kouluttaja

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

< kouluttaa (to train, instruct, school, educate) +‎ -ja (-er) < koulu (school)

Noun[edit]

kouluttaja

  1. trainer (person who trains another)
  2. instructor (one who instructs)

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Usage notes[edit]

A teacher in a learning institution is usually called opettaja. A coach of a sports team or an individual is valmentaja. Typical features of the work of a person called kouluttaja include:

  • works with adults
  • teaches work-oriented skills
  • trainer-trainee relationships are relatively short
  • training is often given in temporary premises
  • a pecial case are the military instructors, which are often called kouluttaja

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