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MI in EFL and Language Learning
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2010/3/3 1:17
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A good place to start for implementing MI theory in a private or public foreign language program is taking a professional development course in MI from the MI institute or Harvard Graduate School. Then take an IDLTM from Cambridge - there's one in Barcelona every year.  Once you have a good grasp of the theory, then you are in a better position to implement MI-infused language classes.  After that, you should visit a MI school, like New City in St. Louis to get an idea of the best practices and atmosphere of an MI-infused school. 

Beyond all of the above, there are a couple of good books I can recommend:

"Becoming a MI School" by Tom Hoerr

"Multiple Intelligences in the Elementary Classroom" by Susan Baum, Julie Viens, and Barbara Slatin

and "Multiple Intelligences in the EFL Classroom" by Herbert Puchta and Mario Rinvolucri  (please use caution with this book, the exercises can be a waste if not used in conjuction with MI best practices)

If you're serious about this, you can skip much of the above by getting in touch with me either by email or through my website, as low-cost business consulting with private language schools in Europe is my specialty.  I will be in Cambridge and Oxford at the end of the month if you'd like to arrange a meeting.  

Josh Lange

Dresden, Germany

Posted on: 2010/3/3 1:34
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