What is TKT and who is it for?
TKT or Teaching Knowledge Test is a Cambridge test about teaching English to speakers of other languages which aims to increase the confidence and competence of new and experienced teachers. It focuses on the core teaching knowledge needed to teach in primary, secondary and adult education.
Upon successful completion of this online course, candidates can book their test at a Cambridge test centre in their local area. TKT is an internationally recognised teaching qualification.
TKT can be taken by:
- pre-service teachers
- teachers who wish to refresh their teaching knowlegde
- teachers who are moving to teaching English after teaching another subject
- native and non-native English speakers
Online Cambridge TKT preparation course
- 60-hour online course which aims to prepare candidates for the three core modules of TKT, self-preparation with tutor support
- The course can be completed any time within the 12 weeks time frame
- Course fee: £120, REDUCED £90
- What is in the course?
Module 1: Language and background to language learning and teaching
Describing language and language skills- receptive and productive
Grammar, lexis, phonology and functions
Motivation and learning styles, differentiation
Presentation techniques, types of tasks and assessment
Module 2: Planning lessons and use of resources for language teaching
Planning and preparing a lesson and a sequence of lessons
Inclusion and needs assessment
Teaching towards specific learning objectives
Selection and use of resources and materials
Module 3: Managing the teaching and learning process
Teachers' and learners' language in the classroom
Give constructive feedback
The course aims to familiarise candidates with the test's content, assessment and marking.
To provide opportunity for professional development for native and non-native teachers of English
To update understanding of the different methodologies and aids available to language teachers
To explore the key aspects of lesson planning and schemes of work
To discuss classroom management focused to meet individual learning needs and promote inclusion and progress
To consolidate teaching expertise
You are 18+ years old
You are B2-C1 user Upper intermediate/Advanced level (see our ESOL Advanced course) or
You are a trainee/experienced teacher.
You have access to a PC with fast internet connection. System requirements: Windows 7, 8, 10. Browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer. Accessibility: Desktop and mobile views are available. Recommended devices: laptop, desktop, tablet
You are IT literate (can browse and navigate through the learning platform, create, edit and submit documents and assessments, play/download audios/videos, use email and MS Office etc).
See Sample Course Materials
Watch TKT demo