Author Archive | D'Arcy Owen

spring break classes

Spring Break English Classes Coming!

Spring break is just around the corner.  A time to relax, have fun, and keep studying English! This year PELA will be offering special classes during Spring Break, March 21-25.  In these classes, students will use English while studying about fun and interesting topics that are not usually covered in an English class.  Tuition is […]

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A Very PELA Christmas Poem

This week our super fun and creative students here at the Portland English Language Academy got together to read the classic holiday poem A Visit from St. Nicholas.  This might be the most famous holiday poem out there.  It is more commonly known as The Night Before Christmas.  Our students did a great job getting […]

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Portland Flag March

Portland Timbers & The English It Takes to Win!

As Pitbull sings, “It’s going down, I’m yelling TIMBERS!” Well, Pitbull is actually yelling Timber, not Timbers, but plenty of other people are yelling Timbers in Portland this week. PELA students take to the streets (or parking lot, at least) to show their Portland Timbers spirit. This is because this Sunday, the Portland Timbers play […]

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PELA Thanksgiving lunch

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

Thankful for friends at Thanksgiving. Some have said that the two most powerful words in the English language are “Thank you”.  It is good to use those two words all year long, and it never hurts to pause and think about them any time.  However, Thanksgiving is the holiday in America in which we make […]

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PELA Logo, Front Desk

Out with the old, in with the new!

As we have written about, PELA recently moved into a brand new location.  A picture says a 1,000 words. So we thought it would be fun to take a look at some photos that compare the old space with the new space. The old space was, well, old.  As you can see in the photos […]

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PELA’s Sweet New Home!

In English, when you are happy to arrive at your home, you can say “Home, sweet home!” For PELA, we can now say “Home, sweet new home!” PELA celebrated our official grand opening ceremony with a cake showing a map of our school. The Portland English Language Academy (PELA) is happy to announce that we […]

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