JUNE 2017

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!

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: Guest Teacher Brandon teaches a class about Idioms

Our special guest teacher Brandon Buboltz hosted a FREE class to PELA students about English idioms. The class was completely FULL (actually, we needed to bring in extra chairs), and we hope to welcome Brandon back soon for another class!


Happy Birthday to all PELA students who celebrated a birthday in June! (We only had a few June birthdays, but EVERYONE loves to eat birthday cake!)

What students are saying about PELA on their last day:

"I will miss everyone very much. Don't forget about me! I will not forget you" 

- Augusto, Brazil 


First Day of Summer Party!

June 21st marked the official first day of Summer, so we celebrated! We had the ever popular Photo Booth, music, snacks, and an event table where students were able to learn about upcoming PELA events as well as events around the city. Check out our Twitter page for more pictures from the Photo Booth!

End of Term HAPPY HOUR!

On the last day of each term, PELA hosts a Happy Hour for students at Aztec Willie's Restaurant. This is a great event because current students can celebrate the end of the term and new students can join and meet new friends before their first term begins!

This month we played "Telephone" and it was hilarious!

July 2017

July birthdays will be celebrated on Thursday, July 6th
PELA students will go to the Oregon Coast on Saturday, July 8th
Volunteer Class will Volunteer at Portland Night Strike
Last day for students to pay for August term is on Friday, July 28th
End of Term Happy Hour is on Friday, July 28th
New student placement exam and orientation for August is Thursday, July 27


June 2017 Students of the Month are Samaih Al Otabi from Saudi Arabia and Saleh Almakhaytiah from Saudi Arabia. Read our interview with Samaih and Saleh in the PELA blog!

June 2017's Honor Roll List:

Honor Roll is awarded to students who receive a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the term.
Shu-Hui Lin
Gisele Gil Ornelas De Freitas
Roberto Palacio Henao
Chinda Benchapornkullanij

Yu Nakashima
Patcha Sennun
Hiroyuki Miyake
Tomoko Takamiyagi
Samaih Al Otabi
Nikki Barrett
Laura Jordan Naranjo
Saleh Almakhaytiah
Haruka Ariyoshi
Yeokyung Seo
Aurora Selene Argueta Osorio
Akrm Krimeed
Kota Kasahara
Fisal Alshmrani
Débora Bondance Rocha
Thaiza Farias Nogueira
Soomin Yang

Congratulations, PELA Students!