A Romp through the History of Emotional Intelligence from a Language Teaching Perspective

Hadi Farjami



This paper takes a swift look at the genesis and history of humanistic psychology in general and its offshoot, Emotional Intelligence, while it has an eye on the classroom and learner all through. For this purpose, it furnishes the theoretical background of EI touching Phenomenology, Affective theory, Multiple Intelligences, and Socio-constructivism. Having put the idea of Emotional Intelligence in perspective, it mentions some misconceptions about this theoretical proposal, particularly related to its practical implications for. Lastly, the article examines the role of Emotional Intelligence in FLT from a practical standpoint.


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