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Portuguese school in Salvador

ICI – Instituto Cultural Idioma

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ICI – Instituto Cultural Idioma

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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School Highlights

ICI – Instituto Cultural Idioma
Portuguese school in Salvador
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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

School facts

School size:
Available exams:
Minimum age:
16 years old
Nationality mix:
Over 3 countries


ESL schools guarantee the same excellent standards for accommodation as they do for teaching. We take great pleasure in helping you find the most suitable accommodation for you.

Host family

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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

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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

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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.

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