The Transformative Power
of Inclusive Learning

Founded in 1998 by linguistic 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 dream to make a better society by the power of shared knowledge and communal solidarity.

Community based on solidarity and friendshipty

Hackers Education Group’s 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 halt the spread of erroneous information.
We respect the underlying principles of Plato's Academia while reflecting Jeong Yak-Yong's pragmatic awareness of reality.
Furthermore, we appreciate Richard Rorty's hopes for humans to achieve maturity while valuing
Noam Chomsky's passionate love for the weak. We dream of forming a community through solidarity and friendship
that springs from the cooperative nature of Hackers Education Group. We overcome today’s difficulties
in hope of sharing the benefits and goodwill that have been bestowed upon us with every member of society.

History

2018
Hackers Online Academy wins the College Students’ Choice of the Year Awards (2018) in the Online Foreign Language Academy category
HackersTalk wins the College Students’ Choice of the Year Awards (2018) in the Online Conversational English Academy category
Hackers Civil Service Test Prep wins the College Students’ Choice of the Year Awards (2018) in the Civil Service Test Prep Academy category
Hackers Teacher Certification Test Prep wins the College Students’ Choice of the Year Awards (2018) in the Teacher Certification Test Prep Academy category
Hackers Job wins the College Students’ Choice of the Year Awards (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 scores the highest brand rating among TOEIC prep book publishers
Hackers Teacher Certification Test Prep opens a new branch in Noryangjin, Seoul
Hackers Online Academy wins the 20s Top Brand Awards in the Online Language Academy category
Hackers Education Group donates language and employment preparation study materials to Korea National Defense University
Hackers Realtor’s License Test Prep opens new branches in Jongno and Ilsan
Hackers Finance has the highest rate of successful applicants in the 67th Associate Financial Planner Korea (AFPK)
Hackers Civil Service Test Prep opens Hackers Sparta Center (for intensive learning)
Hackers Global Education Consultancy wins the Consumers Rated No. 1 Brand Awards (2017) by 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 2017 Hackers Essay & Speech Contest
Hackers Online Academy wins the 20s Top Brand Awards by UnivTomorrow (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 2017 in the Education Group category for the fifth year in a row
Hackers University Transfer Exam Prep wins the Brand of the Year 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 at 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 Awards (first half of 2016) in the Online TOEIC Academy category
HackersTalk wins the College Students’ Choice Awards (first half of 2016) in the Online Basic English Academy category
Hackers Civil Service Test Prep wins the College Students’ Choice Awards (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 2015 in the Education Group category for the fourth year in a row
Hackers University Transfer Exam Prep wins the Brand of the Year 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 Awards (second half of 2015) in the Language Academy category.
Hackers Civil Service Test Prep wins the College Students’ Choice of the Year Awards (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 Awards (2015) in the Online Language Academy category
2014
Hackers Institute wins the 2014 Customer Happy Life Brand Awards
Hackers Institute wins the First Brand Awards 2015
Hackers Finance wins the First Brand Awards 2015
The Hackers TOEIC mobile application wins the App of the Year 2014
Hackers Education Group donates Hackers books to the Korea Military Academy
Hackers Education Group donates Hackers books to 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 5th annex of the Gangnam Station branch
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 Seocho Dasan Scholarship Foundation
2013
Hackers Education Group donates Hackers TOEIC books to 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 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 at Seoul Nation University Children’s Hospital
Hackers Institute makes a donation to Community Chest of Korea
Hackers Institute donates Hackers books to dispatched troops in 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 Purme Foundation
Hackers Education Group launches Hackers Finance [www.PASS.com]
Hackers Education Group launches Hackers Civil Service Test Prep website[www.PASS.com]
Hackers Education Group is selected as a future leading company by Money Today
Hackers Education Group grants 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 Seocho Senior Welfare Center
Hackers Online Academy makes a donation to Community Chest of Korea
Hackers Online Academy makes a donation to 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 Seocho Senior Welfare Center
Hackers Institute opens Jongno branch
Hackers Institute opens the 5th annex of 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 Pungik Social Welfare Organization
Hackers Online Academy makes a donation to 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 Exemplary Taxpayer by Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance
Hackers Online Academy starts to support Dodream project by Rehabilitation International Korea
Hackers Institute makes a donation to Korean Red Cross for 2010 Haiti earthquake
2009
Hackers Education Group launches Jump Hackers [www.JumpHackers.com]
Hackers Institute’s Gangnam station branch expands into main branch and 1st~4th annex
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 Global Education Fair at Yonsei University
Hackers Institute opens 3rd annex of the Gangnam station branch
Hackers Institute opens 1st, 2nd annex of the Gangnam station branch
2007
Hackers Institute develops Hackers LSAT program Hackers TOEIC becomes number one best-seller in the first half of the year at Kyobo Book Centre
Hackers Education Group wins the Best Brand Award hosted by Seoul Newspaper in the language education category
Hackers Education Group wins the Online Language Education Award hosted by Financial News.
Hackers Institute develops TEPS and IELTS programs
Hackers Institute develops Hackers GRE Program
Hackers Institute opens the first annex of Seolleung Station Campus
2006
Hackers Education Group wins the Language Education Brand Award hosted by Campus Herald
Hackers Education Group launches Hackers Online Academy [Champstudy.com]
2005
Hackers Institute opens Seolleung Station branch
Hackers Institute opens its first annex of Samsung station branch
2003
Hackers Education Group establishes Hackers Scholarship Committee and Hackers Bridge Scholarship
Hackers Institute opens Samsung Station branch
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