Emotions in language learning
Emotions are an essential and inherent part of language learning.
Emotion and cognition in language learning are deeply intertwined, challenging the old notions of "rational" cognition and "irrational" emotion. As emotion becomes a focal point in Second Language Acquisition research, it reveals the intricate dynamics and individual differences in how learners experience and process language. Language learning is influenced by a myriad of continuously interacting factors, making every learner's journey unique. Thus, in language education, it's crucial to embrace the unpredictability of individual experiences rather than viewing them as anomalies.