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ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd

Is ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd legit? No.

Fake reviews, fake Level 3-5 TEFL courses, fake accreditation, and lies about its charity donations.

This is a must-read article for anyone considering a TEFL online certification course from ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd and World TEFL Institute. Both programs are owned by the same British ex-pat living in the Philippines: James Anthony Dwyer.


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ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd – a British TEFL online Scam in the tropics.

Program website: https://internationaltefltesol.com/

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TEFLtrainer (the Reviews tab has been disabled).

This article has been updated on November 14th, 2022. The article was updated to include additional an email screenshot of James Anthony Dwyer of ITT International TEFL and TESOL threatening Trusted TEFL Reviews if we don’t delete this article.


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Because of the sheer amount of evidence available to us, Trusted TEFL Reviews has decided to present the content of this article primarily through images.

Under each image, there will be a short description of detail.

James Anthony Dwyer started out as a TEFL teacher in Hua Hin, Thailand
James Anthony Dwyer | English Teacher in Hua Hin, Thailand.

James began his TEFL career in 2017, teaching English in Hua Hin, Thailand.

A few years later, James had gone ahead and set up his own Online TEFL certification course program.

GOV.UK | James Anthony DWYER
James Anthony DWYER | GOV.UK

Gov.UK is a database of all limited companies registered in the UK.

Anyone can set up a limited company in the UK.

All that is required is that you have legal status in the UK, some pocket change to pay for the processing fee, and a name for your business.

ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd is registered at Bexhill-On-Sea, England
ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd | GOV.UK

As you can see, James established his online TEFL program just a few years after he had started teaching English.

It is also noteworthy to point out here that ITT is a one-man-show program.

James sometimes claims that he has a team of experts working for him, but that isn’t true.

When you correspond with ITT, you are corresponding directly with James.

World TEFL Institute is registered at Bexhill-On-Sea, England
World TEFL Institute | GOV.UK

A year later, James decided to start running an additional TEFL Online certification course program.

He named it World TEFL Institute.

Both Online TEFL certification programs are “accredited” by the International TEFL/TESOL Accreditation Council. It’s a fake accreditation body and James owns its website.

More about the fake accreditation website and other fake identities a bit later on.

ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd Homepage
ITT | Homepage

The ITT Homepage wants to communicate three main messages to you:

  1. ITT runs substantially discounted TEFL online certification courses.
  2. A small percentage of your ITT course fee gets given to charity.
  3. ITT runs government-regulated Level 3-5 TEFL online certification courses.

The courses are ALWAYS on discount. The 120-Hour TEFL course was never sold at $299.

At most, and we mean at most here, 1% of your course fee (if any at all) will be sent to Save the Children.

James Dwyer donates a very small amount to the Save the Children charity
James Anthony Dwyer | Save the Children

Trusted TEFL Reviews asked James for some proof that he donates to Save the Children, given that he so prominently displays this on his homepage.

He has only ever made a one-time US$20 donation to Save the Children.

James doesn’t have any “staff” to pay. It’s just him.

Just as outrageous, is that the advertised Level 3-5 courses are fake.

They are all the same TEFL course, but with a different fake “Level” applied.

James understands that Level TEFL courses are seen as popular options, and he rebranded his TEFL course this year and now sells it as many different Level TEFL courses.

They are fake.

Someone pointed this obvious truth out over on the Paypal forums, where James uses several different aliases. “teflsupport” is one of those aliases.

Here, James Dwyer responds as "teflsupport". He falsely claims that ITT's TEFL courses are government regulated.
Anyone can register a business with a government, including a fraudulent business. ITT TEFL is not an official government organization. It is a scam.

James has aliases all over the internet, and he has been caught out so many times for his sockpuppets.

Here is an example from Reddit:

ITT TEFL shills online
ITT | Reddit

One of the major issues with purchasing one of James Dwyer’s fake TEFL courses is that it won’t be recognized as a legal document when you want to apply for a work visa abroad.

ITT TEFL certificates legalization problems
ITT complaint on Reddit.

Let’s now have a quick look at the accreditation body that accredits the online TEFL/TESOL certification courses of ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd and the World TEFL Institute.

International TEFL/TESOL Accreditation Council Homepage
International TEFL/TESOL Accreditation Council | Accreditation of TEFL/TESOL and Training

When we first saw the website, we thought it didn’t look right.

