Is TEFL Online Pro Legit?

This “Is TEFL Online Pro Legit?” article has been written in order to explain and demonstrate our position as a force majeure within the international TEFL and TESOL international community. It has also been written to highlight the extraordinary (often clandestine) lengths that some TEFL program competitors will go in order to mendaciously win their share of the fully accredited TEFL and TESOL marketplace.

The simple, straightforward answer to the question posed is that TEFL Online Pro is a legitimate company, providing fully accredited and award-winning Online TEFL/TESOL international certification courses.

Our course graduates teach English online and overseas with their TEFL Online Pro certification, and this is demonstrated and proved by our verified customer reviews – submitted by graduates of the program that teach English for well-known and reputable teaching companies online and worldwide.

To date, we have an unbeatable 100% record of helping find our graduates teaching English positions within a couple of months of their course completion. Such is the resulting weight and recognition of completing a TEFL Online Pro TEFL/TESOL certification course.


What do our graduates say about us?

We are a 5-star recommended company on Facebook, with approx. 100 verified customer reviews:

https://www.facebook.com/teflonlinepro/reviews/

On the leading independent TEFL reviews website, Trusted TEFL Reviews, we are rated 4.8/5 from 282 verified customer reviews. This year, TEFL Online Pro won the Teachers’ Choice Award for the third year in a row:

https://trustedteflreviews.com/category/tefl-online-pro-teachers-choice-award-winner-2021/

https://trustedteflreviews.com/category/tefl-online-pro-teachers-choice-award-winner-2020/

https://trustedteflreviews.com/category/tefl-online-pro-teachers-choice-award-winner-2019/

We also have TEFL students’ customer video testimonials on our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClXwokXQobRwONVOEVqsEBA


What are our other company credentials?

TEFL Online Pro is a verified business member with Paypal.

PayPal is a leading provider of online payment solutions to businesses and individuals around the world. Your payments are protected with PayPal’s Buyer Protection. TEFL Online Pro has been a verified business member with Paypal since 2019. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can also pay securely – via Paypal – with any major credit/debit card.

TEFL Online Pro is a Fully Accredited international TEFL and TESOL course provider.

We are fully accredited by ACTEFLC – Accreditation Council for Teaching English as a Foreign Language Courses.

ACTEFLC accredits online distance learning and in-class international TEFL/TESL/TESOL certification course programs.

Accreditation is a quality assurance process that programs undergo to confirm that they meet a strict and recognized set of service and operational standards.

ACTEFLC is an independent third-party standards board dedicated to increasing teacher training standards worldwide. Our TEFL/TESOL certification courses have been carefully developed, rigorously tested, and peer-reviewed to ensure that we not only meet but exceed internationally set standards. 

This means that our TEFL/TESOL course content, grading processes, and jobs resources meet the stringent requirements needed to set our TEFL/TESOL students up with teaching success – whether they choose to teach English online or overseas.

This also means that TEFL Online Pro adheres to the customer service standards as set out in the ACTEFLC Code of Practice: 

https://www.acteflc.com/code-of-practice  


What does TEFL Online Pro offer?

TEFL Online Pro runs three award-winning, fully accredited and internationally recognized Online TEFL/TESOL certification courses:

60-Hour Fast-Track – the perfect solution for people with TEFL experience. 

120-Hour Professional – the perfect solution for people with little or no TEFL experience.

140-Hour Hybrid – the perfect solution for people with little or no TEFL experience who are wanting in-class teaching practice.

All three Level 5 and CELTA-equivalent courses lead to the awarding of the international TEFL/TESOL certificate.

With a TEFL Online Pro TEFL/TESOL certificate, you are guaranteed a teaching English job online or overseas.


Announcement regarding 3 of our business competitors.

When wanting to find out whether TEFL Online Pro is a legitimate company, we suppose that you will be looking for verified customer feedback – i.e., an answer to the question from someone with first-hand experience of the course and the services provided. 

The TEFL industry is a highly competitive marketplace, and some less reputable competitors will go to extraordinary lengths in order to gain their slice of the Online TEFL/TESOL pie – often resorting to false advertising and attacks on their business competition.

TEFL Online Pro has won the prestigious Teachers’ Choice Award three years in a row: 2019 | 2020 | 2021.

We are a successful company and we receive consistently positive feedback from our customers and TEFL teacher employers.

It is possible for us to provide the Level5/Celta equivalent international TEFL/TESOL certificate training for a fraction of the price that our brick-and-mortar competitors offering similar courses are able to.

