Prepare for greatness…


You never fail until you stop trying

– Albert Einstein

Welcome to The Joy of English. My name is Andrea Heald. I created this online space to offer English language coaching sessions that keeps “joy” at the heart of every lesson. Practice speaking using unique techniques from the world of theatre, as well as listening, reading, and writing strategies to help improve your English language skills and, importantly, build your confidence! With over 7 years of language teaching experience, I provide academic and general English tutoring as well as language proficiency test preparation (CELPIP/IELTS). The Joy of English is a Silver CELPIP Network member.

Whether you reside in British Columbia or live outside of Canada, Andrea can arrange convenient times to work together.

Classes are offered at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Go to the Contact page to inquire about hours of instruction and assessments.

Andrea uses Zoom for online classes.


One-on-One Online Coaching – 10 Week Program

English for Entertainment Professionals – 10 Week Program

After 10 weeks, you will be able to master all business vocabulary related to your field that is necessary to better express yourself in English and improve your communication and presentation skills so you feel comfortable and confident speaking up in your meetings and presenting in English


CELPIP and IELTS Preparation

Preparation is the key to success in any endeavour and especially for language proficiency tests. Andrea knows how important the test is to you and your future and is committed to helping you reach your CELPIP/IELTS test goals! 

Andrea offers the following programs for CELPIP/IELTS preparation. You are also encouraged to contact Andrea directly to create a flexible individual plan for your specific needs. All classes are ONLINE.

Each package includes free student workbooks.

The Joy of English is a CELPIP Network Silver Member

Single Modules – Accelerated Program

Speaking, Writing, Reading, OR Listening – 5 hours per module. Accelerated program useful for test-takers who have taken the test before and want to practice particular skills.

Single Modules – Full Program – 15 hours per module (1 week)
Speaking, Writing, Reading, OR Listening – 15 hours per module. 3 hours per day for 1 week.

Modules Package – 20 hours

Speaking, Writing, Reading, AND Listening – 5 hours per module.

Full Time Preparation Program – 72 hours

72 hours of Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking lessons – 5 weeks

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