We tried to find out who was behind the website.

Both TEFL programs have an Accreditation Statement, where a “Sally King” is claimed to be the “Compliance Officer”.

ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd Accreditation Statement | Fake | Scam!
Sally King | Compliance Officer | International TEFL/TESOL Accreditation Council.

We discovered that “Sally King” is a made-up name, and that her image is a stock image taken from the internet:

Sally King ITT TEFL accreditation fake
Sally King | International TEFL and TESOL LTD
Sally King | Compliance Officer | International TEFL TESOL Accreditation Council
Sally King | World TEFL Institute
"Sally King" is the fake Compliance Officer at International TEFL TESOL Accreditation Council
Sally King | Royalty-Free Image

The International TEFL/TESOL Accreditation Council is supposedly based in Eastbourne, England.

Eastbourne is about a 30-minute drive from where James has his TEFL companies registered.

Bexhill-on-Sea to Eastbourne

People have also complained that when they contacted this bogus accreditation website – a website funded by James Anthony Dwyer – they received a response back from a Hotmail.co.uk account that is James Dwyer’s personal Hotmail.co.uk account email account.

So, it is clear that the International TEFL/TESOL Accreditation Council is James Anthony Dwyer.

Now, let’s have a look at some fake reviews:

James Anthony Dwyer is the owner of the website The Best TEFL Courses
The Best TEFL Courses TEFL reviews website.

James Anthony Dwyer created a TEFL Reviews website in order to promote his ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd Online TEFL certification course program.

It used to use the URL thebestteflcourses.net, but has recently changed its URL to www.topteflcourses.org/

Here is an opportunity to have a bit of “Find Dwyer” fun. Can you spot him in the above photograph?

Btw that photo was taken when James was still teaching English in Hua Hin, Thailand.

Here are some more examples of James faking reviews for his TEFL programs:

James' Dwyer's review of his own TEFL program, but using the alias "Paul".
James is now Paul? | Go Overseas Review
Another fake ITT TEFL review, written by its owner James Anthony Dwyer
James is now Gordon? | International TEFL and TESOL Ltd Review
World TEFL Institute fake review #1 | James Anthony Dwyer
This is Gordon? | World TEFL Institute Review
World TEFL Institute fake review #2 | James Anthony Dwyer
Or, is this the real Gordon? | World TEFL Institute

A few more odd reviews:

Paula and Mary's fake reviews of ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd.
Paula and Mary claim to be graduates of the ITT TEFL program.
World TEFL Institute fake review #3 | Paula
Paula also claims to be a graduate of the World TEFL Institute TEFL program.
World TEFL Institute fake review #4 | Mary
Mary also claims to be a graduate of the World TEFL Institute TEFL program.

Regarding reviews, James Anthony Dwyer is a bit of a TEFL dictator.

He limits the possibility of leaving reviews on free-speech platforms and promotes reviews on platforms which he has financial agreements with.

The ITT International TEFL and TESOL Facebook page has its Reviews tab disabled.
Facebook page | ITT TEFL.

ITT has the Reviews tab disabled on its Facebook page. This is a major red flag.

In the past 24 hours, James has changed the logo on his company’s Facebook page.

It is also very odd that it has almost 30,000 Likes and Follows, but hardly anyone comments on its posts. It looks likely to us that James paid for those Likes and Follows.

The ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd YouTube channel has its Comments turned off.
YouTube channel | ITT TEFL.

ITT TEFL has comments turned off on its YouTube videos.

Btw, please check out the YouTube channel for ITT.

The choice of “cutting edge” graphics and artificial voices in some of the videos are absolutely hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34-Fkx40FQC85F9DlWD9kA/videos

The Facebook page for the World TEFL Institute does have its Reviews tab enabled, but the reviews have been written by friends of James.

James has his companies registered in the UK, but he lives in Lapu-Lapu Cebu, Philippines:

ITT International TEFL and TESOL addrsss in the Philippines
James Anthony Dwyer | Cebu, Philippines.
World TEFL Institute fake Facebook review #1 | Rheena Hellena
Rheena Hellena | World TEFL Institute | Facebook Review.
World TEFL Institute fake Facebook review #2 | Jiufel Baguio Abestano
Jiufel Baguio Abstano | World TEFL Institute | Facebook Review.
World TEFL Institute fake Facebook review #3 | Dale Weigel
Dale Weigel | World TEFL Institute | Facebook Review.

