This website provides free TKT preparation material, lessons and learning resources for all the three core modules of the Cambridge TKT exam. This is the world’s first website that intends to offer totally FREE resources for the entire Cambridge TKT course.
What is the TKT course?
The TKT course tests knowledge about English language teaching. The tests are designed to encourage teachers in their professional development and provide a step in their progression on the Cambridge English Teaching Framework. Candidates can also use TKT to access further training and enhance career opportunities.
TKT is divided into separate modules. Candidates can take them all, or choose the modules that meet their needs. Candidates will receive a certificate for each module completed. The purpose of core modules is to provide a foundation in the principles and practice of English language teaching.
TKT Modules 1, 2 and 3 test knowledge of concepts related to language, language use and the background to and practice of language teaching and learning.
TKT is suitable for teachers of English in primary, secondary or adult
TKT Modules 1, 2 and 3 may be taken by:
• pre-service teachers
• teachers who wish to refresh and extend their teaching
• teachers who are moving to teaching English after teaching
The core modules are designed to provide a foundation in 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.
Teaching knowledge is assessed by means of objective-format tests,
which are simple to administer and to take.
The specialist modules can be taken separately or added to the core modules:
• TKT: CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)
• TKT: Young Learners.
Please note: TKT: KAL (Knowledge about Language), TKT: Practical and computer-based TKT Modules 1, 2 and 3 are no longer available after December 2016.
Candidates are not required to fulfil any specific entry criteria for TKT Modules 1, 2 and 3 and there are no formal English language requirements; however, candidates are expected to be familiar with language relating to the practice of English language teaching.
A non-exhaustive list of teaching terminology and definitions is provided in the TKT Glossary, which can be downloaded here.
Each TKT module consists of a timed pencil-and-paper test featuring 80 multiple-choice questions.
TKT Modules 1, 2 and 3 test candidates’ knowledge of concepts related to language teaching and learning, rather than their proficiency in the English language, or their performance in classroom situations.
TKT increases teachers’ confidence and enables them to progress to other Cambridge English Teaching Qualifications.
TKT is recognised as an English language teaching qualification by many organisations and institutions around the world.
This website provides you lessons for all the three core modules of Cambridge TKT for FREE!
Browse through all the content provided under each of the modules below.
TKT Module - 1
This module tests candidates’ knowledge of terms and concepts common in English language teaching. It also focuses on the factors underpinning the learning of English and knowledge of the range and functions of the pedagogic choices the teacher has at their disposal to cater for these learning factors.
TKT Module - 2
This module focuses on what teachers consider and do while planning their teaching of a lesson or series of lessons. Teaching in this context is intended also to refer to assessment. It focuses too on the linguistic and methodological reference resources that are available to guide teachers in their lesson planning as well as on the range and function of materials and teaching aids that teachers could consider making use of in their lessons. Knowledge of any particular book is not required.
TKT Module - 3
This module tests candidates’ knowledge of what happens in the classroom in terms of the language used by the teacher or learners, the roles the teacher can fulfil and the ways in which the teacher can manage and exploit classroom events and interaction.