individual student’s interests and need. They can be taken at your home, your office or at our academy in Castle Terrace.
  • Native tutors
    You will be taught by native speaking, well-qualified tutors with a long experience in teaching Spanish.
  • All materials included
    Handouts and books adapted to your needs and focused on improving your skills.
  • Central location
    Located in the Castle Terrace, well connected with regular buses and parking nearby.
  • Online support
    Extra online support and DVD library service if you miss one lesson or want to practice your Spanish at home.
Small Groups

Small Groups

Gain confidence in Spanish with a maximum of nine 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.


Learn Spanish abroad

If you are studying at SALT, benefit with a 10% discount if you book your educational holiday with Caledonia. 
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What does SALT offer?

SALT offers a wide variety of Spanish lessons in Edinburgh. Click here and find out the best option for you.
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Read our bilingual blog

Learn more Spanish reading our blog regularly updated in English and in Spanish.
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Learn Spanish in Edinburgh

There are some questions that students ask before starting a new language. Read the answers.
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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...

  • 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

22 Apr

We would like to know why you study Spanish. More reasons apart of these? http://t.co/iGQ56Xax2u

SALT Edinburgh

22 Apr

#learn a #Spanish word every day: "tranvía" (tram) and "incredulidad" (incredulity). http://t.co/7pmwPwhxND

SALT Edinburgh

21 Apr

SALT is open today after all the Easter eggs. http://t.co/g2XOhqCTmo http://t.co/YlcovnFqXc

SALT Edinburgh

21 Apr

Read what our co-director, Eduardo, thinks about García Márquez in the blog of @albilescom: http://t.co/SafV9JDJb7 http://t.co/Jw324sX3E7

SALT Edinburgh

20 Apr

SALT is open on Monday 21st April to help you to decide which course is the best one for you. #learn #Spanish! http://t.co/VuvZpJGlqn

SALT Edinburgh

20 Apr

Please, don't go! / Por favor, ¡no te vayas! http://t.co/ZUgseS5ZIo

SALT Edinburgh

17 Apr

Do you like paella and chorizo? You'll love this: http://t.co/FecU7aCXMq http://t.co/O4ABWqs4EX

SALT Edinburgh

16 Apr

New students in our Aula 3! Do you want to meet them? http://t.co/1eqhPCdIM8

SALT Edinburgh

16 Apr

If you are studying Spanish at SALT, you can't miss our new English-Spanish exchange service with @CaledonianLS http://t.co/5PuJzdjLIT

SALT Edinburgh

15 Apr

Why do you #study #Spanish? http://t.co/jPqwKdYGzC

SALT Edinburgh

15 Apr

New "face" of our Aula 1 (Classroom 1). What do you think? http://t.co/QrauZ949s3

SALT Edinburgh

14 Apr

What does SALT offer? Learn Spanish and find out here how: http://t.co/oN2zEImJ6w

SALT Edinburgh

14 Apr

Why do you want to #learn #Spanish? 10 reasons in our bilingual blog: http://t.co/58owk3XCh8 http://t.co/5aHtotTG6K

SALT Edinburgh

11 Apr

How nice Spanish people are! Learn Spanish then! Spanish courses in Edinburgh, 22nd April: http://t.co/4ZpHA4oawm http://t.co/oBJuoU7w7e

SALT Edinburgh

09 Apr

Why is SALT the best place to #learn #Spanish in Edinburgh? This article gives you a good bunch of reasons. http://t.co/sOZFnP6Dtr

SALT Edinburgh

09 Apr

@iberodocs weekend in Edinburgh. Congratulations for your success! http://t.co/oGakxNyg90 http://t.co/obHsCDapoD

SALT Edinburgh

08 Apr

Do you want to have more worlds apart of yours? New Spanish courses in Edinburgh starts on 22… http://t.co/wG0p4BMgM6 http://t.co/whngwQc6u6

SALT Edinburgh

07 Apr

If you need to learn #Spanish because you're planning to scape from this weather, SALT is you… http://t.co/qzXdB9SQJG http://t.co/GcAieF7nde

SALT Edinburgh

04 Apr

Taking Spanish lessons at SALT? Today we are going to see "The Pit", a film part of @iberodocs. 5.30 at @Filmhouse http://t.co/9eNpfl3P63

SALT Edinburgh

02 Apr

Yesterday morning we read this about Spain and Edinburgh and we are still in shock... http://t.co/zsBQsaM1DZ

SALT Edinburgh

01 Apr

Find out more about SALT's sponsorship of the festival @iberodocs in our bilingual Spanish-English blog. http://t.co/KDJenzIWvt

SALT Edinburgh

01 Apr

RT @MelissaBSteel: I talk to @iberodocs and Eduardo from @SALTEdinburgh about an exciting new film fest in Edinburgh: http://t.co/Ux8798d64

