Preparation for TKT

TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) is a series of module tests from Cambridge Assessment English for teachers of English.

All our TKT preparation courses are part of the Grade Teacher program approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine to be used in general education institutions as part of compulsory professional development (Letter № 22.1 / 12-Г-329) Course certificate of one module can be included as 30 hours of compulsory professional development for teachers.

All TKT programs

What TKT modules are there?

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:

  • TKT: YL – Young Learners
  • TKT: CLIL – Content and Language Integrated Learning

ТКТ preparation modules

We have designed preparation courses for 4 ТКТ modules at Grade Education Centre:

  • Module 1
  • Module 2
  • Module 3
  • Young Learners
  • In each preparation course, there are 10 online classes 90 minutes each with an experienced trainer

  • Home assignments (articles, video-lessons, etc) and consolidating what has been learned in practical tasks

  • Working with materials necessary for successful completion of a relevant TKT module

  • Extensive practice on tasks in TKT exam format

Who is the TKT course for?

TKT Preparation Courses are courses for teachers of English who are working or starting to work using the communicative approach and would like to get structured theoretical knowledge about this method.

Who teaches TKT courses?

The courses are taught by our qualified trainers, who have considerable experience in teaching as well as teacher training. After sessions, you will get feedback on home assignments and explanations and clarifications of all difficult topics.

TKT preparation programs

Online
February — March 2022
TKT Module 1 Online Preparation Course
  • Course dates
  • February 22nd, 2022 — March 29th, 2022

  • Tutor
  • Tamara Korzachenko

    CELTA / CELT-P / TKT qualified teacher, CELT-P, CELT-S and TKT trainer

Recruitment is in progress

10 lessons x 1,5 hours

Tuesday and Thursday

20:10 - 21:40

  • Course Fee
  • 2199 UAH
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March — May 2022
TKT Module 2 Online Preparation Course
  • Course dates
  • March 31st, 2022 — May 3rd, 2022

  • Tutor
  • Tamara Korzachenko

    CELTA / CELT-P / TKT qualified teacher, CELT-P, CELT-S and TKT trainer

Recruitment is in progress

10 lessons x 1,5 hours

Tuesday and Thursday

20:10 - 21:40

  • Course Fee
  • 2199 UAH
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Online
January — February 2022
TKT Module 3 Online Preparation Course
  • Course dates
  • January 18th, 2022 — February 17th, 2022

  • Tutor
  • Tamara Korzachenko

    CELTA / CELT-P / TKT qualified teacher, CELT-P, CELT-S and TKT trainer

Recruitment is in progress

10 lessons x 1,5 hours

Tuesday and Thursday

20:10 — 21:40

  • Course Fee
  • 2199 UAH
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Online
February — March 2022
TKT Module YL Online Preparation Course
  • Course dates
  • February 15th, 2022 — March 22nd, 2022

    *10th March - day off

  • Tutor
  • Lidiya Simak

    Academic Director, CELTA Trainer, CELT P/S Trainer

Recruitment is in progress

10 lessons x 1,5 hours

Tuesday and Thursday

18:30 - 20:00

  • Course Fee
  • 2199 UAH
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TKT Module 1

Background to language learning and teaching

TKT Module 1 preparation course will introduce you to the common terms and concepts in English language teaching. During the course, we look at learning English from different perspectives – from the point of view of learning a language as well as from the perspective of teaching principles (how, what for and what kind of materials should be used).

TKT Module 1 course components

  • Grammar
  • Phonologs
  • Lexis
  • Functions
  • Skills and auxiliary skills
  • Motivation
  • Interaction with language
  • Role of a mistake
  • Native and second languages
  • Learning styles and strategies
  • Students’ age groups
  • Student’s needs
  • The Communicative Approach
  • Task-based learning
  • Integrated study of language and subject
  • Language presentation
  • Assessment (basic types)
  • Practical exercises and assignments

TKT Module 2

Lesson Planning and Use of Resources in Language Teaching

TKT Module 2 preparation course focuses on what a teacher should consider and do while planning a lesson or a series of lessons. We will look at linguistic and methodological resources that will guide teachers in their lesson planning. We will also learn about a range of materials and other tools that can help a teacher make their lessons as effective as possible.

