Contact Info

Erin MacKenzie
Content Marketing Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1349 800 600 (option 3)
Email: erin@tefl.org


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 launch exam preparation course

The TEFL Org are delighted to announce the launch of their brand-new exam preparation course, designed to prepare newly-qualified and experienced EFL teachers to teach exam classes.

The TEFL Org support Aberlour’s Befriending Young Refugees Scheme

The scheme provides social and community support to an increasing number of refugee children and young people arriving in Scotland alone.

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.

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.

Meet the tutors

Get to know our TEFL tutors.

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 on Cambly: Claire’s Story

After 20 years working in legal administration, teaching English online simply wasn’t on my radar. Then the pandemic happened! I’d previously quit my office job to do a Masters degree in Creative Writing, and I’d...

The Paradigm Shift of Teaching English Online

How I made the decision to become independent When embarking on the voyage of discovery otherwise known as becoming an Online English Teacher to Adults, we can often wonder how on Earth it could be remotely lucrative....

Teaching English Abroad as a Parent: Serena’s Story

Ever since I can remember, I have had an obsession with travel. From the airports to the smells when you get off the plane, the food, the culture and the people. There was always a thought in my mind that I would one...

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

Business

The Herald Logo

From garden shed to global, Highlands firm now set for employee ownership

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

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The Herald Logo

Coronavirus fuels demand for TEFL courses developed in Scotland.

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Study Abroad Is Going Virtual This Fall. Wait, What?

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How to Increase Your Earnings as an Online English Teacher

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Teaching Business English

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Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) Scotland Celebrating Small Business Awards

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TEFL Org UK expands into the US as it seeks growth in key markets

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International schools to recruit more UK teachers

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Language firm TEFL Org pays living wage to ‘hardworking’ team

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Expansion into US has been lesson for success

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Travel

Should I take a gap year during coronavirus?

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How Australians can get paid to travel.

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15 ways to travel for free, from working a ski season to couchsurfing

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Great escape: 20 top gap-year trips

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

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Teach English abroad: Earn a wage while seeing the world

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How to make sure your gap year boosts your future career

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A world of good: volunteering opportunities

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6 Signs That The Universe Is Telling You To Teach English As A Foreign Language…

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Courses

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

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