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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.


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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Six-year-old dies after falling out of hagwon bus
Korea Times
A six-year-old girl was pronounced dead at a hospital after falling out of a Taekwando academy bus, Yongin Police Department confirmed Wednesday. On Monday, the girl surnamed Yang fell out of the hagwon car due to the unlocked door that had swung ...

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School violence still an issue at hagwon
Korea JoongAng Daily
The Ministry of Education currently has no measures to deal with violence at hagwon, and when it announced a plan last December detailing how to handle and prevent school violence, there were no stipulations regarding private academies. “It's difficult ...