How Students’ Strategies are Linked to Learning Styles and Intelligences: A Case Study in Taiwan

By Yi-an Hou.

Published by The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities

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The study intends to explore how students’ strategies are linked to learning styles and intelligences in foreign language learning. The participants are 107 high school students in south Taiwan. The research instruments include students’ English scores on the high school entrance exam and a set of questionnaires dealing with their strategy use (Oxford, 1990), preferred learning styles (Reid, 1998), and multiple intelligences (Gardner, 1983). It’s found that some linkages do exist among strategy use, learning styles, intelligences, and English performance. It’s suggested that students be aware of their own strategy use, style preferences and intelligences, and be provided with appropriate use, practice, and chances to use their potential.

Keywords: Strategy Use, Preferred Learning Styles, Multiple Intelligences

The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp.75-95. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 716.471KB).

Yi-an Hou

Assistant Professor, General Education Center, Kaomei College of Health Care and Management, Kaomei College of Health Care and Management, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Yi-an Hou earned his Master and Doctoral degrees in the USA, and is currently an assistant professor at Kaomei College of Health Care and Management in Taiwan.