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First versus second language acquisitionLearning language is something all human beings have an innate ability to do. However, learning a second language (L2) can be somewhat more difficult. The acquisition of language seems deceptively simple. Young children learn their mother tongue rapidly and effortlessly, from babbling at 6 months of age to full sentences by the age of three years, this follows the same development path regardless of culture. Social interaction assists language learning, in both speech perception and speech production. The presence of a human being has a strong influence on learning (Kuhl, 2004). The outcome of first language (L1) acquisition is success, normal children acquire the grammar of their native language. Adult L2 acquisition on the other hand results in various degrees of success. In children language learning is implicit. Implicit learning is autonomous taking place whenever information is processed, be it intentionally and deliberately or unintentionally and accidentally. Implicit learning is not under conscious control. Once we have decided to listen, read, speak or write, we cannot choose not to encode and store information, or not to adjust the connection weights in