Contact Info

Paige Harvey
PR & Social Media Executive
Tel: +44 (0)1349 800 600 (option 3)
Email: paige@tefl.org.uk


Our Mission

The TEFL Org’s aim is to provide anyone who speaks English fluently with the chance to teach English abroad. The company offers a flexible and varied form of training designed to suit anyone’s budget or schedule.

 Our History

The TEFL Org was established back in 2008, originally as TEFL Scotland, by Jennifer MacKenzie and Joe Hallwood. The pair met while teaching English in Greece and after years of teaching across the UK and Europe together, decided to form their own teacher training company to share their experience and knowledge of TEFL with other budding teachers.

Within 18 months, TEFL England, TEFL Wales and TEFL Courses Ireland were created to deliver the same high-quality training courses across the rest of the UK and Ireland.

In 2013, TEFL Org UK was formed as a merger of the TEFL Scotland, TEFL England and TEFL Wales brands, bringing together the expertise of tutors and teacher trainers from across the UK.

In late 2017, TEFL Org went stateside and established a presence in the United States to provide a dedicated range of courses to the American market.

Since 2019, The TEFL Org has undergone an extensive rebrand and website merger, and into 2020, developed a range of virtual training options to meet the demand of global learners.

Key people

Jennifer Mackenzie, Co-founder and Managing Director

Jennifer Mackenzie started her teaching career in Greece after completing a Politics degree at the University of Paisley. After working in the civil service on her return to the UK, she co-founded The TEFL Org with Joe Hallwood.

Joe Hallwood, Co-founder and Director

Joe Hallwood started his teaching career in Greece, after completing a Philosophy degree and working in a tax office in Hull. Looking for a more inspiring line of work, Mr Hallwood turned to teaching to find fulfilment, and found a lifelong career.

Meet the team

Learn a bit more about the amazing team at The TEFL Org.

About The TEFL Org

About Us

The TEFL Org’s aim is to provide anyone who speaks English fluently with the chance to teach English abroad. The company offers a flexible and varied form of training designed to suit anyone’s budget or schedule.

Accreditation

There’s no single accrediting body for TEFL, so we’ve led the way in the industry by ensuring we have the best external accreditation from internationally recognised awarding bodies.

Memberships and Awards

We’re proud of the many awards we have achieved. Thanks to a great team!

Corporate Social Responsibility

Want to find out a bit more about what The TEFL Org does to help others in the local community and around the world? Visit our CSR page for updates about our charity involvement and donations.

Our students

Teaching English in Hong Kong: Madeleine’s Story

I’ve always loved travelling and learning about cultures different than my own. As a teenager growing up in the UK, I visited mainland Europe often but was always curious about Asia. Throughout university, I immersed...

Teaching English Online as a Digital Nomad: David’s Story

If Doc and Marty McFly had jumped in the Delorean in 2020 and set 2016 as their destination, with the aim of informing me that I would end up leaving my job in the UK, travelling full-time for the next 4 years all while...

TEFL in Japan: Ursula’s Story

Staring at pictures of exotic destinations while looking at the rainy Scottish sky, I wondered what the future held. I’d already left university and all the years of my life seemed to stretch ahead of me endlessly. My...

Reviews

The TEFL Org is one of the highest-rated TEFL course providers in the UK, with fantastic feedback from thousands of students. See a selection of reviews below:

Logos

TEFL Org has two versions of its logo, with and without the strapline, which you can find below:







Images & Video

Director Joe Hallwood and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the signing of The TEFL Org's deal with China Daily.

Managing Director Jennifer Mackenzie's Director of the Year interview - 2017

Director Joe Hallwood for Highlands & Islands Enterprise export case study - 2017

Media Coverage

Inverness-based English-teaching firm unveils new online course and increased sales, May 2020

https://www.scotsman.com/business/inverness-based-english-teaching-firm-unveils-new-online-course-and-increased-sales-2855701

Expansion into US has been lesson for success, August 2018

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/north-of-scotland/1552386/expansion-into-us-has-been-lesson-for-success/

A world of good: volunteering opportunities, September 2018

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/sep/09/volunteering-working-holidays-backpacking-travel

Language of Success: Teaching English Abroad leads to global success, August 2018

https://www.pressreader.com/uk/evening-times/20180808/283038350367302

International schools to recruit more UK teachers, June 2018

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/international-schools-to-recruit-more-uk-teachers/

Inverness-based business raises £4,000 for Mary’s Meals, February 2018

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/inverness/1410817/inverness-based-business-raises-4000-for-marys-meals/

Great escape: 20 top gap-year trips, August 2018

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/great-escape-20-top-gap-year-trips-mc78cnxtf

How to make sure your gap year boosts your future career, June 2016

https://www.theguardian.com/careers/2016/jun/09/gap-year-boosts-your-future-career

How to escape: tips and sites for working or volunteering abroad, February 2016

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/feb/01/tips-for-esaping-volunteering-housesitting-working-abroad

Teach English abroad: Earn a wage while seeing the world, January 2017

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/working-abroad/teach-english-abroad-earn-a-wage-while-seeing-the-world-1.2939970