Definition of learner in US English:

learner

noun

  • A person who is learning a subject or skill.

    ‘a fast learner’
    • ‘To get the best out of their learning experience, learners need basic computer skills, support, and guidance.’
    • ‘Slow learners and late starters have, over time, proven just the opposite.’
    • ‘And these are not slow learners trying to catch up with their classmates but talented pupils eager to extend their breadth of knowledge about their chosen subject.’
    • ‘I repeated it easily; I'd always been a fast learner with languages.’
    • ‘After acquiring the basic skills, the learners are made to write down their life experiences and aspirations and what they have gained from the programme.’
    • ‘Mere emphasis on theory would ultimately lead to an aversion in the learners towards the subject.’
    • ‘Besides displaying one's own skills, the learner also has to train a few students in the group to qualify for an advanced certificate on diving.’
    • ‘Surround those slow learners with fast learners who understand how to promote their creative ideas.’
    • ‘The old egalitarian idea that fast learners would pull slow learners along with them was not just unfair; it was mistaken and horribly wasteful.’
    • ‘For a learner to acquire skills in a foreign language, correctness of speech in his mother tongue should be taught.’
    • ‘One of the main issues which tortures learners of the language is the fact that we as Gaels are so unwilling to continue speaking our own language when we realise that the person we are speaking to is not completely fluent.’
    • ‘Every test will inevitably measure both what the learner knows about the particular subject matter and the learner's proficiency in the particular language.’
    • ‘You would find that there isn't much, if any, difference in the amount recalled by the fast learners versus the slow learners.’
    • ‘Members of a class do not move forward uniformly, and the varying rates of fast, average, and slow learners may pose problems for teacher and students.’
    • ‘I was always regarded as a slow learner, but if I was interested in a subject, I believe I could keep pace with any of my schoolmates.’
    • ‘The section on writing skills helps the learner write the alphabet, while describing how to pronounce each of the alphabets.’
    • ‘And then there is a whole category of students who are slow learners.’
    • ‘What is then the purpose of learners studying nine subjects?’
    • ‘Just as you cannot hide from the learner, so the learner's knowledge, skills, and attitudes will become apparent to you.’
    • ‘One of the tallest barriers to improving mature learners ' skills is simply stepping back into a classroom, whether that is a library reading group or a pub language class.’
    beginner, trainee, apprentice, pupil, student, mentee, novice, newcomer, starter, probationer, tyro, fledgling, fresher, freshman, freshwoman, neophyte, initiate, new recruit, raw recruit, new boy, new girl
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Pronunciation

learner

/ˈlərnər//ˈlərnər/