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


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.! Learn More

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Why students love PELA!

My grammar has not been very good until now; I was always confused. But I like my SPEAKING & LISTENING class because it can give me more confidence and keep me learning English.
- Vicky, Taiwan
My HOST MOTHER is a good teacher, too! After school, we usually talk to each other. And she is an excellent cook. She always fixes different dinners for me. I feel really fortunate to have such a wonderful homestay experience.
Jen Feng, Taiwan
Because of the teachers, VOCABULARY & PRONUNCIATION classes were dynamic, so it is easy to pay attention and to participate. I think that these classes have helped me to improve my English.
Magda, Poland
I wouldn’t have passed the test without this TOEFL class, that’s for sure! The way they teach the TOEFL was a very good exercise for the brain and is helping me with my classes at university. It was very helpful!
- Anya, Russia

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