TESOL TKT Certificate

TESOL TKT Certificate

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with Cambridge University TKT

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

Program Description

The objectives of this course are to teach students the fundamentals of TESOL and to prepare students for the Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test. Students who take this course will be more confident in presenting and giving instructions; and will be given the opportunity to lead ESL activities and observe an ESL class.

Entry Requirements
  • Students who are interested in attending Greystone College must have completed (graduated from) their final year of general schooling.
  • International students must demonstrate a high intermediate level of English with our online written test and arranged speaking interview (the online test may be waived if currently in an ILSC Intermediate 3 or higher).
  • 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
  • Observation of an ESL class
  • Peer teaching (including lesson planning and preparation)
  • Developing presentation skills
  • TESOL vocabulary and terminology
Program Length

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

Start Dates - 2017

Jan 30, Mar 27, May 23, Jul 17, Sept 11, Nov 6, Dec 4

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

TKT Test Dates - 2017 (Vancouver & Toronto)

  • Saturday, January 28
  • Saturday, February 25
  • Saturday, March 25
  • Saturday, April 22
  • Saturday, May 13
  • Saturday, June 17
  • Saturday, July 15
  • Saturday, August 12
  • Saturday, September 9
  • Saturday, October 7
  • Saturday, November 4
  • Saturday, December 2

Test dates subject to change.

Exam Fees

Exam Modules Early Registration Fee Late registration Fee
1,2,3 and YL $350 $100
1,2,3 $250 $75
YL only $100 $25
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