Cambridge Assessment English Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)

Cambridge English Language Assessment Authorised Centre

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8 Week TKT Preparatory Course - 16th October to 4th December 2019

The University of Cambridge Assessment English Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) tests professional knowledge about the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. It offers candidates a step in their professional development and is ideal for people who want to prove their teaching knowledge with a globally-recognised certificate, which is accepted in over 60 countries.

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TKT is intended for teachers of English in primary, secondary or adult teaching contexts and is suitable for second- or first-language English speakers. It can be taken at any stage in a teacher’s career and is also suitable for those who have not yet started teaching. It can be used as a good introduction to TEFL, to consolidate existing knowledge or to prepare for more advanced qualifications like the CELTA.

The ELTC offers an eight-week preparation course for TKT Modules 1, 2 and 3, which test candidates’ knowledge of the principles and practice of English language teaching:

  • 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.

The preparation course will run from 9.30am to 2.30pm (with an hour for lunch) on Wednesdays from 16th October to 4th December. The TKT will be taken on Wednesday 11th December.

Candidates are not expected to fulfil any specific entry requirements, such as previous teaching experience or specific English language exams. However, to access TKT, we recommend a level of language proficiency of at least Upper-Intermediate level (e.g. CEFR B2 or IELTS band 6.0).

Course fees are £395 for the University of Sheffield staff, students and alumni and £495 for members of the public. This includes the course book, all tuition and optional module exam entry.

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