"If I chose to go to Korea and chose to sign a Korean contract with a landlord who clearly did not speak English, I would feel pretty stupid demanding after I was in the house that all communication suddenly take place in Korean, but that seems to be what is happening as a practical effect to us. "
Sorry, mistyped. I would feel stupid suddenly insisting that all business be conducted in English in a situation where I knew only Korean was spoken. I'm all for immigrants, but some of the laws, judges, and lawyers in this arena are insane! Do they speak 12 languages fluently? Then why do some of them expect landlords to be able to do this?