PROGRAMS

Semi-Intensive English Program + Volunteer Class

The Semi-Intensive English course focuses on building individual English language skills and overall English communication skills, while still maintaining your visa status.

PELA organizes student participation in local activities, such as festivals, sporting events, or charity work, so that you can use your English in the real world.

BENEFITS of the Semi-Intensive English Program

  • Quickly improve your English communication and conversation skills.
  • Obtain a high level of English in a short amount of time.
  • Study with students of the same skill level as you.

17 Class hours per week     |     17-19 Program hours per week

 Benefits of the Volunteering Class

  • Gain confidence speaking English with Americans outside of school.
  • Experience American lifestyles and daily culture.
  • Prepare yourself to use English in a work, school or social environment.

Volunteering Weekly Activities

  • 5 Hours of Volunteering
  • 1 Hour of Volunteering & Culture Class

TOTAL OF 5 HOURS PER WEEK

 

REQUIRED Weekly Activities

  • 7 Hours of Focused English Skills Classes
    • Reading & Vocabulary
    • Writing
    • Listening & Speaking
    • Pronunciation
  • 10 Hours of Communication Skills Classes
    • Integrated Skills
    • Grammar for Communication

OPTIONAL Weekly Activities

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SEMI-INTENSIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Day of WeekFocused English Skills
Classes
Communication Skills
Classes
MondayListening & Speaking
50 Minutes*
Writing & Grammar
50 Minutes*
Integrated Skills
Communication Skills Focus
100 Minutes
TuesdayReading, Vocabulary & Pronunciation
100 Minutes*
Grammar for Communication
100 Minutes
WednesdayListening & Speaking
50 Minutes*
Writing & Grammar
50 Minutes*
Integrated Skills
Communication Skills Focus
100 Minutes
ThursdayReading, Vocabulary & Pronunciation
100 Minutes*Minutes*
Grammar for Communication
100 Minutes
FridayListening & Speaking
50 Minutes*
Writing & Grammar
50 Minutes*
Integrated Skills
Communication Skills Focus
100 Minutes

* For Semi-Intensive Programs, students choose 1 to 5 of the Focused English Skills or Communication classes in a Program. The number of classes you choose is determined by the Program. This will bring the total weekly classroom hours to under 18 hours, as required for students not studying with an F-1 student visa. The skills taught in the classes you drop will be covered in other classes. Students choose which classes to take after they arrive at PELA.

Each Program session is 4-weeks in length

Choose between studying in the morning (9:00 AM – 12:50 PM) or afternoon (1:00 PM – 4:50 PM).

Students may choose a mix of morning and afternoon class times as well.

When I lived in PORTLAND, I could hunt, fish and do other natural activities. I loved the people, the restaurants, Thanksgiving Day (the turkey was delicious!), and NBA games–the last game was amazing! I wish I had more time to visit all the natural places near Portland. – Javier, Spain

Add Test Preparation or Volunteering to your Intensive English Program

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TOEFL Preparation

Earn the score you want on the TOEFL test. Study in our TOEFL classes and quickly improve your overall English.

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IELTS Preparation

The IELTS test becomes easy attending our English language school. Receive the IELTS score your want to achieve.

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TOEIC Preparation

The TOEIC test becomes easy attending our English language school. Receive the TOEIC score your want to achieve.

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Volunteering Class

Use your English in the real world by participation in local activities such as festivals, sporting events, or charity work.

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