FLA (First Language Acquisition)

First Language Acquisition (FLA) refers to the process by which children naturally acquire their native language. This process begins at birth and typically progresses through stages, including babbling, one-word utterances, two-word phrases, and complex sentences. FLA is driven by exposure to language in the environment and is facilitated by innate cognitive abilities. Understanding FLA helps language educators design effective teaching strategies by drawing parallels between natural language acquisition and second language learning processes.