Is there a word for a person who hardly knows English as in like 100 words, but pretends they are an English major?
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I would say that person is being pretentious.
Pretentious : a. making usually unjustified or excessive claims
b. expressive of affected, unwarranted, or exaggerated importance, worth, or stature
Eg: He could barely speak English, while he claimed to be an English major. What a pretentious <"expletive of choice">!
They are an imposter
although they would not know that word (or charlatan).