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Driving Students to Achieve Their Goals

Founded in 1998 by linguistics professor Dr. David Cho, Hackers Education Group has become one of the most successful and trusted educational companies in Korea. We are proud to have helped millions of learners achieve their academic goals through our extensive range of educational products and services, including publications, classes, and online lectures. We believe that providing equal opportunities in education leads to positive social change.

Founding Philosophy

We hope to improve society through the power of
shared knowledge and communal solidarity.

A community built on solidarity and friendship

Our goal is to expand our students’ horizons and to provide them with the guidance and education necessary to cause positive change in our world. We strive to prevent the monopolization of knowledge by an elite few, and we try to ensure that everyone has access to accurate information.
Our business practices reflect the underlying principles of Plato’s academy while reflecting Jeong Yakyong’s pragmatic approach to life. Furthermore, we appreciate Richard Rorty’s hope for humans to achieve maturity and support the just and open society envisioned by Avram Noam Chomsky.

Philosophy of Sharing

Philanthropy

We embrace corporate responsibility and have become actively involved in our community.
This has involved contributions to charitable foundations and donations of our publications to a wide range of organizations.

Hackers Bridge Scholarship

17th Hackers Bridge Scholarship (2018)

The Hackers Bridge Scholarship Foundation supports
talented students who have the potential to excel in their chosen field.

  • University of Texas
    at Austin

    Lee Hochan - Computer Science
    TOEFL/GRE Inclusion Class

  • Purdue University

    Lee Changgeun - Biomedical Engineering
    TOEFL/GRE Inclusion Class

  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

    Lim Gaeul - Mechanical Engineering
    Hackers Institute/Go Hackers

  • University of Maryland

    Kim Sooyeol - Economics
    Hackers Institute/Go Hackers

Services

We provide a wide range of quality educational services

  • Research and Publishing more
    Hackers Language Research Institute

    Hackers Language Research Institute publishes a wide range of books for students preparing for standardized English tests such as TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS, as well as general language education books. Its publications are consistently at the top of Korean bookstores’ best-seller lists. In addition, Hackers Language Research Institute offers free, high-quality study materials through the company’s online communities to provide learning opportunities for everyone.

  • Language Institute more
    Hackers Institute

    Established in 2003, Hackers Institute is an educational institution that specializes in language education. Hackers Institute is renowned for its unique group study system, effective student progress management, and systematic learning programs. Hackers Institute offers prep courses for various standardized tests such as TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, GRE, SAT, and LSAT. These programs are praised by students for their effectiveness.

  • E-Learning Portal more
    Hackers Online Academy

    Hackers Online Academy functions as a supplement to the study materials published by Hackers Education Group, enabling students to achieve their educational goals at their own pace. In addition to its renowned prep courses for standardized English proficiency exams, Hackers Online Academy offers courses in subjects related to a wide variety of industries and professions. Hackers Online Academy can provide innovative lectures to students anywhere in the world.

  • Beginner English Programs more
    HackersTalk

    HackersTalk is a beginner-level English curriculum that provides a fun yet effective learning experience. It enables students to build a solid foundation of English-language skills through workbooks and online lectures.

  • Chinese Language Portal more
    Hackers China

    Hackers China produces high-quality workbooks and offers classes and online lectures on a wide range of topics. We also provide extensive and accurate information to our students through the Hackers China online community.

  • Overseas Education Planning more
    Hackers Global Education Consultancy

    Hackers Global Education Consultancy gives students the edge they need to succeed in studying overseas. Our consulting team provides personalized advice to meet different students’ needs and circumstances. We create a strategic roadmap to guide students from where they are now to where they want to be in the future. We offer a number of pathways to a global educational experience for students.

  • Job Search Assistance more
    Hackers Job

    HackersJob.com is an online community that allows job seekers to share information about employment opportunities. It also includes educational resources such as content from our publications and online lectures.

  • Korean University Transfer Exam Prep more
    Hackers University Transfer Exam Prep

    Hackers University Transfer Exam Prep prepares students for Korean college transfer tests, improving their chances of being accepted at the best Korean universities. Hackers University Transfer Exam Prep is especially well-known for its self-directed group study system that is supported by lecturers. Additionally, students can benefit from free online lectures at www.hackersut.com.

