Teaching Knowledge Test-TKT

Prove your teaching knowledge with this series of flexible tests

TKT is a series of modular teaching qualifications which test your knowledge in specific areas of English language teaching. It will help you to build your confidence, and is a cost-effective way to get an internationally recognised qualification. Whether you are a new teacher or have years of experience, TKT is ideal for people who need to prove their teaching knowledge with a globally recognised certificate.

You can take as many modules as you want, over any time period. You receive a Cambridge English certificate for each module you complete.

Who is TKT for?

  • New and experienced teachers
  • Recommended for teachers with an English level of B1 or above
  • Teachers who teach primary, secondary or adult learners
  • Teachers who want to prove their teaching knowledge
  • Teachers who need a globally recognised certificate

Book your TKT test

Prove your EFL teaching knowledge with this series of flexible, internationally recognised tests.

Book a test

About the test

TKT is taken as a series of multiple-choice tests. There are five modules that can be taken in any order or combination:

Core modules:

  • Module 1
    Background to language learning and teaching
  • Module 2
    Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching
  • Module 3
    Managing the teaching and learning process

Specialist modules:

    Content and Language Integrated Learning
  • TKT: YL
    Young Learners

Read more about the TKT modules

How to register for TKT

You can enter for any module by registering at one of our approved centres.

You can take TKT whatever your background and teaching experience. It is suitable if you are:

  • a pre-service or a practising teacher
  • teaching primary, secondary or adult learners
  • a non-first language or first language English speaker
  • a teacher who wants to gain formal recognition of your experience, keep your teaching skills up to date and develop your career opportunities.

Find a test centre

You should ideally have English proficiency at CEFR Level B1 or above.

Test dates

You can register to take TKT up to six weeks before a test session. Paper-based tests are available on demand. You can check test dates with your local centre.

Looking for a different kind of teaching qualification?

We have a whole range of industry-leading qualifications to help you develop your English teaching skills. There are qualifications and courses for new and experienced teachers alike, covering a range of skills.

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Cambridge English offers a range of professional development options for teachers, regardless of their level of experience or training. Our free resources help you manage you own professional development and improve your everyday teaching.

Professional development for teachers

TKT is at Foundation to Developing stages on the Cambridge English Teaching Framework.