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Teaching 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 (, a division of Education First, to share with you this highly sought-after opportunity to travel abroad and teach in a legitimate and well-recognized establishment.

Based in Boston, and founded in 1965, English First is one of 16 divisions of Education First. Focusing on language training, travel and above all, fun, EF- Education First has since grown into a successful company with over 40,000 employees, 500 schools and offices, and locations in 107 countries. EF- English First, a division of EF- Education First, started in China in 1994.

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 university undergraduates to professionals and 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 $100 up front upon arrival at school placement.*****

Requirements:   Bachelors degree, a TEFL Certificate (EF TEFL 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 which includes 16-18 hours of teaching

Application deadline: March 31, 2020

Anticipated state date:   3-5 months from accepted application

Valid Passport from :  US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand

Physical Address: 

Education First
Two Education Circle
Cambridge, MA   02141
Education First
22 Chelsea Manor St
London  England   SW3   5RL


Carol Verrone
877-636-1435 ext 1

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