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Students of the Month: David and Air

Each month, the teachers and staff at PELA nominate outstanding students as the “Students of the Month,” for their hard work and great attitudes.  Help us congratulate this month’s recipients:  David (Abdulrahim) and Air (Onthira)! PELA:  How long have you been studying English? David: I have been studying for two years. Air: I have been studying [at […]

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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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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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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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Students of the Month: Takayuki and Ranem

Each month, 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:  Takayuki and Ranem! PELA:  How do you work to improve your […]

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Student Profile: Ahmed Al-Harbi

Yesterday, I sat down with one of our recent graduates, Ahmed.  Before he returns to his home in Saudi Arabia next week, I wanted to know what advice he might have for new students coming to Portland.  What surprised him?  What did he learn about being a student here?  Was all the struggle worth it? […]

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