It is, therefore, inevitable that our company’s success and our ability to undercut the market attracts extreme negative sentiment from less reputable and higher-priced TEFL program competitors. This occurs in all highly competitive marketplaces.

Three of our business competitors – ESLinsider TEFL, MyTEFL, The TEFL Academy – have published malicious, misleading and untrue assertions online with regards to the TEFL Online Pro international TEFL/TESOL certification course program. 

The intention of the assertions is to seed doubt and reduce the credibility of TEFL Online Pro in the eyes of potential customers. It is also the intention of the assertions to divert business from TEFL Online Pro to the competitors making the assertions.

TEFL Online Pro has issued an official statement, transparently disproving the claims made by these business competitors:

https://teflonlinepro.com/refutation-of-allegations-made-by-our-business-competitors/

We thought it was important to issue a statement because those of you who are new to TEFL may not realize that it is a small number of our TEFL competitors that are writing that TEFL Online Pro is not a legitimate company, not our TEFL customers. 

The overwhelming majority of our TEFL customers have a very positive TEFL Online Pro course and post-course experience. 

Thank you for reading this announcement.  

We will now conclude this “Is TEFL Online Pro Legit?” article with some words from our TEFL and TESOL certification course graduates: 

TEFL Online Pro | Teaching English online and in Spain

In this TEFL Online Pro follow-up review, Clara, a November 2020 Professional course graduate, takes time out of her busy teaching schedule, to speak about how her TEFL Online Pro 120-Hour TEFL/TESOL certificate has been an essential qualification for the process of being hired as an online English teacher and as an in-person English teacher in Spain.

TEFL Online Pro | Teaching English online and in S.Korea

Noor graduated from the TEFL Online Pro 140-Hour (Hybrid) Online TEFL/TESOL certification course in August 2020. This is a new follow-up video, with Noor explaining how her TEFL Online Pro certificate was instrumental in finding teaching work online and in South Korea.

Paige | Best TESOL Certification

In this review, Paige, an experienced school teacher from the USA, outlines what you can expect when you enroll in the TEFL Online Pro 120-Hour (Professional) Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification course.
 

Troy | Teaching English in Europe/Asia

In this TEFL Online Pro review, Troy, from the USA, provides his feedback on the Professional 120-Hour Online TEFL/TESOL international certification course.
 

Elena | Teaching English as a Non-Native Speaker

Elena, who is originally from Russia, briefly describes her TEFL Online Pro international TEFL/TESOL certification course experience and her teaching English online plans for the future.
 

Clara | Teach and Travel

In this TEFL Online Pro video testimonial review, Clara speaks about her 120-Hour Professional international TEFL/TESOL course experience.

Astrid | Professional 120-Hour

Astrid’s TEFL Online Pro review describes her 120-Hour (Professional) TEFL/TESOL study experience, and she discusses her future teaching English plans.

Noor | Teaching English Online

Noor’s TEFL Online Pro review outlines her 140-Hour (Hybrid) TEFL/TESOL course experience, and she speaks about teaching English online.

Alison | Teaching Entrepreneurship

Alison, from the UK, is a recent course graduate. This is her TEFL Online Pro review of the 120-Hour Professional Online TEFL/TESOL international certification course.

Nico | 140-Hour Hybrid

Nico, a recent graduate, provides his TEFL Online Pro review of the 140-Hour Hybrid international TEFL/TESOL certification course.

Annelise | Teaching in Austria

Annelise, from the USA, gives her TEFL Online Pro review of the 120-Hour Professional Online TEFL/TESOL international certification course.

Some further reasons why our students/graduates recommend us:

  1. Our course prices are very reasonable.
  2. We don’t nickel and dime our customers with any hidden charges.
  3. We respond to emails, calls, messages within 24 hours.
  4. Our online tutors are experts in their fields and their professional services come complimentary with all our courses.
  5. We provide lifetime international job support.
  6. The certification awarded is Fully Accredited and internationally recognized – meaning that you can teach English online or worldwide with your TEFL Online Pro TEFL/TESOL certificate.

For more reasons why you should to take your international TEFL/TESOL certification course with TEFL Online Pro, please refer to the Why Us? and Reviews pages on the tefl online pro official school website.

So, is tefl online pro legit?

We feel that our consistently positive customer feedback clearly answers this question.

Thank you for reading this blog post 🙂

Contained within this blog are some excellent teaching English country specific articles, so please do make sure to read through them as this will provide you with an excellent overview of teaching English online/overseas.

Paul Murphy – Operations Manager – teflonlinepro.com

Enroll in one of our award-winning international Online TEFL/TESOL certification courses and start your Teaching English as a Foreign Language career today!

