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 less reputable TEFL program competitors will go in order to mendaciously win their share of the 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 Fully Accredited status ensures that employers and work visa government departments are able to verify your TEFL/TESOL certification number, which means that your tefl online pro certificate can be authenticated, legalized, and notarized – for all online and in-person international teaching English jobs.

For tefl online pro accreditation details, please refer to the Accreditation link in the teflonlinepro.com menu: https://teflonlinepro.com/accreditation/

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: 

NEW! TEFL Online and in Valencia | 2022 | TEFL Online Pro Reviews

In this TEFL employment follow-up video, Astrid Mendieta explains how her TEFL Online Pro Fully Accredited TEFL/TESOL certificate has been an essential document for teaching English online employment (Preply) and for on-site teaching English work in Valencia, Spain, where she is now based.

TEFL Online Pro | Teaching English online and in Spain

In this TEFL Online Pro follow-up review, Clara Vinthagen, 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 Yafaie 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 Umstead, 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 Jonet, from the USA, provides his feedback on the Professional 120-Hour Online TEFL/TESOL international certification course.
 

Clara | Teach and Travel

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

Astrid | Professional 120-Hour

Astrid Mendieta’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 Yafaie’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 Davey, 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 Kramer, a recent graduate, provides his TEFL Online Pro review of the 140-Hour Hybrid international TEFL/TESOL certification course.

Annelise | Teaching in Austria

Annelise Myers, 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/untrue statements published online by TEFL program competitors.

Two of our business competitors have published malicious, misleading, untrue assertions online regarding the Fully Accredited TEFL Online Pro international TEFL/TESOL certification course program.


A. The assertions.
  1. TEFL Online Pro is not a legitimate company.
  2. TEFL Online Pro is a fraud/scam.
  3. TEFL Online Pro is the owner of trustedteflreviews.com.
  4. TEFL Online Pro only has reviews on trustedteflreviews.com.
  5. TEFL Online Pro is the owner of acteflc.com.
  6. TEFL Online Pro customer video reviews have been recorded by paid actors.

None of these assertions hold up under scrutiny.

All six assertions are intentionally misleading and untrue, and can easily be disproved.


B. Our response to the assertions.

1. TEFL Online Pro is a legitimate company.

TEFL Online Pro has been a verified business member with Paypal since 2019.

All three TEFL Online Pro certification courses are Fully Accredited and lead to the awarding of the international TEFL/TESOL certificate.

TEFL Online Pro certificates are authenticated worldwide and can be apostilled, legalized, and notarized for all online and overseas teaching jobs and visa applications.

If TEFL Online Pro were not legitimate there would be multiple (verified) complaints made online by our graduates, Paypal would not continue to partner with us, and ACTEFLC would have revoked our Fully Accredited status.

2. TEFL Online Pro is not a fraud/scam.

None of our graduates or worldwide education partners consider us a fraud or scam.

Our graduates teach online and on-site in every country in the world where there is a teaching English job market. Our verified customer reviews back up these facts.

Paypal would not continue to partner with us if we were a fraud or scam, there would be multiple (verified) complaints made online by our graduates, and ACTEFLC would have revoked our Fully Accredited status.

3. TEFL Online Pro does not own trustedteflreviews.com.

TEFL Online Pro is currently the top-rated TEFL program listed on trustedteflreviews.com.

We won the prestigious Teachers’ Choice Award in 2019, 2020, and 2021, and we have verified customer reviews published on trustedteflreviews.com.

teflonlinepro.com and trustedteflreviews.com both run on WordPress – as do 455 million other websites. Automattic is the default hosting for all WordPress.com sites and this means that all WordPress.com hosted sites share the same server names and server ip addresses.

teflonlinepro.com and trustedteflreviews.com are both domain names registered with Namecheap. Namecheap has 11 million registered users and 10 million domains. The default domain privacy settings for Namecheap registered domains – the publicly available address and telephone number associated with the domain – are the same for all Namecheap domains.

The similarity between teflonlinepro.com and trustedteflreviews.com ends there.

In addition, the creation date of the TEFL Online Pro Facebook page was an entire year before the creation date of the Trusted TEFL Reviews Facebook page.

