Hi! I've been thinking of becoming an ESL teacher for a while, I planned to look into it in a year or two. But the lockdown has put me out of work for months, so I'm thinking of changing careers a bit earlier. I've done a few pricey courses in my life though, and usually regretted it when they failed to lead to a job, or led to a much worse job than I imagined. I'm hoping to get some advice and avoid any pitfalls this time around. I'm living in Australia, and I'd like to spend some time teaching ESL in China, then perhaps other countries down the track. While I know that it's fairly easy to get a job teaching english in China, I want to make sure that I actually have something worthwhile to offer students. I've heard that the TESOL qualification is applicable primarily in western anglophone countries, but some sources say it's recognised internationally as well. Other sources say that a TEFL qualification is more appropriate to teach overseas. The TESOL courses I've been able to find online seem more rigorous. Can anyone advise on that? I've been looking at TESOL Australia's International TESOL Diploma course. Does that seem appropriate? Is the organisation as reputable as it looks? Are there other things I should be thinking about before considering teaching overseas? Thanks for bearing with me. These might seem like obvious questions, but I've been burned by not asking obvious questions before.