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Why Cambridge English?
TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) is a series of modular tests. You can take each test individually and decide how and when you take the tests.
A test of knowledge about the principles and practice of English language teaching
An introduction to specialist areas of English language teaching
A test of your practical English language teaching abilities
TKT: Practical (to be discontinued from December 2016)
Download an overview of TKT
As part of our regular review of the assessment services which we provide, we have decided to discontinue TKT: KAL and TKT: Practical from December 2016. We are giving extensive notice of this change so that you won’t be affected if you’ve already started a preparation course.
This module tests your knowledge of:
For full details, download the TKT: Modules 1–3 handbook.
For full details, download the TKT: CLIL handbook.
For full details, download the TKT: YL handbook.
This module tests your knowledge of the language systems of English for teaching purposes.
For full details, download the TKT: KAL handbook.
This module gives you an opportunity to prove that you can:
For full details, download the TKT: Practical handbook.
You can enter for any module by registering at one of our approved centres.
You can take TKT whatever your background and teaching experience. It is suitable if you are:
You ideally need to have English proficiency at CEFR Level B1 or above.
You can register to take TKT up to six weeks before a test session. Paper-based tests and the assessment of practical teaching are available on demand. You can check test dates with your local centre.
Find out how to prepare for TKT