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 schoolis 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
Our most popular English program! Study English full-time with your F-1 student visa and build your English quickly!
Get ready for university with this advanced, challenging English program! Build the vocabulary and skills to help you in university!
Don't have an F-1 student visa? No worries! Our Semi-Intensive English program will let you study at PELA and take advantage of all we have to offer!
Use your English in the real world by participating in local activities such as festivals, sporting events, or charity work. Work side-by-side with Americans and experience Portland culture every week!
PELA has more programs and classes to fit everyone’s needs
Check out just some of the fun activities PELA organizes for its students!Learn More
Discover Portland's natural beauty, museums, restaurants, shopping and festivals!Learn More