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    I wonder if the meaning of 'classmate' can be extended to a person who goes to, say, English lessons as part of a short language course together with a group of other people. I'm asking because the word brings to mind the image of a school/college and, as far as I know, the word 'groupmate' (which I'd use in this context in my native language) doesn't actually exist in English.

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    Re: classmate

    That use would make perfect sense to me, as long as you specified which classes/program you had together.

    If that seems too strange, you could say "a fellow student at..."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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