Who are TKT Modules 1–3 suitable for?
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
What are TKT Core Modules?
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.
What are TKT Specialist Modules?
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.
Entry criteria and language requirements
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.
What's the test structure?
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.
What can a candidate do with TKT?
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.