TKT Module 2 components

  • Main, subsidiary and personal aims
  • Specification of aims
  • Factors influencing the choice of aims

Aims, procedures, stages, timing, aids, anticipated problems, assumptions, interaction patterns, timetable fit

Common sequences, e.g. structures, skills, topic, project

Formal and informal assessment, and related tasks and activities

The range of resources available and teachers’ reasons for self-checking

  • Criteria for selection
  • Ways of adapting materials
  • Types of supplementary materials and activities
  • Reasons for use
  • How to select and adapt what is necessary
  • Types of aids and their teaching functions

TKT Module 3

Managing the teaching and learning process

TKT Module 3 preparation course focuses on the knowledge of what happens in the classroom in terms of the language used by the teacher and learners, as well as of how different roles fulfilled by the teacher can help them manage the class, and how different interaction patterns can be effectively exploited in the classroom.

TKT Module 3 course components

  • Identification of a range of classroom functions and typical exponents
  • Identification of communicative purpose
  • Appropriacy of use

Categorising types of mistakes, e.g. spelling, wrong verb form, subject–verb agreement

Common teacher roles, e.g. manager, diagnostician, planner

  • Managing the teaching space
  • Installation of praise and prizes systems
  • Setting rules, routines and procedures
  • Students’ needs nalysis
  • Adding variety to the lessons
  • Lesson planning based on students’ needs
  • Common classroom interaction patterns and their uses
  • Grouping of learners and reasons for this

Methods of correction and their appropriacy of use

  • The focus and purpose of feedback
  • Ways of giving feedback

TKT: Young Learners

Teaching Young Learners 6–12 y.o.

TKT: YL preparation course is designed for teachers who work with children aged 6 to 12. We will discuss the concepts related to children’s learning and development, and look at learners from a teaching perspective: how to plan and deliver lessons, how to assess young learners’ work, etc.

TKT: YL course components

  • Children’s characteristics as language learners
  • Developing children’s learning strategies through language learning
  • Developing children’s cognitive strategies through language learning
  • Developing children’s communication strategies through language learning
  • Lesson plans, lesson components
  • How to select and use coursebooks and materials so that they suit children’s needs
  • Additional resources – selecting, adapting and using
  • Scaffolding children’s understanding of language and use of language through teacher language and teaching strategies
  • Using practice activities to consolidate children’s language learning
  • Managing children in class
  • Purposes of different types of classroom-based assessment
  • Focus of different types of classroom-based assessment
  • Acting on classroom-based assessment evidence

Our course has been acclaimed by independent experts:

4.8 / 5

9.6 / 10

Which certificate is issued after completing TKT courses?

After completing a preparation course, our graduates get a certificate from Grade Education Centre, issued according to all the requirements of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

You do not have to take an exam after a preparation course. However, if you want to get an international certificate from Cambridge Assessment English which doesn’t have an expiry date, it is necessary to register amd successfully pass a TKT exam.

How to register for a TKT exam?

TKT is a paper-based exam, and it is necessary to register for it in advance.

All our graduates get a 10% discount on taking the TKT module they have been preparing for in our centre.

TKT modules can be taken separately and in any order or combination.

Registration for a TKT exam

Requirements for candidates

  • Age 18+
  • At least В1+ (Intermediate) level of English
  • More than one-year experience of working with groups is recommended (for TKT: YL module, you need experience with young children)
  • It is recommended that you have a degree in pedagogy or philology

To register for the TKT course you need:

  • Apply for a relevant module
  • Check all the details with a manager
  • Pay for the course

Applying for a ТКТ preparation course

Send your application, and our managers will contact you to check the details.