Payame Noor University, Iran (Saibani.firstname.lastname@example.org)
University of Isfahan, Iran (email@example.com)
This research aims at identifying the relationship between multiple intelligences (MI) and speaking ability among Iranian EFL learners as well as the effect of gender on the relationship. The participants in this study were EFL sophomores majoring in translation at Bandar Abbas Islamic Azad University in Iran. The findings of the study revealed that there is a significant relationship between MI and speaking ability. And according to the multiple regression analyses it was shown that linguistic-verbal (both in males and females), interpersonal (in males), and intrapersonal (in males) intelligences are the main predictors of speaking ability in this study. Furthermore, it is shown that there is no significant difference between speaking ability of males and females in the study.
Keywords: intelligence; multiple intelligences; speaking skill