The Teaching Knowledge Test is a test from Cambridge English. TKT gives teachers a strong foundation in the core areas of teaching knowledge needed in the English language teaching classroom. This course is ideal for teachers of English in primary, secondary or adult teaching contexts, and is also suitable for people who would like to teach English, but do not yet have a teaching position.
TKT is divided into 3 separate modules. Participants prepare for all on the course, but can take the test for modules that meet their needs. The core modules are designed to provide a foundation in the principles and practice of English language teaching.
The three core modules 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. The course price inludes the exam sessions for all three modules. We can offer this exam all year round, provided we have the minimum number of candidates, which is 4. A certificate is awarded for each exam taken. Candidate performance is reported using four bands.
There are no formal entry requirements. However, anyone wishing to take TKT is strongly advised to have at least an intermediate level of English level B1 on the CEFR e.g. PET or a band score of 4 in IELTS.
If you wish to apply for a place on the course, please download and complete the application form. We encourage candidates to return completed application forms as soon as possible to secure a place on the course.
Please note that some sessions may alter in content depending on the needs of the group.
|09:00-10:15||Introduction and Orientation. TKT Module One Overview||Introductory Activities||Observation of an ELT Class at BSC||Teaching Approach: Text-based Presentation||Tutorials and Self-study|
|10:35-11:50||Learner Characteristics, Needs and Motivation||Teaching Approach: Presentation, Practice and Production (PPP)||Teaching Approach: Task-based Learning||Describing Language Skills||TKT Module Two Overview|
|12:10-13:00||The Differences between L1 and L2 Learning||Common Ways of Presenting Language||Types of Activities and Tasks for Language Development||Types of Activities and Tasks for Language Skills Development||Selection and Use of Resources|
|14:00-15:00||Describing Language (Grammar, Lexis, Phonology and Functions)||Assessment Types and Tasks||Describing Language (Grammar, Lexis, Phonology and Functions)||Exam Tips and Strategies|
|15:15-16:30||Teaching Approach: Guided Discovery||Review||Review||Exam Practice Module 1|
|09:00-10:15||Use of L1/L2 for a Range of Classroom Functions||Lesson Planning. Identifying and Selecting Aims Appropriate to Learners||Teaching Approach: The Lexical Approach||Teaching Approach: Total Physical Response||Exam Tips and Strategies. Exam Practice Module 3|
|10:35-11:50||Teaching Approach: Test–Teach–Test||Choosing Assessment Activities Appropriate to Learners, Aims||Conveying and Checking Meaning||Correcting Learners: On the Spot Correction||Feedback|
|12:10-13:00||Staging of Lesson Types||Categorising Learners' Mistakes||Exam Tips and Strategies||Correcting Learners: Delayed Error Correction||Resources Exchange and Evaluation of Published Materials|
|14:00-15:00||Identifying the Different Components of a Lesson Plan||Setting up and Sequencing Tasks||Exam Practice Module 2||Review|
|15:15-16:30||Classroom Management (Teacher Roles)||Classroom Management (Grouping Learners)||Classroom Management (Prompting and Eliciting)||Classroom Management (Giving Feedback)|