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TKT: 3 Modules Exam Preparation Course
23 October - 11 December 2021


10:00 - 13:30

25 600 roubles  12 December 2021
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TKT: Young Learners  Exam Preparation Course


30 October - 4 December 2021


10:00 - 13:30


19 700 roubles   12 December 2021
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The Cambridge exam fees are not included in the course fee.

What is TKT?

The Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) is a test from Cambridge English Language 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.

After taking TKT, teachers who want to develop their knowledge further can progress to Cambridge English Language Assessment's well-established Teaching Awards, such as CELTA.

Who is TKT for?

TKT 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 level of English — Level B1 of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) — e.g. PET, IELTS band score of 4.

What does TKT involve?

Core modules

TKT has four 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.

Module 1

This module tests your knowledge of the terms and concepts common in English language teaching. It also focuses on the core knowledge underpinning the learning of English and knowledge of the options and resources you can use in the classroom.

TKT: Module 1 consists of a single paper lasting 80 minutes and containing 80 questions.

Module 2

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

Teaching in this context also refers to any assessment required by you to consolidate learning. It also focuses on the resources that are available to guide you in your lesson planning.

TKT: Module 2 consists of a single paper lasting 80 minutes and containing 80 questions.

Module 3

This module tests your knowledge of what happens in the classroom during language learning, the teacher’s role and the ways in which you can manage and exploit classroom events and interactions.

TKT: Module 3 consists of a single paper lasting 80 minutes and containing 80 questions.

TKT: Practical

TKT: Practical is an accessible and affordable way for you to get certification of your teaching abilities. It is ideal if you have developed your skills and need formal confirmation of your practical teaching competence.

TKT: Practical includes assessment of:

  1. lesson planning

  2. classroom management

  3. teaching skills

The test consists of the observation of your teaching by a Cambridge ESOL assessor. The assessor can observe either one 40-minute lesson or two 20-minute lessons, of which one can be peer-to-peer teaching.

Specialist modules

Three specialist modules of TKT are available — these can be added to the four core modules above, or can each be taken completely independently.

TKT: Content and Language Integrated Learning

TKT: Content and Language Integrated Learning tests a candidate’s knowledge of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and the practice of planning, teaching and assessing curriculum subjects taught in English.

CLIL describes an evolving approach to teaching and learning where subjects are taught and studied through the medium of a non-native language. In CLIL, learning a curricular subject in a second, third or sometimes fourth language involves best practice from a range of different educational contexts.

It consists of a single paper lasting 80 minutes and containing 80 questions.

TKT: Knowledge About Language

TKT: Knowledge About Language tests knowledge of the language systems needed by teachers. It also focuses on your awareness of the language needs of learners and the challenges students encounter in learning a second language.

TKT: KAL test consists of a single paper lasting 80 minutes and containing 80 questions.

TKT: Young Learners

TKT: Young Learners is a test of the knowledge of the strategies and skills required to teach young learners. It tests the background knowledge related to teaching young learners in the 6–12 age range. It also tests understanding of planning lessons, different teaching strategies and assessing learning. This module consists of a single paper lasting 80 minutes and containing 80 questions.

To register for the exam please contact BKC Cambridge Exam Centre at (495) 604-45-84