Good evening all. I'm posting for the first time to seek help to get to the bottom of an issue I've been having for a while. I began looking at TEFL courses a while back due to a desire to travel and a love for language. I currently teach RE and Geography in a secondary school in the UK but I will be an English teacher primarily from September. I intend to leave the country after that year and a job teaching English abroad seems like the natural next step. I've done a lot of research on TEFL qualifications and there is a lot to choose from and I've read most are not genuine and most genuine employers will not recognise them. I suppose the main questions I have are: I have 3 years experience working in a secondary school having achieved a BA in education and QTS status. Would most schools abroad still expect me to have TEFL certification or will experience/degree be enough? Will having TEFL certification give me a significant advantage when applying for jobs abroad? Which providers of TEFL courses can be trusted and which are recognised internationally? I've heard that the cheaper courses may not be recognised even when accredited. Any support/advice with this would be much appreciated, I'm sure there's someone out there that has shared this dilemma at some point.