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 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 do not have to apply elsewhere to fulfill this requirement (like most other programs); they are 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.  The TESOL Core Certificate Program is recognized as a gold standard by

employers across the globe.  And our own TESOL/TEFL Certificate for Online Teaching is sponsored by Athena University.

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). 

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 (the TESOL/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. 





Both the TESOL Core Certificate Program (TCCP) and the TESOL Certificate Program for Online 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.



Promise Opens Doors is the first licensee of TESOL International Association's Core Certificate Program.  


As such, we are authorized to provide the TESOL Core Certificate Program (TCCP), a 145 - hour training program providing a foundation in the theory and practice of English language teaching (ELT).


Promise Opens Doors' 60-hour TESOL/TEFL Certificate for Online Teaching

is accredited by OTTSA.


Additionally, Promise Opens Doors is proud to have its TESOL/TEFL Certificate for Online Teaching sponsored by Athena University.

"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.


120-Core Certificate Program

The TESOL Core Certificate Program is geared towards those teachers interested in working and travelling abroad. 


145 hours in 4-6 months.

TESOL Certificate for Online Teaching

The TESOL Certificate Program for Online Teaching prepares teachers to work from the comforts of a home/mobile office.​​

60 hours in 1-4 months. 

(45-hour version with no practicum 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.  




Need more details? 

We are here to assist by email, phone, or Skype.

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Promise Opens Doors
Education Non-profit


4041 Forest Park Blvd. 

St. Louis, MO 63108


Tel: 1- (877) 636-1435


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