Originally Posted by SuperUberBob
I've taught English in ROK and China. Am going back to China after the summer ends for another year.
ROK is slim pickings. The hours are going up and the pay is going down. Too many fresh off the boat people take any job thrown their way without asking questions. Private school owners see this and exploit the ignorance of foreign workers.
China is a hell of a trip. Had a small bit of culture shock as I expected it to be similar to ROK. It's not even close. You won't get paid a lot in China right off the bat, but the cost of living is so low that you could save a third of your salary without much effort.
That said, I am getting a bit tired of East Asia. I'll have my Irish passport soon and will try teaching elsewhere starting fall 2013.
The climate of teaching in Korea must have changed from when you were here since you can get a job like nothing. Most pay 2k a month plus housing and other extras makes it pretty darn easy to do.
If you get your 100 hour Tefl it will bump your pay by 100 bucks a month so it's worth it.
Korea is the place to teach since it's best for money, cost of living, culture and savings.
Go to Daves Esl cafe for huge job posting.
China has some good jobs too but most of them are with Walt Disney. 1 of my friends was making Korea money in China. Experience is the biggest thing and a little patience in finding a job.