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    Published for over 50 years, Modern English Teacher magazine is packed with interesting, informative articles and authoritative reviews. It covers all aspects of English language teaching and offers a magazine for teachers and language professionals that is stimulating, challenging and useful for professional development and day-to-day teaching.

    Modern English Teacher is an essential quarterly magazine for any school, library or professional teacher who needs to keep up-to-date with the latest developments and trends in ELT theory and thinking. MET helps you to:

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  • From the October issue of Modern English Teacher – ‘General Advancedophobia’ Is There a Cure?

    Advanced general English classes are often daunting for teachers. In this article I begin by looking at the difficulty of defining who ‘general advanced’ learners are. I then go on to discuss four broad teaching strategies aimed at helping to ensure that their needs are met.

    Many teaching institutions offer an ‘Advanced General English’ course. The prospect of teaching these classes is often extremely daunting for teachers, sometimes to the extent of inspiring real fear. There are a number of reasons for this ‘General Advancedophobia’, but underpinning them all is the sheer difficulty of determining these learners’ motivation for studying and their actual needs and then applying this knowledge to what and how we teach them.

    Defining ‘advanced’....

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