World-class English language learning

Study English at PELA - where students from around the world
learn English in unique and effective English language programs

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Why students love PELA!

Min-Hsiu, Taiwan
Min-Hsiu, Taiwan
My HOST MOTHER is really kind and willing to share a lot. I learned so much while living with her about Portland culture and the way people live in America. I love my host mother and her sweet daughter and son!
- Ajaree, Thailand
- Ajaree, Thailand
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.
Jipo, Taiwan
Jipo, Taiwan
Grammar is my nightmare--I'm always confused by some concepts and details, but in the ACADEMIC ENGLISH class I felt that I made progress every day! The teacher's fast-tempo speech, well-prepared handouts, and way of getting us to immediately use what we learned was really helpful!
Hyeon Jin, South Korea
Hyeon Jin, South Korea
Many interesting places are close to downtown PORTLAND, so I totally enjoyed this city. Also I liked Tri-Met maxes and buses; they were very convenient. The best thing I did was go to the summer music festival at the Oregon Zoo!

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