Writing an article about your own teaching or training situation is a great way to help with your own professional development. We are always keen to hear from teachers with an interesting project, idea, approach or lesson to talk about. Articles should be based on practice, reflection, experience or research.
Modern English Teacher (MET) is a magazine for teachers of English to speakers of other languages at all levels and ages, with subscribers in over 100 countries. The majority of MET readers teach (often large) monolingual classes outside an English-speaking environment.
MET has a number of regular sections and some occasional sections, as you will see if you look through back issues of the magazine. We welcome contributions for any of these sections (but see Reviews below). MET has a long shelf-life so a report of a conference, for example would not be appropriate unless the article was making a 'timeless' point.
MET cannot accept unsolicited reviews. If you would like to review a book, please write to Roger Gower, the Reviews Editor c/o Modern English Teacher, Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd, Blue Sky Offices Shoreham, 25 Cecil Pashley Way, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5FF, United Kingdom.
If you have a comment to make on any of the items in this issue please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or Twitter @ModEngTeacher Your comments can be as short as you wish. We really need this sort of contribution.
The length of your article will depend on the topic and maybe on the section for which you are submitting it, but try to be brief. Articles should be 1-4 pages in length remembering that a page is around 700 words.
Always try to back up your comments and ideas with practical descriptions or examples. Try and give your own opinion whilst encouraging other teachers to respond.
Please print your article on A4 paper, double-spaced and with wide margins (necessary for editing). Keep a copy for your own reference and send to: email@example.com
As well as your article, please send us:
• about 70 words about yourself, your teaching experience and your professional interests
• your email address, if you are happy to have it published with your articles
• a 50-word summary of your article for the website
Think visual – pictures can lift a page, so do think about how your article could be illustrated. Send us ideas or roughs or even finished artwork. If you are sending finished artwork, please supply originals (using black ink on a sheet of unfolded white paper). Photographs to illustrate the article – black and white prints, colour prints or colour transparencies – are welcome.
If you are using quotations, identify the sources; depending on their length, it may be necessary to obtain permission for them to be used, so please give full information.
If you quote references, give full information.
It will be assumed that your article has not been published in any other publication and that it is not being considered by any other publication. If your article is accepted, be prepared to revise it if necessary, in order to shorten it or to clarify something, for example. But do not necessarily expect to have the chance to make any changes. The article will almost certainly be edited to some extent. The changes will usually be cuts to make the article fit the available space and should not affect its overall thrust. Generally, if major changes are necessary, either the article will be returned to you for amending or the edited version will be sent to you for approval.
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Any article that is accepted for publication in MET may also appear on the MET website.
Your article will be published on the understanding that the fee you receive purchases copyright in the article. The Publisher will not give permission to reproduce the article elsewhere without your permission, provided that you reply to any request within two weeks. Any application made to you to reproduce your article should be forwarded to the editor. Any fee received for the reproduction of the article will be shared 50/50 between you and the Publisher. If you wish to use the article again in a publication written or edited by you, you may do so provided that its original publication in Modern English Teacher is acknowledged.
For more information, please contact us.