TKT stands for Teaching Knowledge Test. It is an exam in methodology designed by the Cambridge ESOL for teachers of English as a foreign language. Its main objective is to form the methodological basics and prepare a teacher to applying the communicative method in any country of the world. Having accomplished the course you will master:
-various teaching techniques;
-common TEFL glossary;.
-Ways of using teaching resources (audio, video etc.);
-Basics in lesson planning;
-Tips on classroom management satisfying the various needs of your students.
Having passed the test the teachers wishing to boost their practical and theoretical knowledge and teaching skills will be able to promote their career by taking a CELTA or ICELT course.
The TKT preparatory course
Even though each and every teacher can go ahead and try to pass the test having prepared individually, we do recommend that you take a professional preparatory course with our teachers. During the course you will not only be supplied with all the necessary information but also talked through all the issues aroused by mismatches in Eastern and Western approaches in teaching. The course is taught in English only.
All of the above mentioned factors will help you get a better grade.
The structure of the exam
TKT has 3 core modules. The structure is really flexible which gives a teacher the opportunity to select modules in any sequence and quantity. Each module consists of 80 multiple choice questions to be answered in 80 minutes.
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
The results are represented in a scale from 1 to 4 points. The Certificate is issued no matter what the grade for each module is.