Known locally as Bahia or Salvador da Bahia; it was founded by the Portuguese in 1549 and was the first colonial capital of Brazil and thus Salvador is one of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas. The most unique feature of our school there is that it is located only several minutes away from many beaches, allowing students to simply to take an afternoon stroll along the beautifully glistening beaches of Salvador. Free refreshments are also always provided to students from morning to evening on campus. The classes have a maximum of 9 students and are 50 minutes long which provides plenty of time for students to get up close and personal with the the language and the instructor. Language proficiency certificates will be provided at the end of the program.