Preparation for the Teaching Knowledge Test

This course is designed for teachers of English at international schools or those who wish to teach English to speakers of other languages. It is specially designed for teachers whose own mother tongue is not English, and whose level of English language is above Intermediate.

The modular Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) allows you to take the module you prefer.

TKT is widely accepted in the Middle East and North African regions, particularly in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, as a benchmark for teachers recruited to teach at international or English medium schools.

Our courses have two schedules and cover each module over a period of 20 hours, either intensively or semi-intensively. The core modules are described in our syllabus, but optional modules for specific areas are also available on demand.  They include teaching curriculum subjects through the medium of a second or third language.(CLIL) which is designed for teachers of subjects other than English who teach their subject in English medium or international schools.

Course

Duration and frequency

Placement Test Fees

Teaching Knowledge Test

Module 1

  • One week. Daily four- hour sessions
  • Two weeks Daily two-hour sessions

 

Free

 

eaching Knowledge Test

Module 2

  • One week. Daily four- hour sessions
  • Two weeks Daily two-hour sessions

 

Free

Teaching Knowledge Test

Module 3

  • One week. Daily four- hour sessions
  • Two weeks Daily two-hour sessions

 

Free

 

Module 1: Background to language teaching 

This module focuses on the terms and concepts of English language teaching and the factors that form the basis of English Language teaching and learning

Module 1: The test
TKT: Module 1 has one paper. It lasts 1 hour 20 minutes and has 80 questions. The test is divided into three parts: 

  • Describing language and language skills (40 questions)
  • Background to language learning (15 questions)
  • Background to language teaching (25 questions).


Module 2: Planning for language teaching 

This module focuses on the knowledge and skills you need to plan a lesson or a series of lessons. It also highlights the area of assessment and focuses on resources that can guide you in your lesson planning. 

Module 2: The test
TKT: Module 2 has one paper. It lasts 1 hour 20 minutes and has 80 questions. The test is divided into two parts: 

  • Planning and preparing a lesson or a sequence of lessons (40 questions)
  • Selection and use of resources (40 questions).


Module 3: Classroom management 

This module considers the teacher’s knowledge of what happens in the classroom during language learning, the teacher’s role in classroom management and methods used to manage and make the most of interactions in the classroom.

Module 3: The test
TKT: Module 3 has one paper. It lasts 1 hour 20 minutes and has 80 questions. The test is divided into two parts: 

  • Teachers’ and learners’ language in the classroom (40 questions)
  • Classroom management (40 questions)

Other optional modules are:  Assessment of teaching competenceKnowledge About Language; CLIL and Young Learners. For more information, please contact us.