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Cambridge TKT - Teaching Knowledge Test: increase your teaching knowledge with an internationally recognised qualification from Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE TKT

Upgrade your skills. Advance your career.

Whether you are a new teacher or have years of experience, the Cambridge TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) will help you deepen your understanding of teaching, refine your teaching skills and open up new opportunities for career advancement.

A world of knowledge

The Cambridge TKT is a series of tests that assesses the knowledge and skills of English language teachers.

The TKT is divided into modules, and you will learn about language, methodology, resources, and other aspects of effective language teaching. You will also become familiar with the test format and learn test-taking strategies to help you take the test with confidence.

The tests are offered by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge, and are recognized internationally as a measure of competence in teaching English as a foreign language.

The TKT is the ideal teacher training course if you need to prove your teaching knowledge with an official certificate, if you want to get ready for higher-level professional development courses, or simply if you want to acquire a deeper understanding of English language teaching and learning.

SCHOOL

Much more than a teacher training academy

International House is in the heart of the main Sukhumvit area in a modern office building with easy access to public transport, shopping malls, street markets, bars and restaurants.

We have been in Bangkok since 1999 and we’re part of the International House World Organisation with more than 140 schools in 45 countries.

We’re an approved Cambridge TKT centre and offer a range of Cambridge teacher training and development courses.

Cambridge Authorised Exam Centre
Cambridge English Teaching

WHY INTERNATIONAL HOUSE?

Teacher training specialists since 1962

Our story in teacher development started in 1962 when International House launched their first teacher training course in London, UK. A course that later became known as the Cambridge CELTA. Since then, thousands of teachers have chosen us for their training and development. Today, we are still one of the organisations that set the standards in teacher education.

COURSE DATES & FEES

Face-to-face or Online

Choose a TKT preparation course that best suits your time and preferred way of studying. Face-to-face at our centre or online from the comfort of wherever you are.

TKT Courses

Timings reflect Thailand time (UTC +7), and prices are in Thai Baht and not inclusive of the TKT examination fee. The preparation for Module 2 and 3 is offered as a unique course. If you wish to apply for multiple modules, just apply for any module below and you will be able to add as many modules as you like on the application form.

COURSE

DATES / DURATION

DAYS / TIME

LOCATION

฿ BAHT

TKT M1

฿10,000

TKT M2 & M3

฿10,000

TKT YL

฿6,000

Please note that there are no courses scheduled for the year 2024. The schedule for the year 2025 will be published around September / October. Please wait for the new schedule before applying.

EXAM DATES & FEES

Take the TKT exam in Bangkok

Take your TKT test with us. We are an approved Cambridge TKT examination centre and offer the test twice a year. Register as an existing student or external candidate.

TKT Exams

Prices are in Thai Baht. Applications for the TKT exam must be received at least 6 weeks before the exam date.

March intake

MODULE

Module 1, 2 or 3

EXAM DATE

DD MM YYY

APPLICATION DEADLINE

DD MM YYY

RESULTS DATE

DD MM YYY

CERTIFICATES DESPATCHED

DD MM YYY

EXAMINATION FEE (PER EXAM)

฿2,250 TKT Preparation students

฿2,750 External candidates

October intake

MODULE

Module 1, 2 or 3

EXAM DATE

DD MM YYY

APPLICATION DEADLINE

DD MM YYY

RESULTS DATE

DD MM YYY

CERTIFICATES DESPATCHED

DD MM YYY

EXAMINATION FEE (PER EXAM)

฿2,250 TKT Preparation students

฿2,750 External candidates

ACCOMMODATION

Do you need accommodation while studying?

If you need a place to stay while taking the TKT course in Bangkok, we can take care of it so that you can fully focus on your course. With modern and affordable accommodation solutions close to the school, we have options to match your preferences and budget.

CONTENTS

What's in the TKT course?

The TKT preparation course is designed to help you boost your knowledge of English language teaching, become familiar with the test format and master test-taking strategies to ace the exam with confidence.

TRAINERS

A talented, dynamic and passionate team

Meet the trainers that make our teacher training programmes stand out from the crowd. A team of highly qualified and enthusiastic teachers dedicated to motivating and supporting you throughout your learning journey.

TKT FAQs

All your questions answered

The Cambridge TKT is a series of tests that assesses the knowledge and skills of English language teachers. It helps teachers increase their knowledge of language, methodology, resources, and other aspects of effective language teaching. The tests are offered by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge, and are recognised by private organisations and public institutions worldwide as a measure of competence in teaching English as a foreign language.

Yes. TKT is assessed, moderated and awarded by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge. TKT is accepted throughout the world by organisations and institutions which employ English language teachers or teachers who teach their subjects in English.

TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test), CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages) and DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Speakers of Other Languages) are all internationally recognized qualifications for English language teachers. They are all offered by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge. They differ in terms of their focus and level.

 

TKT is a general test of teaching knowledge, which assesses a teacher's understanding of language and teaching methodology. It is suitable for both new and experienced teachers, regardless of teaching context. It’s mainly focused on teaching theory. There are no specific entry requirements although a minimal level of language proficiency equivalent to CEFR B1 is expected (if English is not your first language).

