One of the issues of running a business within a highly competitive market, is the attacks from competitors. Especially, I must add, when you are running an online business.

We’ve gotten used to the sporadic attacks over the years.

Actually, we take them almost as a compliment. Oscar Wilde completely nailed it, when he wrote:

There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Quite recently, the latest attack came in the form of pretty absurd online posts that claimed the independent Online TEFL/TESOL courses reviews website is actually owned and run by us.

We can see the logic behind the accusation. We did win the Teachers’ Choice Award last year, and we are currently the top-rated Online TEFL/TESOL certification program.

So, we have become a threat to the competition and they tried to make 5 by adding 2 and 2 together. In other words, they tried to spread a false statement online about tefl online pro. By ‘they’ we mean the “group” of Online TEFL/TESOL programs that Mia from exposed as peddling false accreditation credentials and other pretty dodgy business practices. You can read all about that dark side of the Online TEFL/TESOL industry on her site.

In response to this latest attack — oh, and btw, we are not the first school to have been falsely linked to a TEFL reviews website — we decided to level the playing field by setting up our own reviews website and replying to the online comments:

Notice anything odd about it in terms of what are missing?

Yes, there are no reviews on there.

That’s because reviews of our international TEFL/TESOL online certification course program are submitted by graduates of the program, and (unlike some other competitors) not written and planted by us.

I think the other accusation was that we are ONLY listed on and this is obviously an equally big bag of baloney :)

So, if you have the time and would like to read more about the courses that tefl online pro provides and would also like to read (for example) about some recommended travel links, then feel free to take a trip over to

And dear competitors. Do you know why we haven’t mentioned any of your school names in this article? Please refer to that Oscar Wilde quote ;)

On an equally serious note, competition is important. It keeps businesses focussed, and ultimately it improves the overall customer experience.

And at tefl online pro, we are all about the customer experience.

Thank you for your time reading this short, but to the point, article.

Paul Murphy — Operations Manager

Teachers’ Choice Award winner, 2019 — Internationally recognized Online and Combined TEFL/TESOL Certification Courses with unrivaled job support. Teach | Travel.

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