4. TEFL Online Pro does not only have reviews on trustedteflreviews.com.

As well as having our verified customer reviews listed on trustedteflreviews.com, TEFL Online Pro also has over 100 verified 5-Star customer reviews on the TEFL Online Pro company Facebook page.

We also have customer video reviews on our company’s YouTube channel.

5. TEFL Online Pro does not own acteflc.com.

TEFL Online Pro is Fully Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Teaching English as a Foreign Language Courses (ACTEFLC).

acteflc.com accredits online distance learning and in-class international TEFL/TESL/TESOL certification course programs and is recognized internationally as a reliable authority on educational quality.

As a Fully Accredited course provider, we have the authorization to display the ACTEFLC logo on our school website and on our international TEFL/TESOL certificates.

Our Fully Accredited certification status provides our graduates with a significant advantage when applying for teaching jobs online and abroad, and we maintain a 100% success rate in helping to find our graduates teaching work upon completion of their TEFL Online Pro certification course.

The claim that TEFL Online Pro owns acteflc.com is just as intentionally false and intentionally misleading as is the claim that TEFL Online Pro owns trustedteflreviews.com.

6. TEFL Online Pro customer video reviews are not fake.

We currently have eleven customer video reviews published online.

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 paid for and completed a TEFL Online Pro international TEFL/TESOL certification course.

Each person who has recorded a video review has also left a verified customer review on our company’s Facebook page.


C. The intention of the assertions.

The intention of the assertions is simply to try and reduce the credibility of TEFL Online Pro in the eyes of potential TEFL student customers and to tempt potential TEFL student customers into purchasing an alternative TEFL course option.

None of the assertions come from a reputable source.

All six assertions have been published by business competitors.


D. Which business competitors have made the assertions?

The assertions have been published by ESLinsider and MyTEFL.

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

1. ESLinsider.

Ian Leahy – owner of the ESLinsider TEFL online program – has been banned from Facebook (since 2017) for shilling, spamming, and spreading TEFL conspiracy theories.

Ian has targeted TEFL Online Pro on complaints websites, public discussion forums, on his ESLinsider blog, and on his YouTube channels.

Ian Leahy/ESLinsider dishes dirt on business competitors in his/its own name, and also anonymously.

ESLinsider is notorious in the TEFL world for writing fictitious, malicious content about its business competitors – on its school blog, its YouTube channels, on complaint websites, on discussion forums, etc.

Pick any TEFL program or TEFL accreditation body and ESLinsider will have written or recorded some conspiracy theory baloney about it at some time.

As an example, YouTube blocked from view one of Ian Leahy’s ESLinsider videos – a video in which Ian targeted TEFL Online Pro with fabricated claims of fraud and being a scam.

ESLinsider | Ian Patrick Leahy | Online Defamation | TEFL Online Pro
YouTube blocked from view one of Ian Leahy’s ESLinsider videos about TEFL Online Pro.

When you read or watch something published online by ESLinsider, this is the guy who is publishing it:

Ian (Patrick) Leahy | ESLinsider | Ian currently works as an online English teacher because, as Ian has stated, his ESLinsider TEFL course “isn’t doing so good”.

2. MyTEFL.

MyTEFL has targeted TEFL Online Pro on complaints websites, public discussion forums, and on a couple of websites that were created by MyTEFL for this sole purpose.

MyTEFL’s particularly M.O. is creating low-budget WordPress blogs that smear-campaign its business competitors.

MyTEFL has ad verbum replicated the conspiracy theories spread online by ESLinsider/Ian Leahy.

This company dishes dirt on its business competitors through anonymous content.

When you read or watch something published online by MyTEFL, this is the guy who is publishing it:

MyTEFL Adam K school owner and online scammer
Adam K is based in Trang, Thailand. He is the Assistant Manager at MyTEFL and is responsible for marketing the MyTEFL brand online.

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


E. Why has TEFL Online Pro issued this rebuttal?

We chose to issue this rebuttal because it appears that not everyone is aware that the TEFL marketplace is highly competitive and that some TEFL programs do not follow better business practices.

