The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the influence of Multiple Intelligences Theory on the
process of acquiring a foreign language. MI theory developed by Howard Gardner (1983), says that
every single individual possesses eight different types of intelligences: Linguistic, LogicalMathematical, Musical, Spatial, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, and Naturalist. It
stands in opposition to the belief that intelligence is an innate entity which we inherit or we are born
with. Nevertheless, not everybody has eight very well-developed intelligences, some may be dominant
or underdeveloped. Moreover, Gardner claims that all these types of intelligence may be improved. As
a result, learners of English language are able to know themselves better and find appropriate milieu in
which they would feel comfortable and safe. Different intelligence capacities provide various ways of
knowing, acquiring, understanding, and learning about the surrounding world. Hence, teaching with
the knowledge concerning students’ dominant intelligences is perceived as fruitful and lucrative
because then educators may nurture their intelligences.
 Al-Balushi Sulaiman Mohammed, 2006. Enhancing Multiple Intelligences in Children Who Are Blind: A Guide To Improving Curricular Activities. Paper presented at the ICEVI
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