About Jackie Bolen

Jackie Bolen

Hey there, thanks for stopping by. I’m a 38 year-old Canadian who lived the expat life in South Korea for 10 years, experiencing weird and wonderful things on an almost weekly basis. I became thoroughly addicted to kimchi during my time there and now can’t imagine a life without it.


I worked as a lecturer at a university teaching just about everything related to English. Some of my favourite classes to teach included: presentations and public speaking, academic writing, test preparation, interview preparation and business English. But, I’ve taught just about everything ranging from the ABC’s to advanced TOEFL preparation.


I moved to Canada in February 2016 and now live in Coquitlam, BC (a suburb of Vancouver). I’m hoping to avoid the 9-5 for the rest of my life so work at home on websites and other various endeavours. If you have any projects that you think we could work on together (guest posts, books, content writing, etc.), please contact me at: jb.business.online@gmail.com.


I also do some work in Vancouver’s booming movie industry to change things up a little bit.

When I’m not working, you can often me hiking up a mountain, surfing on my stand-up paddle-board, biking up and down the torturous Vancouver hills, and drinking a lot of coffee while cuddling with the cats.

See: Websites Designed by Jackie Bolen

See: Self-Published Books by Jackie Bolen

Content Writer

Busan Haps: 5 Steps to Good Investing for Expats in Korea + 5 Tips for Thriving in South Korea

Daegu Compass: 5 Tips to Make your Working Life Awesome

ESL 101: 5 Jobs Ideas After Teaching ESL Abroad + 3 Things you Must do Before Returning Home From Teaching Abroad

Jimmy ESL: 5 Steps to Financial Success for English Teachers

KOTESOL: English Teacher Burnout and How to Avoid It + Stop Talking so Much!

Interviews with Jackie Bolen

ESL Insider: About Teaching in a Korean University and Life in Busan

Language Fuel: Interview on the Language Fuel Podcast

Marketing in Korea: Interview on the Marketing in Korea Podcast


Jackie Bolen on Social Media

You can find me on various places on the web including:

Facebook-ESL Speaking

Jackie Bolen on YouTube

Google Plus

Twitter bolen_jackie


Email: jb.business.online@gmail.com


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