  • Government-Accredited Online University more
    WITHUS Open University

    WITHUS Open University, a government-accredited online university, offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional accreditation programs. All the online lectures are delivered by professors with doctoral degrees.

  • Korean Civil Service Qualification Exam Prep more
    Hackers Civil Service Test Prep

    Hackers Civil Service Test Prep prepares students for the Korean Civil Service Qualification Exam. The classes are taught by English lecturers from Hackers Institute and industry experts. The program incorporates our new competency-based, modularized curriculum model and student management system. In addition, students have access to an online bulletin board through which they can communicate directly with teachers.

  • Korean Police Force Qualification Exam Prep more
    Hackers Police Force Test Prep

    Hackers Police Force Test Prep prepares students for the Korean Police Force Qualification Exam. The lectures for the program are increasingly being offered online.

  • Korean Teaching Qualification Exam Prep more
    Hackers Teacher Certification Test Prep

    Hackers Teacher Certification Test Prep prepares students for the Korean School Teaching Qualification Exam. The classes are taught by industry experts and utilize our unique competency-based, modularized curriculum model and student management system.

  • Korean Realtor and Housing Manager’s License Prep more
    Hackers Realtor’s License Prep

    Hackers Realtor's License Test Prep and Housing Manager's License Test Prep prepare students for the Korean Realtor's License Exam. The curriculum is based on the most recent test trends, and the lectures are delivered online. Students have access to an online bulletin board through which they can communicate directly with teachers.

  • Programs for Financial Certificates more
    Hackers Finance

    Hackers Finance offers personalized learning programs to help students achieve their goals. The classes are taught by industry experts, and students have access to free educational services and materials.

  • Online Communities more
    Online Communities

    Go Hackers, Hackers English, Hackers Job, Jump Hackers are our four main online communities. Hackers English (www.Hackers.co.kr) and Go Hackers (www.goHackers.com) are the most popular online communities among Korean students interested in studying overseas. Hackers Job(www.HackersJOB.com) and Jump Hackers (www.JumpHackers.com) are attracting a growing number of visitors. The former is designed for job seekers, while the latter is targeted towards middle and high school students.

