Learn Spanish in Edinburgh
Why should I learn Spanish?
People learn a new language for many different reasons: personal or romantic interests, a hobby, professional or academic purposes, or family relationships… If you need a more objective reason to choose Spanish, remember there are almost 500 million native Spanish speakers worldwide. Read this link for more information.
I live in Edinburgh and I decided to take Spanish lessons: why at SALT?
SALT (Spanish Academy Language & Translation) is the first centre dedicated exclusively to the teaching of Spanish courses in Edinburgh. The identifiable features of our lessons are:
- Small groups: with a maximum of 12 students per group you receive plenty of attention from the teacher and there is time for participation so you feel confident during the lesson.
- No hidden costs: materials are included in the price so there are no extra books to buy.
- Convenient location: SALT is located in the city centre of Edinburgh, with plenty of buses, a large car park opposite and a short walk from Haymarket and Waverley stations.
Can you provide extra support?
SALT has a DVD library with over 100 Spanish language films with English or Spanish subtitles. This service is free for all our students and you can enjoy up to three DVDs per week. SALT also organises cinema visits with special prices for our students when a Spanish language film arrives on the Scottish screens.
What happens if I miss a lesson?
We have developed a private student area which is updated weekly. Students can find information about the lesson they missed and the homework they have to do for the following lesson. We will provide the password for this section of our website in your first lesson. If you have missed a few lessons you may like to consider private tuition to catch up.
Homework? Did you say homework?
Yes, we consider it is essential investing a little bit of time every week to reviewing and practising what you have learnt in the previous lesson. Don’t feel scared: homework shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes a week and a week has 10,080 minutes.
Do I have to study grammar?
We know a lot of people use repetitive methods to learn a language. We are not against them but we consider that the development students achieve with them is very limited. Let me give you an example: a non-native English speaker is learning English with one of these methods and they think that the way to ask about someone’s job is the question “What is your job?”. Despite all their time and repetition, when they travel to an English-speaking country they won’t understand the question “What do you do?”
Being honest, grammar requires a bit of study but the reward is huge: a much greater comprehension and ability with the language.
Where are the teachers from?
SALT staff are native Spanish speakers who know the language, the culture and understand your needs when you are learning Spanish.
We are happy to answer them. Do not hesitate to phone us on 0131 228 6788 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.