Refutation of allegations made by our business competitors

TEFL Online Pro statement in response to misleading and untrue statements published online by three TEFL program competitors.

We recommend reading this article to the end so as to ensure that you don’t fall victim to the TEFL scam that is currently being perpetrated by three of our business competitors in the TEFL marketplace. The scam consists of false claims made to try and convince people to take an unaccredited TEFL course with one of three of our competitors, instead of taking a fully accredited TEFL/TESOL certification course with TEFL Online Pro.

Many people may not realize that the Online TEFL/TESOL training industry is highly competitive and that some programs claiming to be accredited are, in fact, not accredited at all.

The consequence of this is that these companies, without strict codes of conduct protocols, are able to go on the war path against their business competitors with impunity, via proxy websites and anonymous complaints websites, without a reputable accreditation body to reign in their online activities and hold them accountable.

TEFL Online Pro is a fully accredited online company – without expensive brick-and-mortar office overhead costs – and we are able to provide the Level 5/CELTA equivalent international TEFL/TESOL certificate training for a fraction of the price that our brick-and-mortar competitors offering similar courses are able to.

It is, therefore, inevitable that our company’s success and our ability to undercut the market attracts extreme negative sentiment from some less reputable and higher-priced TEFL program competitors. This occurs in all highly competitive marketplaces.

Three of our unaccredited and higher-priced business competitors have taken it upon themselves to publish malicious, misleading and untrue assertions online with regards to the TEFL Online Pro international TEFL/TESOL certification course program.

Instead of mirroring their behavior, we have, instead, decided to call them out in the hope that potential TEFL students can understand that any negative press regarding TEFL Online Pro has been exclusively written by rival companies and not by our TEFL students/graduates or the thousands of language school contacts that we have job contract agreements with globally.

The assertions:

  1. TEFL Online Pro is not accredited.
  2. TEFL Online Pro is not a legitimate company.
  3. TEFL Online Pro is a fraud/scam.
  4. TEFL Online Pro is the owner of trustedteflreviews.com.
  5. TEFL Online Pro is only listed on trustedteflreviews.com and nowhere else on the internet.
  6. TEFL Online Pro customer video reviews have been recorded by paid actors.

None of these assertions hold up under scrutiny. All six of the assertions are untrue, defamatory, and are intended to hoodwink students into believing that TEFL Online Pro is a scam and that the competitors writing these claims are a better TEFL program option.

Our response to the assertions:

  1. TEFL Online Pro is fully accredited by ACTEFLC – Accreditation Council for Teaching English as a Foreign Language Courses. Our acteflc.com accreditation identification number: T21-1325910. We pay a lot of money to be accredited and have to submit 10% of our completed assignments to be audited. This is an important but time-consuming process for a member of our team. If we were not fully accredited, I’m certain that ACTEFLC would have called us out on their website for misrepresentation.
  2. TEFL Online Pro is a legitimate company, providing international Online TEFL/TESOL certification courses. TEFL Online Pro has been a verified business member with Paypal since 2019. To become a business member with Paypal, it was mandatory for us to provide our business license information. Our course graduates teach English online and overseas (in every country where it is currently possible to teach English) with their TEFL Online Pro certification, and this is backed up by our verified customer reviews.
  3. TEFL Online Pro is not a fraud or scam. If TEFL Online Pro were a fraud or scam, there would be multiple verified customer complaints made online and Paypal would not have continued to partner with us. In addition, ACTEFLC would cancel our accreditation status if we were a fraudulent company.
  4. TEFL Online Pro is currently the top-rated TEFL program listed on trustedteflreviews.com. We won the prestigious Teachers’ Choice Award in 2019, 2020, 2021, and we have hundreds of verified customer reviews published on Trusted TEFL Reviews. Any valid similarity between teflonlinepro.com and trustedteflreviews.com ends there. In addition, the TEFL Online Pro Facebook page was created an entire year before the Facebook page of Trusted TEFL Reviews.
  5. We are not only listed on Trusted TEFL Reviews (https://trustedteflreviews.com/category/tefl-online-pro-teachers-choice-award-winner-2019/ / https://trustedteflreviews.com/category/tefl-online-pro-teachers-choice-award-winner-2020/ / https://trustedteflreviews.com/category/tefl-online-pro-teachers-choice-award-winner-2021/). If you take a look at our company Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/teflonlinepro/reviews/) you will see that we have approx. 100 verified student reviews. In addition to this, we have customer video reviews on our company YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClXwokXQobRwONVOEVqsEBA The TEFL industry can be opaque and we decided from the start that we would not get ourselves involved in affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is when a TEFL graduate, or, increasingly, someone who has not even taken a TEFL course, writes a review of a TEFL program and earns money from each sale stemming from their review. We view this business model as being dishonest and unethical and not in line with our core business values. This is the reason why we have not followed the crowd by having our company listed on some of the more popular TEFL review websites, where the verification of reviews is questionable and where the predominant business model revolves around affiliate marketing.
  6. TEFL Online Pro currently has eleven customer video reviews uploaded, with two graduates having recorded a post-course and follow-up video – describing their course experience and how their TEFL Online Pro certificate has enabled them to secure online and overseas teaching English employment. All eleven videos were recorded by graduates of a TEFL Online Pro Online TEFL/TESOL certification course. None of the reviews were recorded by a person who has not taken a TEFL Online Pro Online TEFL/TESOL certification course. The majority of our customers that have recorded a video testimonial for us, have also left a customer review on the TEFL Online Pro company Facebook page.

