Open English Partners with dLocal to Enable Local Payments

Open English taps dLocal’s cross-border solution to bring local payments, alternative payment methods and competitive pricing to students in Latin America and Asia.

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Montevideo, April 29 2024 - dLocal, the leading cross-border payment platform specializing in high-growth markets, is proud to announce its partnership with Open English, an online English-learning platform operating in over 30 countries globally. The partnership opens crucial learning opportunities to students by making payments as accessible, smooth, and affordable as possible.

dLocal’s partnership with Open English adds alternative payment methods such as bank transfer and debit cards, cash, installments, Boleto, and Pix. These expanded methods will be available immediately to English learners in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Vietnam.

"Making the decision to partner with dLocal was as easy as integrating the platform itself," says Wilmer Sarmiento, SVP of Product of Open English. "They provide local and alternative payment methods that are crucial to our audience, such as instant payments, compliance, and features such as seamless subscription management, which is fantastic. They helped us achieve one of our critical goals: To make sure we can enable access to our platform to as many students as possible by offering them their favorite payment methods.”

“Enabling a sector crucial to the development of emerging markets encapsulates the essence of the ‘why’ behind dLocal,” says Justo Benetti, SVP Head of Americas at dLocal. “We’re proud to partner with Open English, an established leader in LATAM with a rapidly expanding presence in markets globally. We look forward to Open English and their learners benefitting from our features tailored to e-learning and scaling that experience with them through our one API."

Despite growing to a $3B market in 2023, the global eLearning landscape still faces significant barriers to offering affordable and accessible solutions, mainly due to limited payment methods, high transaction fees, and complex cross-border payments, reducing student enrollment and institutional revenue. dLocal addresses these issues by providing a range of local payment options, competitive pricing, instant payments, and streamlined cross-border transaction processes. With regional expertise and compliance support, dLocal enables eLearning companies to expand their reach and offer accessible, secure, and efficient payment solutions to students worldwide.

About dLocal

dLocal powers local payments in high-growth markets, connecting global enterprise merchants with billions of high-growth market consumers across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Through the "One dLocal" concept (one direct API, one platform, and one contract), global companies can accept payments, send payouts, and settle funds globally without the need to manage separate pay-in and payout processors, set up numerous local entities, integrate multiple acquirers and payment methods in each market.

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About Open English

Open English is a leading online English learning platform in Latin America and the U.S Hispanic market, connecting students with native English-speaking teachers through live classes 24 hours a day. The Open English platform teaches English as a second language and offers customized learning solutions for businesses (Open English for Business), children (Open English Junior), and now Spanish (OpenMundo). Open English was founded in 2007 in Caracas, Venezuela. The company is headquartered in Miami, FL, with offices in Mexico, Bogota, Buenos Aires, and São Paulo. To learn more about Open English, visit

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