Differentiating Instruction in the Spanish as a Foreign Language Course Using Multiple Intelligence Theory

By Leslie Anders and William Wilen.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

This session will demonstrate how Spanish teachers of first year foreign language learners can better accommodate their learning preferences by applying Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences to design teaching methods.

Keywords: Multiple intelligences, Foreign language, Spanish

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp.9-14. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 855.965KB).

Leslie Anders

Leslie Anders, middle school Spanish teacher, Pittsburgh Public Schools, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Leslie Anders is a K to 8 Spanish and a 6th grade mathematics teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. She has taught in Pittsburgh for the last three years. She taught English as a Foreign Language in Puebla, Mexico, for five years to children in kindergarten, third, and fifth grades and to university students and adults. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education from California University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor or Arts degree in psychology from Kent State University in Ohio, United States.

Dr. William Wilen

Dr. William Wilen, Emeritus Professor of Education, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, United States of America. William Wilen is Emeritus Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University where he taught in the area of Curriculum and Instruction for the past 34 years. He received his doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr Wilen's specialization within teacher education is instructional techniques and methods. Research interests are teachers' and students' questioning techniques, and the discussion method, as applied in classrooms to encourage interaction, thinking and learning. Dr Wilen has been honored with two Fulbright Senior Lectureship awards the most recent being Horlivka State Pedagogical Institute for Foreign Languages in Ukraine where he taught Teaching English as a Second Language courses during the fall semester, 2003.

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