MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE THEORY AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING:A BRAIN-BASED PERSPECTIVE

  • Jane Arnold
  • Mª Carmen Fonseca
Keywords: foreign and second language learning, learning styles, Multiple Intelligences Theory, neuroscience and language learning, stimulus appraisal, motivation.

Abstract

Gardner's Multiple Intelligences theory is presented as a cognitive perspective on intelligence which has profound implications for education in general. More specifically, it has led to the application of eight of these frames to language teaching and learning. In this chapter, we will argue in favour of the application of MIT to the EFL classroom, using as support some of the major insights for language teaching from brain science.

Author Biographies

Jane Arnold
Departamento de Filologia Inglesa Universidad de Sevilla
Mª Carmen Fonseca
Departamentode Filologia Inglesa Universidad de Huelva
Published
19-01-2009
How to Cite
Arnold, J., & Fonseca, M. C. (2009). MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE THEORY AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING:A BRAIN-BASED PERSPECTIVE. International Journal of English Studies, 4(1), 119-136. Retrieved from https://revistas.um.es/ijes/article/view/48141