Interestingly, though, the YouTube channel for World TEFL Institute does have its comments turned off:

World TEFL Institute's YouTube channel has its Comments turned off

The woman in this promotional video for World TEFL Institute looks very similar to “Paula” who supposedly graduated from both ITT and World TEFL Institute.

So, where can you read real customer reviews for the ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd, and World TEFL Institute online TEFL certification course programs?

Well, James would like you to go to Trust Pilot and Go Abroad.

GoAbroad and TrustPilot reviews for the World TEFL Institute Program
ITT TEFL and World TEFL Institute reviews on Trust Pilot and Go Abroad.

Trust Pilot is like a pirate’s bay for any TEFL program that wants a safe refuge from real customer reviews, so you really can’t believe the reviews there because TEFL schools routinely write their own 5-Star reviews on the platform.

Another fake TEFL review, written by James Anthony Dwyer
“F Dwyer” World TEFL Institute review on Trust Pilot, written by James Anthony Dwyer.

You also can’t believe any of the reviews listed on goabroad.com, or on gooverseas.com.

Why not?

It’s because their business model is based on the referral system.

TEFL program owners like James pay money to be featured on the platform.

Go Abroad and Go Overseas also receive a referral commission when someone purchases one of James’ courses via their websites.

I mean, why else would Go Abroad spend Google advertising dollars promoting ITT online?

ITT TEFL reviews advertised by GoAbroad's PPC Google account
Go Abroad paid ad for ITT International TEFL and TESOL LTD Programs and Reviews.

We want to conclude this article by allowing something that James hates to do: allowing his customers to have their say:

Rebecca's review of ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd.
ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd review | Rebecca
Patty's review of ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd.
ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd review | Patty
Kelly's review of ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd.
ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd review | Kelly
Juraj's review of ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd.
ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd review | Juraj
ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd review | Leila
ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd review | Leila
ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd Terms and Conditions Conversation with James Dwyer on August 20, 2020
Response from ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd.

This is a recent photo of James Dwyer:

James Anthony Dwyer | British ex-pat con-artist in the Philippines
The fake watch on his wrist goes well with his fake TEFL courses.

What can you do if you have recently purchased a TEFL course from ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd or from World TEFL Institute?

You can forward this article to your bank or to Paypal.

The evidence is so clear that both programs are a scam and that you have been conned out of your hard-earned money that a chargeback will be granted and you will receive your money back.

The TEFL industry is littered with these types of complex TEFL scams and this is why we have a TEFL Scams section on Trusted TEFL Reviews:

https://trustedteflreviews.com/category/x-online-tefl-course-scams/

https://trustedteflreviews.com/category/x-online-tefl-course-scams/page/2/

How can you avoid falling for a TEFL scam?

It’s actually quite easy.

Go to the TEFL Course Directory and choose a TEFL program that is ranked high up in the table.

The top-rated schools in the directory are top-rated for a legitimate reason.

If you are still unsure which program to take, we recommend choosing from one of the 5 Best Online TEFL/TESOL certification course programs:

https://trustedteflreviews.com/2022/01/07/best-online-tefl-courses-tesol-2020/

Trusted TEFL Reviews is a non-profit website, so we are not in the pockets of any TEFL programs.

This means that you can trust the reviews published on Trusted TEFL Reviews because they are customer verified.


October 12th, 2022 update:

In a desperate attempt at trying to deflect all the bad press away from his TEFL program, James has, in the past 24 hours, redesigned his school’s logo- hoping that people will think that we are speaking about a different TEFL program.

internationaltefltesol.com scam

October 20th, 2022 update:

James Anthony Dwyer obviously saw that we knew that he had changed his school logo, so he changed it back to the original logo again.

Here, btw, is a recently-taken photo of James Anthony Dwyer – the one-man-show behind ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd and World TEFL Institute:

James Anthony Dwyer is a scam-artist living in Cebu City the Philippines
James Anthony Dwyer | Cebu City in the Philippines | October 2022

November 1st, 2022 update:

James has responded in the comments section below, using three separate email accounts.

One commenter remarked that James Dwyer’s comments, “are disgraceful, but I’m glad they’re there because they serve as a great example of why people should avoid the course.”


November 10th, 2022 update:

ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd and click farms.

A click farm is “a commercial enterprise that employs a large number of people to repeatedly click on items of online content in order to artificially inflate statistics of traffic or engagement.” – Oxford Languages.

