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Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) preparation

Prepare to take the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) modules 1, 2 and 3.
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Prepare for your TKT success

The Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) is an internationally-recognised qualification accepted in over 60 different countries. It is a certificate awarded by Cambridge English, part of the University of Cambridge, for each exam.

On our TKT preparation course, you will delve into the theories, techniques and principles in teaching, language and language learning. Discover new teaching methodologies and how to use teaching resources effectively, as well as lesson planning.

At Bell Teacher Academy, you will be joining a global community of teachers. This fully-inclusive programme includes a series of workshops and talks related to current thinking and trends in the sector, and a full programme of social events for you to explore life and culture in the UK – outside of the classroom.

Minimum age
Minimum language level
Intermediate B1
Course start dates
25 July 2021
Course length
2 weeks
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Package 1:

Package 2 or 3:
Exam fees
£100 (includes admin fee, invigilation, and certificate postage)
Olga Kazakhstan
I really enjoy the quality of education at Bell, that's why I keep coming back. My first course was a CELTA, the second was Contemporary English and the third one is CLIL. The next one will definitely be Becoming a Teacher Trainer.
Elisa Spain
I’ve had a great time here at Bell Teacher Academy. I’ve enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and exchanging experiences.
Carla Brazil
At Bell, I found a really deep cultural learning environment which made me excited to go back to work and put it all into practice! As teachers, we have to keep learning so we can engage our students and teach more effectively

Course overview

On this course, you will:

  • Prepare for an internationally recognised qualification accepted in over 60 countries
  • Familiarise yourself with the language to describe key concepts in teaching, language and language acquisition
  • Strengthen your understanding of different teaching methodologies
  • A better understanding of lesson planning
  • Improved language competencies and confidence in using English in the classroom

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for teachers who want an internationally recognised qualification to show their knowledge of communicative language teaching, or for less experienced teachers who would like to learn the basic principles and theories behind communicative language teaching.

Participants should have an Intermediate (B1) language level at a minimum.

Topics covered:

Each course we run is tailored by our expert tutors to the professional needs and priorities of the participants so content may be adapted to best suit the needs of your group.

Key terms and concepts of English language teaching
Describing language in the areas of: grammar, lexis, phonology, functions and language skills
Factors that effect the language learning process e.g. motivation, learner characteristics and learner needs
Types of presentation and practice activities
Assessment types and tasks
Planning and preparing a lesson or sequence of lessons
Selection and use of resources
Classroom management strategies and techniques
Giving instructions effectively
Categorising learner’s mistakes and giving feedback

Sample timetable


Bell Teacher Academy timetable

Course dates

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Bell Teacher Academy

25 July 2021 - 07 August 2021

Union Rd,
Cambridge, CB2 1HF

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