World-class English language learning

Study English in a Portland English language school where students from around the world
learn English in unique and effective English language programs


A world-class language school
is now in a new world-class space!

PELA has moved to its new location in the Lloyd Center! Great classes, great teachers,
and a brand new space; you won’t find a better place to learn English anywhere in the world.


We teach English in a rapidly changing world

Portland English Language Academy (PELA) provides opportunities for students to explore, discover, and learn English in all its uses, building the skills it takes to communicate clearly.

We teach English as it is actually used in a changing world.


Featured Programs & Classes

PELA has more programs and classes to fit everyone’s needs




Monthly School Activities!

Check out just some of the fun activities PELA organizes for its students!

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Portland Activities & Events!

Discover Portland's natural beauty, museums, restaurants, shopping and festivals!

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Portland Life!

Learn why many people think Portland is one of the best cities in the U.S.!

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Why students love PELA!

Living with my HOST MOTHER was a wonderful experience. We went to the theater, played board games, and even did yoga classes together. Everything was great!
Maja, Serbia
My HOST FAMILY is very kind and so nice! They took me to some famous place every weekend. Moreover, if I have somewhere to go, they take me to that place. And when I had some trouble, they helped me kindly.
Misako, Japan
To VOLUNTEER in the French American International School and help people to learn Spanish was fun. I felt very comfortable because I could learn and practice English at the same time I could teach them about Spanish.
- Rebeca, Costa Rica
The PELA TEACHERS were awesome! I felt like I gained a lot of knowledge from them in the tutoring center. They knew my problems well and helped me with everything.
- Ajaree, Thailand

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