English Language Teaching: Innovative Techniques in Multiple Intelligence Classes

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  • Abu Thahir p M. A. English Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) Hyderabad, India,Maulana Azad National Urdu University image/svg+xml

Keywords:

Psychometric, Assessment, Comprehension, Inclusion, ELT, Intelligence

Abstract

India having a multi-lingual society, gives every language its own privileges and positions. English as an official and second language has also a vital role in making classrooms active in educational institutions and universities as well, by using it as a powerful tool for teaching subjects. The teaching of English language to students from the primary level has become much relevant in India in recent years since it is the medium of instruction in almost esteemed institutions. One reason for this has been the introduction of English as Foreign Language (EFL)/ English as Second Language (ESL) teaching in a number of European countries – but it is also a world-wide phenomenon. The best teaching methods in English class rooms and approaches, which the better understanding of students depends upon, are playing a vital role in making classes effective. One of the recent approaches in English language teaching methods is "the Theory of Multiple Intelligences MI"(1983), which is coined by Howard Gardner, an American psychologist and professor of education at Harvard university. Because since Classes are meant for clashes of the various minds, where students having different strengths and cognitive thinking come together, it is the necessity of classroom activities and teachings to be inclusive and comprehensive as well.

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Published

2016-04-30

How to Cite

Abu Thahir p. (2016). English Language Teaching: Innovative Techniques in Multiple Intelligence Classes. The Creative Launcher, 1(1), 121–126. Retrieved from https://www.thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/364

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