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Learning Styles - Learn about the Verbal Linguistic Learning Style

Learning Styles - Learn about the Verbal Linguistic Learning Style


Updated June 17, 2014

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What is the Verbal Linguistic Learning Style

Verbal linguistic learning style, or intelligence, is one of eight types of learning styles defined in Howard Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences. Verbal linguistic learning style refers to a person's ability to reason, solve problems, and learn using language.

Verbal Linguistic Learning Styles - Characteristics of Verbal Linguistic Learning Styles

Verbal Linguistically talented people flourish in school activities such as reading and writing. They express themselves well and are usually good listeners with a well-developed memory for material they've read and recall of spoken information. Language fascinates people with verbal linguistic learning styles, and they enjoy learning new words and exploring ways to creatively use language, as in poetry. They may enjoy learning new languages, memorizing tongue twisters, playing word games, and reading reference materials for fun.

Verbal Linguistic Learning Styles - How do Verbally Linguistic Learning Styled People Learn Best?

People with verbal linguistic learning styles learn best when taught using spoken or written materials. They prefer activities that are based on language reasoning rather than abstract visual information. Math word problems are more appealing to verbal linguistic learners than solving equations. They usually enjoy written projects, speech and drama classes, debate, language classes, and journalism.

Verbal Linguistic Learning Styles - Verbal Linguistic Learning Style Career Choices

Verbal linguistic learning style students with high levels of verbal intelligence often seek careers such as teaching English, language arts, drama, and debate at k-12 or postsecondary institutions. They frequently choose careers such as professional writer, news correspondent, poet, creative writer, attorney, publicist, advertising agent, psychologist, speech pathologist, and editorial positions.

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