It is, therefore, imperative that we defend ourselves against false and misleading accusations, and that we educate people who are new in TEFL about these poor business practices.

Content published online by ESLinsider/Ian Leahy and MyTEFL about their TEFL program competitors and/or about TEFL accreditation organizations is not a reliable source of information.


F. 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 channel, on the teflonlinepro.com Reviews page, and Trusted TEFL Reviews – the independent TEFL reviews website:

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-2021/

Three of our graduates, who recently graduated from a TEFL Online Pro international TEFL/TESOL course, recorded a post-course and TEFL employment follow-up video testimonial.

1a. Astrid Mendieta’s post-course video reviews her 120-Hour Professional certification course experience.

1b. Astrid Mendieta’s TEFL employment follow-up video describes how her TEFL Online Pro TEFL/TESOL certificate was instrumental in landing teaching English job interviews in Japan, South Korea, and Spain. This certification has also been an essential document for the purpose of teaching English online for a reputable training company. Astrid also describes how her TEFL Online Pro certification has been an essential document for successfully securing a TEFL position abroad at a high school in Valencia, Spain.

2a. Noor Yafaie’s post-course video reviews her 140-Hour Hybrid certification course experience.

2b. Noor Yafaie’s TEFL employment follow-up video reviews 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 at a government school in South Korea.

3a. Clara Vinthagen’s post-course video reviews her 120-Hour Professional certification course experience.

3b. Clara Vinthagen’s TEFL employment follow-up video reviews 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 at an international language school in Spain.

1a. Astrid’s TEFL Online Pro post-course video.
1b. Astrid’s TEFL employment follow-up video.
2a. Noor’s TEFL Online Pro post-course video.
2b. Noor’s TEFL employment follow-up video.
3a. Clara’s TEFL Online Pro post-course video.
3b. Clara’s TEFL employment follow-up video.

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

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


H. Conclusion

After winning the Teachers’ Choice Award for the first time, in 2019, TEFL Online Pro veered onto the radar of the larger TEFL course providers and it was soon after that we noticed some online attacks by business competitors.

When we won the prestigious award for the second and then the third time, TEFL Online Pro increasingly became a target for online attacks.

None of the attacks were instigated by a TEFL Online Pro customer or a TEFL Online Pro education partner. Any attacks were instigated by a TEFL program business competitor.

The most important thing for us is that the vast majority of our customers provide overwhelmingly positive feedback on our courses and services and that they recommend us after taking one of our fully accredited and internationally recognized TEFL/TESOL certification courses.

We just thought that you should be made aware that there are an awful lot of people trying to make money from TEFL, and that some of them will go to extraordinary lengths in order to do so.

A large number of TEFL programs comply with strict codes of business practice and focus on developing their products and services.

A few TEFL programs, on the other hand, operate with limited reliance on codes of business practice and tend to focus solely on extracting as much money as they possibly can from their customers – by whichever means is possible.

TEFL Online Pro belongs to the former.


If there are any questions regarding this rebuttal statement, please feel free to contact the TEFL Online Pro school office: https://teflonlinepro.com/contact-us/

Thank you for reading this rebuttal statement.

Kind regards,

Paul Murphy | Operations Manager | TEFL Online Pro

info@teflonlinepro.com

https://teflonlinepro.com/enroll/

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

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

Teachers’ Choice Award winner, 2019 | 2020 | 2021

https://www.acteflc.com/ Fully Accredited TEFL Course Provider


TEFL Online Pro pages:

https://teflonlinepro.com/tefl-courses-online-and-combined/

https://teflonlinepro.com/60-hour-fast-track/

https://teflonlinepro.com/120-hour-professional/

https://teflonlinepro.com/140-hour-hybrid/

https://teflonlinepro.com/accreditation/

https://teflonlinepro.com/discounts/

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

https://teflonlinepro.com/tefl-jobs/

https://teflonlinepro.com/faqs/

https://teflonlinepro.com/about/

https://teflonlinepro.com/tefl-certification-news/

https://teflonlinepro.com/contact-us/

https://teflonlinepro.com/enroll/


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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.