Linguistic Learner

Linguistic Learner

Chil­dren with lin­guis­tic intel­li­gence have well devel­oped audi­tory skills. Lin­guis­tic learn­ers enjoy read­ing, writ­ing, play­ing word games, and can eas­ily remem­ber names, dates and places.

A lin­guis­tic sys­tem is a series of dif­fer­ences of sound com­bined with a series of dif­fer­ences of ideas.” ~ Fer­di­nand De Saussure

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Chil­dren with lin­guis­tic intel­li­gence have well devel­oped audi­tory skills – they enjoy read­ing, writ­ing, play­ing word games, and can eas­ily remem­ber names, dates and places. Lin­guis­tic learn­ers enjoy using the word proces­sor, have well devel­oped vocab­u­lar­ies and can use lan­guage flu­ently. Lin­guis­tic learn­ers are at ease with phon­ics and can spell words accu­rately. Lin­guis­tic learn­ers can manip­u­late the struc­ture of lan­guage, com­pre­hend sounds of words and under­stand the use of language.

Dis­cover your child’s lin­guis­tic intelligence

Does your child love to read? Does she process infor­ma­tion through lis­ten­ing? Does she enjoy telling jokes or sto­ries? Does she have a good mem­ory for places, dates, names or trivia? Does she enjoy writ­ing? Does she use the word proces­sor often? Does she enjoy speak­ing to groups? Does she have the abil­ity to spell words accu­rately? Does she have a well-developed vocab­u­lary? If you answered yes to any of these ques­tions, your child may be a lin­guis­tic learner.

Use appro­pri­ate meth­ods and assess­ment instruments

A phon­ics based approach allows pro­cess­ing infor­ma­tion through lis­ten­ing and thereby learn­ing more effec­tively.  Effec­tive meth­ods for teach­ing lin­guis­tic stu­dents are oral pre­sen­ta­tions, dis­cus­sion, writ­ing assign­ments, read­ing aloud, sto­ry­telling, learn­ing logs, word pro­cess­ing, audio books and cas­settes, debates, pre­sen­ta­tions, jour­nal writ­ing, lec­tures, choral read­ing, word games and orga­niz­ers. Selected response and writ­ten essays, audio­cas­sette pre­sen­ta­tions, vocab­u­lary quizzes, speeches, poetry, debates, learn­ing logs, and per­sonal jour­nals are appro­pri­ate assess­ment techniques.

Ref­er­ences:
Gard­ner, H. (1993). Frames of Mind: the The­ory of Mul­ti­ple Intel­li­gences (10th Ed.). U.S.A.: Basic Books.
Gard­ner, H. (2006). Mul­ti­ple Intel­li­gences. U.S.A.: Basic Books.
Teele, S. (2004). Over­com­ing Bar­ri­cades to Read­ing: A Mul­ti­ple Intel­li­gences Approach. Thou­sand Oaks, Cal­i­for­nia: Sage Publications.


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