Definition of learner noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlɜːnə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlɜːrnər//
    Teaching and learning, People in schools, People in motoring
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  1. 1a person who is finding out about a subject or how to do something a slow/quick learner a dictionary for learners of English learner-centred teaching methods young/adult learners a language learner See related entries: Teaching and learning, People in schools
  2. 2(also learner driver) a person who is learning to drive a car Learners are not allowed on the motorway. See related entries: People in motoring
  3. Extra examples The book has been written with the interests of young learners in mind. a book for advanced learners of English I was a slow learner —I couldn’t read until I was 14. On windsurfers, children are particularly quick learners. The learner driver often grips the wheel too tightly. There’s a proposal that drivers supervising a learner should be at least 21.
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