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Instituto Cultural Idioma, Salvador, Brazil


Rating: 4.0/5.0

Rua Florianopolis N 96, Jardim Brasil - 40140320 Salvador - see on map
Instituto Cultural Idioma

What we like about the school

  • IStudy Global Awards winner: Language School of the Year 2017/2018.
  • Free capoeira, dance and caipirinha lessons once a week.
  • Rooftop terrace
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Location: Instituto Cultural Idioma Salvador is located in Salvador, Brazil, between the Tropic of Capricorn and Ecuador, on Brazil's northeastern coast. The city is one of the sunniest cities in the world and has over 50 kilometres of beaches! The school is housed in a colonial-style building, in the heart of the city's Barra neighbourhood, one of the trendiest and most popular neighbourhoods of the city, within walking distance of shopping centres, restaurants, supermarkets and the beautiful Porto da Barra and Farol da Barra beaches.

Social and Cultural: As a cultural and language centre, the school has many extracurricular activities and excursions to offer. Whether you are looking to tour the local islands, take some diving instruction or wish to learn about the local history through some walking tours, Instituto Cultural Idioma can assist you with all excursions and activities, ensuring a memorable and comfortable time during your trip.

Salvador is steeped in history, serving as an important port to Africa and Asia for the Portuguese colonies, the diverse art, cuisine and natural beauty, really emphasise the city's diversity.

School facilities: The school's facilities include a library, a garden, fridge and microwave use for students, a movie room, a rooftop terrace, free parking, and free water and coffee. All classrooms have natural light and air conditioning, ensuring a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for all.
  • The language school Instituto Cultural Idioma was founded in Salvador, Brazil in 2002.
  • Tax registration ID: CNPJ21 845 747 0001 10

Portuguese Courses

General Language
Exam Preparation
Information for all courses offered by Instituto Cultural Idioma
Lesson duration
50 minutes
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 25 € per course level.
Days without class
In 2023 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan. 2023, 19 Apr. 2023, 21 Apr. 2023, 01 May 2023, 20 Jun. 2023, 07 Sep. 2023, 12 Oct. 2023, 02 Nov. 2023, 15 Nov. 2023, 25 Dec. 2023.
School policy regarding bank holidays:Full number of lost classes are made up
Please note that this school reserves the right to reduce the number of lessons if the minimum number of students is not reached.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.

Lessons needed per Portuguese language level

Level (CEFR)Level descriptionsLESSONS needed per levelWEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1BeginnerNo knowledge, or an understanding of only a very few basic words/phrases.A1 to A2804
A2ElementaryCan understand and speak about simple topics: i.e. family, shopping, hobbies.A2 to B11608
B1IntermediateCan speak about future and past events, give reasons and explanations for a situation.B1 to B21809
B2Higher IntermediateCan speak about abstract topics, produce clear detailed text on many subjects.B2 to C120010
C1AdvancedCan use language flexibly and effectively.C1 to C222011
C2ProfiencyCan express himself/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely.
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
Note: All courses offered by Instituto Cultural Idioma, Salvador can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net at a lower price than what you pay when booking directly at the school or at the school's website. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.


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Instituto Cultural Idioma

Accreditations and Quality seals
Preferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
Portuguese teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
90% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Instituto Cultural Idioma and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
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General school facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Movie room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Rooftop terrace

  • Copy machine

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free parking

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in most classrooms

    • Air conditioning in some classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 5

Student Age

Average number of students
In summer: 35
Throughout the year: 25
Minimum age of students
18 years
9 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 7
Adult courses Throughout the year: 5
Junior courses In summer: 5
Junior courses Throughout the year: 3
Average age of students
In summer: 25 years
Throughout the year: 28 years

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Salvador International Airport, Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães:
45 € one way
80 € return (both ways)
More information about airports around Salvador and how to get from the airport to Salvador on your own here on our Salvador page.

Visa Documents

Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possible
Football (soccer)
Leisure programme for adults (sample):
 Sample of activities for adults (PDF)
Sample of activities for adults (PDF)




Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Instituto Cultural Idioma, Salvador
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Questions and answers about Instituto Cultural Idioma

  • If the student is not complete beginner, it is possible to start another day of the week, not only Mondays. Depending on availability.
    Lisa, Administration from Instituto Cultural Idioma, Salvador - Mar 15, 2023
  • SIM cards can easily be bought at the center Mall, at C&A store, located 5 minutes walk distance from the school. Price is around 20 Reais (about EUR 4). There is no special requirement. The school can help.
    Lisa, Administration from Instituto Cultural Idioma, Salvador - Mar 15, 2023

FAQ about Instituto Cultural Idioma, Salvador

  • Portuguese courses at Instituto Cultural Idioma start at 152 € for Standard Portuguese Course course with 20 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Shared Apartment is the most popular among all our clients of Instituto Cultural Idioma
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Salvador International Airport, Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães (45 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Instituto Cultural Idioma varies from 1 students (Evening Course) to 6 students (Standard Portuguese Course)
  • 100% of teachers at Instituto Cultural Idioma hold a university degree. 90% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Instituto Cultural Idioma offers courses from 18 years to 99. Average age is 25 during the summer and 28 for the rest of the year.

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