Portuguese school in Salvador da Bahia: ICI – Instituto Cultural Idioma

From 195.- EUR
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Key points

  • Excellent location, in the heart of the magnificent "Barra" district
  • Immediate proximity to the beaches
  • Quality teaching and very friendly school
  • Optional topical/cultural classes

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
CELPE-Bras
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Shared apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Germany, United States, France, etc..
ratings
57 authentic opinions

With its high-quality academic programme and friendly atmosphere, our language school in Salvador de Bahia offers optimal conditions for learning Portuguese. As a bonus, the sea is just a few minutes’ walk from the school building! The school has 9 bright, well-equipped classrooms, offers free Wi-Fi and is located in the heart of Barra, a lively residential district famous for its quality of life and superb beaches. In the shade of the Farol da Barra lighthouse, you will find everything you need: lively restaurants, small fashion boutiques, large shopping centres, buzzing bars and music from all angles. Slip on your flip-flops, make the tough decision between the beaches of the Atlantic and the Bay of All Saints and get a real taste of Brazilian life!

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Included in the price

  • Level and needs assessment
  • Welcome activity
  • End-of-course report and certificate

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 195.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 5
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:50-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
195
363
342
2
350
686
644
3
495
999
936
4
635
1307
1223
6
955
1963
1837
8
1275
2619
2451
12
1915
3931
3679
16
2555
5243
4907
24
3835
7867
7363
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 20.06 / 15.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+5

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 300.-
Lessons
25 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 5 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 5
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:50-12:30 + 13:30-14:20

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
300
468
447
2
560
896
854
3
810
1314
1251
4
1055
1727
1643
6
1585
2593
2467
8
2115
3459
3291
12
3175
5191
4939
16
4235
6923
6587
24
6355
10387
9883
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 20.06 / 15.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Combined course 20+10

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 405.-
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
(20 general + 10 one-to-one)
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 5
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:50-12:30 + 13:30-15:10

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
405
573
552
2
770
1106
1064
3
1125
1629
1566
4
1475
2147
2063
6
2215
3223
3097
8
2955
4299
4131
12
4435
6451
6199
16
5915
8603
8267
24
8875
12907
12403
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 20.06 / 15.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

One-to-one tuition

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 415.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:50-12:30 or 13:30-17:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
415
583
562
2
825
1161
1119
3
1235
1739
1676
4
1645
2317
2233
6
2445
3453
3327
8
3245
4589
4421
12
4845
6861
6609
16
6445
9133
8797
24
9645
13677
13173
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 20.06 / 15.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

One-to-one tuition

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 635.-
Lessons
30 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:50-12:30 or 13:30-17:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
635
803
782
2
1260
1596
1554
3
1520
2024
1961
4
1880
2552
2468
6
3110
4118
3992
8
4340
5684
5516
12
6800
8816
8564
16
9260
11948
11612
24
14180
18212
17708
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 20.06 / 15.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

CELPE-Bras course

Intermediate to Advanced, 1 - 24 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 195.-
Lessons
20 of 50 minutes
Course duration
1 - 24 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 5
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
08:50-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Exam dates of the CELPE-Bras: on request
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, breakfast
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
195
363
342
2
350
686
644
3
495
999
936
4
635
1307
1223
6
955
1963
1837
8
1275
2619
2451
12
1915
3931
3679
16
2555
5243
4907
24
3835
7867
7363
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 19.04 / 22.04 / 01.05 / 20.06 / 15.11 / 25.12.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

Course material (to be paid on site) (varies depending on language level and duration of stay) 25 EUR
Optional activities (per week) (Dance) 15 EUR
Optional activities (per week) (Capoeira) 15 EUR
Optional activities (per week) (Cooking) 27 EUR
Extra night with host family (Breakfast) 28 EUR
Extra night with host family (no meals) 26 EUR
Extra night in a shared apartment 24 EUR
Extra night (28.02-06.03.19, host family, breakfast, Carnival) 75 EUR
Extra night (28.02-06.03.19, host family, no meals, Carnival) 70 EUR
Extra night (28.02-06.03.19, shared apartment, Carnival) 81 EUR
Supplement (Carnival in a host family, breakfast, 28.02-06.03.2019. Approximate price per night)
Prices and availability on request
75 EUR
Supplement (Carnival in a host family, no meals, 28.02-06.03.2019. Approximate price per night)
Prices and availability on request
70 EUR
Supplement (Carnival in a shared apartment,07.02-15.02.2018. Approximate price per night)
Prices and availability on request
81 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) 45 EUR

