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As we know that English is an international language most commonly spoken to communicate globally. There are some countries whose native language is English and then there are some countries whose native language is different but there official language is English. Like in my country, Pakistan. Therefore all the education received in such countries is conducted throughout in English, which helps in achieving a certain level of the language. But the nationals of such countries are not benefited the same as native speakers. However the knowledge of a language for self-use and general communication is different from the knowledge and techniques required when you are transferring your knowledge to another person for the purpose of educating them or helping them learn a new language. TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is among the certifications required for teaching English on a standard and approved level, internationally. As a non-native English speaker, I found TEFL as an intense helping guide. It first helps in the realization that a language known for personal use is different from the language required to teach someone else. It further introduces to the general types and level of students and the techniques required to help progress and grasp the information provided. The TEFL course is properly designed and distributed into units addressing a particular need or function thus not imposing and overdoing information. Each task on completion leads to a test, which clarifies that the information provided in the unit was processed and grasped accurately. All the units are brief and self-explanatory which helps the teacher to first confront a presented scenario and how to deal with it according to the accepted and practiced reactions and solutions used by experienced teachers,worldwide, while not directing anything and letting the teacher decide based on example and personal opinion. There are task sheets available also through which a teacher can imagine and create scenarios, lesson plans, activities etc. for practice. In my opinion every English teacher should complete a TEFL course. The benefits of having a TEFL certification are: 1. The amount of knowledge you claim to teach regarding a language becomes more accurate and promising with a certification backing it up. 2. TEFL is recognized widely which will help your employer and the student in individual teaching case, build a trust in you. 3. It expands and deepens teachers’ knowledge and practical skills needed to teach ESL 4. It enables learning the methodology and practice of teaching English as a Foreign Language 5. The course focuses on the latest requirements of the 21st century and on the changing scenario of the education world 6. A TEFL course will give you the confidence to stand up in front of a class full of students 7. It will show you how to plan lessons and help you to create and select activities and materials. 8. Having TEFL you will feel confident and fully equipped to face the employer as well as students in the classroom. 9. And lastly TEFL is a requirement in order for one to be eligible for teaching English in registered and standard ESL schooling.