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Students of the Month: Mohammed and Maria

Each month, PELA teachers recognize different, outstanding students. These students daily demonstrate their hard work and dedication to learning English, actively take part in class, ask questions, and serve as a role model to other students.  Help us recognize September’s Students of the Month:  Mohammed and Maria! PELA:  Why study English? Maria: I have studied English since I was in high school… I […]

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SUMMER at PELA

August & September 2017 7/31/17-9/28/17 Summer was a BLAST at PELA! Good-bye Summer, hello Fall! The leaves are changing and the weather is looking more like the Portland everyone knows and loves. We had some exciting events and celebrations this Summer, but we are looking forward to some fun Fall activities this year! INSIDE THIS ISSUE […]

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Students of the Month: Nancy and Hiro

Each month, PELA selects two outstanding students who have demonstrated their hard work and dedication to learning English, actively taken part in class, asking questions, and being a role model to other students. Help us congratulate this months recipients:  Nancy and Hiro! PELA: Why did you decide to study English? Nancy: I need to use English in my […]

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What’s the Big Deal about Cheating? Everybody Does It.

 Most of us have cheated at some time in our academic career. We usually think of cheating on a test. This might mean: Copying another student’s answers during a test. Using our phone or secret cheat sheets during a test. Leaving the room to “use the bathroom” and looking for test answers along the way. […]

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Students of the Month: Suelma and Mohammed

Every month, PELA teachers select two students who have demonstrated their dedication to learning English, actively taken part in class, asked questions, and served as a role model to other students.  Help us congratulate this month’s Students of the Month:  Suelma and Mohammed! PELA:  How long have you been studying English? Suelma: I have studying [at PELA] since 2 […]

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JULY at PELA

JULY 2017 6/26/17-7/28/17 Sunshine and Summer Break! Every July term, PELA is closed for a week-long Summer Break. This year, some students went camping, some went swimming, some hiked, and others stayed inside to avoid the heat! August is promising to be even hotter, but with summer comes music festivals, street fairs, and other free […]

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Students of the Month: Samaih and Saleh

Each term, PELA selects two outstanding Students of the Month!  These students have demonstrated their hard work and dedication to learning English, actively taken part in class, asked questions, and served as a role model to other students.  Help us congratulate this months recipients:  Samaih and Saleh! PELA:  Why are you studying at PELA? What will […]

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JUNE at PELA

JUNE 2017 5/30/17-6/23/17 Summer is officially here! This June we wished students happy June birthdays, notified students of upcoming PELA and Portland events, welcomed the first day of summer, and prepared for what is sure to be a beautiful Portland summer season! INSIDE THIS ISSUE Free Idioms Class! Happy June Birthdays! First Day of Summer […]

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