TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test)

The Cambridge TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) focuses on the teaching knowledge needed by teachers to teach English to schoolchildren and adult learners at home or around the world. It will increase your confidence and improve your job prospects.

TKT is the exam for you if you are interested in taking language teaching to the next level, be it a career or passion. You do not need any teaching background or experience.

TKT is an internationally recognised teaching qualification that is awarded by Cambridge English Language Assessment, part of the University of Cambridge. The qualification is a benchmark for quality and is highly recognised.

TKT has three core modules:

TKT Module 1: Background to language teaching

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

TKT Module 2: Planning for language teaching

This module focuses on the knowledge and skills you need to plan a lesson or a series of lessons. 

This module also refers to assessment and focuses on resources that can guide you in your lesson planning.

TKT Module 3: Classroom management

This module tests:

  • knowledge of what happens in the classroom during language learning
  • the teacher’s role in classroom management
  • methods used to manage and make the most of interactions in the classroom