Culture and Language

We use the cultural aspects of our people as a departure point for teaching Brazilian Portuguese, and it motivates us to offer a well-rounded learning experience. In order for a student to know and understand a new language, they have to know its history, learning it through the art, recreation, and dance of our culture. Studying at ICI means knowing and experiencing the pleasant conviviality of Brazilian culture by learning the Portuguese language. From the beginning of the program, you will be in contact with native speakers, participate in regular intercultural exchanges, and go for walks in the neighborhood surrounding the school to better know the area, where most of the students live and study. Language exchanges are available for students who would like to practice conversation with other Brazilians who are also interested in practicing a foreign language. Here you will work with a team of specialized, degreed instructors that will always be ready to help you when you need it. Other professionals will also be there and happy to assist you.

Why study at Instituto Cultural Idioma?

We are sure that your experience will meet your expectations, and in addition to Salvador’s beautiful sites and entertainment, you will benefit from:

– Qualifizierten Lehrer mit über 20 Jahren Lehrerfahrung in Portugiesisch
– Exzellente Lage und Einrichtung: Die Schule befindet sich auf zwei Etagen, in einer sicheren Umgebung und bietet ausreichend Platz.
– Studenten aus der aller Welt
– Freundliche und einladende Atmosphäre
– Kostenfreie Capoeira-,Tanz- und Caipirinhakurse – Workshops
– Gruppenunterricht mit maximal 8 Studenten pro Gruppe
– Verfügbare Unterkünfte in unmittelbarer Nähe zur Schule
– Kaffe und Wasser steht in der Schule kostenfrei zur Verfügung

Our Team

Quality of instruction is our priority. That is why our team is made up of instructors and professionals that are committed to offering the best in terms of teaching Portuguese as a foreign language. All of the instructors in our school are native Portuguese speakers. We believe we can always do more and improve. This is why we meet periodically to discuss our teaching methods and techniques to see how they can be improved to help our students learn the language quickly and efficiently.

Facilities and location

Our institute is located in one of the most traditional neighborhoods of Salvador, close to the calmest, most beautiful beaches of the city: the Porto da Barra and Farol da Barra. The inhabitants of Barra enjoy a walkable neighborhood with all the daily necessities. Shopping centers, supermarkets, drug stores, restaurants, laundromats and other services are within easy reach. The school is easily accessible from any point in the city. It is located in a colonial-style house, occupying two floors, and has a patio and a large garden.  The house “floats” in the greenery of the trees looking out over the street. Our classrooms are spacious, well-equipped and air conditioned, with DVD players, televisions, and computers. We also have projectors that are used during classes and mini-movie sessions that we plan for our students.