Definition of teaching assistant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    teaching assistant

    BrE BrE//ˈtiːtʃɪŋ əsɪstənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtiːtʃɪŋ əsɪstənt//
    People in schools, University people, School life
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  1. 1a person who is not a qualified teacher who helps a teacher in a school See related entries: People in schools, School life
  2. 2(abbreviation TA) (both North American English) (also teaching fellow US English, British English) a graduate student who teaches undergraduate classes at a university or college, takes discussion or practical classes, marks written work, etc. See related entries: University people
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: teaching assistant