Definition of teach-in in English:



  • An informal lecture and discussion or series of lectures on a subject of public interest.

    • ‘The Carnival will include workshops, teach-ins, concerts, conferences, cabarets, street theatre, protests, and direct action.’
    • ‘Their website offers educational material for teach-ins.’
    • ‘In Seattle itself the week of the meeting was paralleled by literally hundreds of lectures, workshops, teach-ins, seminars and debates about the WTO.’
    • ‘We have had candlelight vigils, rallies, lobbying efforts, town meetings, teach-ins of various sorts.’
    • ‘No one does conferences, workshops and teach-ins better than those well-intentioned and passionate liberal Christians.’
    • ‘The caravanistas teamed up with local organizers to host panel discussions, town hail meetings, workshops, teach-ins, street theatre, speak outs, media conferences, rallies, marches and puppet making.’
    • ‘These coalitions should organise discussion groups, teach-ins and debates in every school, college and workplace.’
    • ‘A noon-time rally was followed by debates, teach-ins and panel discussions that lasted the entire afternoon.’
    • ‘Supporters established websites and organized rallies and teach-ins around the country, demanding that members of Congress stop the persecution of Lee.’
    • ‘Think of all the events, teach-ins, conferences, discussions, ‘debates,’ that have been held.’
    • ‘But what may have been most interesting about the teach-in was what the speakers persistently ignored.’
    • ‘In the meantime, we should be organizing teach-ins and town meetings on electoral democracy.’
    • ‘Other forms of grassroots education include talks, workshops, teach-ins, conferences and independent classes.’
    • ‘All who disagreed openly were barred from the radical teach-in at the public school.’
    • ‘It will bring together activists from across the hemisphere and feature workshops, conferences, teach-ins, and demonstrations.’
    • ‘Anti-war movement teach-ins, discussion meetings and debates continue to attract large and enthusiastic audiences across Britain.’
    • ‘Use it as a springboard for a teach-in, discuss it in classes…’
    • ‘Across the country, there are teach-ins and seminars and conferences remembering Brown.’
    • ‘For years activists have called attention to the plight of the Palestinians through protests, teach-ins, and seminars.’
    • ‘Throughout the week, the education workers plan to set up a tent at the Education Ministry and to conduct teach-ins to inform the public about their plight.’
    familiarize, make familiar, make conversant, get up to date, keep up to date
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/ˈtēCH ˌin//ˈtitʃ ˌɪn/