History

Since1998
2018
Hackers Online Academy wins the College Students’ Choice of the Year Award (2018) in the Online Foreign Language Academy category
HackersTalk wins the College Students’ Choice of the Year Award (2018) in the Online Conversational English Academy category
Hackers Civil Service Test Prep wins the College Students’ Choice of the Year Award (2018) in the Civil Service Test Prep Academy category
Hackers Teacher Certification Test Prep wins the College Students’ Choice of the Year Award (2018) in the Teacher Certification Test Prep Academy category
Hackers Job wins the College Students’ Choice of the Year Award (2018) in the Employment Prep Academy category
2017
Hackers Online Academy wins the Director’s Award (Web Service category) in the Good Contents Contest (2017)
Hackers Language Research Institute receives the highest brand rating among TOEIC prep book publishers
Hackers Teacher Certification Test Prep opens the Noryangjin campus
Hackers Online Academy wins the 20s Top Brand Award in the Online Language Academy category
Hackers Education Group donates language and employment preparation study materials to the Korea National Defense University
Hackers Realtor’s License Test Prep opens the Jongno and Ilsan campuses
Hackers Finance has the highest rate of successful applicants in the 67th Associate Financial Planner Korea (AFPK)
Hackers Civil Service Test Prep opens the Hackers Sparta Center (for intensive learning)
Hackers Global Education Consultancy receives the Consumers Rated No. 1 Brand Award (2017) frome JoongAng Sunday
Hackers Realtor’s License Test Prep is ranked the highest in the Education (Real Estate Agent Exam) category of the Korea Satisfaction Consumer Index (2017)
Hackers China is ranked the highest in the Education (Chinese Language Academy) category of the Korea Satisfaction Consumer Index (2017)
Hackers Education Group offers complimentary classes for KB Good Job Job Fair attendees
Hackers Education Group offers complimentary books and classes to KB 2017 UnivExpo attendees
Hackers Global Education Consultancy hosts the 2017 Hackers Essay & Speech Contest
Hackers Online Academy wins the 20s Top Brand Award from Univ Tomorrow (magazine)
Hackers WITHUS Open University wins the Lifelong Education (Credit Bank) Award in the Top Korean Brand Contest (2017)
2016
Hackers Education Group donates language and employment preparation study materials to Korea National Defense University
Hackers.co.kr wins the Best English Education Website Award in the Customer Satisfaction Contest (2016)
Hackers Education Group wins the Brand of the Year Award (2017) in the Education Group category for the fifth year in a row
Hackers University Transfer Exam Prep wins the Brand of the Year Award (2016) in the University Transfer Test Prep Academy category for the sixth year in a row.
Hackers Education Group makes a donation for child patients to Seoul National University Hospital
Hackers Education Group donates language and civil service exam study materials to the Korean Army
Hackers Online Academy wins the College Students’ Choice Award (first half of 2016) in the Online TOEIC Academy category
HackersTalk wins the College Students’ Choice Award (first half of 2016) in the Online Basic English Academy category
Hackers Civil Service Test Prep wins the College Students’ Choice Award (first half of 2016) in the Civil Service Exam Academy category
2015
Hackers Education Group donates language and civil service exam study materials to the Korea National Defense University Library
Hackers Education Group donates Hackers books to prisoners
Hackers Education Group wins the Brand of the Year Award (2015) in the Education Group category for the fourth year in a row
Hackers University Transfer Exam Prep wins the Brand of the Year Award (2015) in the University Transfer Exam Prep category for the fifth year in a row
Hackers Education Group donates Hackers books to prisoners
Hackers Institute wins the College Students’ Choice of the Year Award (second half of 2015) in the Language Academy category.
Hackers Civil Service Test Prep wins the College Students’ Choice of the Year Award (second half of 2015) in the Civil Service Test Prep category
Hackers Education Group makes a donation for child patients at Seoul National University Hospital
Hackers Online Academy wins the Korea Consumers Award (2015) in the Online Language Academy category
2014
Hackers Institute wins the 2014 Customer Happy Life Brand Award
Hackers Institute wins the First Brand Award 2015
Hackers Finance wins the First Brand Award 2015
The Hackers TOEIC mobile application wins the App of the Year 2014 Award
Hackers Education Group donates Hackers books to the Korea Military Academy
Hackers Education Group donates Hackers books to the Korea National Defense University Library
Hackers Education Group wins the Brand of the Year 2014 in the Education Group category for the third year in a row
Hackers University Transfer Exam Prep wins the Brand of the Year 2014 in the University Transfer Exam Prep category for the fourth year in a row
Hackers Education Group donates Hackers TOEIC books to the 10th Combat Flying Unit
Hackers Institute opens a large study room at the fifth annex of the Gangnam Station campus
Hackers Education Group launches Hackers China [www.HackersChina.co.kr]
Hackers Institute is selected as the Most Time-efficient TOEIC Academy by college students
Hackers Education Group donates TOEFL study materials to Hanbyul School in Ethiopia
Hackers Education Group donates Hackers books to the 5th Tactical Airlift Wing
Hackers Education Group donates Hackers TOEFL books to Gongju National Hospital
