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TKT - Teaching Knowledge Test


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.

  • About the test

  • 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:

  • Module 1
    Background to language learning and teaching

  • Module 2
    Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching

  • Module 3
    Managing the teaching and learning process

  • Specialist modules:

    Content and Language Integrated Learning

  • TKT: YL
    Young Learners

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


     Key facts

        Test format:     Paper-based

        Assesmen: Modular tests

        Number of Modules:   3

        Exam length:   1 hour 20 minutes

        Awards: Certificate for each module

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