In countries such as the Philippines, where law enforcement of click farms is sorely lacking, shady companies employ the services of click farms.

This industry takes advantage of the poorest members of that society, where click farmers work in squalid conditions and work up to 18 hours per day literally clicking on what a company has paid for them to click on.

ITT International TEFL and TESOL have paid money to a click farm company to have people repeatedly click the Like button on its Facebook page.

This can clearly be seen in the two screenshots below.

  1. The Facebook page for this fake TEFL program currently has 26,891 page likes.
  2. When you look at how many users interact with its posts, you see that almost nobody does. In fact, ITT International TEFL and TESOL is the user that interacts the most with the page, liking their own posts.
The ITT International TEFL and TESOL Facebook page has its Reviews tab disabled.

When you pay money to this program, you will be inadvertently contributing to the appalling conditions of click farm workers in under-developed countries; countries such as the Philippines, where ITT International TEFL and TESOL are located.

We would like to add that James Dwyer constantly checks this article. We see it in our stats.

When the article was first published, James changed his company logo.

When we called him out for it, he changed the logo back.

It is a certainty that he will read this update and he will ask his friends to like some of his Facebook posts in an attempt to dispute the content of this update.

That’s what he does.

He is a con man. A scam artist.

He is just moving deckchairs around now on the titanic.

The TEFL industry needs to be rid of these bad actors that make money via deception and fraud.


November 14th, 2022 update:

James Anthony Dwyer really wants this article deleted.

He began by responding to this article with rude comments and then progressed to creating a fake FB profile – claiming to be a lawyer – and threatening Trusted TEFL Reviews with legal action.

James has now progressed to threatening Trusted TEFL Reviews with click farms and a malware attack:

This should be enough to convince anyone to avoid ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd.

The two posts that James desperately wants to be deleted:

https://trustedteflreviews.com/2022/11/06/is-itt-international-tefl-and-tesol-ltd-legit/

https://trustedteflreviews.com/2022/11/14/itt-international-tefl-and-tesol-ltd/


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46 comments

  1. Wow! This is amazing work, Mia!
    I wasn’t aware of ITT. Now that I am, I will be warning all schools and students against doing any business with it.
    This blogpost will help some people save money by preventing them from getting scammed by this James guy.
    Kudos to you, Mia!

  2. I would like to let it be known that since the publication of this article, James Anthony Dwyer has personally threatened me.

    James is welcome to respond to this article, and graduates of his program are welcome to add their review of ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd.

    We will, of course, be extra vigilant in ensuring that any such reviews are backed up with concrete evidence of having taking the course.

    Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

  3. Good for you, Mia, for standing your ground!
    I had a rummage around online and one of the many complaints about ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd is that the owner (James) makes a habit of arguing with his customers.
    I can see now, through your exchange with him, that he is a hot-headed man who acts first and thinks later.
    Not the best combo for a TEFL program director.
    Also, I don’t understand what he thinks his lawyer is going to do?
    It’s clear from your blogpost that James is a conman who is cheating people via deception.
    My advice is to report him to the police if you receive any more threats.
    I’ve been forwarding this blogpost to as many schools and TEFL teachers as I can and the feedback so far is one of absolute shock that James has been left to operate in this way for so long.
    Hopefully this blogpost will be the start of his downfall.
    The TEFL industry really needs less people in it like James.
    People like him give the industry a bad reputation.

    1. Trusted TEFL Reviews has received a number of expletive-laden comments from James Dwyer in the past few hours.

      I felt it important to edit the disgusting swear word that James wrote in the comment above.

      This should be proof enough that you don’t want to be doing any business with James Dwyer and ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd.

      It’s absolutely shocking.

      Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

  4. It is obviously clear to me that James has narcissistic personality disorder. His business practices and the comments he has written demonstrate an inflated sense of his own importance, as well as a lack of empathy for others. I was about to buy one of his courses because it seemed like it was a really good deal. Having read the article, and having read the comments, there is no way in hell that I would pay any money to him. I definitely dodged a bullet! Thank you, Trusted TEFL Reviews!

    1. Abigail.

      Thanks for your message.

      Yes, I agree.

      I think he also does a lot of projecting.

      I’m happy that we were able to save you from the jaws of James Dwyer’s fake TEFL programs 🙂

      Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

  5. There really is no rest for the wicked.

    James Dwyer has edited the school logo on his ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd website.

