That only skllz can provide a good English speaking teachers. What I find troubling is that many in the profession assume language proficiency to be tantamount to being a good English teacher, trivializing many other important factors such as experience, qualifications and personality. Some learned English as children; other’s learning it as adults. Some learned it prior to coming to the United Kingdom; others learned it after their arrival. Native English speaking teachers without teaching qualifications is more likely to be hired as ESL teachers than qualified and experienced, especially outside the United Kingdom While proficiency might be a necessity and schools should ensure that both the prospective native and nonnative English teachers can provide a clear and intelligible English speaking teachers.