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 more about the natural beauty, museums, restaurants & bars, malls and festivals in Portland!

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Portland Life!

Learn why Portland is considered one of the best cities in the U.S.!

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Why students love PELA!

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
Thank you for all the support your school brought during my stay and study time in Portland! It was of great help to continue my MBA program in Costa Rica. I think you have some of the best TEACHERS I have ever had in my life.
- Barbara, Venezuela
You can find a lot of thing to do I PORTLAND: restaurants, bars and all kind of fun activities. Oh, and Portland’s festivals are awesome!
- Irma, Mexico
Many interesting places are close to downtown Portland, so I totally enjoyed this city. Also I liked Tri-Met maxes and buses; they were very convenient. The best thing I did was go to the summer music festival at the Oregon Zoo!
- Hyeon Jin, South Korea

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