Promise Opens Doors, (and its for-profit arm, PromiseK14 www.promisek14.com), was founded with the goal of providing an excellent education to students across the world. Since 2004, we have been providing online, real-time English language training to k-12 students in East Asia by connecting them with fluent English speaking teachers. English is the most globally recognized language for business, and therefore it is our mission, through our language programs, to empower our students for future success.
Hiring and training teachers for teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) is something that is highly important, and which we have been perfecting since 2005. We have been privileged to work with many wonderful and passionate teachers who have shared in this vision. Indeed, finding passionate and dedicated teachers is one of the pivotal areas of focus for Promise Opens Doors.
And as a natural extension of its core business and values, Promise is pleased to offer teachers the chance to get trained and receive a TESOL certificate. Whether planning to travel abroad or teach from a home office, we offer certificates geared specifically towards any potential career in the TESOL/TEFL industry.
As a mark of the quality and preparation our certificate programs provide, participants are required to complete teaching practicum in order to graduate. There simply is no substitute for live experience!
The teaching practicum requirement goes hand-in-hand with our class offerings to EFL learners. Practicum participants are placed in our online classrooms and since practicum teaching is unpaid, Promise is better able to serve underprivileged youth across the world by offering them free-to very low cost courses with these teachers.