After reading some references in Internet and in books, I found a lot of information about multiple intelligence and brain based research. There are some materials showing that both of them have a close relation. I think it is the main key to teaching children a foreign language well and want to share with you. Multiple intelligences need not be daunting to middle or secondary classes where lectures typically delivered key points of any lesson. Faculty looking for practical supports to expand learning and assessment approaches will find it in these task-packed posters. Display these posters in your learning community. The ten task-related posters included in this kit will give you and your students’ dozens of easily adapted learning tasks that play into students’ strengths. Although genes play a role in intelligence, intelligence is based on brain research. Gardner defined intelligence as the ability to solve problem.
Intelligence has some kinds such as logical-mathematical, linguistics, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic and musical. To teach well, it is necessary to know what kind of intelligence our students have. Therefore, multiple intelligence is the best way to use in teaching children effectively.
Logical-mathematical intelligence: this helps human to be able solving problem and achieving results is the main residence or the basic for science and mathematics. It is regarded as the ability to solve problem with an organized logical way.
Linguistics intelligence: it is presented by ability of writing and the reaction through words, it is develop among writing skills.
Spatial intelligence: it is considered useful for thinking. The visual and imagination is considered a main source of thinking, it is represented in the ability of imagination, recognition of the visual world accurately, modifying and switching the initial recognized thing by an individual.
There is a relationship between linguistics intelligence and spatial one, basing on this, the relationship between the mind and the language is achieved through images and not by voice.
Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence: it is shown as the ability of an individual to use the body in skilful way to get an expressive aimed goal, represented by accurate movement, dancing, acting, and using the skill for solving problems.
Musical intelligence: who have a high level of musical intelligence can compose music and play it by the age of five. The children who musical intelligence is extraordinary and their linguistics intelligence is low use their musical skill to transmit language into rhythmic modes.
Each child belongs to a kind of intelligence; no one is the same with others. As a teacher, we need to understand this thing to apply suitable methods in teaching them.


  1. Dear Thuy,
    Thank for your sharing about the multiple intelligences and brain research. I agree with your ideas that it is the main factor to teaching children a foreign language well. Intelligence has some kinds of such as: logical- mathematical, linguistics, spatial, bodily- kinesthetic, and musical. Each of them has difference functions, so I think that multiple intelligence is the best way to use in teaching English for children effectively. After reading some journals, I realized that it helps students expand the knowledge and adapt learning tasks which play into student’s strenghts. I hope intelligence is an ability to solve any problem and develop many skills. If you are teacher, you should prepare to understand all of them because it is very useful!!!

  2. Hi, My name is Xuan
    Thank you for sharing , Thuy!
    It is useful and interesting writing. You have many same idea with me about MIS, Finding MIS , you- a future teacher can develop student skill and design task in lesson suitable with student. However, I think you can add more information about them. I mean you can give more example in each item in MIS. You can give experience to knoe reliaze aspect of MIS in student . How to apply this theory in teaching English for chilrenbecause as you know, each child has their own kinds of MIS. Therefore, you should reliaze the status of each student to help them find out the effective way to studying English.

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