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

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
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Accommodation
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
58 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 189.- GBP
(195.- EUR)
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 EUR
363 EUR
342 EUR
2
350 EUR
686 EUR
644 EUR
3
495 EUR
999 EUR
936 EUR
4
635 EUR
1307 EUR
1223 EUR
6
955 EUR
1963 EUR
1837 EUR
8
1275 EUR
2619 EUR
2451 EUR
12
1915 EUR
3931 EUR
3679 EUR
16
2555 EUR
5243 EUR
4907 EUR
24
3835 EUR
7867 EUR
7363 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 291.- GBP
(300.- EUR)
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 EUR
468 EUR
447 EUR
2
560 EUR
896 EUR
854 EUR
3
810 EUR
1314 EUR
1251 EUR
4
1055 EUR
1727 EUR
1643 EUR
6
1585 EUR
2593 EUR
2467 EUR
8
2115 EUR
3459 EUR
3291 EUR
12
3175 EUR
5191 EUR
4939 EUR
16
4235 EUR
6923 EUR
6587 EUR
24
6355 EUR
10387 EUR
9883 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 393.- GBP
(405.- EUR)
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 EUR
573 EUR
552 EUR
2
770 EUR
1106 EUR
1064 EUR
3
1125 EUR
1629 EUR
1566 EUR
4
1475 EUR
2147 EUR
2063 EUR
6
2215 EUR
3223 EUR
3097 EUR
8
2955 EUR
4299 EUR
4131 EUR
12
4435 EUR
6451 EUR
6199 EUR
16
5915 EUR
8603 EUR
8267 EUR
24
8875 EUR
12907 EUR
12403 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 403.- GBP
(415.- EUR)
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 EUR
583 EUR
562 EUR
2
825 EUR
1161 EUR
1119 EUR
3
1235 EUR
1739 EUR
1676 EUR
4
1645 EUR
2317 EUR
2233 EUR
6
2445 EUR
3453 EUR
3327 EUR
8
3245 EUR
4589 EUR
4421 EUR
12
4845 EUR
6861 EUR
6609 EUR
16
6445 EUR
9133 EUR
8797 EUR
24
9645 EUR
13677 EUR
13173 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 616.- GBP
(635.- EUR)
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 EUR
803 EUR
782 EUR
2
1260 EUR
1596 EUR
1554 EUR
3
1520 EUR
2024 EUR
1961 EUR
4
1880 EUR
2552 EUR
2468 EUR
6
3110 EUR
4118 EUR
3992 EUR
8
4340 EUR
5684 EUR
5516 EUR
12
6800 EUR
8816 EUR
8564 EUR
16
9260 EUR
11948 EUR
11612 EUR
24
14180 EUR
18212 EUR
17708 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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 189.- GBP
(195.- EUR)
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 EUR
363 EUR
342 EUR
2
350 EUR
686 EUR
644 EUR
3
495 EUR
999 EUR
936 EUR
4
635 EUR
1307 EUR
1223 EUR
6
955 EUR
1963 EUR
1837 EUR
8
1275 EUR
2619 EUR
2451 EUR
12
1915 EUR
3931 EUR
3679 EUR
16
2555 EUR
5243 EUR
4907 EUR
24
3835 EUR
7867 EUR
7363 EUR
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.96   (Not-binding exchange rate)
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

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58 students gave their opinion about this school

28 years old - Germany
/ 5
Der Sprachkurs war gut auf die individuellen Kenntnisse abgestimmt, nach einem Interview am ersten Tag wird man entsprechend einem Kurs zugeteilt. Die Lehrer waren sehr geduldig, das Tempo war aber dennoch nicht langsam, sodass man schon relativ gefordert war.Das Viertel Barra ist ein sehr schönes und auch sicheres, mit Restaurants, Bars und natürlich den schönen Stränden. Auch die Gastfamilien sind im Regelfall in unmittelbarer Nähe zur Schule angesiedelt.Brasilien und seine Bewohner machen es mit ihrer offenen Art Neuankömmlingen sehr einfach, sich willkommen zu fühlen.
2 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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35 years old - France
/ 5
4 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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55 years old - French Guiana
/ 5
2 weeks, October – November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Host family)
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23 years old - France
/ 5
3 weeks, August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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21 years old - Belgium
/ 5
5 weeks, June – August 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
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18 years old - Germany
/ 5
3 weeks, January – February 2018
Value for money (3 / 5)
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School (4.3 / 5)
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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)
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« 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)
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School (4.8 / 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)
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« 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)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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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 »

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 Bahía, African music and traditions are mixed into everyday life without losing anything of their original strength.

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Save on the course price in Brazil

Save on the course price in Brazil

Book a course at our partner school ICI in Salvador de Bahia and take advantage of this amazing offer:

- 15% off tuition

Conditions:
- Offer valid for new bookings received before 15.12.2019
- The course may start in 2019 or 2020

To find out more or to take advantage of this offer, please get in touch with our customer service team.

Published on 16.05.2019

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