Tyson Seburn


Tyson Seburn leads and teaches the Critical Reading & Writing course to international undergraduate students in the International Foundation Program at the University of Toronto in Canada. His focus is on teaching English for academic purposes (EAP) and integrating social media into teacher development. He is heavily involved in professional development and has served many roles in ELT associations, including TESL Toronto, TESL Canada, and IATEFL Teacher Development SIG.

Tyson founded #EAPchat/#tleap (http://eapchat.wordpress.com | http://bit.do/tleap).

Primary Interests: teacher development and teacher identity
Secondary Interests: critical reading, academic writing, action research

Where to find Tyson Seburn online


Parsnips in ELT: Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone (Vol. 3)
Price: Free! Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Step out of your ELT comfort zone! Like previous volumes, it contains seven sample lesson plans about traditionally sensitive classroom topics. Use them as is or consider them a starting point for exploring topics like these in your own ways. This ebook covers a modified group of PARSNIPS: Periods, Alcohol, Race, Suicide, Nudity, Integration, and Porn.
Academic Reading Circles
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 17,170. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
(5.00 from 1 review)
Academic Reading Circles by Tyson Seburn is a teacher-resource book for a learner-centred reading skills approach. Academic Reading Circles is ideal for teacher use in pre-sessional or in-sessional EAP programs at the university level. Secondary and general ESL/EFL classrooms can also benefit. The book is published with the round and available for mobile devices (PC/Mac/Kindle/iPad) only.

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  • Presentation Lesson Hacks on Sep. 06, 2015

    In this book, Wade beats around no bush, directly suggesting quick and easy activities for teachers to try with students who have presentation skills to improve. While adaptable to nearly any context and level, these 'hacks' cover the gamut of problematic areas: nerves, movement, sentence stress, feedback, just to name a few. A personal favourite: Eye contact #1.