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

 

Why PELA?

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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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Portland Activities & Events!

Discover Portland's natural beauty, museums, restaurants, shopping and festivals!

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Why students love PELA!

Eva, Taiwan
Eva, Taiwan
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!
Guadalupe, Switzerland & Colombia
Guadalupe, Switzerland & Colombia
My favorite activity was hiking in Forest Park and exploring PORTLAND as much as possible! I really liked the live music in Portland, too. The concert of “Megafaun” at Mississippi Studios was particularly amazing.
Javier, Spain
Javier, Spain
When I lived in PORTLAND, I could hunt, fish and do other natural activities. I loved the people, the restaurants, Thanksgiving, and NBA games–the last game was amazing! I wish I had more time to visit all the natural places near Portland.
Jill, South Korea
Jill, South Korea
In addition to studying, the school offers fun SCHOOL ACTIVITIES like the corn maze, NBA games, ski trips, and American holiday celebrations. Even the teachers participate! It is a great way to get to know each other.

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