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

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 Pathways, Listening and Speaking Book 3, published in 2024 by National Geographic Learning. I am also the author of Reflect, Reading and Writing Book 6, published in 2022 by National Geographic Learning. The Pathways and Reflect series, both written for the global market, are intended for students planning to study at the university level and focus on academic skills. 

  • 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 have written and edited various other materials for publishers and language instruction providers around the world, including Alpha/Smart Education, the British Council, Cambridge University Press, EF, Helbling, Oxford University Press, Richmond, and more.

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