I had high levels of intelligence in linguistics ( Nguyễn Mai Xuyên – DTF1057060124)

Have you ever wondered what is the “ intelligence” ? I have thought that people who get a high result on studying are smart people. However, thanks to Primary English language Teaching subject, I know a new concept of intelligence . It’s Multiple intelligence . It shows me a new understanding about intelligence which has many aspects.

According to Howard Gardner, a professor at Harvard , there are eight intelligences defining a person’s whole intelligence. Each type of intelligence describes a different power of learning. To understand more about it, we carried out a Multiple intelligence test in class. And then, I and my classmates compared the test results with our personality, behavior and experience. As a result, we completely agree with the views of Howard Gardner. Naturally, a person’s intelligence is a combination of linguistic, logical-mathematical, musical, spatial, bodily-Kinesthetic, Interpersonal, intra personal and nature smart.

The first is linguistic intelligence including those capable of speaking, reading and writing skills. They can use vocabulary, grammar in an effective way. The second is logical intelligence including people who are good at working well with numbers and like to deal with logic or reasoning. The third is visual intelligence.  This type of intelligence includes people that are good at visualizing. They like decorating their house, landscaping or drawing. The next type is bodily intelligence, it shows the abilities  of using body to solve the problems. They are good at physical exercises, such as: playing sports, dancing, walking, and so on. Musical intelligence is the fifth type of intelligence. People in this category can remember musical melodies quickly and have a good sense of rhythm and appreciate music. They even have a beautiful voice or can play a musical instrument. The six type is interpersonal intelligence . People in this group can understand and work with other people. They also encourage and motivate others. The following is intra personal intelligence. This is intelligence of self-understanding , they know their weakness and strengths. And the last type, naturalistic intelligence, is classified as people who can identify or have a sensitivity or natural forms such as: animals, flowers, etc.

After doing a multiple intelligence test, I realized that I had high levels of intelligence in linguistics. These results were not surprising to me. I always like speaking in front of people. Moreover, I also like writing a poem and story. I have ever gotten a prize of writing poem when I was young. That is also the reason why I like presentation subject and can study vocabulary quickly. I am really happy because teacher can be a good choice for me . And I will try my best to become a good English teacher in the future.

To sum up, Each person in the world has their own ways to learn effectively. You can get a success not ?. It  depends on what kind of intelligence you have and how you learn. For example, if you’re the people of visual intelligence, you can learn by using the pictures, if you’re the kind of musical intelligence, you should listen to music to relax and study. Try to develop your ability following the way you want. Try your best and never give up.



=> Thanks for your comment, here are some ideas to teach English for children when applying multiple intelligence in the classroom

Firstly, we should help children recognize their multiple intelligences by inviting them to complete The Connell Multiple Intelligence Questionnaire. They will find it exciting to see the areas they are strongest in, and to understand how these might be affecting their schoolwork.
After that, we design activities suitable for each type of intelligences to help students study English better.

For example

Verbal-Linguistic Intelligence

__ Completing crossword puzzles with vocabulary words.

__ Writing short stories for a classroom newsletter.

__ Writing feature articles for the school newspaper.

__ Writing a letter to the editor in response to articles.

__ Creating poems for a class poetry book.

__ Listening to a storyteller.

__ Telling a story to the class.

Logical-Mathematical Intelligence

__ Playing math games like dominoes, chess

__ Searching for patterns in the classroom, school, outdoors, and home.

__ Using science tool kits for science programs.

__ Designing alphabetic and numeric codes.

Spatial Intelligence
__ Using pictorial models such as flow charts, visual maps, Venn diagrams, and timelines to connect new material to known information.
__ Taking notes using concept mapping, mind mapping, and clustering.
__ Using puppets to act out and reinforce concepts learned in class.
__ Using maps to study geographical locations discussed in class.

Musical Intelligence

__ Writing their own songs and music following the topic

__ Listening to music to study

__ Using rhythm and clapping to memorize math facts and other content-area information.


__ Creating costumes for role-playing, skits, or simulations.

__ Playing games like Twister and Simon Says.

__ Using yourself to act out characters in a book, vocabulary words, animals, or other content-area topics.

__ Participating in scavenger hunts, searching for items related to a theme or unit.

__ Building objects for example : circle, round,etc….

Interpersonal (People Smart)

__ Working in group

__ Interviewing people in class

__ Tutoring your classmates.

Intrapersonal Intelligence

__ Writing reflective papers on a topic

__ Writing goals for the future and planning ways to achieve them.

Naturalistic Intelligence

__ Caring for classroom plants and studying about it
__ Organizing or participating outdoor activities, for example in the park or in the school yard




6 thoughts on “I had high levels of intelligence in linguistics ( Nguyễn Mai Xuyên – DTF1057060124)

  1. Hi Xuyen
    Thank you for your ideas. After read your assignment I can see that you have many good points. You show us about some kinds of MIs with a clearly analyze. In your assignment, you list the name of MIs and give specific information to helps classify them. But, in my opinion, we learn some kinds of intelligences not only to digest but also to apply for students. You only show the features of MIs without contact with the child’s educational needs. So, I think that if you combined eight kinds of intelligences with teaching young learners, your assignment will more successful and helpful!

  2. Hi, Xuyen
    Thanks for your writing about MIs and your feelings with this subject. Firstly, as I see you have got a general idea about what multiple intelligence is and some kinds of intelligences that people got. I also realise that I have the same point in linguistics intelligence as you. That is very important to know this because we may become a language teacher in some next years and we need to understand our students’ intelligence features in order to help them develop in the best way. That is the reason why I’d like you think carefully about how we need to do with these intelligences to evaluate students and to develop their ability in different aspects. Secondly, I hope you will make you will be a good language teacher in the future when finishing this course.
    Thank you for your share!

  3. Hi, Xuyen !!!
    After reading your writing, I would like to give some comments.
    First of all, I want to say thank you very much for your writing. It is clear that your writing mentions different types of intelligence. Besides, you also give some specific information of each type of intelligence. It is very easy for us to understand and focus on. Also, I agree with you that each person has his/ her own different types of intelligence. Each person will be good at one or some aspects.
    However, I think your writing will be more specific and perfect if you add some examples about different types of intelligence of students in a language class, and the ways/ methods that a teacher need to have to teach these students effectively. Moreover, you should say more about the ways teacher can recognize types of intelligence of each student in the class.
    That is all my ideas I want to share with you. Once again, thank for sharing ideas.

  4. thanks for your comments, i have just written about the ways teacher can recognize types of intelligence and apply it in classroom

    I also give you some ideas to teach English for children when applying multiple intelligence in the classroom

    Let’s read my essay again, thanks so much

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