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!

In my classes I learned how to get into university. My teacher gave me advice about how to take the TOEFL. My classes really improved my speaking and listening
- François, France
The atmosphere at PELA is very good and makes it easier to study. PELA provide a environment that students have the have the freedom of exchanging their opinion in class. Thanks guys!
Kuo, Taiwan
Since I came here, I’ve experienced many kinds of VOLUNTEERING. All are great memories. I really appreciate the school staff’s kindness.
Kenichi, Japan
My VOLUNTEERING activities at PELA were great English practice! Everyone at Buckman Elementary School was friendly and they liked to talk about anything. I realized that I really like taking care of children.
Mai, Japan

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