Learning and emotions
We are happy when we can communicate in a foreign language. We are proud of ourselves and our learning progress. On the other hand, if we aren't successful we're upset or disappointed. Different feelings are thus associated with learning. New studies have come to interesting results. They show that feelings play a role during learning. Because our emotions influence our success in learning. Learning is always a "problem" for our brain. And it wants to solve this problem. Whether or not it is successful depends on our emotions. If we believe we can solve the problem, we're confident. This emotional stability helps us in learning. Positive thinking promotes our intellectual abilities. On the other hand, learning under stress does not work as well. Doubt or worrying hinders good performance. We learn especially poorly when we are afraid. In that case, our brain cannot store new content very well. Therefore, it is important to always be motivated when learning. So emotions influence learning. But learning also influences our emotions! The same brain structures that process facts also process emotions. So learning can make you happy, and those who are happy learn better. Of course learning isn't always fun; it can also be tedious. For this reason we should always set small goals. This way we won't overtax our brain. And we guarantee that we can fulfill our expectations. Our success is then a reward that motivates us all over again. So: Learn something – and smile while you do so!
Guess the language!
______ is spoken by approximately 4 million people.
______ is counted among the southern Caucasian languages.
It is written in its own semiotic system, the ______ alphabet.
This writing system has 33 letters.
They have the same sequence as the Greek alphabet.
However, the ______ writing system is most likely derived from that of the Aramaic language.
In ______ it is typical to have many consonants follow each other.
Many ______ words are therefore difficult for foreigners to pronounce.
The grammar is also not very easy.
It contains many elements that do not exist in any other language.
______ vocabulary reveals a lot about the history of the Caucasus.
It contains many words that were adopted from other languages.
Among them are Greek, Persian, Arabic, Russian and Turkish.
But the special thing about ______ is its long tradition.
______ is among the oldest living languages of the civilized world!