Cambridge 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. 

Who should take this exam? 

TKT gives you an internationally recognised qualification that proves your language-teaching abilities. The qualification is suitable if you are a new teacher and want to build your confidence and skills, or if you are an experienced teacher and want to specialise in a certain area, or are starting to teach English for the first time. 

TKT is also a good foundation if you want to study for a further qualification in teaching English, such as the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) or Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA).

You don’t need any formal English qualification to take the test.

What modules are available?

You can choose to take any of the TKT modules in combination or on their own. 

Core modules 1-3

  • TKT Module 1: Language and background to language learning and teaching
  • TKT Module 2: Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching
  • TKT Module 3: Managing the teaching and learning process

Sitting a Cambridge English exam in Lebanon

Find out how to register for TKT exams in Lebanon.

Find out when and where you can sit for the TKT exam in Lebanon and the cost for each module. 

Each module consists of 80 questions and lasts 80 minutes. Find out what to expect on the exam day

Results for exams are available three weeks after you take the exam. There is no pass or fail and your result will be indicated by a band score. Band 1 is the weakest, indicating you have restricted knowledge and skills in that area, and band 4 is the strongest, indicating extensive knowledge and skill. 

Find out why you should sit your exams with the British Council.

How can I register for the course?

You can prepare for the test by taking a TKT preparation course at the British Council. 

For further information about joining our next course, please find below a chart with course fees and dates:

TKT module Course dates Course fees (LBP)  
TKT Module 1 (7 sessions)  June 30 - 1 , 2 , 3 ,7, 8, 9  July 250, 000  
TKT Module 2 (5 sessions)  14, 15, 16, 17, 18 July 180,000  
TKT Module 3 (4 sessions)  21, 22, 23 ,24 July 145,000  

The class times are from 08.30 to 12.30.

When should teachers register for the workshops?

Registration is on 23, 24, 25, 26 June from 12.00 to 18.00. 

Teachers need to do a placement test unless they have an IELTS or ESOL certificate, level B2 or above.

What resources are available on the internet?

Cambridge has an excellent website which caters to students, teachers and centre administrators.

On this website, you will find:

  • TKT Handbook and sample papers
  • TKT Information for Candidates
  • TKT Glossary
  • Online Teacher Resources.