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Having taught in South Korea for almost 8 years now, there was a time where I thought my experience alone was all I needed when teaching ESL. Without having taken any type of certification course in ESL, I simply accumulated knowledge and learned as I taught over the years. However, after now completing this course, I have realized that although being a native english speaker will suffice when teaching abroad, taking the time and putting forth the extra effort to become TEFL/TESOL certified will work wonders for your future career in teaching ESL. Unlike others, I decided to take this course after I had already started teaching ESL. I felt that I was a pretty good teacher before starting this course. On the other hand, as I progressed through each lesson, I realized that there was a lot more I could be doing in and outside of the classroom. For example, since starting this course 6 months ago, I have already incorporated the different types of lesson plans (ESA, boomerang, patchwork, etc.). Most of the time, I never really engaged my students in the lesson being taught. Instead, I jumped right into the grammar points that needed to be learned. Overall, I am very satisfied with this course. As I mentioned earlier, I have been teaching in South Korea for almost 8 years now. I have never needed any type of TESOL/tefl certification to work here, but other countries do require certification. Taking this course has opened up new possibilities for me teaching in other countries. In addition, it has also padded my resume for when my wife and I do decide to go back to Canada.