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Tania Pattison ELT author
Tania Pattison ELT author
Tania Pattison author Coast Mountain College

When I'm not editing, I write textbooks and other teaching materials. I specialize in books designed to help international students to succeed in university and college study.

Books for Students of Academic English


  • My most recent publication is Reflect, Reading and Writing Book 6, published in 2022 by National Geographic Learning. The Reflect series, written for the global market, is intended for students planning to study at the university level and focuses on academic skills. Click here for more information.

  • Say What You Mean, published by Pearson in 2019, was co-authored with my husband, Tom Milburn. SWYM presents strategies and activities for academic speaking.

  • Another publication for Pearson was Critical Reading, published in 2015. Intended for advanced-level students of academic English, the book takes students through a systematic overview of the analysis of academic text. 

  • I wrote College Skills: Intermediate English in 2018 for Coast Mountain College, British Columbia, Canada. The book was written for adult students, many of them Indigenous, who are returning to college. The focus is on reading, writing, language use and study skills. ​

  • While I was teaching at Trent University, I wrote the Guides for International Students series. Titles are: Research and DocumentationVocabulary Skills and StrategiesSuccessful Sentence Structure101 Trouble Spots in English (co-author); and Starting Your Trent Degree: University Regulations and Study Skills.

Other Materials Development 

  • I contributed TOEFL practice materials to Richmond's The Big Picture series.

  • I contributed a chapter to Teaching with Unlock, published by Cambridge University Press.​

  • I am co-author of the intermediate-level workbook for Helbling's Studio series.

  • I adapted Alpha/SmartEducation's Present English series for the Middle Eastern and North African markets. Titles are: English for Commerce / Tourism / Construction / Mechanics, Electronics and Technical Assistance / Cooking, Catering and Reception / Transport and Logistics.

  • I contributed online listening materials to Richmond's Skills Boost series.

  • I co-authored the US English version of the British Council's LearnEnglish Grammar app.

  • I worked on Core Curriculum for English, children's materials for Young Digital Planet, Poland.

  • While living in Seoul, South Korea, in the 1990s, I co-authored In Focus, Books 1–3 for use in schools run by ELS International. These are integrated coursebooks for adult learners of English.

  • At the same time, I co-authored Network, Books 1–6, also for ELS International. These are grammar/conversation coursebooks.​​

  • One of my earliest professional writing projects was a series of high school textbooks for the South Korean Ministry of Education, High School English for Everyone and High School English, 1 and 2, published by YBM Si-sa yong-o-sa in Seoul.

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