There are a number of false cognates between French and English that trip students up. for example, “coin” in French has nothing to do with money. This list provides some of the most common false cognates students encounter.
Go over French vocabulary for family and then have your students complete a writing exercise practicing the words. This is a good beginner lesson or could be used as a review for more advanced students.
Students who have learned Spanish before learning French have some extra points of confusion they need to watch out for. However, knowing Spanish before learning French can also be beneficial in some areas. Get some tips for teachers on addressing these issues.