October 27, 2017

I had been in Korea for a few years, teaching English, and was thinking of where to move next.  I had pretty much decided on Thailand, but my sister’s husband suggested that I visit Malaysia first. So there I was, wandering around Kuching on a Sunday evening, when I saw the most interesting figure. He was alone in the town square, wearing a long black wig...

September 10, 2017

Promise Opens Doors is excited to announce an official partnership with Kaplan University. 

Kaplan University, a part of Kaplan Higher Education, LLC, offers online, campus based, and blended programs in numerous fields of study. Students can earn associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees as well as certificates and diplomas.

Kaplan University is dedica...

July 21, 2017

I chose to be a teacher before I became a traveler.  I expected to teach math in my hometown, but soon after graduation I found myself on the third floor of a business building outside Seoul, South Korea, teaching Canadian curriculum to one very special fourth grader. Her parents sent her to this international school because she wanted to travel to the UK...

July 11, 2017

This month we are excited to begin highlighting some of our excellent employer partnerships. Our Career Center works diligently to connect with employers throughout the world and online who are seeking to hire TESOL Certified employees. 

Kiddie English ( is a China based company with over 65 satellite education centers providing English l...

May 23, 2017

During the month of May, we are thrilled to introduce Gloria Mann--one of our FABULOUS administrators and instructors with the TESOL Core Certificate Program.

1. What type of work did you do before coming to Promise?
I worked for over 8 plus years with children and adults with developmental disabilities and as a foster parent.

2. What is your education back...

April 23, 2017

For the month of April, we are very excited to introduce one of our TESOL Core Certificate program instructors, Sonja Osborn. Enjoy learning a little bit more about Sonja through the questions and answers below:

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

As a teenager I did a little telemarketing and a lot of food service.  In community colle...

April 17, 2017

Here you are, visiting the Promise Opens Doors TESOL Core Certificate Program website, and you might be thinking, "Why do I even need a TESOL Certificate? What is the purpose? What can I do with a TESOL Certificate?"

For starters, it is important to note that teaching English to ESL/EFL learners is an important and growing profession. Online and on-locatio...

March 22, 2017

As we begin this new TESOL Core Certificate program, we are excited to introduce you to one of our amazing staff members each month. We have an incredible team that is working diligently to provide you with a top-notch program, and we want you to get to know them. So, for the month of March, meet Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, one of our program Administrators. W...

February 23, 2017

This week marks an exciting time for Promise Opens Doors as we officially launch our online TESOL Core Certificate Program.

Vice President, Ernest Wagner, shares, “I couldn’t be more excited about this moment. The launch of our program has been a long-time coming, and our team has worked hard to ensure that we deliver the TESOL Core Certificate program at...

July 21, 2016


After more than a year of negotiations, we here at Promise Opens Doors (POD) are proud to announce the signing of a license agreement with TESOL International.  This agreement allows POD to deliver the TESOL Core Certificate Program (Young Learner's Course), a 140 (145 in our case) hour short-term TEFL certification. 

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