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TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test)

TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test)

TKT shows how you are developing as a teacher. It is ideal for people who want to prove their teaching knowledge with a globally recognized certificate. TKT is a flexible series of modular teaching qualifications, which test your knowledge in specific areas of English language teaching. You can take as many modules as you want, over any time period. You receive a Cambridge English certificate for each module you complete.

After taking TKT, you can take other Cambridge English teaching qualifications such as ICELT and Delta.

With TKT, you show employers that you:

  • Are familiar with different Teaching Methodologies.
  • Know how to use Teaching Resources effectively.
  • Understand key aspects of lesson planning.
  • Can use different classroom management methods for different needs.

Reasons to choose TKT:

  • A globally-recognised certificate, accepted in over 60 countries.
  • Study independently, or take a preparation course either face–to–face or online.

Teaching English as a Career

Teaching English is an enjoyable and rewarding profession that can create opportunities for a lifelong career that you can pursue in your own country.

Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) has been developed for people who:

  • Are already teaching, but would like to take an internationally recognized qualification to gain formal recognition for their experience.
  • Want to enhance their career opportunities by broadening their teaching experience into specialist areas.
  • Want to keep their teaching skills up to date.

Preparing for TKT will help you grow in confidence as a teacher and give you the knowledge and skills that will help you develop your

TKT Core Modules

TKT: Module 1 Language and background to language learning and teaching

This module consists of three parts:

  • Describing language and language skills.
  • Background to language learnin.
  • Background to language teaching.

What does TKT: Module 1 test?

This module tests candidates’ knowledge of the terms and concepts common in English language teaching. It also focuses on the core knowledge underpinning the learning of English and knowledge of the options and resources the teacher can use in the classroom.

Exam Format-

TKT: Module 1 consists of a single paper lasting 80 minutes and containing 80 questions. The test is divided into three parts: describing language and language skills (40 questions), background to language learning (15 questions) and background to language teaching (25 questions).

TKT: Module 2 Lesson Planning and use of resources for Language Teaching

This module consists of two parts:

  • Planning and preparing a lesson or sequence of lessons.
  • Selection and use of resources and materials.

What does TKT: Module 2 test?

This module focuses on the knowledge and skills teachers need to be able to plan a lesson framework or series of lessons. Teaching in this context also refers to any assessment required by the teacher to consolidate learning. It also focuses on the resources that are available to guide teachers in their lesson planning.

Exam Format-

TKT: Module 2 consists of a single paper lasting 80 minutes and containing 80 questions. The test is divided into two parts: planning and preparing a lesson or sequence of lessons (40 questions) and selection and use of resources (40 questions).

TKT: Module 3 Managing the teaching and learning process

This module consists of two parts:

  • Teachers’ and learners’ language in the classroom.
  • Classroom Management.

What does TKT: Module 3 test?

This module tests candidates’ knowledge of what happens in the classroom during language learning, the teacher’s role and the ways in which the teacher can manage and exploit classroom events and interactions.

Exam Format-

TKT: Module 3 consists of a single paper lasting 80 minutes and containing 80 questions. The test is divided into two parts: teachers’ and learners’ language in the classroom (40 questions) and classroom management (40 questions).

TKT – Specialist Modules

TKT: CLIL

CLIL describes an evolving approach to teaching and learning where subjects are taught and studied through the medium of a language which is not the learner’s first language.

What does TKT: CLIL test?

TKT: CLIL tests knowledge about content teaching in a target language and the learning, thinking and language skills which are developed across diff erent curriculum subjects. It tests knowledge of how to plan lessons as well as the understanding of activities and resources needed to support a CLIL approach. It also tests knowledge of lesson delivery and how assessment is carried out in CLIL contexts.

Exam Format-

TKT: CLIL consists of a single paper lasting 80 minutes and containing 80 questions. The test is divided into four parts: knowledge of the principles of CLIL, lesson preparation in a CLIL context, lesson delivery and assessment.

TKT: Young Learners

TKT: Young Learners is a test of the knowledge of the strategies and skills required to teach young learners. It is also suitable for international teachers working, or intending to work, in the primary sector of education.

What does TKT: Young Learners test?

TKT: Young Learners tests the background knowledge related to teaching young learners in the 6–12 age range. It also tests understanding of planning lessons, different teaching strategies and assessing learning.

Exam Format-

This module consists of a single paper lasting 80 minutes and containing 80 questions. The test is divided into four parts: learning and development in young learners, planning lessons for young learners, teaching strategies for young learners and classroom-based assessment for young learners.