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We’re in the process of building the Hagwons.com community.  If you have taught or do teach English in South Korea, join us!  Register for an account, submit a hagwon and post on the message boards. Introduce yourself, tell us where you work(ed) and what you think/thought of your experience teaching English in South Korea.


What is a hagwon?

A Hagwon is a school in South Korea where Koreans, usually children, go to learn English and are taught by Korean and foreign, native English-speaking instructors.  While there are hagwons in and outside of Korea that teach subjects other than English, this web site will focus only on the English language hagwons within South Korea.

Hagwons.com is not a recruitment site or an intermediary between teachers and hagwons.  We are a resource where future, present and former teachers can research hagwons for potential employment, trade stories, ideas and advice and learn from each other about teaching English in South Korea.


Hagwons.com is a place where you will find hagwon ratings, new jobs and other important resources. More information can be found in our FAQ.


If you are thinking of teaching English in South Korea, sign up and head to the message boards.  Post your questions, ideas and concerns and hopefully you’ll be teaching before too long.

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Learning in, and from, Korea
Daily Californian
In addition to pushing their children to work hard in school, parents put in a huge amount of money and effort to get kids into “hagwons.” These are private institutes that provide supplementary education for students to improve their grades or to ...



Pagoda Group's head questioned
Korea JoongAng Daily
They summoned Park for questioning in March, though at the time she refused to attend, citing her campaign to become the president of the Korea Association of Hagwon. She was elected as president of the association last month, though some of its ...