Teach English Abroad


Promise Opens Doors is a non-profit organization which pioneered real-time online EFL instruction in 2004. We are proudly partnered with English First.

 Based in Boston, with an international office in London, English First is one of 16 divisions of Education First. Focusing on language training and world travel, Education First has over 40,000 employees, 500 schools and offices, and locations in 107 countries. 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 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

Teaching English in China with EF offers three different school types.  After a year in one position there is an opportunity to transition into another teaching experience.  

Kids & Teens School – students age 3-18 years, separated into 4 age groups, with interactive touch screen tvs /white boards 

Adult School – classes from complete beginner to upper advanced, students range from university undergraduates to professionals 

Online Teaching Centre – a bright, spacious teaching center in Shanghai with 100 teachers offering 20 minute, 40 minute and private online lessons to the Chinese community.

                ****Applicants accepted through Promise receive $200 up front

                                      upon arrival at school placement.*****

Requirements:   Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or be within 3-5  months of graduation, a TEFL Certificate ** not required for interview, EF Sponsorship available, pass a background check, ability to live abroad for one year

Support:  visa processing, airport pickup on arrival, meet/greet with staff and colleagues,

 housing support, city orientation, online EF community, EF co-pay health insurance, 

free hotel first two weeks at EF, weekly EF sponsored social/cultural events, 

 $1900 – $2000 /month   based on qualifications, $1100 flight allowance,

 10 paid annual  leave days plus 11 national holidays  

Hours:   35 hrs/week 

Application deadline: March 31, 2021

Graduates in December 2020 or January 2021 are eligible to apply immediately

Anticipated start date:   3-5 months from accepted application

Valid Passports issued by:  US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa 

To find out more/apply, use this link:  https://www.promiseopensdoorstesol.org/landingpage-efrecruit
Or email your resume directly to: careeradvisor@promiseopensdoors.org