3 Best language schools in Salvador (ranked based on student reviews)

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How our students rated their experience in Salvador


Rating: 0.0/5.0

Overall attractiveness of Salvador
5 authentic ratings from students who reserved a course with us in Salvador

Rating: 3.3/5.0

Friendliness of locals

Rating: 4.7/5.0

Interesing things to do

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Geographic setting

Rating: 3.7/5.0

Public transport

Rating: 3.0/5.0


Rating: 3.5/5.0


Rating: 3.5/5.0


Rating: 4.0/5.0


Rating: 3.5/5.0


Rating: 2.5/5.0


What our students said about Salvador

Rating: 2/5


Like many cities in Brazil, Salvador is also characterised by poverty and crime. Police and military are present everywhere for protection and you are instructed to leave valuables at home and, if possible, not to show your mobile phone and camera. There is no real holiday feeling and it doesn't help that the people are very open and friendly. Since the crime rate in Rio or São Paulo is also high or even worse, we had no alternative but to book a Portuguese course in Salvador.


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Salvador

Dialogo Brazil - Language School

I liked the teacher's methodology and the Brazilian culture that had been used.
Nice staff.

29 October 2018
Course: Brazil Workshop - 2 weeks
Student age: 26 years

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 2 reviews
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Interesting information about Salvador

Why Salvador? The city has an energy and unadorned beauty that very few cities can ...
match. Its colourful centre is a living museum of 17th- and 18th-century architecture and gold-laden churches and the Pelourinho neighbourhood is a historic heart, with cobblestone alleys, large squares, colourful buildings and brilliant baroque churches. Wild festivals happen almost on the daily, with drum corps pounding out rhythms that are impossible not to move to. Elsewhere in town, a different spirit flows, there’s nowhere else in the world where the culture of those brought as slaves from Africa has been preserved so well as it has been here– from music and religion to food, dance and martial-arts traditions. And to top all of this, a gorgeous coastline lies right outside the city. Come and see its magnificence for yourself.
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Key Facts about Salvador

Population:   2,712,000
Time zone: +7h. (GMT -3)
Region: Bahia, Salvador
Currency: BRL (1 BRL = 0.1924 USD)
High season: November
Low season: January
Average course price per week (High season): 137 €
Average course price per week (Low season): 204 €
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in New York
  • Student price index excluding rent:50* (50% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:33* (67% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:41* (59% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Brazil average): 22.09 BRL
    (17% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type N
  • Residential voltage: 127 V / 220 V
  • Frequency: 60 Hz

Weather in Salvador

Climate Table
Midday Temperature
Night-time Temperature
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec68 °F70 °F72 °F74 °F76 °F78 °F80 °F82 °F84 °F86 °FTemperature in °F
Hours of Sunshine
Water Temperature
80.6 °F80.6 °F80.6 °F80.6 °F80.6 °F78.8 °F75.2 °F75.2 °F75.2 °F77 °F78.8 °F78.8 °F

Arrival airport

Salvador International , Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães (SSA) - 20 km. from Salvador city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 30 minutes, 80 minutes.

Main stops: Salvador Airport, Praca da Sé

Taxi: 25 minutes drive to city center of Salvador

Public transportation in Salvador

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Questions and answers about Salvador

  • The school is open from Monday to Friday and closed on weekends and bank holidays.

FAQ about schools in Salvador

  • Dialogo Brazil - Language School has received the best overall rating in Salvador.
  • Dialogo Brazil - Language School, located in Rua Doutor João Pondé, 240, Barra, Bahia has been voted as the school with the best location in Salvador.
  • Schools in Salvador offer specific preparation courses for the following exams: Other exams.
  • 276€ for 2 weeks is the lowest price for a Portuguese course in Salvador. The average cost of a language course in Salvador is 199€ per week.
  • Students rated the activity program at Dialogo Brazil - Language School as the best.
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