Hackers Education makes a donation to the Seocho Dasan Scholarship Foundation
2013
Hackers Education Group donates Hackers TOEIC books to the Korean Navy Headquarters
Hackers Education Group wins the Brand of the Year 2014 in the Education Group category for the second year in a row
Hackers University Transfer Exam Prep wins the Brand of the Year 2013 in the University Transfer Exam Prep category for the third year in a row
Hackers Education Group launches Hackers Global Education Consultancy [www.HackersUhak.com]
Hackers Institute is ranked the highest in the Foreign Language Academy category of the Korean Standard-Service Quality Index (2013)
Hackers Education Group donates Hackers Books to Gongju National Hospital
Hackers Institute sponsors the Prume Foundation’s Million Won Miracle Concert
Hackers Institute donates Hackers TOEIC books to the 11th airlift brigade [special forces unit]
2012
Hackers Institute makes a donation to the supporters association to Seoul Nation University Children’s Hospital
Hackers Institute makes a donation to Community Chest of Korea
Hackers Institute donates Hackers books to troops dispatched to Afghanistan
Hackers Language Research Institute makes a donation to Compassion Korea
Hackers Education Group launches Hackers Realtor’s License Test Prep [www.PASS.com]
Hackers Education Group wins the Brand of the Year 2014 in the Education Group category
Hackers University Transfer Exam Prep wins the Brand of the Year 2012 in the University Transfer Exam Prep category for the second year in a row
Hackers Language Research Institute makes a donation to the Prume Foundation
Hackers Education Group launches Hackers Finance [www.PASS.com]
Hackers Education Group launches the Hackers Civil Service Test Prep website[www.PASS.com]
Hackers Education Group is selected as a leading company of the future by Money Today
Hackers Education Group grants the Hackers Bridge Scholarship
Hackers Language Research Institute makes a donation to Rehabilitation International Korea
Hackers Education Group launches Hackers Civil Service Test Prep
Hackers TOEIC Listening mobile application tops the paid-app category upon release
2011
Hackers Online Academy makes a donation to the Seocho Senior Welfare Center
Hackers Online Academy makes a donation to Community Chest of Korea
Hackers Online Academy makes a donation to the Jusarang Community (a social welfare institution for handicapped children)
Hackers Education Group wins the Consumer Satisfaction Best Brand Award (2011)
Hackers Education Group hosts an idea contest for Hackers’ mobile application
Hackers Online Education reorganizes its website and CI
Hackers Institute makes a donation to the Seocho Senior Welfare Center
Hackers Institute opens the Jongno campus
Hackers Institute opens the fifth annex of the Gangnam Station campus
2010
Hackers Language Research Institute makes a donation to Haedunsol (a social welfare institution for intellectually handicapped people)
Hackers Institute makes a donation to the Pungik Social Welfare Organization
Hackers Online Academy makes a donation to the Hanbit Youth Center
Hackers Education Group wins the Brand of the Year Award in the Education Group Category (2010)
Hackers Language Research Institute is selected as an Exemplary Taxpayer by the Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance
Hackers Online Academy starts to support the Dodream Project by Rehabilitation International Korea
Hackers Institute makes a donation to the Korean Red Cross for the 2010 Haiti earthquake
2009
Hackers Institute opens the fourth annex of the Gangnam Station campus
Hackers Institute is selected as Exemplary Taxpayer by Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance
2008
Hackers Online Academy donates daily necessities to the Salvation Army
Hackers Language Research Institute makes a donation to The House of Sharing
Hackers Institute develops Hackers SAT Program
Hackers Education Group opens Hackers Job [www.HackersJob.com]
Hackers Education Group hosts the Global Education Fair at Yonsei University
Hackers Institute opens the third annex of the Gangnam Station campus
Hackers Institute opens the first and second annexes of the Gangnam Station campus
2007
Hackers Institute develops Hackers LSAT program
Hackers TOEIC becomes the number one best seller for the first half of the year at Kyobo Book Centre
Hackers Education Group receives the Best Brand Award hosted by Seoul Newspaper in the Language Education category
Hackers Education Group receives the Online Language Education Award from Financial News
Hackers Institute develops TEPS and IELTS programs
Hackers Institute develops Hackers GRE Program
Hackers Institute opens the first annex of the Seolleung Station campus
2006
Hackers Education Group receives the Language Education Brand Award from Campus Herald
Hackers Education Group launches Hackers Online Academy [Champstudy.com]
2005
Hackers Institute opens the Seolleung Station campus
Hackers Institute opens the first annex of the Samsung Station campus
2003
Hackers Education Group establishes Hackers Scholarship Committee and Hackers Bridge Scholarship
Hackers Institute opens the Samsung Station campus
Hackers Education Group opens Hackers English [www.Hackers.co.kr]
2002
Hackers Education Group opens Go Hackers [www.goHackers.com]
2001
Hackers Education Group publishes Hackers TOEFL Grammar
1999
Hackers Language Research Institute is established
1998
Hackers Program is developed
International Sales

More than 270,000 copies of our publications
have been sold through publishers
in China, Japan, Vietnam, and other countries.

Major Awards (2016 – 2018)