Columbia School of English
We are a small ESL school for international students who wish to enter an American university. We offer six levels of instruction in Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking,and Grammar. We also have classes in Vocabulary Building, Pronunciation Improvement, TOEFL and IELTS Preparation, Debate and Public Speaking, and an Academic Bridge class that prepares students for university lectures and note taking.
We have very small classes, so that students receive individualized instruction as often as possible. Tutors are available to students five days a week in the afternoons. There are many planned activities for students outside of classes, and everyone is encouraged to participate.
Our teachers are well qualified, with Masters Degrees in TESOL and years of teaching experience. They are dedicated to seeing that students are prepared to compete successfully with native English speaking students in U.S. colleges and universities.
Portland, Oregon is a vibrant city that is also accessible to students. We have a state-of-the-art public transportation system as well as art galleries, music clubs, and a plethora of outdoor activities. There are two professional sports teams - basketball and soccer - and many local college football and basketball teams. Portland people are friendly and open-minded, and the population is young and progressive. It is a wonderful place to live.