World-class English language learning

Study English in a Portland English language school where students from around the world
learn English in unique and effective English language programs


We teach English in a rapidly changing world

Portland English Language Academy (PELA) provides opportunities for students to explore, discover, and learn English in all its uses, building the skills it takes to communicate clearly.

We teach English as it is actually used in a changing world.


Featured Programs & Classes

PELA has more programs and classes to fit everyone’s needs




Monthly School Activities!

Check out just some of the fun activities PELA organizes for its students!

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Portland Activities & Events!

Discover Portland's natural beauty, museums, restaurants, shopping and festivals!

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Portland Life!

Learn why many people think Portland is one of the best cities in the U.S.!

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Why students love PELA!

My favorite activity was hiking in FOREST PARK and exploring Portland as much as possible! I really liked the live music in Portland, too. The concert of “Megafaun” at Mississippi Studios was particularly amazing.
- Guadalupe, Switzerland and Colombia
I love everything about my TOEIC class! For me, the class size (only 6-8 students) is perfect, and the balance of individual practice and group work is great. Also, the way that we make sentences using new vocabulary is really good.
- Nayyaf, Saudi Arabia
I totally like my TOEFL teacher’s style! He knows the best way of teaching TOEFL. Even if I don’t completely understand, he explains it to me again…it makes me feel relief.
- Rui, Japan
My HOST MOTHER is a good teacher, too! After school, we usually talk to each other. And she is an excellent cook. She always fixes different dinners for me. I feel really fortunate to have such a wonderful homestay experience.
- Jen Feng, Taiwan

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