Multiple Intelligences and Foreign Language Learning: Possible Relationship

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on New Findings in Humanities and Social Sciences

Year: 2018 | Page No.: 1-10


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Multiple Intelligences and Foreign Language Learning: Possible Relationship

Enriketa Sogutlu


The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between EFL learners’ multiple intelligences and their performance in reading, grammar and vocabulary. In total, 64 intermediate level female students from a high school in Tirana, Albania, participated in the study. Descriptive analysis of the data collected through conduct of Multiple Intelligences Inventory for Adults and administration of an English language proficiency test identified the learners’ intelligence types; to explore possible relationships between the learners’ achievements in reading, grammar, and vocabulary and specific intelligence types, the data were analyzed inferentially through correlation analysis. The findings revealed significant but negative relationships between students’ success in grammar and bodily and interpersonal intelligences. Whereas no relationship was found between the participant learners’ intelligence types and their success in reading, vocabulary had positive relationship with logical intelligence and negative relationship with bodily and interpersonal intelligences.

Keywords:multiple intelligences, EFL learning, grammar, reading, vocabulary.