TESOL-TKT Preparation Certificate

TESOL TKT Certificate

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with Cambridge University TKT

  • Builds confidence and fluency in speaking and presentation skills
  • Option to take the internationally-recognized Cambridge University TKT exam
  • Provides an understanding of the fundamentals of TESOL, with observation and peer teaching
  • Four-week course that focuses on a high degree of interaction between instructor and students

Program Description

The objective of this course is to prepare students for the Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test. Students who take this course will build their confidence and improve their speaking skills by leading ESL activities and giving presentations; students will also learn the fundamentals of TESOL, including peer-teaching and observation.

Entry Requirements
  • International students must demonstrate an Intermediate 3 level of English with our online written test and arranged speaking interview.
  • It is recommended that students have a secondary school diploma or equivalent; or be at least 18 years of age.
  • The online written test is exempt if iBT 55 or IELTS 5.5 is presented.

Note: If an applicant fails to meet the minimum requirements, they cannot be waived by either the institution or the student.

Program Overview

Module 1
  • Describing language and language skills
  • Background to language learning and teaching
  • Giving instructions
  • Practice TKT exam
Module 2
  • Planning and preparing a sequence of lessons
  • Selection and use of resources and materials
  • Practice TKT exam
Module 3
  • Managing the teaching and learning process
  • Teachers and learners’ language in the classroom
  • Classroom management
  • Practice TKT exam
Other Components
  • Vocabulary building component: Learn the TKT glossary and TESOL terminology
  • Confidence building component: Develop speaking and presentation skills, and gain confidence through peer teaching and observation
Program Length

4 weeks (30 hours per week) Mon – Fri 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Start Dates - 2017

Apr 24, Jul 17, Oct 10

Start dates subject to change.

What is TKT?

TKT is a test from Cambridge ESOL about teaching English to speakers of other languages. It aims to increase teachers' confidence and enhance job prospects by focusing on the core teaching knowledge needed by teachers of primary, secondary or adult learners, anywhere in the world. This flexible and accessible award will help you to understand different methodologies for teaching, the 'language of teaching', the ways in which resources can be used, the key aspects of lesson planning, and classroom management methods for different needs. Learn more about the TKT: Frequently Asked Questions

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