What is TKT?

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Teaching English to speakers of other languages can be a highly rewarding career, offering you the chance to live and work abroad. You will need an internationally-recognised teaching qualification such as the Teaching Knowledge Test (“TKT”). The 48-hour and SENCE-eligible, TKT is a test of teaching knowledge. Preparing for TKT can help you learn more about teaching English and increase your confidence as an English language teacher. A minimum “B2″ English Level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (“CEFR”)) is required to take a TKT module.

A flexible, modular format

The TKT is divided into modules which are tested separately. You can take them all or as many as you need. There’s total flexibility in how and when you take the modules – you get a certificate for each one you complete.

Core modules

Module 1: Background to language teaching

Tests your knowledge of the terms and concepts of English language teaching. It focuses on the factors underpinning the learning of English.

Module 2: Planning for language teaching

Focuses on the knowledge and skills you need to plan lessons. It also looks at assessment and resources that can guide your lesson planning.

Module 3: Classroom management

Tests your knowledge of what happens in the classroom during language learning, and the teacher’s role in classroom management.

Specialist modules

TKT: Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

Tests your understanding of teaching curriculum subjects through the medium of a second or third language. Please click here for more information on this module.

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TKT: Young Learners

Tests your knowledge of the strategies and skills required to teach young learners – ideal if you’re working in primary education. Please click here for information on this module.

How are TKT modules assessed?

For any of the modules, you take a single paper of 80 questions which lasts 1 hour 20 minutes.

tkt 02Develop your potential as a teacher

Use the TKT to help you learn more about teaching English to school children or adult learners, at home and around the world. With TKT you can increase your confidence as a teacher and improve your job prospects.

Why take the TKT?

  • Available internationally
  • Demonstrates your knowledge of teaching – or extends your experience into a specialist area
  • Offered by Cambridge English Language Assessment, a not-for-profit department of the University of Cambridge
  • Click here for more reasons to take the TKT

And finally

TKT programes are available through Open, Closed and Online modalities. For more information on the TKT at Británico Chile, or to learn more about our next Open course(s), please contact us.