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Study Portuguese Language in Brazil, Salvador

Basica Lingua offers intensive courses designed for students who wish to study Portuguese in Salvador Brazil. Small group classes (maximum of three people) and private instruction....

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Basica Lingua Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

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  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

Wonderful Portuguese instructor -- Salvador, Brazil

After completing 8 weeks of private Portuguese classes with Sheila I wholeheartedly recommend her. All aspects from the pre-arrival homestay planning to the daily lessons were well organized.

I'm confident that now after 8 weeks of classes I have a good intermediate foundation of Portuguese from which to continue learning. What I appreciated most about Sheila's teaching style is that she constantly kept me engaged and challenged. She understood that my priority was to develop fluency and not simply a basic understanding of phrases, etc so our classes were always geared toward that objective.

She can seem a bit of a task master at times, but it's all well intended. In my particular case I simply think it was her trying to help me reach my goals.

Sheila gladly helps you explore Salvador (provides sight-seeing recommendations, public transportation routes, etc) and encourages you to interact as much as possible with the local community. However Sheila does not organize excursions or other types of extra-curricular activities. Sheila's school is ideal for the independent learner who wants to explore Salvador on their own.

Everything you might need is conveniently located in the school's immediate neighborhood: Barra. I found Barra to be a safe neighborhood with a good amount of different restaurants, etc to visit.

While in Salvador I did take Sheila's advice and opted for a local homestay. It added another dimension to my overall experience and my hosts were absolutely welcoming. I was also lucky enough to have a suite, which in Brazil means that your room includes a private bathroom.

Please feel free to email me if you have any other specific questions about my experience.

Boa Sorte!

Program: Study Portuguese Language in Brazil, Salvador

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Facilities

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

basica lingua best school in salvador

i only can recommend basica lingua,which is situated in the nice beach town of barra in salvador. Sheila Waksman is the best teacher i have ever had. She is so professional, effective, excelent in explaining, is patient and the classes are so lively, that learning is a lot of fun. she brings a lot of examples so it makes it easier to learn. she helped me during my stay in salvador with everything, she organized a home stay for me, which was good, so i could improve my portuguese with my "new" family, she also gave a lot of information about brasil, salvador, culture and habits. i learnt all about the different religions, brasilian music, food, costums and traditions. it would have been so difficult without having this introduction and help in this foreign country. dear sheila, i thank you so much what you did for me while staying in your beautiful country, your are the best teacher ever.

Program: Study Portuguese Language in Brazil, Salvador

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