The Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) is a test developed by Cambridge ESOL for teachers of English of other languages. TKT tests candidates' knowledge of concepts related to language,language use and the background to and practice of language teaching and learning. It is not a test of the practical skills teachers need to use in their own classroom or of English language proficiency.
The course has four main aims:
- To introduce readers to the concepts and terms about teaching and learning that are central to TKT, and to give them opportunities to do exam practice with TKT sample test task and exam papers.
- To introduce readers to the main current theories, approaches and activities in ELT and assess their usefulness to the classroom.
- To share with readers some of the many resources available to English language teachers.
- To provide materials and activities that give teachers opportunities for professional development by exploring the concepts which have been introduced.