TKT is a series of modular teaching qualifications which test your knowledge in specific areas of English language teaching. It will help you to build your confidence, and is a cost-effective way to get an internationally recognised qualification. Whether you are a new teacher or have years of experience, TKT is ideal for people who need to prove their teaching knowledge with a globally recognised certificate.
You can take as many modules as you want, over any time period. You receive a Cambridge English certificate for each module you complete.
Who is TKT for?
- New and experienced teachers
- Recommended for teachers with an English level of B1 or above
- Teachers who teach primary, secondary or adult learners
- Teachers who want to prove their teaching knowledge
- Teachers who need a globally recognised certificate
TKT is taken as a series of multiple-choice tests. There are five modules that can be taken in any order or combination:
Core modules: A test of knowledge about the principles and practice of English language teaching.
Module 1 – Background to language learning and teaching
This module tests candidates’ knowledge of terms and concepts common in English language teaching. It also focuses on the factors underpinning the learning of English and knowledge of the range and functions of the choices teachers have at their disposal to cater for these learning factors.
Module 2 – Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching
This module focuses on what teachers consider and do while planning their teaching. It also considers the linguistic and methodological reference resources that are available to guide teachers in their lesson planning.
Module 3 – Managing the teaching and learning process
This module tests teachers’ knowledge of what happens in the classroom in terms of the language used by the teacher or learners, the roles the teacher can fulfil, and the ways in which the teacher can manage and exploit classroom events and interactions.
Specialist modules: An introduction to specialist areas of English language teaching.
TKT: CLIL – Content and Language Integrated Learning
This module tests knowledge of the aims and rationale of a CLIL approach. It covers the planning, teaching and assessment of CLIL. It also focuses on teachers’ awareness of learning demands and support strategies for learners in CLIL programmes.
TKT: YL is an exam for teachers and classroom assistants who want to teach English to young learners. It tests knowledge of concepts related to young learner learning and development, and knowledge of young learners from a teaching perspective, including the planning, teaching and assessment of young learners’ work.
You will receive a certificate for each TKT module that you complete.
There is no Pass or Fail. Results are reported in Bands 1–4, with Band 4 being the highest. Band 1 represents limited knowledge of the content areas tested; Band 2, basic but systematic knowledge; Band 3 shows a breadth and depth of knowledge and Band 4 extensive knowledge.
Register now for TKT – Teaching Knowledge Test
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