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False friends and common mistakes for Spanish speakers

Yesterday we held a workshop for our Spanish speaking students who are learning English.

The subject of the workshop was false friends and other common mistakes that many students make when learning English. It was a fun evening talking about the most common grammatical, phonological and contextual mistakes students make when learning a new language.

“False friends” are when someone uses a certain word that sounds very similar to a word in the language they are learning, but it actually has a totally different meaning. Because these words sound so similar, false friends might make someone confidently say something that is nowhere near what they actually mean. It might also be the case that they can misinterpret what is being said if they misunderstand a keyword in the sentence. ?

Thank you to the students who attended the workshop and we hope all the tips are useful for you.?

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