Michael Thayer

Map Maker

Michael Thayer is from Newton, Iowa. He graduated from Central College in Iowa with a major in International Studies in 2009. Michael arrived in Korea in May of 2012, where he began working at Daedong Elementary school in Jochiwon. Michael enjoys reading, and even began an English book club in Jochiwon. His other hobbies include cooking and learning new things about Korean culture. What is Michael’s favorite thing about teaching English? He says it is hearing students sing English songs outside of class just because it’s fun or because they want to, rather than because it’s required.

Stories by Michael

History Of Jochiwon: About The Area

The small city of Jochiwon is home to many foreigners who teach and work in Korea. On July 1st, 2012, Jochiwon joined Sejong City. Before [continue reading...]

Jochiwon: Where Is The Train Station?

If you want to get around in Korea there are many options to choose from.  There are trains, buses, taxis, subways, and of course, sidewalks. [continue reading...]