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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

24 Jun

Practise with these podcasts. https://t.co/TUkLrORH97 https://t.co/q0san9j8Is

SALT Edinburgh

24 Jun

Beautiful Navarra! https://t.co/HGEa9vrcaH https://t.co/sxhZiuHwyw

SALT Edinburgh

23 Jun

Spanish expressions.... (I need to discuss it with the pillow!!) https://t.co/zKLaOZlojQ

SALT Edinburgh

23 Jun

False friends... PIE: FOOT (not pie) https://t.co/NKk0DEeyDi

SALT Edinburgh

22 Jun

Great for discovering the origins of words! https://t.co/Y7b2IuKmqu https://t.co/CR1GZfmyt7

SALT Edinburgh

22 Jun

RT @CriticalLink8: Dedicated slots for poster presentations & display throughout CL8. Check the full list here https://t.co/u8wmafPUog http…

SALT Edinburgh

22 Jun

Learning Spanish and would like a good book? Thanks @FluentU for these five suggestions! https://t.co/eK7RIfjwki https://t.co/3WzUxQY8wv

SALT Edinburgh

21 Jun

Room hire in central Edinburgh - from £12 per hour! https://t.co/wgun9cQdUq https://t.co/BVvSbqMcIp

SALT Edinburgh

21 Jun

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SALT Edinburgh

21 Jun

RT @CriticalLink8: Live streaming on 1 July - Plenary Panel Discussion with pre-panel survey #CriticalLink8 https://t.co/oQ9mwk8ATM

SALT Edinburgh

20 Jun

RT @CriticalLink8: Panel Discussion streamed live-1 July 3.45-4.15pm(GMT+1) Send your questions in advance here https://t.co/Vo1HD0eHxz htt…

SALT Edinburgh

20 Jun

The Guardian in Spanish this Monday morning... https://t.co/2gU6iFbNrM https://t.co/UbaxRiz5Eg

SALT Edinburgh

19 Jun

The Basque Country........... https://t.co/LdXsxekF2p https://t.co/xxZEPNnth0

SALT Edinburgh

18 Jun

Basque tapas: Pintxos de anchoas rellenas de pimientos https://t.co/O6nMX8athl https://t.co/vPrd0ci0hS

SALT Edinburgh

17 Jun

RT @Spanish_Newcast: 20 Animal Sounds in Spanish: Can You Bray, Squawk and Meow en Español? - https://t.co/f4kjSN44Sn https://t.co/Yezgq0XS

SALT Edinburgh

17 Jun

RT @RAEinforma: ¿Dudas lingüísticas? Conozca las preguntas más frecuentes y lea las respuestas de #RAEconsultas: https://t.co/jmvKDptfa8

SALT Edinburgh

17 Jun

An interesting article that explains the origins of some Spanish expressions. https://t.co/YNjHXJx2I3 https://t.co/nEt9FHQGZM

SALT Edinburgh

17 Jun

An endless source of podcasts for everyone! https://t.co/oSHr6YZYiw https://t.co/ub1f8g9NLE

SALT Edinburgh

17 Jun

RT @_ESFF: @edfilmfest Looking forward to 'The Correspondence' tonight "The streets of Edinburgh feature prominently..." Hope it's not rai…

SALT Edinburgh

17 Jun

RT @scottishcilt: News! PgCert - Supporting bilingual learners in the mainstream classroom https://t.co/cHwVhHgaOW

SALT Edinburgh

17 Jun

RT @CinemaAttic: ´Cinemaattic continues to showcase provoking Spanish and Latin-American short film sessions´ https://t.co/X4dnPgQITi @thel

SALT Edinburgh

17 Jun

RT @spain: Which of these appetisers are tapas? A, B, or C #TapasDay #visitspain #GastroSpain #DiaMundialDeLaTapa https://t.co/nFOHPUvOjT

SALT Edinburgh

17 Jun

RT @CervantesMcr: ¿Enseñas español en Reino Unido o Irlanda? Entonces te interesan las #IXJornadasELE https://t.co/IZ0R8s3eZ6 https://t.co/

SALT Edinburgh

17 Jun

RT @scottishcilt: It’s almost holiday time! Read how language skills help Rosemary Graham guide tourists around Scotland https://t.co/juheL

SALT Edinburgh

17 Jun

RT @SaboreaEspana: Después del #TT con #DiaMundialDeLaTapa, a por #TAPASDAY! Difundamos la cultura del tapeo internacionalmente! https://t.…

SALT Edinburgh

16 Jun

Join us this summer at SALT for spoken or intensive Spanish classes https://t.co/Lw2fvHAIz4 https://t.co/zp5bULkqWB

SALT Edinburgh

16 Jun

Spanish expressions.... QUEDARSE A CUADROS: TO BE FLABBERGASTED https://t.co/Y9NdSVv4th https://t.co/6im8TFeg1c

SALT Edinburgh

16 Jun

RT @RAEinforma: Nuevas aplicaciones para consultar el «Diccionario» (DLE). Apple Store: https://t.co/pKwC4Lfied | Google Play: https://t.c

SALT Edinburgh

16 Jun

RT @BBCScotLearn: Chatter- 2nd Level is here! This Spanish ep is #football related. Timely! #LanguageLearning https://t.co/iooWOuOJ7P https…

SALT Edinburgh

15 Jun

False friends... CODO: ELBOW (not code) https://t.co/frWPC9QyU6

SALT Edinburgh

15 Jun

Test your knowledge of Spanish accents here! https://t.co/OiDh1PxvKE https://t.co/eNw017498h

SALT Edinburgh

15 Jun

RT @jackahufinger: 'Aprehender otro idioma retrasa el envejecimiento del cerebro' https://t.co/0Dfq1PuP3H

SALT Edinburgh

14 Jun

This is AMAZING!!! https://t.co/ACZJ6XoqJX https://t.co/wlqlO2FqjV

SALT Edinburgh

14 Jun

RT @Spain_inUK: Just a few days left for #TapasDay Have you decided where & how to celebrate? https://t.co/8p2TAm7Pso

SALT Edinburgh

14 Jun

RT @museodelprado: Feliz Día Nacional de la Lengua de Signos. Signoguías en la web del Museo: https://t.co/I5nl9qqPor #YoconlaLS https://t.…

SALT Edinburgh

14 Jun

RT @Ritmos21: Google crea la mayor exposición virtual sobre la vida y obra de #Cervantes https://t.co/k5qWGd1yCt https://t.co/adkLfcoKRN

SALT Edinburgh

14 Jun

RT @Spanish_Newcast: Coming on holiday to Spain with the kids? Check when their 5-year child passports run out! https://t.co/ctljwxvB4E vi…

SALT Edinburgh

14 Jun

Join us in speaking Spanish over the summer... https://t.co/y1gomfhVPd https://t.co/ovq67C5zH4

SALT Edinburgh

14 Jun

RT @red_ele: Tal día como hoy, 14 de junio, moría Jorge Luis Borges. Recuperemos su memoria con este poema dedicado al mundo... https://t.c

SALT Edinburgh

13 Jun

Very true.. https://t.co/yOBMPIkDJ6