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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 Jul

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SALT Edinburgh

22 Jul

Official certification for Spanish: #DELEexam https://t.co/kNUvra333r https://t.co/sU3ueW2Ai0

SALT Edinburgh

22 Jul

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21 Jul

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SALT Edinburgh

21 Jul

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SALT Edinburgh

20 Jul

Visiting Toledo is a great excursion if you are in Madrid. Have a look to our blog: https://t.co/IBDLhpIKwL https://t.co/EUsSfGTPsN

SALT Edinburgh

20 Jul

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SALT Edinburgh

19 Jul

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SALT Edinburgh

19 Jul

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SALT Edinburgh

18 Jul

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SALT Edinburgh

18 Jul

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SALT Edinburgh

18 Jul

RT @CGEspEdimburgo: Comunicado del Gobierno Británico en relación a los efectos del Brexit en los ciudadanos europeos: https://t.co/0FgspF0

SALT Edinburgh

18 Jul

Medieval and Spanish Blues with @claudebourbon today and tomorrow @edfringe https://t.co/di0tbG9XxC https://t.co/rrcoVqS3rt

SALT Edinburgh

17 Jul

Edinburgh Festival Carnival Today! https://t.co/mH6bMm3lxe https://t.co/SXBdN2nC0B

SALT Edinburgh

16 Jul

Today & tomorrow: Latino band from Texas. Tradition/modern. @grupofantasma @EdinburghJazz https://t.co/v78R42mFie https://t.co/oTWY3nAhZ7

SALT Edinburgh

15 Jul

RT @ElComidista: 'From lost to the carta': las peores traducciones de menús. Por @mikeliturriaga https://t.co/bNg2JLl3we https://t.co/1DwYP

SALT Edinburgh

15 Jul

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SALT Edinburgh

15 Jul

Tomorrow Cuban music @EdinburghJazz with the amazing singer Daymé Arocena. https://t.co/cT093uQaSO https://t.co/4oVA3cl12E

SALT Edinburgh

15 Jul

RT @Spain_inUK: Our thoughts are with those affected by the terrible atrocities #NiceAttack #PrayForNice https://t.co/cZvA3Gf0n3

SALT Edinburgh

15 Jul

RT @CosmoScotland: Helping refugees integrate through language learning https://t.co/WiiRCx2QIO via @positivenewsuk

SALT Edinburgh

14 Jul

We love #seafood in #Spain. Have you ever tried this? https://t.co/RRuQJ5a6YT https://t.co/F1CE5i43Fg

SALT Edinburgh

14 Jul

RT @CriticalLink8: The recording of Fri. panel discussion is available here https://t.co/ZR9WX3bpGO and a link will be available at @Critic

SALT Edinburgh

14 Jul

News to practise your #Spanish. #Lee, #Escucha y #Practica. https://t.co/H4RwFNFw0h https://t.co/I8kgNXIKd5

SALT Edinburgh

13 Jul

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SALT Edinburgh

13 Jul

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SALT Edinburgh

12 Jul

#English words #Spanish origin Armadillo: Diminutive of armado, armoured. Thank you to: https://t.co/NffkXORjD4 https://t.co/ljhXxhGtlQ

SALT Edinburgh

12 Jul

RT @red_ele: Un 12 de julio nacía el poeta Pablo Neruda. Vamos a recordar su obra con un poema EL MAR NECESITO del mar porque... https://t.…

SALT Edinburgh

12 Jul

#Summercourses starting in three weeks. Did you book your place?https://t.co/CdqP8YyjqV https://t.co/KKuBAEfzKm

SALT Edinburgh

11 Jul

The most heroic word in all languages is... https://t.co/CI29qKaiI2

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11 Jul

RT @ffrenchay: ¡Venga! One of those super #Spanish phrases that is everywhere! #mfltwitterati https://t.co/w96ZXt8CrW

SALT Edinburgh

11 Jul

RT @Spain_inUK: Surfing & stunning scenery make #Cantabria the next hot holiday destination #InGreenSpain https://t.co/25jDIvqjkI https://t…

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11 Jul

Mexican artist Damián Ortega @fruitmarket gallery 9 July – 23 Oct @EdArtFest https://t.co/6NfNPqJIO7 https://t.co/OI2xOP1GZV

SALT Edinburgh

10 Jul

#FitoyFitipaldis #Latinrock for the summer. La casa por el tejado with lyrics. https://t.co/kiwjtK833v https://t.co/NibIJSeoZ7

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09 Jul

Kevin Johansen and his #Guacamole. https://t.co/ODOXKknatU https://t.co/b9clotK8IL

SALT Edinburgh

08 Jul

Menorca. Have a nice weekend! https://t.co/MH2SBzt5fJ

SALT Edinburgh

08 Jul

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SALT Edinburgh

07 Jul

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SALT Edinburgh

07 Jul

Thank you @don_Quijote. Some useful games to practise your vocabulary. https://t.co/lUz02NknKY https://t.co/98xJ0pdgJD

SALT Edinburgh

06 Jul

We are on #Holidays. Don’t give up your #Spanish.More tips to make your #Spanish come alive. https://t.co/9798PI4EkI https://t.co/gDSNONRTDv

SALT Edinburgh

06 Jul

One of the most famous traditions out of Spain: #SanFermin https://t.co/078XOW8B7d https://t.co/2AB19n0k66