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Teach English Abroad with ENGLISH FIRST

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Earn an extra $200 to begin your journey!

Want to travel abroad, seek adventure, and make a meaningful difference in someone's life? Promise Opens Doors is happy to provide this opportunity through our partner, English First (EF). Travel, teach English, surround yourself with a new culture, change your life!

Promise's unique offer: 

Unlike any other recruiter or international job board, Promise will pay $200 to those applicants who apply through us and are hired by English First. *Promise does not collect any sensitive private information, only your resume.   

Valid Passports are Required:

Resumes are only accepted from those who have a passport from the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand

See what an EF position is all about:

For those eager to travel abroad and teach, the excitement can be mitigated by concern over which company provides the best, most secure experience. Those concerns are the reason Promise has contracted with English First to provide this opportunity.

Promise Opens Doors recruits exclusively for EF.  English First, with international offices in London and Boston, is focused on language training and world travel.  With 40,000 employees, 500 schools and offices in over 107 countries, EF can

provide a safe teaching abroad experience, with 24/7 support.


English First (EF) was selected as the 2019 Best Education Company to work for in Asia. EF has been chosen as the language interpreter for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyongyang, South Korea, the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

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What is the salary ?

The salary is $1900 - $2000/ month, dependent upon experience

Is my flight paid for?

The flight cost will be reimbursed up to $1100.

Do I need a passport?

English First accepts valid passports from the following countries: US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand

Do I need a visa?

YES. Once an applicant has been accepted, English First will provide information and documentation to obtain a visa.

Is housing included?

For the first two weeks of your school assignment, English First will pay for your hotel room. During that time, EF will work with you to secure housing. There are several housing options, EF will help you to find the location best suited to your lifestyle.

Do I need a bachelor’s degree?

Yes. A bachelor’s degree in any discipline is accepted (part of the requirement for getting a visa).

Do I need a TEFL Certificate?

Once accepted, EF will sponsor the applicant to obtain the TEFL Certificate required by EF. The TEFL Certificate will be completed online before the applicant arrives at their school placement.

Is there a background check?

YES. Applicants must pass a background check before moving forward in the hiring process.

Will someone from EF meet me at the airport?

YES. EF will pick you up at the airport, provide a meet/greet with other teachers and staff, connect you to the online community and offer weekly cultural/social events.

Do I get time off?

YES. There are 10 annual leave days plus 11 national holidays.

What are my teaching hours?

Hours will vary by school, but generally it is 35 hours/week of which 16-18 are teaching hours.

How long is the application process?

Generally, the application process is 3-5 months. This includes hiring interviews, getting your TEFL Certificate, securing your visa and traveling to your first school assignment.

Is there an opportunity to stay longer than one year?

YES. If your experience has been positive, the applicant may apply to stay for another year at the same assignment or may elect to take advantage of other options provided by EF.

As with any travel, there are many questions which need to be answered to ensure a safe and secure experience.  The informed traveler is best prepared to have an amazing adventure.

Some of these questions are: