Online TEFL/TESOL scams.

TEFL Online Pro has issued a refutation to the allegations made by our business competitors, on the school website:

Refutation of allegations made by our business competitors – ESLinsider, MyTEFL, The TEFL Academy.

21st June 2021 update:

Read this TEFL Online Pro rebuttal article to avoid falling victim to a TEFL course scam:

The rebuttal has been written in response to the online defamation currently being levied against – online attacks perpetrated by the unaccredited Online TEFL/TESOL certification course programs: ESLinsider, MyTEFL, and The TEFL Academy.

Update on 22nd April, 2021:

We have edited the homepage of and on the homepage you can now see specific examples of how our competition is trying to undermine all of the hard work that goes into running an award-winning Online TEFL/TESOL certification course program.

Thank you for your time.

Kind regards,

Paul Murphy – Operations Manager – TEFL Online Pro

We thought it was time to update this post – especially given that we are now fully aware of who has been trying to throw mud at us online.

MyTEFL (a competitor) is behind a WordPress-created website that claims is a fraudulent website, a scam, etc. They also claim that we are somehow connected with MyTEFL have created similar websites, targeting seven other Online TEFL companies – one of which was designed to attack ESLinsider.

It was, therefore, of initial surprise that ESLinsider (a competitor) has also jumped on the bandwagon and started writing rubbish about us online. However, upon a simple Google search, we discovered that Ian Leahy (who runs ESLinsider) is a serial online defamer – pick any Online TEFL school and Ian will have written some sort of trash about it either on his school blog, YouTube channel, or on one of the many discussion websites that he likes to frequent.

It’s a shame that the Online TEFL industry can be so school playground at times.

We would like to point out that as adults in the room, we are above all that nonsense. We won’t be wasting our time on creating websites in order to defame our competition with baseless lies, and we won’t be wasting our time defaming our competition with baseless lies on platforms such as Reddit and Quora.

Instead, we like to focus on our customer service.

Paul Murphy

Operations Manager – / / Facebook

tefl online pro – Teachers’ Choice Award winner, 2019 | 2020

Dear Online TEFL/TESOL certification course program competitors.

Since early October 2019, we at tefl online pro have been made fully aware of some of your shady online smear campaign tactics.

The online abuse began soon after tefl online pro was awarded the Teachers’ Choice Award, 2019.

The online defamation then increased in intensity when we became the top-rated Online TEFL/TESOL course provider on the independent Online TEFL/TESOL reviews website

Some of you, decided that the most natural, knee-jerk reaction would be to create blogs and troll Reddit and forum posts – specifically aimed at smear-campaigning tefl online pro.

We can see that you have also created attack blogs and Reddit/forum posts about other successful Online TEFL/TESOL certification course programs too.

We would like to politely point out that you have never been a tefl online pro customer.

Whenever we receive a verified positive customer review, we respond with sincere thanks.

Whenever we receive a verified negative customer review, we respond with a sincere apology and look at how we can further improve our customer experience.

You, on the other hand, the competitors who obviously feel threatened by our popularity, have been spending a considerable amount of your time in an attempt at reducing the credibility of the tefl online pro brand.

You have claimed that we created and run You have inferred that we are not to be trusted, and that you, yourselves, are the only reputable representatives of the Online TEFL/TESOL industry. You have labelled our reputable school a “scam” and you have used similar soundbites to further promote your smear campaign.

We know who you are. But we are professionals, and we will not mention your school brands on a website that we felt we needed to create ( in order to respond to your ridiculous, false, defamatory allegations.

People are not silly.

If our Online TEFL/TESOL customers were dissatisfied with our services, the internet would naturally be the go-to venue to voice their complaints, concerns, and grievances.

This has not been the case.

The sole online negativity has been created by yourselves. And by writing ‘yourselves’ we and other Online TEFL/TESOL certification course programs know all about the ‘TEFL Group‘ that you represent.

If our award-winning Online TEFL/TESOL certification courses were “subpar” then the internet would show examples of our graduates voicing their complaints. This has not transpired, because provides customer-orientated, internationally recognized Online and Combined TEFL/TESOL certification courses, and our graduates teach worldwide.

Unlike some of you, we provide lifetime international job guidance, at no additional cost.

We are also, in no fathomable way, connected with Neither, are we connected, in any way either, with other independent Online TEFL/TESOL review websites where we have tefl online pro listed. Running is a full-time operation, leaving us with very little time for anything else other than our personal and team social activities.

Rumor has it that you, our competitors, choose to be listed on bias Online TEFL/TESOL course review websites – paying advertising fees in exchange for the deletion of negative reviews.

May we constructively suggest a line of action for you?

Instead of wasting the time and energy in falsely smearing tefl online pro, why not, instead, focus on improving your own Online TEFL/TESOL course programs?

At least then, your customers will benefit and you will have more time for yourselves to improve, overall, the reputation of the Online TEFL/TESOL certification course industry.

And if you have a particular beef with a particular reviews website, please take it up with them. Not us. Despite your attacks, we do sincerely wish you a successful school year ahead.

Kind regards,

Paul Murphy
Operations Manager
Teachers' Choice Award winner, 2019 | 2020 – International TEFL TESOL Online and Combined Certification Courses with Lifetime Job Support.