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First vs Second Langauge AcquisitionLanguage acquisition is clearly an extremely intriguing and complex topic, especially for those who teach a foreign language. A child?s first language is learned as a necessary part of their development, to be able to communicate with those around them and therefore function in the society into which they were born. A child?s brain is particularly adept as well at picking up this language and incorporating it into its functioning. Second language acquisition is perhaps an even more complex and confusing topic, since there are so many possibilities as to the variety of circumstances in which one would learn a second language. Past a certain critical age, if a child has not already been introduced to a language, it is generally agreed that that language is a second language and not a primary language for that child. The case is very clear for adults learning a second language. The question then arises as to how humans acquire a second language, how this differs from their first language acquisition, and how second language acquisition can be made most effective. A very interesting facet of this research involves first language influence in students