How to Deal with Intuitive Learners

Experienced educators (teacher and lecturer) do know that learners are varied in terms of how they acquire and understand the lesson. One kind of learners is known as intuitive learners. This post discusses how to deal with students with feeling-dominant in language learning context.

Who are Intuitive Learners?

In order to be intuitive, experience is needed. Then it can simply be concluded that intuitive learner learns best through prior experiences.

Intuition is nothing but the outcome of earlier intellectual experience -Albert Einstein-

Stevick (1989) in "Success in Foreign Languages: Seven who achieve it and what worked for them" illustrates intuitive learners in language learning context as those who learn best through listening. The story (in Chapter 1) implies that a student acquired her target language through listening. She became familiar with her target language because she had good amount of experiences by listening the language spoken by native speaker.

language learner better learn a language by using it. Repetition is essential for consolidating language learning (Stăncună & Crăciun, 2011)1

Dealing with Intuitive Learner

In dealing with intuitive learners, educators are required to be able to stimulate the students to conceptualize learning points and provide the students space as well as time to 2


  1. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.01.036 ↩︎

  2. www7.cityu.edu.hk/sspltr/p1/preparation/Lecture_notes/Intuitive_Learner.html ↩︎