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!

My HOMESTAY PARENTS treated me as if I was their own daughter. We went camping near Mt. Hood–they even asked me if I wanted to take a friend on the trip with us. My host family is the kindest and the most hospitable couple!
Eva, Taiwan
The Intensive English Program really fits my needs. The teachers are all passionate about teaching and I really had a great time in PELA. Grammar is normally a nightmare, but at PELA I felt that I made progress everyday!
- Jipo, 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 really liked the TOEFL class. He taught us many methods which were easy to understand, and he created a good mood in the classroom. He is the best teacher that I ever took TOEFL classes with.
- Hiroko, Japan

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