The affect of Multiple intelligences on second language teaching and learning
AuthorSiddiqua, Umme Atia
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Learners of second language possess different characteristics that make them different from each other. Multiple intelligences is one of these characteristics, which is considered to affect the acquisition of formal structure and communicative competence of as second language when taught in a formal setting. The research aims at finding out whether this claim is true or not. In order to do so, 20 secondary level students learning English as a second language were tested in terms of their multiple intelligences, linguistic proficiency and communicative competence. The results then were compared to find out the relationship among these variables to determine the effectiveness of multiple intelligences on second language acquisition. The results of the study very remarkably reveal that multiple intelligence affects second language acquisition in terms of linguistic items of the language and communicative competence in Bangladeshi context.