Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(10), pp. 2143 - 2155
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071012
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Linguistic Intelligence of Undergraduate EFL Learners in Higher Education: A Case Study

Dian Erlina 1, Lenny Marzulina 1, Annisa Astrid 1, Deta Desvitasari 1, Rani Septi Sapriati 1, Rizqy Dwi Amrina 1, Amirul Mukminin 2,*, Akhmad Habibi 2
1 Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teaching Sciences, Universitas Islam Negeri Raden Fatah Palembang, Indonesia
2 Doctoral Program in Education, the Graduate School, Universitas Jambi, Indonesia


The qualitative research with a case study approach was employed to explore and describe the linguistic intelligence of undergraduate EFL Learners of one state Islamic university in Palembang, Indonesia. The data were collected through observation of everyday activities in the classroom, survey, and interview. The participants of this study involved undergraduate EFL Learners. The results showed that there was a small number of the learners who used the language effectively to persuade others (rhetoric), who remembered the written and spoken information easily (mnemonic), who were able to deliver information orally and written (explanation), and who reflected language to talk about language itself (metalinguistic). The results of this study are expected to be beneficial for the students, the managers, and lecturers of English education study program in Indonesia to have deeper understanding about the concept of linguistic intelligence as it is one of factors that can influence the success in language learning.

Case Study, EFL Learners Multiple Intelligences, Linguistic Intelligence

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Dian Erlina , Lenny Marzulina , Annisa Astrid , Deta Desvitasari , Rani Septi Sapriati , Rizqy Dwi Amrina , Amirul Mukminin , Akhmad Habibi . "Linguistic Intelligence of Undergraduate EFL Learners in Higher Education: A Case Study." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.10 (2019) 2143 - 2155. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.071012.