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Portland English Language Academy (PELA)

Intensive English Program (IEP) [Portland, Oregon]


  • Students receive a lot of personal attention from teachers and office staff. They have many opportunities to practice their English inside and outside of class. Students are surprised by all that they receive at PELA even with affordable tuition.
  • Students have free access to conversation groups and a fully-staffed tutoring center.
  • PELA plans monthly school activities. In addition, students enjoy doing many fun things in Portland with their friends, including tax-free shopping.
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private English School
      Establishment : 1989
      Membership/Accreditation : EnglishUSA / CEA
      Enrollment : 50 - 100
      Average Class Size : 12
      Airport Pickup : Available from School
      Tuition : Low
      Community Type : Urban
      Transportation : Bus, Train, Taxi
    • A Message from School
    • Greetings from the Portland English Language Academy (PELA). We look forward to welcoming you to our school! Get ready for fun, effective classes. Get ready to reach a high level of English in a short amount of time. Get ready to meet friends from around the world. Get ready to live in beautiful, safe Portland, Oregon; a city with a friendly, laidback attitude and no sales tax!

      D'Arcy Owen
      Portland English Language Academy (PELA)
    • Portland English Language Academy (PELA)

      2007 Lloyd Center
      Portland, Oregon  97232  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (503) 226-1656
      FAX: +1 (503) 226-1656
      E-mail: apply@portlandenglish.edu
      Website: http://portlandenglish.edu/
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • Intensive English Program (IEP)

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 5-15 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 6 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 4-52 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Homestay
    • Dates
    • 2022
      4 WEEKS:
      5/31 - 6/246/27 - 7/298/1 - 8/268/29 - 9/23
      9/26 - 10/2110/24 - 11/1811/21 - 12/16
      4 WEEKS:
      1/3 - 1/27

    • Costs
      US$ 95
      TUITION FEE (2022 - 2023)
      4 WEEKS US$ 1155 Per Term
      8 WEEKS US$ 2420 ($1210 per term)
      12 WEEKS US$ 3225 ($1075 per term)
      US$ 125
      4-52 WEEKS US$ 750 Per Month N/A N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 25 (Portland International Airport - Provided by Host)
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States Portland, Oregon
    • Location
      Portland English Language Academy (PELA)

      2007 Lloyd Center Portland, Oregon  97232  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Portland International Airport:
      PELA arranges airport pick-up service that costs US$ 25 and brings students directly to the school in approximately 20 minutes.
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