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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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South Korea launches happy education policy to shorten study hours
Yahoo!7 News
Most students head to a private institute, or hagwon, for extra tutoring, where they'll study for hours, sometimes until midnight. "Private tutoring in South Korea is really popular and because of that the gap between high class students and low class ...

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[Sohn Jie-ae] Parking lot parenting thoughts
The Korea Herald
So we, as parents, need to take real responsibility, take charge of our own children, put in the time and stop blaming the hagwon or even the education system for what our children are learning. At least that is what I tell myself today as I wait in ...