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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

17 Dec

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13 Dec

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12 Dec

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10 Dec

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SALT Edinburgh

07 Dec

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SALT Edinburgh

06 Dec

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SALT Edinburgh

05 Dec

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SALT Edinburgh

02 Dec

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SALT Edinburgh

30 Nov

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SALT Edinburgh

29 Nov

RT @consejeriauk: ¿Quieres trabajar como auxiliar de conversación de español en centros educativos extranjeros? Del 29 de noviembre al 19 d…

SALT Edinburgh

27 Nov

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SALT Edinburgh

26 Nov

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SALT Edinburgh

23 Nov

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SALT Edinburgh

22 Nov

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SALT Edinburgh

22 Nov

One more year of Spanish Immersion with @NLCPrim1plus2 and @bobdalzell. Thanks to all the schools and collaborators… https://t.co/4vT714Vf0K

SALT Edinburgh

22 Nov

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Third day! #SpanishRocks #ExpandingSpanish Massive THANK YOU to @bobdalzell @NLCPrim1plus2 @SALTedinburgh and all the…

SALT Edinburgh

21 Nov

RT @NLCPrim1plus2: More examples of higher Spanish Immersion workshops today @DalzielHigh @xabiersanisidro @ClydeValleyHS @StAidansHigh @sm

SALT Edinburgh

20 Nov

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Jugando a Tabú en el primer día de nuestros #SpanishImmersionDays en NorthLanarkshire @SALTedinburgh @CGEspEdimburgo @…

SALT Edinburgh

20 Nov

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Primer día de nuestros #SpanishImmersionDays en NorthLanarkshire | Cluedo yyoga en la clase de español @SALTedinburgh

SALT Edinburgh

19 Nov

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Mañana comienzan nuestras Jornadas de inmersión en español en North Lanarkshire @bobdalzell @nlcpeople @scottishcilt @…

SALT Edinburgh

19 Nov

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SALT Edinburgh

17 Nov

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SALT Edinburgh

15 Nov

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SALT Edinburgh

13 Nov

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SALT Edinburgh

12 Nov

RT @consejeriauk: Acabamos de publicar nuestra guía de enseñanza del español para Primaria. Un documento flexible que ofrece estrategias, i…

SALT Edinburgh

10 Nov

To all our beloved SALT students. We would like to wish you: BEST LUCK in your DELE exams! https://t.co/tV58YsHRAF https://t.co/jx6ZbCoUHG

SALT Edinburgh

07 Nov

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SALT Edinburgh

06 Oct

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Talleres de secundaria y primaria con @Chemrom04 y @jhergong #ExpandingSpanish @LLCatEdinburgh @EdinSPLAS https://t.co

SALT Edinburgh

28 Sep

RT @consejeriauk: Disponible el nuevo número de nuestra revista TECLA: https://t.co/yHsKt4bKVd https://t.co/OZlsOyDyzl

SALT Edinburgh

26 Sep

RT @OTStreetFood: @SALTedinburgh #OldTownStreetFood is kicking off tonight with our Spanish themed night! We will have 🥘seafood paella🥘, ch…

SALT Edinburgh

08 Sep

@ClaireJStevens Muchas gracias a todos por la invitación y la comida tan rica!

SALT Edinburgh

01 Jul

RT @ProfesionELE: Sigue Carlos @SolerMontes presentando @ELEUK2014 ,a ver si nos sirve de ejemplo para #CambiemosELE https://t.co/ogxtY5BsfK

SALT Edinburgh

29 Jun

RT @euroschoolbooks: ¡La ola de calor sigue y hoy estamos en Mánchester! We're delighted to be @ICManchester for the XI Jornadas Didácticas…

SALT Edinburgh

26 Jun

RT @lmartinramos: Becas para profesores de español 🇪🇸 como lengua extranjera para los cursos de verano de la @uemc: https://t.co/fG61lYi9HW

SALT Edinburgh

17 Jun

RT @MariaBHermida: Disfruté mucho de las charlas, haciendo mi presentación y charlando con compañeros de ELE en el encuentro. Gracias a tod…

SALT Edinburgh

15 Jun

#eleuk2018 Vaya forma de empezar el día! Excelente @jdunabeitia !! Menos conexión entre las emociones y la L2. https://t.co/XidouGhLoI

SALT Edinburgh

15 Jun

RT @ELEUK2014: Una iniciativa muy oportuna. @ELEUK2014 hemos firmado. 15 de junio: Día Internacional del Profesorado de Español como Leng…

SALT Edinburgh

07 Jun

RT @ELEUK2014: Solo falta una semana y quedan pocas plazas. El aforo es limitado. https://t.co/3aEKDUnQky

SALT Edinburgh

06 Jun

RT @Goncapellan: Profesores de español en el Reino Unido: no os perdáis las Jornadas de formación en #Durham el próximo sábado 23 de junio…

SALT Edinburgh

01 Jun

RT @consejeriauk: A new issue of our quarterly online publication TECLA is now available: https://t.co/7e98YEQqXS https://t.co/uZpIlMZ50Z