Since Talmy (2000 a&b) introduced his linguistic typology based on event conflation, it has been the source of much debate and ongoing research. One area that can particularly benefit from such research is the field of Second Language Acquisition. Cadierno (2008), Inagaki (2002) and many others have attempted to unveil the differences and difficulties that occur when learning a second language that is of a different type than one's native language. However, the current research in this area has thus far only dealt with satellite-framed and verb-framed languages. According to Slobin (2004), Chen and Guo (2008) and others, languages such as Chinese can be considered to be of a third type, known as equipollently-framed languages. This paper presents research that has attempted to observe the differences and similarities in the acquisition of a satellite-framed language (English) by native speakers of a verb-framed language (Japanese) and an equipollentlyframed language (Chinese).