    The only logical reason for doing so is to try and make people think that this article is not about his Online TEFL program.

    The website for ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd:

    https://internationaltefltesol.com/

    Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

  6. I purchased the course when it was $119.
    At the time, I thought I was getting a bargain.
    I can confirm that what the reviewers have written about the course is all true.
    It’s an extremely basic course and you have to submit your coursework manually.
    None of it was graded.
    When I was asked for $199 for the course certificate, I cut my losses and went elsewhere for my TEFL certification.
    ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd is a scam.

  7. Was also lured in by the cheap TEFL course price of ITT International TEFL TESOL Ltd.
    It soon became apparent that it was a bait-and-switch scam.
    Managed to have my money clawed back by my bank and received a few really rude emails from ITT TEFL and TESOL.
    Based on the Trusted TEFL Reviews TEFL Course Directory rankings, I decided https://teflonlinepro.com/120-hour-professional/ would be the better choice so I chose to take their 120-Hour international TEFL/TESOL certification course.
    It was excellent and was day and night compared to my nightmare experience with ITT TEFL and TESOL.
    Have been teaching English online and getting the job was easy because tefl online pro is fully accredited.
    The course with tefl online pro only cost $50 more than what I’d paid to ITT TEFL and TESOL.
    It was worth the small extra cost.

    1. Gordon C.

      Thanks for your message.

      Yes, I agree with you that teflonlinepro.com is an excellent Online TEFL/TESOL certification course training option.

      They are the top-rated program on Trusted TEFL Reviews and have won the Teachers’ Choice Award for the past four years in a row.

      OISE University of Toronto TEFL, CIEE TEFL, Maximo Nivel TEFL, and Vantage TEFL are also excellent Online TEFL/TESOL training options.

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      Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

  8. Had an absolutely horrendous experience with ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd.
    Paid US$79 for the course and then paid US$199 for the legalized copy of the TEFL certificate.
    It looked official so I assumed I was good to go and begin applying for jobs in Vietnam.
    My visa application was denied and the reason given was the TEFL certificate is fake.
    James assured me the TEFL certificate would be legalized in the UK.
    It wasn’t. It was legalized in the Philippines.

    Had to quickly choose another TEFL course because time was running out on my Vietnam tourist visa.
    In the process of recovering my funds from ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd.
    Paid for the course with my Paypal, so it won’t be a problem getting my course fee back.
    But James made me pay the certificate legalization by Western Union.
    Don’t think I will ever get that money back.

    Not using my real name for fear of retaliatory attacks from ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd.

  9. This is yet again (sigh) another expletive-laden comment from James Anthony Dwyer of ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd.

    I (again) felt it important to edit the disgusting swear words that James wrote in his comment.

    What James doesn’t realize is that Trusted TEFL Reviews is working around the clock to promote this article online. This includes warning the affiliate partners of James that they shouldn’t continue to be partnered with his fake TEFL programs.

    It is in the public interest that we make as many people aware as possible of the existence of this article.

    This should be further proof that you don’t want to be doing any business with James Dwyer and ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd or World TEFL Institute.

    Again, it’s absolutely shocking.

    An additional warning to anyone paying for one of James Dwyer’s fake TEFL courses is that he will get you to pay for one of his courses via Paypal but will have you pay for the course certificate (US$199) via Western Union.

    Never pay via Western Union. If you do, you won’t be able to recuperate your losses.

    Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

  10. I took this course over the summer. Chose it because of the positive reviews I read on goabroad.com. It’s obvious to me now that those reviews are fake. When I complained about the content quality, I was locked out of the course and told to “go somewhere else”. I was made to feel like I was the problem. It was a relief to find this post and it gave me the motivation to apply for a refund through my bank. I did like you said and forwarded them the link for this page. My bank just replied that my refund has been accepted and I can expect the money back on my account within a month. Thank God I didn’t finish the course and send the US$199 Western Union certification fee. I would have been screwed trying to get that money back. ITT International TEFL and TESOL is a scam. I don’t recommend anyone take one of its TEFL courses.

    1. Chris.

      Thanks for your feedback.

      Yes, the reviews of ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd published on Go Abroad are fake.

      Go Abroad is known for suppressing negative reviews and promoting positive reviews. This is essentially their business model. The more positive reviews a TEFL program gets, the more inclined people will be to buy the course and the more referral fees Go Abroad receives.

