Read 646 times

  • Teacheng
  • Adventurer

    • 33

    • November 20, 2020, 01:23:33 am
    • US
How many hours of teaching per day is typical hagwon
« on: January 11, 2021, 04:52:02 am »
Looking at Craiglist, I see some posting that says "2pm-10pm" or "9am-6pm" but it doesn't say how many hours of that is teaching and how many is prepping time.


  • waygo0k
  • The Legend

    • 4356

    • September 27, 2011, 11:51:01 am
    • Chungnam
Re: How many hours of teaching per day is typical hagwon
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 06:13:24 am »
At a sweet gig hagwon, 3-4 hrs a day.

At a standard McHagwon, 5-6 hrs a day.

At a hellwon, 7+ hrs a day.


  • Teacheng
  • Adventurer

    • 33

    • November 20, 2020, 01:23:33 am
    • US
Re: How many hours of teaching per day is typical hagwon
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 10:50:49 am »
For public schools (EPIK etc) is it also 3-4 hours a day?


  • waygo0k
  • The Legend

    • 4356

    • September 27, 2011, 11:51:01 am
    • Chungnam
Re: How many hours of teaching per day is typical hagwon
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2021, 11:07:54 am »
Public schools max out at 22 teaching hours per week.

The 18 additional hours are prep/desk time.


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6538

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: How many hours of teaching per day is typical hagwon
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2021, 11:19:41 am »
Public schools max out at 22 teaching hours per week.

The 18 additional hours are prep/desk time.

Even considering that EPIK never really gets to 60 mins (more like 40-45) It's not even over half the time. We're talking 15-18 ACTUAL CLOCK HOURS.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • Teacheng
  • Adventurer

    • 33

    • November 20, 2020, 01:23:33 am
    • US
Re: How many hours of teaching per day is typical hagwon
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2021, 11:59:42 am »
Even considering that EPIK never really gets to 60 mins (more like 40-45) It's not even over half the time. We're talking 15-18 ACTUAL CLOCK HOURS.

15/5 is 3 hr per day.
18/5 is 3.6 hr per day.

So I guess you could work as low as just half the hours you do at a hagwon for about the same amount of money? 


  • CO2
  • Waygook Lord

    • 6538

    • March 02, 2015, 03:41:14 pm
    • Uiwang
Re: How many hours of teaching per day is typical hagwon
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2021, 12:04:40 pm »
15/5 is 3 hr per day.
18/5 is 3.6 hr per day.

So I guess you could work as low as just half the hours you do at a hagwon for about the same amount of money? 
Yup. 22 hours is not like using a clock. I REALLY wish that people would say periods instead of hours. Very, very rarely is a teaching hour ONE HOUR (60 mins).

You teach 22 periods a week and a period is 45 mins. Boom. Done. "You teach 22 hours a week" is not clear at all, anytime it's used.

a) how many periods
b) how long ONE period is.

Clear as an unmuddied lake, friend. As clear as an azure sky of deepest summer. You can rely on me, friend.
The first thing to say is that this is definitely not pyramid selling, OK?


  • Teacheng
  • Adventurer

    • 33

    • November 20, 2020, 01:23:33 am
    • US
Re: How many hours of teaching per day is typical hagwon
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2021, 12:40:54 pm »
At a sweet gig hagwon, 3-4 hrs a day.


What are some names of sweet gig hagwons? Do more famous brands have 3-4 hrs a day? Something like Cheongdam Eohagwon for example?


  • OnNut81
  • Hero of Waygookistan

    • 1630

    • April 01, 2011, 03:01:41 pm
    • Anyang
Re: How many hours of teaching per day is typical hagwon
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2021, 02:52:46 pm »
Try "The Gang Teaches English-School of Languages.  It's got a good reputation.  It's in 파 디 dong.  My friend Charlie worked there and the boss was so chill they called her Sweet Dee.  Now, that's a sweet gig. I'm sure someone here can give you the contact info. 


  • CO4
  • Adventurer

    • 41

    • April 22, 2020, 07:49:38 pm
    • All seeing eye
Re: How many hours of teaching per day is typical hagwon
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2021, 03:19:15 pm »
The 18 additional hours are prep/desk time.

Or "complete your online masters/teaching licence on your employer's dime" time in your case, right?  :wink:


  • waygo0k
  • The Legend

    • 4356

    • September 27, 2011, 11:51:01 am
    • Chungnam
Re: How many hours of teaching per day is typical hagwon
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2021, 06:48:23 am »
Or "complete your online masters/teaching licence on your employer's dime" time in your case, right?  :wink:

Or course.

Once prep is done...it's either movies, sleep, games or goof around on waygook forum.

I decided to try something different for once  :P
« Last Edit: January 12, 2021, 08:03:19 am by waygo0k »


  • VanIslander
  • Moderator LVL 1

    • 2188

    • June 02, 2011, 10:12:19 am
    • Seogwipo, Jeju Island
    more
Re: How many hours of teaching per day is typical hagwon
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2021, 07:08:09 am »
I have only worked at hagwons since 2002

The correct answer is 5 +/- 1.