What is Hagwon?

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Living here in Korea just feels like stressful to kids,  after school they’re going to  Hagwon to learn music, Mathematics, English, Taekwondo, Arts and etc., so it is normal to see kids and high school student in the evening. I even see high school students as late as nine o’ clock they are still in the street, walking home or inside the school bus. When I am still a student nine o’clock is already bed time for me, I wonder if they still sleep because they have to wake up early in the morning to be ready to school except if there is an afternoon class here.

If you’re wondering what is Hagwon it is a private school or as Wikipedia defined it Hagwon (Korean: 학원) (also hagweon or hakwon) is the Korean-language word for a for-profit private institute, academy or cram-school prevalent in South Korea.

Well maybe that’s why Korea is progressive than Philippines because they study well and give importance to education, as far as I remember when I am in grade school I never open my notebooks to read what is written in each pages, I would rather read a comics than my notes.  Just thanks God I am constantly in star class, sometimes I wonder if I know the word study during those times maybe I will be in honor roll, but anyway forget about that because I can’t celebrate birthday at school to treat my teachers and classmates, blow-out in short and too far to be teacher’s pet. Well we can’t deny the fact that during those times it is a plus points, I just don’t know now a days.

Anyway back to Hagwon, English Hagwon is the most popular here where a lot of native speakers worked as a teacher.  So if you are graduate of four year course and a native speaker, looking for experience and want to travel you know where to go.

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9 Responses to “What is Hagwon?”

  1. Roxie Eberst says:

    Im grateful for the blog post.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

  2. chubskulit says:

    Korek ka dyan Rhe, dami talaga nilang activities tapos pag weekend meron pa silang mga tutorials!

    • adminryanne says:

      Haist tama ka Ate Rose kahit weekend eh may makikita ka talagang bata sa daan may bitbit na bag 🙂

  3. anne says:

    So nd sila makakastay gaano sa bahay nito sis?

  4. Mona says:

    Alam m yan ang gusto ko kay Kyla after school meron pa sya ibang activities na mag grow personalities nya or talent siguro kaso dito sa pnas parang sa mayayaman lang applicable, need more moolah hehhe.

    • adminryanne says:

      Sinabi mo pa sis, yong may pambayad lang talaga nakaka-afford magkaroon ng ibang activities like piano lesson, ballet and etc., tayo eh laro lang sa parang..lol

  5. Chie Wilks says:

    wow..it is nice to know a bit about Korea. hardworking sila ano? hehehe ayan kasi comics ng type basahin..ako rin noon.kong hindi comics, pocketbooks

    • adminryanne says:

      Masipag nga sila, haha pocketbooks din ako sis high school and college. Saka kahit naman siguro magbasa naman ako ng notes wala pa rin kasi hindi naman ako born genius, ano lng talkative lang..haha

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