      I would like to add that there is no reason why a digital TEFL certificate should cost US$199.

      James Dwyer is baiting people with low TEFL course prices and then scamming them with the hidden certification fees.

      I’m very happy to read that you have managed to get your course fee refunded.

      Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

  11. Trusted TEFL Reviews has received a strongly-worded Facebook message from someone claiming to legally represent James Anthony Dwyer and his fake TEFL programs ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd and World TEFL Institute.

    The name of this supposed lawyer: Mark Tanner.

    Mark’s profile picture shows an official-looking person dressed in a tie and suit.

    I had a look at the profile and noticed that the profile had been created within the past 24 hours.

    It is a fake profile 🙂

    James Dwyer is spending all of his energy creating online aliases to defend himself against the irrefutable evidence outlined in this article.

    That, is a sad way to spend your time and energy.

    James is a barking dog that doesn’t bite.

    It is also noteworthy to add that this article is gaining a lot of traffic.

    More and more unsuspecting TEFL students will gain the knowledge that ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd and World TEFL Institute are fake TEFL certification programs.

    Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

  12. James Dwyer isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed.
    He is a tool though.
    I suspected he might try to scare you by having someone write a cease and desist letter or something similar.
    I didn’t expect him to create a fake profile and have that fake profile try and scare you though.
    Now that he has done this, any future threats or warnings just can’t be taken seriously.
    They wouldn’t be anyway because the evidence so clearly points to James operating a complex TEFL scam.
    If anything, James should and can be charged with fraud.
    I am happy for the TEFL industry that this blogpost is getting the traffic it deserves.
    Well done, Mia!

  13. TEFLexpert.

    Thanks for your comment.

    Trusted TEFL Reviews publishes verified TEFL reviews and TEFL-related articles.

    How a TEFL program reacts to a review or an article is ultimately up to them.

    The reputable TEFL programs always respond transparently.

    The disreputable programs always go on the offensive.

    James is an excellent example of a disreputable TEFL program provider going on the offensive.

    He has had ample time and opportunity to add a comment in response to the accusations laid out in this article.

    Instead, he has written insulting comments and has created a fake Facebook profile to threaten me with legal action.

    When faced with such overwhelmingly irrefutable evidence, the only option James really has is to try and discredit this article from his perspective.

    It’s been proven that ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd and World TEFL Institute are fake TEFL programs; he is more than welcome to write a transparent response to the accusations but he knows that there is nothing he can write that will disprove the evidence.

    I must admit that the fake Facebook profile was disappointing.

    I had assumed that James Dwyer was more calculative.

    Soon, he will be left with no TEFL customers and that will be a very good day for the world of TEFL.

    Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

  14. Hi!

    GoAbroad receives affiliate link kickbacks. That’s why scam TEFL programs are able to remain listed on GoAbroad and appear to have only positive customer feedback. It’s all a big scam. Don’t believe any of the reviews on GoAbroad.

    I found ITT TEFL and TESOL on GoAbroad and went ahead and purchased their “Level 5” course because of all the positive reviews. I knew at once that I’d been scammed because the course was so poor. There was no customer service either. I didn’t finish the course. It just wasn’t worth it. The reviews were fake. I can’t think of any other explanation because there was such a huge disconnect between the reviews and what I experienced.

  15. Lucy.

    Thanks for your ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd course feedback.

    Yes, there are a many recurring complaints about GoAbroad and GoOverseas.

    Both websites earn referral fees from the TEFL programs that they advertise on their platforms.

    Trusted TEFL Reviews notified GoAbroad about the TEFL scam run by James Anthony Dwyer.

    Their response shocked us:

    “We are now giving ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd time to process TEFL accreditation from legitimate accrediting bodies. If they are not able to complete the process within the time given to them, we will be removing their listings from GoAbroad.com.”

    What this means is that GoAbroad are aware that ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd are running an accreditation scam, but that they are allowing them to remain listed on GoAbroad for an unspecified amount of time.

    GoAbroad spend Google ads money advertising ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd online, and they receive referral money every time an unsuspecting person purchases an ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd course through the GoAbroad website.

    It, therefore, is not in the financial interests for GoAbroad to de-list ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd.

    You are right. It is a scam. There is no other explanation for it.

