Teacher Training

For teachers of English

Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test

Preparation for the TKT

We can help you prepare for the TKT and ensure that you reach your full potential.

Our experienced teachers will quickly identify the areas to focus on in order to get you the best possible results.

Preparation for the TKT can be as long or as short as you choose.


What is the TKT?

The Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) is a test from Cambridge Assessment about teaching English to speakers of other languages. It aims to increase teachers’ confidence and enhance job prospects by focusing on the core teaching knowledge needed by teachers of primary, secondary or adult learners, anywhere in the world. This flexible and accessible award will help you to understand:

  • Different methodologies for teaching
  • The ‘language of teaching’
  • The ways in which resources can be used
  • The key aspects of lesson planning
  • Classroom management methods for different needs.


Who is TKT for?

We offer our TKT courses for groups or individual teachers wishing to work towards the TKT exam.

The course gives teachers a strong foundation in the core areas of teaching knowledge needed in the English language teaching classroom. It is ideal for all teachers, whatever their background and teaching experience, and is also suitable for people who would like to teach English but do not yet have a teaching position.

There are no formal entry requirements. However, anyone wishing to take TKT is strongly advised to have at least an intermediate plus level of English — (B1+)


What does TKT involve?

TKT has three core modules. These can be taken together in one exam session or separately, in any order, over three sessions.

Each module consists of a test of 80 objective questions, lasting 80 minutes, which require you to select the correct answer and mark this on a computerised answer sheet.


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

  • Describing language and language skills
  • Background to language learning
  • Background to language teaching


Module 2 — Planning lessons and use of resources for language teaching:

  • Planning and preparing a lesson or sequence of lessons
  • Selection and use of resources and materials


Module 3 — Managing the teaching and learning process:

  • Teachers’ and learners’ language in the classroom
  • Classroom management