Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test

What is TKT?

The Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) is an internationally recognised test from Cambridge ESOL about teaching English to speakers of other languages. It aims to increase your confidence and enhance job prospects by focusing on core teaching knowledge related to language, language use and the background to and practice of language teaching and learning.

Who should take the exam?

TKT gives you an internationally accepted qualification that proves your language-teaching abilities. The qualification is suitable if you are a new teacher and want to build your confidence and skills, or if you are an experienced teacher and want to specialise in a certain area, or are starting to teach English for the first time. 

TKT is also a good foundation if you want to study for a further qualification in teaching English, such as the CELTA or DELTA. 

You do not need any formal English qualifications to take the test.

What modules are available?

You can choose to take any of the TKT modules in combination or on their own. 

Core modules 1-3

TKT Module 1 Background to language teaching
TKT Module 2 Planning for language teaching
TKT Module 3 Classroom management

Each module consists of 80 questions and lasts 80 minutes. 

Results for exams are available three weeks after you take the exam. There is no pass or fail and your result will be indicated by a band score. Band 1 is the weakest, indicating you have restricted knowledge and skills in that area, and band 4 is the strongest, indicating extensive knowledge and skill.

When are the test dates?

TKT Test Dates Registration Deadline Locations
22 October 02 September Manila / Cebu
19 November 30 September Manila / Cebu

How can I register?

Each module is priced at Php 2,500. To register for the test and for enquiries, please email