Winter Intensives are Over!

The winter intensives season has officially ended. For the three or four people who actually read this blog, let me explain. When the Korean public school system releases kids for a month each summer and winter, the private academy system offers extra classes so that parents can make sure their kids don’t sit around with […]

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The Winter "Break"

It’s Winter Break for South Korea’s school students right now, but don’t let me give you the wrong impression. The fact is that it’s not a break at all. I teach at an English language academy in Seoul, and this is one of that sector’s busiest times. Though the public schools have closed for a […]

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S. Korea’s New Push Regarding Private Education

I didn’t realize the extent of South Korea’s private education system until I got here (and honestly, I probably still don’t grasp the enormity of it). I work for a private education company that’s based in Seoul. These academies, or “hagwons” as they are also known, fill the gaps in South Korea’s public education system. […]

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