The intention of the assertions.

All six assertions have been published by three of our business competitors. None of the assertions come from a reputable source.

The intention of the assertions is to seed doubt and reduce the credibility of TEFL Online Pro in the eyes of potential customers. It is also the intention of the assertions to divert business from TEFL Online Pro to the competitors making the assertions.

The assertions have been published by ESLinsider/Ian Patrick Leahy, MyTEFL, The TEFL Academy/Caitriona (Maria) McTiernan/TPR Teaching.

All three are business competitors, providing Online TEFL/TESOL certification courses of their own.

Proof that directly links Caitriona (Maria) McTiernan and Ian Patrick Leahy to a TEFL competitor is listed towards the end of this rebuttal statement.

TEFL Online Pro is seeking legal advice and we will be acting accordingly in due course.

TEFL Online Pro verified customer feedback.

Verified TEFL Online Pro customer feedback can be viewed on the TEFL Online Pro Facebook page, on the TEFL Online Pro YouTube page, on the teflonlinepro.com Reviews page, and on the independent TEFL reviews website Trusted TEFL Reviews:

https://www.facebook.com/teflonlinepro/reviews/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClXwokXQobRwONVOEVqsEBA

https://teflonlinepro.com/tefl-online-pro-reviews/

https://trustedteflreviews.com/category/tefl-online-pro-teachers-choice-award-winner-2019/

https://trustedteflreviews.com/category/tefl-online-pro-teachers-choice-award-winner-2020/

https://trustedteflreviews.com/category/tefl-online-pro-teachers-choice-award-winner-2021/

One of our August 2020 graduates, who took the TEFL Online Pro 140-Hour Hybrid Online TEFL/TESOL certification course, recorded a post-course video and recently provided us with a follow-up video testimonial.

Noor describes how her TEFL Online Pro TEFL/TESOL certificate was instrumental in finding teaching work online with PalFish and Preply, and how it has been an essential document for successfully securing a teaching English position abroad in South Korea.

Here are Noor’s post-course and follow-up video testimonials:

TEFL Online Pro review: Hybrid 140-Hour international TEFL/TESOL certification course program.
TEFL Online Pro review: Teaching English online and in South Korea.

One of our December 2020 graduates, who took the TEFL Online Pro 120-Hour Professional Online TEFL/TESOL certification course, recorded a post-course video and recently provided us with a follow-up video testimonial.

Clara describes how her TEFL Online Pro TEFL/TESOL certificate was instrumental in finding teaching work online, and how it has been an essential document for successfully securing a teaching English position abroad in Spain.

Here are Clara’s post-course and follow-up video testimonials:

TEFL Online Pro review: Professional 120-Hour international TEFL/TESOL certification course program.
TEFL Online Pro review: Teaching English online and in Spain.

Clara and Noor’s experiences are representative of all of our customers who take a TEFL Online Pro Online TEFL/TESOL certification course.

We would also like to point out that whilst both post-course and follow-up video reviews have been recorded by British-speaking graduates, the vast majority of our customers who take a TEFL Online Pro certification course are from the USA.

TEFL Online Pro accepts students from all native English-speaking countries, as well as students from non-native English-speaking countries.

Here are some examples of post-course video testimonials, recorded by USA customer graduates of the TEFL Online Pro international TEFL/TESOL certification course program:

TEFL Online Pro Reviews | Paige | Best TESOL Certification
TEFL Online Pro Reviews | Troy | Teaching English in Europe/Asia
TEFL Online Pro Reviews | Astrid | Professional 120-Hour
TEFL Online Pro Reviews | Nico | 140-Hour Hybrid
TEFL Online Pro Reviews | Annelise | Teaching English in Austria

We also accept students from non-native English-speaking backgrounds:

TEFL Online Pro Reviews | Elena | Teaching English as a Non-Native Speaker

TEFL Online Pro runs three award-winning, fully accredited and internationally recognized Online TEFL/TESOL certification courses:

60-Hour Fast-Track – the perfect solution for people with TEFL experience. 

