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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.
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Some time ago, a foreigner teaching at a private English academy (hagwon) in Seoul wrote me, complaining: “Foreign instructors at hagwon are treated as if they are criminals. I frequently have to prove that I am not an ex-convict hiding in Korea.” Of ...
Home from school at 1am in South Korea where education rules
This hard-working reputation is copper-fastened at schools, especially at the hagwons. The after-school education market is worth about €12.5 billion a year, and South Korea is now the second best performing country in the Pisa global test of academic ...