Theory and Practice in Language Studies, Vol 1, No 4 (2011), 408-412, Apr 2011

The Application of Multiple Intelligences Theory in Task-based Language Teaching

Honglin Zhu


The learning of a foreign language involves the interplay of many factors concerning human intelligences. Therefore, an analysis of learners’ intelligences is of vital importance in EFL teaching and learning. This article tries to explore the feasibility of combing the basic concepts of Howard Gardner’s MI theory with the practice of college English teaching in order to develop the multiple intelligences on the part of learners and improve the quality of teaching as well as the comprehensive qualities of students.


multiple intelligences; task-based language teaching; EFL teaching & learning; assessment


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