Teaching Knowledge Test

Teaching Knowledge Test

The Cambridge TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) is a qualification for English language teachers. The St Giles course which prepares teachers for the TKT exams aims to increase their confidence and enhance their job prospects: it focuses on the core teaching knowledge needed by teachers of primary or secondary school children or adult learners, anywhere in the world.
The TKT is primarily aimed at teachers for whom English is not the first language. It can be taken at any stage in their career and it may also be useful for people who are thinking about becoming teachers. Applicants’ level of English should be at least B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This is equivalent to IELTS 4.0 to 5.0.

St Giles offers a TKT Preparation Course at St Giles Brighton.

The TKT qualification is comprised of three modules:

  • Module 1: Language and background to language learning and teaching

  • Module 2: Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching

  • Module 3: Managing the teaching and learning process

Input sessions with St Giles trainers and directed self-study help the candidates to prepare for the tests. Assessment is by a written paper with multiple choice questions and St Giles Brighton is a TKT exam centre.

As part of their course fee, all TKT candidates will be automatically entered for Module 1. They can choose the number of additional TKT modules for which they would like to sit the examination(s). Please note that the deadline for module registration is six weeks before the start of the course.

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