English is the third widely spoken language on earth and is one which most people in non-English speaking nations are learning as the second language. The acquisition of the second language is a process that is dependent on many factors that range from personal aspects to the L2 relationship to the L1. In this paper I will discuss similarities and differences of Vietnamese and English. I will also discuss factors that affect the learning and acquisition process (Emmitt, et al. 97).
Since the two languages originate from Latin, they have a lot of similarities in terms of sentence formation, words, syntax, ...