Definition of teachable in US English:



  • 1(of a person) able to learn by being taught.

    ‘when we think we have things already figured out, we're not teachable’
    • ‘Are you intelligent, honest, kind, caring, creative, loyal, teachable, willing or anything else you can think of?’
    • ‘If this is the case, it is very hard to argue that Calvin was not a member of the evangelical party when he wrote the Psychopannychia, as it contains numerous references, cited by Tavard, of the importance of being teachable.’
    • ‘Most of Terry's time was spent teaching a modular apologetics course to 10 teachable students at Fairview Baptist Bible College, west of Montego Bay.’
    • ‘Beautiful Russian girls are extremely teachable: you will not believe how quickly they are able to begin speaking a new language and adapt themselves to the new circumstances.’
    • ‘She is in very good shape, she's very teachable and listens very well.’
    • ‘No one ‘has a right to be anything unless he carries already in his heart such a sense of the magnitude and the capacity of his occupation as makes him teachable by experience for all that his occupation has to make known to him.’’
    • ‘In either case, I'm sad about the state of things: I'd like to see more men take up writing; and I'd liked to think that men are more tractable, more teachable than it appears we are.’
    • ‘Not a closet issue, mind you - rather an issue of knowing who's teachable and who's not.’
    • ‘Gross motor skills make swimmers more teachable.’
    • ‘He's got the drive, he's very co-operative and very teachable and he certainly has the ability.’
    • ‘The field is accessible, the weakness of our currency makes it extremely affordable, the people are teachable, are you available?’
    • ‘May we always stay teachable even though we are teachers!’
    • ‘Oh well, perhaps their grandchildren will be teachable…’
    • ‘Until we open up to our students, become a little more vulnerable, become teachable ourselves, and gain their trust, our effectiveness as teachers will be less than we are capable of producing.’
    • ‘Make clear to your children the times when you see them as trustworthy, teachable, and reliable or how much you appreciate their honesty, patience, kindness, or diligence.’
    • ‘This girl was certainly naive about many things - however she was teachable.’
    • ‘But Mark's Jesus sees a student who is both vulnerable and teachable - a human being who is searching, and now undone by the fact that he has addressed his question to the answer.’
    • ‘He's raw, teachable.’
  • 2(of a subject) able to be taught.

    ‘there are parts of poetry which may not be so easily teachable’
    • ‘In another dialogue, the Meno, we find the claim that knowledge is teachable, where this is a firmly accepted point.’
    • ‘Canada had a very British idea that writing is best learned outside the academy, that it's not teachable.’
    • ‘Statements about what to expect, enabling discussion to take place, and taking time to explore the human dimensions were all seen as teachable behaviours associated with fewer malpractice claims.’
    • ‘On the one hand Aristotle, the inventor of western logic, the university, western educational methodology and much more besides, was every clear on the matter of what was teachable and what was not.’
    • ‘Within a tertiary care academic setting, we have found the proposed treatment and training model is teachable and clinically useful.’
    • ‘This book, the fruit of her own lengthy engagement with the topic, reflects a command of the pertinent literature in the area of Jewish-Christian relations as well as an agreeable style which makes the work not only readable but teachable.’
    • ‘Once you have your business model down, you will want to reduce it to a teachable system that includes everything a franchisee would need to know: Selling, advertising, accounting, legalities, and so on.’
    • ‘I believe it's a teachable skill.’
    • ‘By no means is this book comprehensive, though it may be the most teachable book available on the economic importance of the recent American aerospace industry.’
    • ‘The study concludes that moral reasoning skills are both teachable and measurable, and that ethical dilemma case discussions may enhance moral development.’
    • ‘Because they were practical, logical, teachable, and above all easy to test, the principles quickly became preferred classroom topics.’
    • ‘Or is it not teachable, but to be acquired by practice (training)?’
    • ‘In this statement Critias appears to be in agreement with Protagoras and many other of his contemporaries in the sophistic idea that excellence is teachable.’
    • ‘What are the one thousand teachable things that every third grader ought to start learning so she'll know them all before before she graduates from high school?’
    • ‘It is, of course, as teachable a subject as any other practical department of music, and it could hardly be better taught than by Stanford.’
    • ‘Poise is teachable; confidence is one of the elements missing from the periodic table, three parts self-respect to two parts experience.’
    • ‘In addition, the present study corroborates previous studies by demonstrating that moral reasoning skills are both teachable and measurable.’