120-Hour Professional – the perfect solution for people with little or no TEFL experience.

140-Hour Hybrid – the perfect solution for people with little or no TEFL experience who are wanting in-class teaching practice.

All three Level 5 and CELTA-equivalent courses lead to the awarding of the international TEFL/TESOL certificate.

With a TEFL Online Pro TEFL/TESOL certificate, you are guaranteed a teaching English job online or overseas.


Caitriona McTiernan from The TEFL Academy and Ian Leahy from ESLinsider TEFL.

Caitriona McTiernan publishes material online under the alias ‘Caitriona Maria’. She runs a proxy website for The TEFL Academy. Caitriona works for The TEFL Academy as one of their Brand Ambassadors. The job of a TEFL Academy Brand Ambassador is to market the TEFL Academy’s Online TEFL/TESOL courses. Caitriona is an affiliates marketing agent – she earns money from the TEFL courses that she promotes and reviews, despite having limited knowledge of the TEFL industry and having never taken, with the exception of The TEFL Academy, any of the TEFL courses which she promotes and reviews. We empathise and respect Caitriona’s decision to earn money from the TEFL marketplace, but strongly feel that there is a more ethical way of doing so. The TEFL Academy is one of our business competitors.
Further proof of Caitriona (Maria) McTiernan’s direct links with The TEFL Academy.
This is the About page image for the ESLinsider TEFL blog. Ian Patrick Leahy is pictured with ‘ESL INSIDER’ digitally branded on his face(s). Ian Patrick Leahy runs the ESLinsider TEFL program. He promotes ESLinsider as being an impartial source of TEFL course knowledge, but his underlying objective is to sell his unaccredited TEFL (TEKA) courses. Ian is notorious within the TEFL industry for writing defamatory material online about his business competitors. YouTube has deleted a number of his YouTube videos and he has also been banned from Facebook. ESLinsider is one of our business competitors.
Ian Patrick Leahy’s ‘Online English Tutor’ photo on the Cambly online teaching platform. Ian works as an English teacher, as well as running the ESLinsider TEFL program. Ian has been accused of scamming TEFL students via his job placement services.

The TEFL Academy claims to be accredited by QUALIFI, but QUALIFI only regulate their courses. The TEFL Academy is, therefore, an unaccredited TEFL provider.

ESLinsider openly admits that it is not an accredited TEFL provider.

MyTEFL claims to be accredited by OTTSA. It is widely believed that OTTSA is a proxy website for MyTEFL.

All three of these competitors are not obliged to follow strict code of conduct protocols. If they were, they would not be able to so blatantly publish defamatory content online with regards to their business competition.

Conclusion.

It is ultimately up to you, the reader, to decide for yourself whether you will believe the claims made by our business competitors, or whether you will decide that our verified customer reviews negate such claims.

If anyone reading this rebuttal has ever run a company before, or has been the victim of online personal attacks, you will understand full well how frustrating and damaging it can be when a competing business or an individual writes blatant mistruths online about you.

All it takes is for a company or individual to go to any complaints website, or pay for a domain and web hosting, and they are able to conjure up and spread any misinformation that they wish.

TEFL Online Pro is completely in favor of business competition and free speech.

Competition is important because it provides the customer with an overall better TEFL/TESOL course experience.

Free speech is likewise important because our customer reviews – whether positive or negative – provide us with an opportunity to fine-tune our services, so that we can strive to be the best in the field.

However, unwarranted online attacks by business competitors is a completely different story entirely.

We thought it was important to issue a statement because those of you who are new to TEFL may not realize that it is a small number of our TEFL competitors that are writing that TEFL Online Pro is not a legitimate company, not our TEFL customers. 

The overwhelming majority of our TEFL customers have a very positive TEFL Online Pro course and post-course experience. 

If there are any questions regarding this rebuttal statement, please feel free to email the TEFL Online Pro school office:

info@teflonlinepro.com

Thank you for reading this rebuttal statement.

Kind regards,

Paul Murphy
Operations Manager

www.teflonlinepro.com


TEFL Online Pro is the Teachers' Choice Award winner in 2021
TEFL Online Pro (teflonlinepro.com) has won the Teachers’ Choice Award three years in a row: 2019 | 2020 | 2021.