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Meet the team

Spanish tutors in Edinburgh

You will be guided by qualified, native Spanish speakers who are at home with the language and culture and able to understand your learning needs.

Jorge Coronilla

Director and tutor

In 2003, Jorge obtained a BA in Primary Education at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, where he also specialized in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He later received his Certificate in Teaching Spanish at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares in Madrid. Jorge then moved to Greece, where he worked for 5 years teaching adults in a number of Spanish academies. He obtained his qualification to be an examiner for the DELE exams from the Instituto Cervantes in Athens and continued to work both preparing students to sit the DELE exams and as an examiner during this time.

Since moving to Scotland in 2008, Jorge has continued his work as a Spanish teacher and DELE examiner for several language schools, including Languages for All at the University of Edinburgh, where he also worked as coordinator for the development of course materials. In 2010 co-founded SALT Edinburgh, which has been running for five years and of which he is now the director.

Jorge also has extensive experience in training teachers of primary and secondary schools as well as adult learners and works in close collaboration with the Spanish Consulate and the British Council in coordinating educational projects.

José Manuel Martínez


In 2004, José obtained a BA (Hons) in Translation and Interpreting (English and German) at the University of Alicante, Spain. He later completed his postgraduate certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the University of Murcia.

After graduating, José managed to combine teaching languages with working as a real estate agent in Spain until he decided to move to Edinburgh in 2008. 

He began teaching English and Spanish after completing his CELTA course (Certificate in English Language to Adults) and his Certificate in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language at International House. He has worked since for the Edinburgh Council Adult Education Programme in different schools.

José is currently taking his master’s degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language at the University Pablo de Olávide de Sevilla.