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Students of the Month: Asim and Sabrina

Every month at PELA, two outstanding students are recognized for their hard work and dedication to learning English. These students, actively take part in class, ask questions, and serve as a role model to other students.  Help us congratulate this month’s recipients:  Asim and Sabrina! PELA:  Why study English? What are your future plans? Asim: I wish to [get my] Master’s after […]

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April at PELA

APRIL 2017 4/3/17-4/28/17 What an eventful month we had! We went to a Portland Trailblazers game, the Tulip Festival, celebrated birthdays and so much more! With the weather warming up, Portland is preparing for all of the exciting events happening around town this Summer, and we plan to be part of those events! INSIDE THIS […]

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Students of the Month: Debora and Max

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 congratulate this month’s recipients:  Debora and Max! PELA:  Why study English? What are your plans for the future? Max: English is so important for […]

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March at PELA

March 2017 2/27/17-3/31/17 Spring is in the air! Even though it came with record rainfall, we finally experienced temperatures rising. Students took a relaxing week off during Spring Break and then returned to PELA for the last week of the term to take their final exams and complete the March 2017 term. April term began on […]

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FEBRUARY AT PELA

February 2017 1/30/17-2/24/17 February 2017 was a fun month at PELA! Our Volunteer Class helped in our community, we celebrated Valentine’s Day, and our students were able to experience some of Portland’s very cold winter! With temperatures dropping to below freezing, the weather almost caused classes to be cancelled. We were lucky that it warmed […]

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Students of the Month: Intensive English L1 Class

Most months, PELA selects two outstanding students.  For February, however… the entire Level 1 Intensive English class was AMAZING – we couldn’t pick only two people!  We spoke with Rio, Sabah, Ghadeer, Saleh, and Murtada about studying English, what they do to improve, and any advice they have for other students. PELA: Have you been studying English […]

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Students of the Month: Thaiza and Hiroshi

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:  Thaiza and Hiroshi! PELA: Why are you studying English? Hiroshi: My purpose… is to communicate with foreign people. […]

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Improve Your English: Special September Classes!

Are you looking for some creative ways to practice you English? PELA will have special classes during Week 3 of September term.  You can practice English in a creative way:  learn about English slang and body language, how social media is different in English, and even Shakespeare’s love poetry! These classes have no grades or tests – they […]

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