The Relationship between Multiple Intelligences and Types of Errors in L2 Writing

Susan Modaresi, Habib Soleimani


The present study was an attempt to seek whether there is a traceable significant relationship between eight various forms of multiple intelligences and types of errors (interlingual and intralingual) in writing. Multiple Intelligences Theory (MIT) presented by Gardner (1983) consists of eight intelligences, namely Linguistic, Logical/mathematical, Spatial, Musical, Bodily/kinesthetic, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, and Naturalist. The participants of the study were 30 intermediate students (15 males and 15 females) majoring in English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Islamic Azad University of Marivan, Kurdistan, Iran. To achieve the aims of the study, a 56-item MIT questionnaire was given to the participants followed by a writing composition. The result revealed that there was no significant relationship between the learners’ MIs and their types of errors except in Linguistic Intelligence (LI).


multiple intelligences theory (MIT); linguistic intelligence (LI); error types; interlingual errors; intralingual errors; intermediate learners

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