Ben is from California but worked as an English teacher in South Korea for four years. During his time in Korea, he did not possess a teaching qualification. When he returned home to the United States, he decided to become qualified to further his education. Even though he had prior teaching experience, he learned a lot of new skills and techniques, such as the ESA methodology, classroom management and lesson planning. Therefore, he highly recommends the course to anyone who is working in the EFL field.