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TKT shows how you are developing as a teacher. It is ideal for people who want to prove their teaching knowledge with a globally recognised 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.

TKT is at Foundation to Developing stages on the Cambridge English Teaching Framework.

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.

Exam format

TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) is a series of modular tests. You can take each test individually and decide how and when you take the tests.

Modules 1–3

A test of knowledge about the principles and practice of English language teaching

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

TKT: Module 2 
Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching

TKT: Module 3 
Managing the teaching and learning process

Specialist modules

An introduction to specialist areas of English language teaching

TKT: CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)

TKT: YL (Young Learners)

You can see exactly what is in each paper below.

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