    I’ve read the ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd reviews on GoAbroad and they all sound very similar and all seem to suffer from exactly the same grammar errors; grammar errors that James Anthony Dwyer has made in his emails and messages to me.

    If you purchased your course less than six months ago, you can apply for a chargeback and have your funds returned to you.

    I would just like to remind our readers that although this article is specifically about ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd, James Anthony Dwyer also owns and operates the World TEFL Institute TEFL program.

    James keeps changing the company logo for both programs to try and confuse people into thinking that this article is not about his TEFL programs.

    To make it clear, we are writing about:

    https://internationaltefltesol.com/

    https://worldteflinstitute.net/

    Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

    1. James Anthony Dwyer.

      Thanks for your comment.

      You have so many different online aliases that you can’t keep up with them.

      Do you realize that you have added comments using three separate email addresses and all with the same IP address from the Philippines?

      The links have been added to expose your TEFL scams.

      Any of your customers reading this article and your comments will be scratching their heads with deep concern, as will your affiliate partners.

      Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

  16. Nick.

    Thanks for your feedback.

    Yes, tefl online pro is the current top-rated Online TEFL/TESOL certification course program and has won the Teachers’ Choice Award consecutively for the past four years.

    Graduates and students regularly rate the program the maximum five stars:
    https://trustedteflreviews.com/category/tefl-online-pro-teachers-choice-award-winner-2022/

    CIEE TEFL, Maximo Nivel TEFL, OISE University of Toronto TEFL, and Vantage TEFL are also recommended programs for the international TEFL/TESOL certification online training:

    https://trustedteflreviews.com/2022/01/07/best-online-tefl-courses-tesol-2020/

    Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

  17. I’m gutted that I didn’t notice this review before purchasing my course! I bought a Level 3 course fairly recently and am now in the process of asking my bank to retrieve my money for me.

    In the last few days, I independently did some of the same research as you, but you’ve found far more information than I managed to uncover myself! Your post is amazing and sums everything up excellently.

    The course itself was poorly made, but I pushed through it, figuring that I might as well just get on with it and earn the “accredited” certificate. However, after some strange correspondence with their company, I became suspicious. When I discovered the awful accreditation website, I started doing some research and I quickly realised the mistake I’d made.

    I’m lucky that I didn’t pay a huge amount for the course, but it’s a matter of principle. I’m making complaints through the official channels in the UK. I’ll also contact GoAbroad.com as it was a (foolishly cursory) scan of their reviews that caused me to buy the course in the first place. I can’t imagine it will have any impact, but I’m annoyed enough to try!

    As an aside, his comments on this article are disgraceful, but I’m glad they’re there because they serve as a great example of why people should avoid the course.

    1. Thanks for your feedback!

      I think you will find that if you do manage to leave a negative review on GoAbroad that ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd will respond with 10-20 self-written positive reviews.

      We think that all of the positive reviews for the ITT TEFL program on GoAbroad have been written by the owner, James Anthony Dwyer.

      We wrote an article yesterday, outlining the murky waters that companies such as GoAbroad operate in:

      https://trustedteflreviews.com/2022/10/25/goabroad-com-reviews-scam/

      I also agree with you about James Dwyer’s comments.
      They are disgraceful.

      I hope your refund gets processed smoothly.

      Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

  18. The course is poorly conceived and poorly executed, the certificate doesn’t look real, the promised job support never arrived. The reviews on GoAbroad for ITT International TEFL and TESOL are so obviously from the owner of the program. I can see that now. Refund from Paypal is on its way.

  19. Kayleigh.

    Thanks for your feedback.

    Yes, a common complaint of the program is that it is of poor quality and that the (expensive) certificate is very basic.

    Unfortunately, this is what happens when a guy (James Dwyer) with limited TEFL knowledge and training decides to start a TEFL certification training company online.

    I’m happy to read that your course refund was processed promptly by Paypal.

    Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

  20. I very nearly chose this ITT program and I’m so glad I didn’t.
    Spoke to a guy on the phone named Jason and he put me off taking the course.
    He talked up the program so much with so many out-there promises that it seemed too good to be true.
    Obviously reading this article I see it is too good to be true.
    Instead, I went with TEFL Online Pro.
    Took their 140 Hour course:
    https://teflonlinepro.com/140-hour-hybrid/
    It’s a bit more expensive than the one offered by ITT but it’s worth every penny.
    The support has just been excellent and I didn’t have any issues with using the certificate for my teaching job and work visa in Vietnam.
    I recommend TEFL Online Pro for sure.

