ljp2010, teacherphili and theteacherjames had different views on working in South Korea. Much of it comes down to the fact that there are cowboy establishments everywhere, but not all of the schools belong on any such list.
Recruiters who are permanently looking for staff make@teacherphili wary,as he thinks the turnover rate could be very high on sites such as http://t.co/1O5LSdZp
Tefl Tradesman http://t.co/NafUVTua
http://t.co/IBrPuGLj ELT world discussion board
@elleplus1 made the point that you can discover yourself in a new way.
Should teachers learn a bit of the language before going? English will get you by in many European countries, but if you are going to work further afield you have options: Hit the ground running, by being able to use numbers, money, directions and how to order a beer (or tea) depending on the country! Or, pick it up on the ground from the locals! The consensus was that you quickly learn to communicate with someone you don't share a common language with.