Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)

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Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)

What is TKT?


The Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) is a test from Cambridge ESOL about teaching English to speakers of other languages. It aims to increase teachers' confidence and enhance job prospects by focusing on the core teaching knowledge needed by teachers of primary, secondary or adult learners, anywhere in the world. TKT tests your knowledge of English Language Teaching in three key modules which cover
areas such as teaching approaches and methodology, lesson planning, learner styles and classroom management. 

About the course

This flexible and accessible course will help you to understand: 

•    different methodologies for teaching
•    the 'langua…

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Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)

What is TKT?


The Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) is a test from Cambridge ESOL about teaching English to speakers of other languages. It aims to increase teachers' confidence and enhance job prospects by focusing on the core teaching knowledge needed by teachers of primary, secondary or adult learners, anywhere in the world. TKT tests your knowledge of English Language Teaching in three key modules which cover
areas such as teaching approaches and methodology, lesson planning, learner styles and classroom management. 

About the course

This flexible and accessible course will help you to understand: 

•    different methodologies for teaching
•    the 'language of teaching'
•    the ways in which resources can be used
•    the key aspects of lesson planning
•    classroom management methods for different needs.

Who is it for?

TKT is ideal for all teachers, whatever their background and teaching experience, and is also suitable for people who would like to teach English but are not yet teaching.
It is suitable for teachers of primary, secondary or adult learners, teachers who trained some time ago and would like to refresh their knowledge and teachers of other subjects who have recently started to teach English.
There are no formal entry requirements. However, anyone wishing to take TKT is strongly advised to have at least an intermediate level of English — Level B1 of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) 

What does TKT involve?

TKT has been created with busy working lives in mind, so offers flexible learning.
TKT has three core modules. These can be taken together in one exam session or separately, in any order, over three sessions. Each module consists of a test of 80 objective questions, lasting 80 minutes, which require you to select the correct answer and mark this on a computerised answer sheet. 

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

•    describing language and language skills
•    background to language learning
•    background to language teaching

Module 2 — Planning lessons and use of resources for language teaching: 

•    planning and preparing a lesson or sequence of lessons
•    selection and use of resources and materials. 

Module 3 — Managing the teaching and learning process:

•    teachers' and learners' language in the classroom
•    classroom management.

Results

Results for TKT are described as being in one of four band scores, 1-4.

There is no Pass/Fail. Every candidate receives a certificate for each module taken

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