| | Re: What is the quickest/easiest way to get fired from an ELS language center in Asia?
Contracts are for the benifit of the employee not the employer. Your friend is not legally tied into any obligation. S/he can quit any time but may forfit some of the benifits agreed to associated with the contract. You're friend will also lose their work visa and need a new job immediately or have to return home.
As Eric said I would just give notice and work out the last 4 weeks or so.