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Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)

The Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) is a test of the skills you need to be successful in teaching English to speakers of other languages. It is suitable for teachers of all age groups and abilities. There are various test modules available.

With TKT, you show employers that you:

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

Reason to choose TKT:

A globally-recognized certificate, accepted in over 60 countries


TKT is a flexible series of modular teaching qualifications, which test your knowledge in specific areas of English language teaching.

TKT has the following modules:

Module 1: Background to language teaching

Tests knowledge of the terms and concepts of English language teaching. It focuses on the factors underpinning the learning of English.

Module 2: Planning for language teaching

Focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to plan lessons. It also looks at assessment and resources that can guide lesson planning.

Module 3: Classroom management

Tests knowledge of what happens in the classroom during language learning, and the teacher's role in classroom management.

Specialist modules

TKT Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)

TKT: Young Learners