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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

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

SALT Edinburgh

19 May

Good luck!! Mucha suerte a todos! Examen #Dele2018 just started!

SALT Edinburgh

15 May

RT @SolerMontes: ¡Hecho en México! Teaching Spanish the Mexican Way. A very special seminar for Spanish teachers. 19 June, 2-5 pm. 50 Geor…

SALT Edinburgh

27 Apr

RT @asesoriaedimbur: A massive THANK YOU to our MLAs this year | GRACIAS a nuestros #AUXILIARES20172018 en Escocia #ExpandingSpanish @BCSco

SALT Edinburgh

21 Apr

Exciting! #Uklingua18 just started. Sergio Troitiño talking about implementing flipped classroom @UKLinguahttps://t.co/qPVBEqJb6N

SALT Edinburgh

21 Apr

RT @consejeriauk: Empieza UK LINGUA 2018 @UKLingua @durham_uni #multilingüismo #ExpandingSpanish https://t.co/5aGuPtw7nj

SALT Edinburgh

07 Apr

RT @MariannaBolog: How Morality Changes in a Foreign Language: Food for thought! https://t.co/bH3pT6JUdF via @sciam @creativelangs

SALT Edinburgh

05 Apr

RT @soquam: .@IberoDocs starts today and I have written a wee article about 'Maria Converses'. English and Spanish friendly! https://t.co/a

SALT Edinburgh

29 Mar

RT @CinemaAttic: 🔥 Cinemaattic presents GURUMBÉ 💃🏿👳🏿‍♀️ 🇸🇳 Come and meet the untold stories of the slave trade and African rhythms influenc…

SALT Edinburgh

28 Mar

RT @CinemaAttic: Gurumbé Edinburgh and Glasgow: 3 weeks to go! 💃🏿💥⏳ There will be a flamenco performance of Federico Garcia Lorca’s poems b…

SALT Edinburgh

26 Mar

RT @IberoDocs: Ready to be moved by the enthralling rhythm of #tango and by a long-lasting #love story? Don’t miss the chance to watch "Our…

SALT Edinburgh

13 Mar

RT @IberoDocs: We are so excited to release our new logo and the official poster for IberoDocs 2018! Special thanks to the illustrator Juli…

SALT Edinburgh

01 Mar

RT @ScotRail: Today: Limited services are running between Edinburgh & Glasgow via Falkirk High until 1900. They will run 15 and 45 mins pas…

SALT Edinburgh

01 Mar

Dear students, our lessons are cancelled today too due to weather conditions. Amber warning extended till tomorrow… https://t.co/zFxxluUo6W

SALT Edinburgh

01 Mar

RT @on_lothianbuses: 1200 Update - PLEASE SHARE https://t.co/GNmSrrRwq4

SALT Edinburgh

28 Feb

Dear Students, Unfortunately our lessons tonight have been cancelled due to weather conditions. Met office upgraded… https://t.co/oxoN18Jabz

SALT Edinburgh

23 Feb

Thanks to our @Languageasst today #ExpandingSpanish with H and AH from Edinburgh and East Lothian. @asesoriaedimburhttps://t.co/IHbI0L93dP

SALT Edinburgh

23 Feb

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Spanish Immersion Day in Edinburgh today #ExpandingSpanish @BCScotland @Languageasst @scottishcilt @SALTedinburgh @SAL

SALT Edinburgh

16 Feb

RT @PatersonMFL: Enjoyed seeing my Higher Spanish class immersed in the language today with some speaking workshops from Jorge y José @SALT

SALT Edinburgh

16 Feb

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Pics of our #SpanishImmersionDay in Dumfries and Galloway #ExpandingSpanish @SALTedinburgh @SALTLANGS @scottishcilt @B

SALT Edinburgh

09 Feb

RT @asesoriaedimbur: #SpanishImmersionDay https://t.co/RAQDUHVKq5

SALT Edinburgh

02 Feb

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Segunda reunión con los grupos de trabajo de nuestros auxiliares de conversación en Escocia #Español #ExpandingSpanish…

SALT Edinburgh

21 Jan

RT @JournalSLT: Baroness Coussins @UKHouseofLords: https://t.co/QbJutIfaGj “Top five languages needed by the UK for our prosperity and inf…

SALT Edinburgh

16 Dec

@ClaireJStevens Thank you @ClaireJStevens ! I'm glad you liked! Everything is being possible thanks to all our loy… https://t.co/90kQEtJ7FQ

SALT Edinburgh

12 Dec

RT @asesoriaedimbur: @scottishcilt @SALTLANGS @atd_manchester @asesoria_dublin @BCScotland @EducationScot @IFE_education @EdinSPLAS @EmbSpa

SALT Edinburgh

08 Dec

Thank you! We had a lot of fun with #SpanishImmersionDay in South Ayrshire! @asesoriaedimbur @Languageassthttps://t.co/PZIv1pb5ah

SALT Edinburgh

08 Dec

RT @asesoriaedimbur: 130 Scottish students will take part in our Spanish Immersion Day in South Ayrshire today @SALTedinburgh @scottishcilt

SALT Edinburgh

08 Dec

RT @asesoriaedimbur: First groups #SpanishImmersionDay #SouthAyrshire @SALTedinburgh @Languageasst @BCScotland https://t.co/08ijlOQ4uL

SALT Edinburgh

01 Dec

RT @SolerMontes: I am so looking forward to meeting Spanish North East teachers tomorrow at Durham University and sharing the fantastic rec…

SALT Edinburgh

28 Nov

RT @consejeriauk: Publicada la convocatoria de profesores visitantes en el Reino Unido 2018-2019. Si quieres ser profesor en Inglaterra el…

SALT Edinburgh

25 Nov

Buena suerte! #DELE2017 exams just started this morning. We have a long day ahead... @ICManchester @asesoriaedimbur

SALT Edinburgh

23 Nov

RT @asesoriaedimbur: Y más fotos de nuestro SPANISH IMMERSION DAY en North Lanarkshire #Español @Languageasst @BCScotland @bobdalzell https…