Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)

Universal Institute
Last Update March 30, 2024
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About This Course

Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) is a professional credential that focuses on core teaching concepts for teachers of English as a foreign language. TKT is a series of modular teaching qualifications, which test the knowledge in specific areas of English language teaching to speakers of other languages. TKT is suitable for teachers of all age groups and abilities who need to prove their teaching knowledge with a globally recognized certificate. There are various test modules available.

  • Provide an internationally accepted qualification that proves the language-teaching abilities. The qualification is suitable for a new teacher who is starting to teach English for the first time and wants to build confidence and skills.
  • Provide an opportunity to an experienced teacher who wants to specialize in a certain area of English teaching.
  • A good foundation for a further qualification in teaching English, such as the CELTA or Delta.
  • Formal English qualifications is not needed to take the test.

Universal Institute provides comprehensive training and facilitates the professionals to achieve the reputed qualification.

Perceived Benefits

The TKT assessment tests are mapped to the Cambridge English Teaching Framework, and support teachers to deliver a positive impact on learning in the classroom and demonstrates that those who pass are:

  • Familiar with different teaching methodologies
  • Know how to use teaching resources effectively
  • Understand key aspects of lesson planning
  • Can use different classroom management methods for different needs.

Learning Objectives

Understanding language teaching methodologies and approaches, including communicative language teaching (CLT) and task-based learning.
Familiarity with language acquisition theories and their implications for language teaching practice.
Mastery of lesson planning principles, including setting objectives, selecting appropriate materials, and designing engaging activities.
Knowledge of classroom management techniques and strategies for promoting learner engagement and participation.
Understanding assessment and evaluation methods for measuring learner progress and achievement.
Awareness of the role of the teacher in creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

Requirements

  • Proficiency in English language skills equivalent to at least B2 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • Familiarity with basic teaching concepts and terminology in language education.
  • Access to study materials and resources provided by authorized TKT preparation centers or online platforms.
  • Willingness to engage in self-study, practice tests, and mock examinations to prepare for the TKT modules.
  • Optional: Participation in TKT preparatory courses or workshops offered by accredited training providers to enhance preparation and readiness for the exam.

Target Audience

  • English language teachers seeking to enhance their teaching skills and qualifications.
  • Aspiring English language teachers preparing for a career in TEFL or ESL.
  • Education professionals interested in gaining a deeper understanding of language teaching principles.
  • Individuals pursuing opportunities to teach English abroad or in international settings.

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