I find teaching cognates (words that look and sound similar and Spanish and English) early in the year helps students to feel more comfortable in my Spanish class. Here is a great FREE list of common cognates. See how many Spanish words you already know. MOD.COD.NL.1.2 2. Exchange information using cognates and loan words from the target culture in conversations about other disciplines.
Using false friends (aka false cognates - words that sound similar to English, but mean something completely different) can lead to awkward social situations. Here are 10 False friends in Spanish to avoid!