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Travel the World or Work from Home.
Unite Cultures and make an Impact!

Gain access to great teaching opportunities by getting trained to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) with the pioneer program that's been at it since 2005. 


Earn one of the most reputable, and exclusive credentials for teaching English as a second language, allowing you to travel the world or teach from the comfort of home.

In a short period of time and at competitive prices, you will be on your way to impacting the lives of people across the globe.

Gain authentic experience by completing required teaching practicum in our live online ESL classrooms.




When considering a program to choose from, we know there are some basic questions that people want answered (hey, we were there ourselves at one time).  So to make it easy for you:


What would I be getting? - you would be receiving the highest quality training in the field of TESOL/TEFL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages / Teaching English as a Foreign Language).  In addition to the theory part of the different coursework, our programs require teaching practicum to graduate. Participants have the option of being placed directly in our live online-classrooms to fulfill practicum.  The best way to become confident in your skills is through actual experience and practice!

Is the program recognized? - Absolutely.  In a unique situation, our TEFL certificate programs are reviewed for quality by TESOL International Association and meet their gold standard for quality. This helps prospective participants know they are pursuing truly high-quality training that is also recognized by employers across the globe.  

Is the program expensive? - While the cost varies depending on which program you take, our course prices are among the lowest available (both US and international). No, you won't find a Groupon for taking any of the courses for less than $15, but why spend money on an illegitimate program that 1) doesn't train you to be as successful as you can be, and 2) probably isn't recognized by serious employers. 

What are my job prospects if I take this program? - High! Because Promise Opens Doors works with a growing number of employer partners, we are a great pipeline for our graduates to get trained and find a job shortly after graduation.  Our Career Center provides continuous HR support for graduates.

Can it be trusted? - While we have been teaching EFL students since 2005, we are relatively new to the certificate program field (after years of preparation, our TEFL Certificate for online teaching  was launched in November 2018).  That said, we have a small but growing list of graduates who are pleased with their experience. 




Our TEFL Certificate Programs for Online and In-person Teaching are designed for current or prospective teachers and administrators, worldwide, who have little to no formal instruction in English Language Teaching (ELT).


Depending on which certificate is being pursued, participants will focus on teaching either young learners or young adults in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) environments.  This means teaching students outside the US, or in an online program.



As of May 2021, Promise Opens Doors is the only organization in existence to have its certificate programs reviewed for quality and stamped for approval by TESOL International Association.  TESOL International is the standard-bearer out of the USA, responsible for maintaining the guidelines for a high-quality, recognized training program.  Virtually all other US-based TESOL/TEFL certificate programs adhere to these guidelines.


To understand this a little more deeply, other certificate programs may claim to have accreditation which ensures the quality of their program, but 'accreditation' for TESOL/TEFL programs does not actually exist, only because there are so many standards across the world for how to teach English (basically, each country can have its own).  Instead, 'accreditation' consists primarily of programs that pay for third-party organizations to say they are accredited.  


For us, we thought why not go to the gold standard in the USA and seek their review and approval of our program. This gives prospective customers the confidence they need to trust in a couple key areas:


1) our certificate will provide them with the highest quality training in the TEFL field (both for online and In-person)

2) Graduates receive their Promise Opens Doors certificate stamped with TESOL's logo, which employers around the world know and trust. 

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"Do not give a fish, but teach how to fish"

Simply put, here at Promise Opens Doors we believe deeply in the power

a teacher has to impact a student's learning. The letter "A" in the hands of a teacher

can either be the most interesting subject, or the most dull

We train those who know the difference to passionately

pursue teaching English to ESL learners.

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120-hour Comprehensive TEFL Certificate Program for
In-Person and Online Teaching

The 120-hour TEFL Certificate Program for In-Person and Online Teaching prepares teachers to work from the comforts of a home/mobile office and/or outside the US in a traditional face-to-face setting.​​

120 hours in 3-6 months. 


TEFL Certificate Program for
Online Teaching


The TEFL Certificate Program for Online Teaching prepares teachers to work from the comforts of a home office, or from a mobile office while traveling the world.​​

60 hours in 1-4 months. 

(45-hour version, with no practicum, is available)

Discounts may be available. To find out more, please inquire here.


For graduates of our program, many are given the opportunity to join our pool of online, part-time teachers.  Promise also has a continually growing network of employer partners that we work with so we provide a strong pipeline for participants in our program to find teaching opportunities right after they graduate.

This support extends to graduates seeking teaching positions outside the US. Promise Opens Doors will provide full support in their search for the right position teaching in a foreign country.

Partnering Organizations

Promise Opens Doors is continuously looking for organizations and institutions to work alongside our TESOL/TEFL Certificate Programs.  





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