January 14, 2019

Happy New Year from Promise Opens Doors!  As mentioned a year ago in our 2017 Year in Review, we launched 2018 by at last planting the seed of an idea we had been carrying for over a decade: to create a certificate program out of our expertise as online teachers.

We began by identifying the key objectives of an effective certificate program for online lang...

With more than 14 years in the making, Promise Opens Doors is excited to announce the launch today of its new teacher-training course, the TESOL/TEFL Certificate Program for Online Teaching.   

Now, more than ever, there is a growing demand for online Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, and we here at Promise are proud to share the ski...

September 6, 2018

You’ve decided to travel or work abroad- a choice that will surely change your life.  To be sure that this change is for the better, it is beneficial to be prepared for the ways your destinations will differ from your hometown. Besides the exciting cultural differences in cuisine, social norms, and traditional customs, there are other vital differences fo...

July 25, 2018

As China continues to open its doors to the world economy, travelers have the opportunity to experience life vastly unlike they’ve known.  From the Great Wall to Karst Mountains, ancient ruins to Tian'anmen Square, it is a land suitably described as enormous, mysterious, and beautiful. China has many diverse provinces with densely packed cities, offering...

June 8, 2018

Promise Opens Doors is pleased to announce our partnership agreement with Athena University, Seattle, Washington, USA. We welcome the students of Athena University to our online TESOL Core Certificate program. Athena University joins Purdue Global (formerly Kaplan University ) and ProTrain to our growing family of partners.

"Athena University is proud to b...

May 22, 2018

We are pleased to share with you an interview of Ernest Wagner, the cofounder and vice-president of Promise Opens Doors. This is from his visit to the Continuing Education Training Instititute (CETI) hosted by one of our newest partners, ProTrain. His interviewer is Doug Foresta through WorkforcePods.

First, Ernest describes the history of Promise Opens Do...

April 15, 2018

Given its beautiful and convenient network of riverside bike-ways, breathtaking views for mountain hikers, pristine beaches, world-famous cuisine, and fascinating language and culture, one need not be a           K-pop fanatic to be interested in moving to South Korea.  Though fifteen years ago foreigners were hard-pressed to find familiar foods or commun...

February 16, 2018

Where do you find yourself now? Maybe you’ve finished your associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree and dream of immersing yourself in another culture before starting your career. Maybe you’ve been working in one field for some time and feel the need to change things up a bit… or a lot! Maybe you’ve already been traveling and hope to find means to fund m...

December 31, 2017

Happy Holidays from all of us at Promise Opens Doors!  We want to express our gratitude for the participants and team members who have contributed to our program this past year. It is a blessing to serve aspiring teachers and learners of English, and the blessing is multiplied with good people at our side.

For us, 2017 was a year of new directions and exci...

November 20, 2017

For the month of November, it is such a treat for us to introduce Michael Moses-- the newest instructor with our TESOL Core Certificate Program.  Get to know this awesome guy a little in his interview below.​​

1. What type of work did you do before coming to Promise?

I previously worked for six years teaching English reading, writing, and conversa...

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