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The role of multiple intelligences (MI) in listening proficiency

Mahdavy, Babak (2007) The role of multiple intelligences (MI) in listening proficiency. In: The Second Biennial International Conference on Teaching and Learning of English in Asia : Exploring New Frontiers (TELiA2), 14-16 June 2007, Holiday Villa Beach & Spa Resort, Langkawi. Faculty of Communication and Modern Languages, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, pp. 1-12. ISBN 978-983-42061-2-3

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Not many studies have so far quantitatively investigated the role of Multiple Intelligences (MI) in language teaching and almost no research has explored the role of MI in listening proficiency. In this study, the role of MI was investigated by giving one hundred and fifty-one junior and senior English language students an actual TOEFL listening comprehension test and a Multiple Intelligences Development Assessment Scales (MIDAS) questionnaire. The results suggest that, although all the intelligences positively correlate with performance on TOEFL listening comprehension, only linguistic intelligence has a statistically significant but low correlation with TOEFL listening. Furthermore, the results of regression analysis indicate that linguistic intelligence is included as a predictor of listening proficiency while other intelligences are excluded. The results provide quantitative data that, except for linguistic intelligence that has a small role, other intelligences do not make any contribution to performance in listening proficiency and learners with different intelligences have equal chances and only those with low linguistic intelligence need more help.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Organized by Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Communication and Modern Language, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 30 May 2011 01:27
Last Modified: 30 May 2011 01:27
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/3252

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