Capoeira, dance and cooking classes
After classes, discover the intoxicating rhythms of Brazilian dance, the acrobatic art of capoeira and the secrets of Bahianese cooking in classes given by experienced teachers.
Lessons: 2 afternoons/week
Course duration (capoeira, dance): 1 to 12 weeks
Course duration (cooking): 2 weeks

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, no meals

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.4/5
Overall rating

98% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
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/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

57 students gave their opinion about this school

35 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (4 / 5) ()
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Leisure (4 / 5)
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55 years old - French Guiana
/ 5
2 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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23 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (3.3 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Leisure (3.7 / 5)
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21 years old - Belgium
/ 5
5 weeks, June – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
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School (3.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Teaching (3.3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.8 / 5) ()
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Leisure (2.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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18 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, January – February 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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Teaching (3 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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31 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Die Gastmama war supernett und das Frühstück / Abendessen war immer frisch und bereit!!
1 week, November 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Eine Woche war sehr kurz, doch durch den Privatunterricht konnte ich dennoch stark profitieren. »
42 years old - France
/ 5
Très bon cours de danse. Excellent spectacle.Pour la capoeira, il faut être un peu plus souple et plus jeune que moi
2 weeks, November – December 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.3 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
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School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
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Meals
Leisure (5 / 5)
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School highlights
« Professeur excellente »
Top tips
« Centre historique, Bonfim, excursions bateau et autocar »
52 years old - Colombia
/ 5
Salvador es una gran ciudad si se quiere aprender portugués. ICI es una muy buena escuela con personal muy bien preparado y amable. Brasil sera siempre un muy buen destino. Muy buena escuela!!! La escuela y la ciudad resultaron muy buenas. Muchas cosas por hacer.
4 weeks, September – October 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (5 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Si, en las casi dos semanas que estuve logre mejorías importantes »
27 years old - Italy
/ 5
Tutto il personale della scuola era a disposizione per ogni necessita e richiesta.Le professoresse erano altamente qualificate per i diversi livelli di abilitá e conoscenza nella lingua.
2 weeks, August 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
School location
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Sono arrivata con una conoscenza basica e al termine delle due settimane ero in grado di capire il 90% delle conversazioni e di esprimere, seppure in maniera semplice, i miei pensieri »
67 years old - France
/ 5
8 weeks, May – July 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (2.3 / 5)
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Overall impression of the country
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School (3.8 / 5)
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School facilities
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Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

Testimonials

I booked my stay with ESL because it was very difficult to find language schools in Salvador de Bahia, and when I found one I could compare the prices and found that there were exactly the same as if I had booked directly with the school. I therefore didn’t need to bother booking by phone or email. The school is very friendly, perfectly located and the teachers ensure that lessons are enjoyable. This afternoon they put me in a free capoeira class so that I can make new friends and explore new places in this beautiful town.

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Host family
Sharing daily experiences with a host family in Salvador is an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in Brazilian culture and put your language skills into practise outside of your Portuguese classes. Approximately 20 minutes by foot from the school, you will stay with a local family, in a single room. You may choose the option with breakfast or with no meals included.

Shared apartments
Within easy walking distance of the language school, these apartments offer you the chance to live locally with Brazilians or other students. You will stay in a single room and share common rooms, such as the bathroom and kitchen, with your flatmates. This is a social way to live and a superb way to discover the city in the company of locals.

Hostel, hotel, private apartment
For students who wish to be totally independent, our partner school offers the chance to stay in a hotel, in a private apartment or in a "Pousada" (inexpensive family guesthouse, typically Brazilian) at reduced prices.
Prices and additional information on request.

Multi-coloured façades, cobbled streets, welcoming inhabitants and party music everywhere…welcome to Salvador da Bahia! From the fragrant and colourful treasures of the Mercado Modelo to the sparkling sands of the Morro de São Paulo; from Capoiera performances to parades of Batucadas, this is a city that loves life. Enjoy "Acarajé com camarão", papayas and sunshine but, above all, don’t miss the soul of the “Black Rome”. The Candeal district is the musical heart of the city, based on Carlinhos Brown’s model of harmonious society. In Salvador de Bahia, African music and traditions are mixed into everyday life without losing anything of their original strength.

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