'An important stepping stone in your career'
TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) will help you to teach English to school children and adult learners at home or around the world. Use TKT to increase your confidence as a teacher and improve your job prospects.

TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) is ideal if you:
  • want to improve your career opportunities by widening your teaching experience into specialist areas
  • want to keep your teaching skills up to date
  • are already teaching, but would like to take an internationally recognised qualification to gain formal recognition for your experience.
Preparing for TKT will improve your confidence as a teacher and give you the knowledge and skills to help you develop your career. You don’t have to be a native English speaker and TKT is recommended for candidates with level B1 or above.
  • Modules 1, 2 & 3
  • CLIL
  • YL
  • Registration


Module 1 - Background to language teaching
This module tests candidates’ knowledge of terms and concepts common in English language teaching. It also focuses on the factors underpinning the learning of English and knowledge of the range and functions of the choices teachers have at their disposal to cater for these learning factors.

The test
TKT: Module 1 has one paper. It lasts 1 hour 20 minutes and has 80 questions. The test is divided into three parts:
  1. describing language and language skills (40 questions)
  2. background to language learning (15 questions)
  3. background to language teaching (25 questions)

Paper based test:
 Download sample paper


Module 2 - Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching
This module focuses on what teachers consider and do while planning their teaching. It also considers the linguistic and methodological reference resources that are available to guide teachers in their lesson planning.

The test
TKT: Module 2 has one paper. It lasts 1 hour 20 minutes and has 80 questions. The test is divided into two parts:
  1. planning and preparing a lesson or a sequence of lessons (40 questions)
  2. selection and use of resources (40 questions)

Paper based test:
 Download sample paper

Module 3 - Managing the teaching and learning process
This module tests teachers’ knowledge of what happens in the classroom in terms of the language used by the teacher or learners, the roles the teacher can fulfil, and the ways in which the teacher can manage and exploit classroom events and interactions.

The test
TKT: Module 3 has one paper. 1 hour 20 minutes and has 80 questions. The test is divided into two parts:
  1. teachers’ and learners’ language in the classroom (40 questions)
  2. classroom management (40 questions)

Paper based test:
 Download sample paper

Preparation materials and resources
TKT: Modules 1, 2 & 3 Handbook for teachers
Detailed information for centres and candidates.
 Download TKT: Modules 1,2 &3 Handbook for Teachers
TKT Modules 1–3 Band descriptors
This document outlines what each of the four band scores mean relating to ability for TKT Modules 1–3.
 Download TKT Modules 1–3 Band descriptors
TKT Information for candidates
A guide to the test and an overview of what is involved, including examples of papers.
 Read TKT Information for candidates
Summary regulations for candidates
All the important information you need to know when taking the test.
 Download Summary regulations for candidates


CLIL - Content and Language Integrated Learning
TKT: CLIL tests the understanding of teaching curriculum subjects through the medium of a second or third language.

TKT: CLIL tests knowledge of the aims and rationale of a CLIL approach. It covers the planning, teaching and assessment of CLIL. It also focuses on teachers’ awareness of learning demands and support strategies for learners in CLIL programmes.

The test
TKT: CLIL has one paper. It lasts 1 hour 20 minutes and has 80 questions. The test is divided into four parts:
  1. knowledge of the principles of CLIL
  2. lesson preparation in a CLIL context
  3. lesson delivery
  4. assessment.

Paper based test:
 Download the TKT CLIL sample paper

Preparation materials and resources
TKT: CLIL Handbook for teachers
Detailed information for centres and candidates.
Download TKT: CLIL Handbook for Teachers
TKT CLIL Sample Paper
 Download the TKT CLIL sample paper
TKT: CLIL Sample answer key
Download a sample answer key for TKT: CLIL
TKT: CLIL Glossary
This glossary provides a guide to the terminology and concepts involved in teaching subject content using a language new to the learner.
Download TKT: CLIL Glossary


YL - Young Learners
TKT: Young Learners is a test of the knowledge of the strategies and skills required to teach young learners. TKT: Young Learners is ideal if you are a teacher working in primary education.

TKT: Young Learners tests the background knowledge related to teaching young learners of between 6–12 years of age. It also tests understanding of planning lessons, different teaching strategies and assessing learning.

The test
TKT: Young Learners has one paper. It lasts 1 hour 20 minutes and has 80 questions. The test is divided into four parts:
  1. learning and development
  2. planning lessons
  3. teaching strategies
  4. classroom-based assessment

Paper based test:
 Download the sample paper

Preparation materials and resources
TKT: Young Learners Handbook for teachers
Detailed information for centres and candidates.
Download TKT: Young Learners Handbook for Teachers
A range of other resources for TKT: Young Learners can be found on the
Cambridge English Teacher Support site

Are you a private candidate?
It’s easy to register for Cambridge English: TKT
in just three steps:
Step 1  Find an exam date

You can take the Cambridge English exams most months of the year.
Use our online search to find an exam date.

Step 2  Complete the registration form

You can complete the exam registration form online or come to our offices to register for an exam.

Step 3  Make payment

Payment for the exam must be made before the registration deadline.
If you register after the deadline a late fee of 40 Euros will be applied. You can choose to pay for your exam via the following payment methods:

  1. By credit/debit card




  2. By bank transfer to any of the following accounts:
    Banco Santander
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    Account number: 0049 4754 89 2516056032
    IBAN: ES9400494754892516056032
    Banco Sabadell
    Account holder: Assessment and Certification Services, S.L.
    Account number: 0081 0053 54 0001180228
    IBAN: ES7300810053540001180228
    IMPORTANT: If you pay for your exam by bank transfer you should clearly state the name and surname/s of the candidate and the level and date of the exam session. All transfers must reach us free of bank charges or interest. Exams Catalunya will not be responsible for these charges. You must send us the payment receipt by email to registrations@exams-catalunya.com so that we may trace your payment with the bank. Your place on the exam will not be confirmed until we receive a payment receipt for the exam fee.

  3. At our offices:
    Registration and payment for exams may also be made at our offices. If candidates choose this option payment should be made on registering. Payment may be made in cash, by bank transfer or credit/debit card.

    C/ Freixa, 5-9
    08021 Barcelona
    Tel: 934 111 333
    Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

    The candidate may register directly or send someone to register in his/her name.
IMPORTANT: After we receive the exam registration form a confirmation of receipt will be sent to the candidate. Once the exam fees have been settled the candidate will receive confirmation that he/she is registered to take the exam.
If you do not receive confirmation of your exam registration within 3 working days please phone us on tel.: 934 111 333. You should also check that our email has not been sent to your junk/spam mail folder.

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