Contact Info

Paige Harvey
PR & Social Media Executive
Tel: +44 (0)1349 800 600 (option 3)

Our Mission

The TEFL Org’s aim is to provide anyone who speaks English fluently with the chance to teach English abroad and online. 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.

Latest Press Releases

The TEFL Org partner with Aberlour

The TEFL Org are delighted to announce that they have partnered with Aberlour, Children’s Charity for their 2021 Charity of the Year.

Charity - The Turing Trust

The TEFL Org raises money for The Turing Trust to support education in sub-Saharan Africa

Charity - Ditch the Label

The TEFL Org raises money for their charity of the year, Ditch the Label

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.


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 Spain: Ed’s Story

In early 2020, 45-year-old Ed decided it was time for a change. At the start of the year he was stressed out working for a large multi-national corporate organisation, but by the end of it he was in sunny Spain teaching...

Teaching English Online with Cambly: Poppy’s Story

Two years ago, after graduating with a degree in English and Journalism, I set off to Australia on a working holiday to escape the Scottish weather and hopefully kill my travel bug. I soon found myself working day and...

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...


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:


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

Expansion into US has been lesson for success, August 2018

A world of good: volunteering opportunities, September 2018

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

International schools to recruit more UK teachers, June 2018

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

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

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

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

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