  21. Nadia.

    Thanks for your feedback.

    Yes, unregulated TEFL courses such as ITT International TEFL and TESOL are too good to be true.

    Yes, TEFL Online Pro is one of the best Online TEFL/TESOL certification course programs on the market.

    I would like to add that Trusted TEFL Reviews updated this article today because we have been further threatened by the owner of ITT International TEFL and TESOL.

    Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

  22. ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd update.

    James Anthony Dwyer (the owner of ITT International TEFL and TESOL) has (again) requested that this article be deleted.

    This time, he flat-out tried to bribe me!
    When I flat-out refused his offer, his retort was that he will attack Trusted TEFL Reviews via the dark web.

    As a recap, for anyone reading this comment, James Dwyer is the one-man-show behind ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd and the World TEFL Institute.

    He has been exposed for operating fake Level 3-5 TEFL courses, lying about his Save the Children charity contributions, writing fake reviews for his programs, using click farms to artificially bolster his Facebook pages’ likes, and owning the accreditation website that claims to independently accredit his programs’ TEFL courses.

    In addition, James has created a fake Facebook profile and had that fake profile threaten me with legal action (which never materialized) and he has been working overtime to have his fake online profiles attack Trusted TEFL Reviews online.

    The guy is a joke and if you purchase one of his TEFL courses it will result in you becoming a victim of a complex scam.

    All the info regarding James’s scams can be found in the category sections for ITT International TEFL and TESOL and World TEFL Institute:

    https://trustedteflreviews.com/category/itt-international-tefl-and-tesol-blacklisted-warning/

    https://trustedteflreviews.com/category/world-tefl-institute/

    Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

  23. Wow! Shocking but also kinda expected when I read about all the other things James does.
    Will he have any customers left at all?
    Who is going to pay him money after finding out about his scam?

  24. Janet.

    Thanks for your comment.

    Yes, it is bizarre.

    On the one hand, James boasts that he doesn’t care about this article because he doesn’t think so many of his clients will read it.

    On the other hand, James has gone to absurd lengths to get me to delete this article.

    I know of at least four people that have now canceled their TEFL course with James’s companies because of this article.

    All James had to do was respond to this article in a transparent manner.

    Instead, he has threatened me, insulted me, and tried to bribe me.

    I really do feel sorry for any students currently taking one of his TEFL courses.

    Apart from paying for a fake TEFL certification course, I bet James is a real nightmare to have to deal with.

    Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

    1. This is (sigh) yet another threat from James Anthony Dwyer, the one-man-show English guy behind the ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd and World TEFL Institute programs.

      If you purchase one of James’s fake TEFL courses, you will have to deal directly with James.

      ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd verified customer reviews:

      https://trustedteflreviews.com/category/itt-international-tefl-and-tesol-blacklisted-warning/

      World TEFL Institute verified customer reviews:

      https://trustedteflreviews.com/category/world-tefl-institute/

      Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

  25. Paid for my course but never got access to it. When I complained I was lied to. They said I never paid. I have proof of the payment going through and I kept the successful payment email confirmation sent from ITT International TEFL TESOL. I don’t understand why they can’t just give me access to the course!? The username and password they sent me for login didn’t work. I don’t think the login page is real. Help! What can I do? Robyn.

    1. Robyn.

      Thanks for your comment.

      If you purchased the course with your debit or credit card, you can contact your bank and request a chargeback on the purchase.

      If you purchased the course via Paypal, you can contact Paypal and request a chargeback on the purchase.

      From what I have been hearing on the TEFL grapevine, James Dwyer has begun requesting that people pay for his courses via Western Union or bank transfers.

      If you make any purchase with a bank transfer or Western Union payment, you will never see the money again.

      Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

  26. That’s good to know, Robyn!

    I would also check your bank statements just to make certain that the security of your card hasn’t been compromised.

    To be better safe than sorry, it would be wise to request that your bank block any payments made in the Philippines.

    ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd claim to have their headquarters in the UK, but they are actually headquartered in Cebu City in the Philippines.

    ITT International TEFL and TESOL Ltd is owned and operated solely by James Anthony Dwyer- an English ex-pat living full-time in Cebu City.

    Mia Williams – Trusted TEFL Reviews

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