I would really fancy living and working in france or spain, or plenty of other places in Europe, but dont really have the language..yet. Im wondering if anyone just upped and went without very much of the language(s) and found out it was fine, or horrendous and would say dont do it!!!
Have so far done that with a couple of places I knew a little of the language (Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein), and 3 places where I knew not a single word, or certainly less than a dozen (Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden). No problems.
Have done it a couple of time. In three months i was fine with the language. Just take a really basic job then when your level gets better you can change to a better one.