Cambridge English : TKT

Teaching Qualifications

TKT is offered by Cambridge Assessment English, probably the world’s most well-known and well-respected provider of qualifications in EFL and TEFL.

The Cambridge TKT is a series of modular tests which assess your knowledge in specific areas of English language teaching. TKT consists of three core modules: Module 1, Module 2 and Module 3 and two specialist modules: TKT Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and TKT Young Learners (YL).

You can take each test individually and receive a Cambridge English certificate for each module you complete.

Why choose TKT?
  • TKT is an internationally-recognised certificate which is accepted in over 60 countries.
  • It provides subject knowledge and a clear path for those seeking professional development in teaching.

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.

Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) is ideal for you if you:
  • have little to no teaching experience or qualifications but would like to develop your teaching skills.
  • are already teaching, but would like to take an internationally recognised qualification to gain formal recognition for your experience.
  • want to improve your career opportunities by widening your teaching experience into specialists areas.
  • want to keep your teaching skills up to date.

What can I do with my TKT qualification?
After taking TKT, you can take other Cambridge English teaching qualifications such as ICELT and Delta.

Preparing for the TKT Exam
Our 60-hour course will fully prepare you to sit the 3 core modules test: TKT Module 1, Module 2 and Module 3.
The 3-module course includes
  • terms and concepts of English language teaching.
  • factors underpinning the learning of English.
  • a range of materials, tasks and activities for English language teaching.
  • the knowledge and skills you need to plan lessons.
  • the types of assessment and resources that can guide your lesson planning.
  • teachers’ and learners’ language.
  • classroom management.

On top of the 3 core modules, you may opt to enroll in a 20-hour top-up course to prepare for the specialist module of TKT Young Learners (YL) or TKT CLIL.

The CLIL module covers
  • the learning, thinking and language skills that learners acquire in different areas of the curriculum.
  • lesson planning, the activities and resources needed to support a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach.
  • lesson delivery and assessment in CLIL contexts.

The Young Learners module covers
  • learning and development in young learners.
  • the strategies and skills required to teach young learners aged 6–12 years.
  • lesson planning, the activities and resources needed to support young learners.
  • lesson delivery and assessment in young learner contexts.