You will find here a bunch of useful choices for the word learning, split into two groups: simple and advanced.
The More Common and Easier Words
- “The boy’s education is outstanding”.
To put it simply, education is the skills earned through a school, for example. If you attend a school or any learning institution, listen to a lecturer, watch a documentary, you are being educated.
- “The poor boy received no schooling”.
- Just like education above, this word comes from the word school, meaning by attending a school, you are receiving schooling. The word doesn’t just relate to schools, however – you can receive schooling from any area, person or thing from which you learn.
- “I got extra maths tuition because I needed it”.
- This word relates to ‘tutor’ – another word for a teacher. To learn from a tutor or teacher, is to receive tuition, and therefore learning.
- “He has a vast knowledge on the ways of the world”.
- To put it very simply, to have knowledge is to know something, and in order to know something, you must have learning.
- “I did lots of extra training to prepare myself for the final”.
- This word can be used outside the context of learning. To train is to work hard at something to improve. In regards to learning, a maths tutor will train you in order to improve your mathematics.
- “I signed up for the extra instruction”.
- An instruction is an order. For example, if your teacher asks you to do something, it’s an instruction. In regards to learning, instruction is the teachings or orders of a tutor.
Moving Up A Gear: Advanced Synonyms
These words are a bit more uncommon and are guaranteed to extend your English language vocabulary.
- “The man has lots of wisdom”.
Picture a wise old man with a big white beard, all-knowing, very smart. To be wise is to be very smart, and so wisdom is the quality of knowing much.
- “I have never seen such great intellect in a person”.
An intellectual is a very smart person – a person which great intellect. The word intellect relates to the quality of a person’s thinking. Albert Einstein, for example, is an intellectual, and he therefore has great intellect.
- “The progress was a result of enlightenment”.
To enlighten is to make something brighter – the sun enlightens Earth, for example. When applied to learning, to make something brighter or to enlighten it is to make it smarter.
- “Thanks to the teacher’s great pedantry the class learned a lot”.
First of all, a pedant is another word for a teacher. In fact, pedant is the old Latin word for a teacher, meaning pedantry is the quality of somebody’s teaching.