About eTEFL Online

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About Us

eTEFL Online was founded in 2016 by entrepreneur and ESL specialist, Jody van der Westhuizen.

Jody studied Business Management, graduated in 2003, and began travelling the world. He lived and worked in the UK, Ireland and Australia before ending up in Spain where he did an online TEFL course in 2006. He spent the next 13 years teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). In 2014, he started working for Cambridge English Language Assessment as one of their exam invigilators before being promoted to Exam Centre Supervisor in 2015. Then, in 2016 he started eTEFL Online and juggled all three roles (ESL teacher, Exam Centre Supervisor and owner of eTEFL) for two years. By 2018, Jody was dedicating all of his time to running eTEFL Online. Today he continues to run eTEFL Online full-time with the help of an expert team.

At eTEFL Online, we have sourced everything you’ll need to teach English online from the world’s leading ESL organizations and professionals. Our training packages will prepare you to teach English for an online school, as a freelance teacher or even start your own online teaching business. No experience or qualifications are required as we’ll provide all the training, teaching resources, and job assistance with lifetime support.

Take a look at the teacher training packages we offer on our homepage and send us a message if you have any questions.

We look forward to helping you succeed!

Jody van der Westhuizen – Owner of eTEFL Online

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

The TEFL (or Teaching English as a Foreign Language) industry is worth over $150 Billion dollars with over 500 million students in China alone!

Now is the perfect time to become part of this booming industry by teaching English online from the comfort of your own home or while travelling the world. Your first step is to get certified to teach English and we can help you by providing our accredited online TEFL/TESOL courses. Our courses have been designed by Dr Daniel Portman EdD who has over 20 years of experience in teacher training. All of our TEFL courses are accredited by OTTSA (Online TEFL Training Standards Agency) to ensure they meet international standards and are accepted worldwide.


While we make every effort to ensure that you have the best possible chance at finding success in your new career teaching English online, we cannot guarantee that you will get hired by a school or that you will receive any earnings as a freelance teacher. All job offers are subject to an interview with a prospective employer. The majority of our course graduates who wanted to work, met the job requirements and followed our instructions, were able to secure a paid teaching job online after completing one of our online TEFL courses. The demand for English teachers is very high and although most ESL schools abroad are desperate for teachers, applicants are required to approach the job interview professionally and with respect, as you would with any job vacancy. Some companies require you to have a BA degree or Diploma in any subject as well as a TEFL Certificate.

Please read through the information presented on this website thoroughly before purchasing any of the courses or packages. We strongly recommend that you contact our support staff (support@eteflonline.com) or book a consultation call before making any payments so that we can recommend the best course of action for you.

This TEFL/TESOL program is certified to meet international standards. Our TEFL/TESOL courses are accredited and moderated by OTTSA.


Get TEFL certified in a few weeks and start tutoring English online from the comfort of your own home or from your laptop while traveling the world.

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