Cambridge English Teaching: Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)

Prove your EFL teaching knowledge with this series of flexible, internationally recognised tests.

Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT)2021-09-20T13:54:39+00:00

TKT is suitable for new or experienced teachers working in language centres or in compulsory education. Teachers will gain an increased knowledge and awareness of good practice, and a globally accepted qualification.

TKT formally recognises teaching experience, builds confidence and update skills. It offers a flexible set of five modular tests, which build a foundation in the core areas of knowledge and practice needed for English language teaching. TKT is at Foundation to Developing stages on the Cambridge English Teaching Framework (

   Key Facts:

Suitable Candidates Pre-service or in-service teachers teaching at different levels
Assessment: Modular tests which consist of 80 multiple choice questions and takes 80 minutes per module.
Grades: Band 1 to 4 (4 is the highest), no pass/fail
Test format: Paper based
Modules Modules available (to be taken in any order):

  • Module 1: Background to language teaching
  • Module 2: Planning for language teaching
  • Module 3: Classroom management
  • Specialist Module: TKT: Young Learners
  • Specialist Module: TKT: Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  1. Free self-study materials available on
  2. TKT course book published by Cambridge University Press. Please contact GPEX Malaysia/HK for purchase.
Award Certificates
Exam dates: For TKT in GPEX Hong Kong, please refer to
For TKT in GPEX Malaysia, please refer to