I've been eyeing taking a TEFL course and did a few months of research from online to in class courses. The TEFL Academy was always one of the highest rated online courses that offered the full hours and flexibility. As a native speaker of English, I found this course challenging, but worth it. The teacher feedback is great and gave me lots of help in order to pass the assignments. I can't wait to use what I've learned here and I know I'll be prepared when I take over my first classroom. If anyone feels unsure about the TEFL Academy and the level 5 course, don't be! It is a lot of work, but you have plenty of time and help to get through it. I used up my entire 6 months, but I was also working, taking college classes and other things. If you dedicate your time on this, you'll be done in 2-4 weeks.