MAY 2017

Summer is here!

Well, it's almost here, and the weather certainly makes us think so!
We are looking forward to some much needed sun in the Pacific Northwest and it seems we will be getting much of it soon.
In this issue: Find out about what we did in May, and how you can earn $100 toward tuition with PELA's video contest!


Our most popular program each term is Intensive English. This full-time program accepts students with any English level. Students must have a Student Visa to be eligible for this program, and PELA does not charge a book fee, making this our most affordable full-time English program.

Mother's Day!

It is difficult to be so far away from family. So for Mother's Day, we asked our students to send a message of love to their mothers. Watch the video to find out what they said.

VIDEO CONTEST: "The City I Live In"

Send PELA a video showing us YOUR city, and you can win BIG! We want to see and hear from you - whether you are a current student, a future student, a friend or family member! Send us YOUR videos by June 30th.
The winning video will be awarded $100 off PELA tuition!

What students are saying about PELA on their last day:

"I never want to leave PELA." 

- T, Thailand 

"Thank you so much for everything." 

- Bander, Egypt 


Portland Night Market

PELA students visited the HUGE Portland Night Market where PELA hosted a free doughnut tasting for the students!

Afterward, we explored the market, which only happens in the summer months! Students enjoyed local food, drinks, crafts, art, and even a musical performance by a choir!

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!

JUNE 2017

We will be  celebrating June birthdays on June 7th
PELA students will get a chance to go to the Rose Festival on June 9th
Last day for students to pay for July term is on Friday, June 23rd
End of Term Happy Hour is on Friday, June 23rd
New student placement exam and orientation for July term is Thursday, June 22nd


May 2017 Students of the Month are Onthira Suthisak from Thailand and Abdulrahim Al Olaiwi from Saudi Arabia. Check out our blog for advice from the students!

May 2017's Honor Roll List:

Honor Roll is awarded to students who receive a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the term.
Anna Torrents Subirats
Chinda Benchapornkullanij
Débora Bondance Rocha
Augusto Muzilli Junior
Mohammed Ben Mansour
Bashaer Alatawi
Nana Otake
Kotona Uekusa

Onthira Suthisak
Max Perez Medrano
Aoi Sunago
You-Teng Lee
Hiroshi Ujiie
Fisal Alshmrani
Asim Almujaydil
Busarin Smithjit
Laura Jordan Naranjo
Thaiza Farias Nogueira
Anuttaree Ketsuwan
Shu-Hui Lin
Hiroyuki Miyake
Chang Woo Chung
Samaih Al Otabi
Patcha Sennun
Wethaka Sitthisirikulwatthana
Thidarat Chamnanphaison
Saleh Almakhaytiah
Alican Ozyilmaz

Congratulations, PELA Students!