 

CELTA is a practical teacher training course that focuses on the development of teaching skills and techniques. It is suitable for individuals with little or no teaching experience. It’s mainly focused on teaching practice. Entry requirements include being over 18, having a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education (you do not need a degree) and having a minimal level of language proficiency equivalent to CEFR C1 (if English is not your first language).

 

DELTA is an advanced level qualification that focuses on the development of teaching expertise. It is suitable for experienced teachers who want to improve their teaching skills, knowledge and understanding of the field. It’s focused on both theory and practice. Entry requirements include being over 18, having a standard of education equivalent to that required for entry into higher education (you do not need a degree), having at least 1 year’s teaching experience and having a minimal level of language proficiency equivalent to CEFR C1 (if English is not your first language).

TKT consists of 3 modules: TKT Core, TKT CLIL and TKT YL. Each module assesses different aspects of teaching knowledge and understanding.

 

TKT Core (subdivided into Module 1, Module 2 and Module 3) covers the fundamental knowledge and understanding of language and teaching methodology required to teach English as a foreign language. It covers areas such as language systems and skills, lesson planning, and classroom management.

 

TKT CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) focuses on the teaching of subjects through English as a foreign language. It covers areas such as the integration of language and content, assessment, and CLIL-specific teaching techniques.

 

TKT YL (Young Learners) focuses on the specific knowledge and understanding required to teach English as a foreign language to children. It covers areas such as lesson planning, classroom management, and teaching techniques for young learners.

TKT is the ideal teacher training course if you need to prove your teaching knowledge with an official certificate, if you want to get ready for higher-level professional development courses, or simply if you want to acquire a deeper understanding of English language teaching and learning.

No. There are no specific entry requirements for TKT with the exception of having a minimal level of language proficiency equivalent to CEFR B1 (if English is not your first language).

No. If English is not your first language, it recommended that you have at least a level of language proficiency equivalent to CEFR B1 and that you are familiar with language relating to the practice of English language teaching.

No. TKT is suitable for anyone who is teaching or planning to teach, regardless of experience or teaching context.

No. You don't need to be an expert as long as you know how to use familiar computer applications for video calls (e.g. Skype, Zoom, etc.), office work (e.g. Word, Power Point, etc.) and file sharing (e.g. iCloud, Google Drive, etc.). Some training is provided and your tutors are always there to support you. In terms of equipment, you only need a computer, a microphone, a webcam and a stable internet connection.

TKT is designed to assess the knowledge and understanding of teachers of English as a foreign language, regardless of the age group they teach. However, TKT offers a separate module that specifically focuses on teaching young learners, TKT YL (Young Learners). This module assesses the knowledge and understanding required to teach English as a foreign language to children.

There’s no difference except for the mode of studying. This is because the syllabus is exactly the same. Of course, if you take the TKT preparation course online you attend classes on Zoom. From wherever you are!

No. The modular format provides flexible entry points. You may choose to enrol in the different modules together or separately, in any order at any time.

TKT is a series of tests that are taken in-person at an authorized Cambridge centre. Each module consists of a timed (1 hours and 20 minutes) pencil-and-paper test featuring 80 multiple-choice questions carrying 1 mark each. The level of competence of each candidate is assessed using a 4-band scale in which Band 1 indicates restricted knowledge and Band 4 indicates comprehensive and accurate knowledge. Certificates are awarded separately for each test taken.

You can take the TKT exams at our centre in Bangkok or Chiang Mai. We offer the tests twice a year in March and October. Registration for the exam must be received at least six weeks in advance of a test date. You can register for the exams as an existing student preparing for the TKT with us or as an external candidate.

No. You can prepare for TKT at one centre and take the exam at another centre. However, you will have to take the responsibility for contacting the centre yourself and you will need to pay the Cambridge examination fee to that centre at least 6 weeks before the date of the exam.

Quite busy! A day on the course usually includes input sessions on the different focus areas of the module chosen and regular exam practice tests. You also receive input on test-taking strategies and feedback on your performance in the practice tests.

Having a TKT certificate can be an advantage when looking for a job as a teacher of English as a foreign language. TKT is an internationally recognised qualification accepted by many private organisations and public institutions around the world. A TKT certificate will not only demonstrate your professional competence, but also your commitment to professional development.

It's very simple! Choose your preferred course and send your application through our website. No payment is required at this stage. Our course advisors will review your application and get in touch with you with more information on how to complete the enrolment.

Payments can be made in cash at our school, by bank transfer or online by debit/credit card. Please visit our Payments page for more information.

Certainly. Please visit our Terms and Conditions page to view our cancellation and refund policies.

Simply because we are one of the most reputable organisations in the world in English language teaching and have been providing teacher training and development courses for over 60 years. Our story started in 1962 when International House launched their first teacher training course in London, UK. A course that later became known as the Cambridge CELTA. Since then, thousands of teachers have chosen us for their training and development. Today, we are still one of the organisations that set the standards in teacher education.

TKT GRADUATES

Your experience matters

Let us help you find the right TKT course

Contact us today to speak to a TKT course advisor. We are here to help you find a course that matches your goals.

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