UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈtiːtʃɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈtitʃɪŋ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(tēching)

From the verb teach: (⇒ conjugate)
teaching is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. the teaching of [evolution, divine creation]
  2. the teachings of the [Bible, Torah, Koran]
  3. have always loved teaching
  4. teaching is a [noble, admirable] career
  5. teaching can be [fun, tough, stressful]
  6. do you [like, enjoy] teaching?
  7. why did you get into teaching?
  8. [effective, subpar, poor] teaching
  9. the teaching of [languages, math, art]
  10. [an innovative, a new] method of teaching
  11. different methods of teaching
  12. her own method of teaching
  13. a (new) [career, job] in teaching
n as adj
  1. teaching [tools, materials]
  2. the teaching [staff, personnel, members]
  3. [five years', solid, little, no] teaching experience
  4. take up a teaching [career, job, position, post]
  5. [develop, observe, follow, recommend] teaching methods
  6. [find, give, publish, offer] teaching [tips, advice]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. teach [math, science]
  2. teach in a [high school, university]
  3. teach a [class, course, lesson] (on)
  4. teach the [basics, process] (of)
  5. teach the [children, students, youth]
  6. teach them [how, when, where, about, that]
  7. [that should, that'll] teach him a lesson
  8. I could teach you a thing or two (about)
  9. taught my child how to [drive, shave]
  10. teach your child not to
  11. teach them to [be polite, say thank you]
  12. my [mother, father, parents] always taught me (not) to
  13. I was (always) taught that
  14. if [experience, life] has taught me anything, it's (that)
  15. teach about the [war, uprising, discovery]
  16. [impossible, difficult] to teach
  17. has been teaching for [25 years]
  18. UK: subjects (are) taught at [primary school, secondary level]
  1. slang: a [math, history, PE] teach
  2. slang: my [old, ex] math teach
  3. slang: hey, teach, I [finished my homework, forgot my pencil]
  4. slang: come on, teach!
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