Teaching English to gifter learners

Slovakia, ID CLEaR2015-308;

The giftedness in its global meaning is considered general cognitive capability, though there are recognised its special types, e.g. verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematic, visual-spacial, and other abilities (in accordance with Howard Gardner´s theory of multiple intelligences). Identified gifted pupils at primary school-level are taught inclusively, together with other children, or exclusively, in special classes or schools. Their qualities and interests can be different but their eagerness to get new knowledge is enormous. A possibility how to enrich and enlarge the content of subjects is to involve special procedures of teaching FL, concretely English. The paper presents and discusses some examples of using materials and practices to develop and foster learning interests of gifted young learners.