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
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.