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TKT - The Teaching Knowledge Test & The TKT Course. ?. What is TKT?. What is TKT?. A new certificate in teaching English Teaching Knowledge Test – not a test of language proficiency not a test of classroom performance Offered internationally

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What is TKT?

what is tkt
What is TKT?
  • A new certificate in teaching English
  • Teaching Knowledge Test –

not a test of language proficiency

not a test of classroom performance

  • Offered internationally
  • Cambridge ESOL quality assurance procedures
who is tkt for
Who is TKT for?
  • For pre-service teachers and for experienced teachers
  • No formal entry requirements
  • For teachers of primary, secondary and adult learners
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What’s in each module?

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Module 1 Language and background to language learning and teaching

Part 1 Describing language

and language skills

  • grammar
  • lexis
  • phonology
  • functions
  • skills and subskills
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Module 1 Language and background to language learning and teaching

Part 2 Background to language learning

  • motivation
  • exposure to language and focus on form
  • the role of error
  • differences between L1 and L2 language

learning

  • learner characteristics and needs
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Module 1 Language and background to language learning and teaching

Part 3 Background to language teaching

  • presentation techniques
  • introductory activities
  • practice activities
  • tasks for language and skills development
  • assessment types and tasks
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Module 2 Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching

Part 1 Planning and preparing a lesson

or sequence of lessons

  • identify and select aims
  • components of a lesson plan
  • plan a lesson
  • choose and sequence activities
  • choose assessment activities
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Module 2 Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching

Part 2 Selection and use of resources

and materials

  • reference resources
  • selection and use of:

- coursebook materials

- supplementary materials and activities

- teaching aids

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Module 3 Managing the teaching and learning process

Part 1 Teachers’ and learners’ language

in the classroom

  • functions of teacher language
  • functions of learners’ language
  • categorise learners’ mistakes
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Module 3 Managing the teaching and learning process

Part 2 Classroom management

  • teacher roles
  • grouping
  • correcting
  • feedback
grading
Grading

knowledge of TKT content areas

  • Band 4 extensive
  • Band 3 breadth and depth
  • Band 2 basic but systematic
  • Band 1 limited
questions comments
Questions & comments
  • Isn’t the language level rather low for many teachers?
  • You can’t reduce teaching to a lot of objective questions.
  • Teaching and learning are complex processes. Isn’t this kind of approach just reductive and trivialising?
  • It’s all matching tasks, isn’t it?
  • Why not Pass/Fail? Like this, everyone passes, don’t they?
the tkt course
The TKT Course
  • Starter question and answer
  • Key concepts
  • Key concepts and the language teaching classroom
  • Follow-up activities
  • Reflection
  • Discovery activities
  • TKT practice task
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The TKT Course
  • 3 modules, each focusing on one module of TKT. Each module is divided into units which cover the contents of the TKT test specifications for that module.
  • 3 TKT practice tests, one for each module of TKT
  • Exam tips for preparing to take TKT
  • Answer keys for TKT practice tasks, follow-up activities and the TKT practice tests
  • A list of terms
internet resources
Internet resources

Cambridge ESOL

www.cambridgeesol.org/tkt

  • TKT handbook
  • complete set of sample papers
  • examiners’ reports for 2005
  • practice materials
  • full glossary (with definitions & examples)

www.teacherportfolio.cambridgeesol.org

  • Cambridge ESOL Teacher Portfolio
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Internet resources

Cambridge University Press

www.cambridge.org/elt/tkt

  • sample unit from The TKT Course
  • sample practice materials
  • notes for trainers
  • notes for teachers
  • exam tips
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Module 1 Language and background to language learning and teaching

Part 1 Describing language

and language skills

  • grammar
  • lexis
  • phonology
  • functions
  • skills and subskills
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Module 1 Language and background to language learning and teaching

Part 2 Background to language learning

  • motivation
  • exposure to language and focus on form
  • the role of error
  • differences between L1 and L2 language

learning

  • learner characteristics and needs
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Module 1 Language and background to language learning and teaching

Part 3 Background to language teaching

  • presentation techniques
  • introductory activities
  • practice activities
  • tasks for language and skills development
  • assessment types and tasks