Originally Posted by O'Higgins
My son who is a recent college grad has decided to teach in Korea for a year rather than immediately go to law school.
What advice can you give him? He is pretty excited about the experience, and if I was 22 and single, I would go too.
He should do his research first. Check the teachers' boards (Dave's ESL Cafe, Waygook.org). Another possibility is to teach camps (summer or winter). Some schools fly you here and put you up for the duration, though for summer camps the time is short. Jobs can be found at Dave's, Englishspectrum, Craigslist Seoul, Worknplay, and Korean Jobpot, among others. Also, he can register with recruiters (the more, the better).
If he wants to come for a year, he may be better off in a public school (EPIK, GEPIK programs) than at a cram school (hagwon). Also, he should begin getting his paperwork in order (transcripts, police checks, consulate interview). Details can be found through a search of the job forums.
Finally, before he accepts a job, he should be sure to talk to some of the teachers already there.
You can PM me if you like. I've been in Daegu for going on 10 years, and nearly four years in South America before that. Good luck to him.