Cambridge TKT Course

By: Athena Teacher Training  19/12/2012
Keywords: teacher, professional development, course

The Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) is a test from Cambridge ESOL about teaching English to speakers of other languages. It aims to increase teachers’ confidence and enhance job prospects by focusing on the core teaching knowledge needed by teachers of primary, secondary or adult learners, anywhere in the world. This flexible and accessible award will help you to understand: different methodologies for teaching the ‘language of teaching’ the ways in which resources can be used the key aspects of lesson planning classroom management methods for different needs. TKT gives teachers a strong foundation in the core areas of teaching knowledge needed in the English language teaching classroom. It is ideal for all teachers, whatever their background and teaching experience, and is also suitable for people who would like to teach English but do not yet have a teaching position. There are no formal entry requirements. However, anyone wishing to take TKT is strongly advised to have at least an intermediate level of English — Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. (CEFR) TKT has three core modules. These can be taken together in one exam session or separately, in any order, over three sessions. Each module consists of a test of 80 objective questions, lasting 80 minutes, which require you to select the correct answer and mark this on a computerised answer sheet. Module 1 — Language and background to language learning and teaching: describing language and language skills background to language learning background to language teaching Module 2 — Planning lessons and use of resources for language teaching: planning and preparing a lesson or sequence of lessons selection and use of resources and materials. Module 3 — Managing the teaching and learning process: teachers’ and learners’ language in the classroom classroom management. TKT uses an indicative glossary of English language teaching terminology that is regularly reviewed and revised to ensure that all modules reflect continuing developments in core area of teaching knowledge. The current glossary, released in August 2009, can be downloaded from the link on this page. Athena Teacher Training can help you prepare for the TKT and ensure that you reach your full potential. Our experienced teacher trainers will quickly identify the areas to focus on in order to get you the best possible results. Preparation for the TKT can be as long or as short as you choose but we recommend joining one of our courses that start on the first Monday of each month.

Keywords: course, English language teaching, language teaching, professional development, teach English, teacher, Teaching English

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