SALT Edinburgh

31 Mar

Who said #Spanish is difficult? http://t.co/WlQvIWq1Jf

SALT Edinburgh

28 Mar

SALT student? Join us to see "The Pit" on Friday 4th April, 6pm, one of the documentaries of the @iberodocs festival. http://t.co/EBxQBO5wCQ

SALT Edinburgh

26 Mar

We have a new student! What do you think of it? ;) http://t.co/XvfVCbtmA1

SALT Edinburgh

25 Mar

We got a plan for this Friday at @NatGalleriesSco. Read our blog to know more about it: http://t.co/XQm548eRfG

SALT Edinburgh

23 Mar

Do you like inventing words, like Alice? Come to SALT and play with a new language for you. #learn #Spanish http://t.co/CFD8AGLhBf

SALT Edinburgh

21 Mar

#learn a #Spanish word every day: "celebration" means "celebración".

SALT Edinburgh

21 Mar

Read #Spanish authors. Javier Marías in the @Waterstones_Edi Spring Book Club. Practise your … http://t.co/Zsd0DImfOv http://t.co/uWES9xEtrE

SALT Edinburgh

20 Mar

Review the irregular present tense with these exercises: http://t.co/D6bmtiYHdg #learn #Spanish

SALT Edinburgh

19 Mar

#learn a #Spanish word every day: "father" is "padre".

SALT Edinburgh

19 Mar

@club8que80 Ahora vais a tener una manzanita. ¿No te gustan las manzanas, Blancanieves?

SALT Edinburgh

19 Mar

¡Felicidades a todos los Pepes, las Pepas y a todos los papás! #learn #spanish. http://t.co/lHjLcdXdxV

SALT Edinburgh

19 Mar

Practise your #Spanish reading #tecomoaletras. A section about books by our co-director Eduardo in @albilescom blog http://t.co/YaJwMhyvxH

SALT Edinburgh

18 Mar

SALT new block of courses starts on 22nd of April. Have a look to your level: http://t.co/cp4jsIjkQt

SALT Edinburgh

18 Mar

#Sleeping problems? Maybe you are interested in reading our blog today: http://t.co/hWiARyvQlU

SALT Edinburgh

17 Mar

What is the alphabet for you? ¿Qué es el alfabeto para ti? http://t.co/g17nCfEivL

SALT Edinburgh

15 Mar

#learn a #Spanish word every day: "cafetería" is "coffee shop".

SALT Edinburgh

14 Mar

#learn a #Spanish word every day: "te" means "tea".

SALT Edinburgh

14 Mar

"Ser", "Estar" o "Hay"? Download these #Spanish exercises with solutions and practise the differences: http://t.co/tfYi8DVIHy

SALT Edinburgh - Spanish Academy Language & Translation

SALT Edinburgh - Spanish Academy Language & Translation

We would like to know why you study Spanish. More reasons apart of these? http://buff.ly/1mu0Aki

SALT Edinburgh - Spanish Academy Language & Translation

#learn a #Spanish word every day: "tranvía" (tram) and "incredulidad" (incredulity).

SALT Edinburgh - Spanish Academy Language & Translation

After all the Easter eggs, SALT is open today to talk with you about your level and needs. If you have studied Spanish before don't hesitate to contact us or pop in for a free assessment. Next block of Spanish courses starts tomorrow: http://buff.ly/1kPbql0

SALT Edinburgh - Spanish Academy Language & Translation

If you are working today, take a break and practise your Spanish reading. What does our co-director, Eduardo, think about Gabriel García Márquez? Read it in the blog of Albilés Comunicación, a communication agency in Málaga. If you have a day off, you can read the post and pop in at SALT, 12a Castle Tr., because we are open.

SALT Edinburgh - Spanish Academy Language & Translation

You are still on time to study Spanish this term. SALT is open on Monday 21st April to help you to decide which course is the best one for you. http://buff.ly/1loAfqD

SALT Edinburgh - Spanish Academy Language & Translation

Please, don't go! / Por favor, ¡no te vayas!

SALT Edinburgh - Spanish Academy Language & Translation

Very very very sad to read this. García Márquez, have a beautiful trip.

SALT Edinburgh - Spanish Academy Language & Translation

This Spanish flag made with paella and chorizo will make you love our country more and more... Here more examples: http://buff.ly/1gDJZFI Esta bandera española hecha con paella y chorizo te hará querer más y más a nuestro país... Aquí más ejemplos: http://buff.ly/1gDJZFI

SALT Edinburgh - Spanish Academy Language & Translation

We have some new students in our Classroom 3. Do you want to meet them? Tenemos nuevas estudiantes en nuestra Aula 3. ¿Las quieres conocer?

SALT Edinburgh - Spanish Academy Language & Translation

If you are studying Spanish at SALT, you can't miss our new English-Spanish exchange service with Caledonian Language School. http://buff.ly/1gBCfYn Si estudias español en SALT, no puedes perderte nuestro nuevo servicio de intercambio con Caledonian Language School. http://buff.ly/1gBCfYn