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Jim Scrivener's TKT tips

In this series Jim Scrivener offers help for teachers who are preparing for the TKT, or Teaching Knowledge Test. In each instalment Jim focuses on one question from the exam and provide all the information you need to answer it.

The Teaching Knowledge Test is a new test set by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations which aims to give teachers a strong foundation in the core areas of teaching knowledge needed in the English language teaching classroom.

These tips are written to an intermediate language level and are aimed at TKT candidates or teacher trainers. For more information about TKT please go to the Cambridge ESOL website.

All questions in these pages are reproduced with the kind permission of University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

  • TKT Tip 01: Module 1 - Types of nouns

    Author: Jim Scrivener Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: Reference material

    This month Jim looks at a question from Module 1, Part 1 of TKT: Language and background to language learning and teaching.

  • TKT Tip 02: TKT Module 1 - Writing subskills

    Author: Jim Scrivener Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate

    This month Jim looks at a question from Module 1, Part 1 of TKT: Language and background to language learning and teaching – Describing language and language skills.

  • TKT Tip 03: TKT Module 2 - Lesson planning

    Author: Jim Scrivener Type: Article

    This month Jim looks at a question from Module 2 of TKT: Lesson planning and use of resources for language teaching

  • TKT Tip 04: TKT Module 1 - Phonemes

    Author: Jim Scrivener Type: Article

    Jim looks at a question from Module 1, Part 1 of TKT: Language and background to language learning and teaching – Describing language and language skills.

  • TKT Tip 05: TKT Module 2 - Writing a lesson plan

    Author: Jim Scrivener Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate Type: Reference material

    This month Jim looks at a question from Module 2 of TKT: Lesson planning and use of resources for teaching.

  • TKT Tip 06: TKT Module 3 - Teacher roles

    Author: Jim Scrivener Type: Article

    This month Jim looks at a question from Module 3 of TKT: Managing the teaching and learning process.

  • TKT Tip 07: TKT Module 1 - Learning strategies

    Author: Jim Scrivener Type: Reference material

    This month Jim looks at a question from Module 1 of TKT: Language and background to language learning and teaching.

  • TKT Tip 08: Module 3 - Categorizing learners' mistakes

    Author: Jim Scrivener Type: Reference material

    This month Jim looks at a question from Module 3 of TKT: Managing the teaching and learning process.

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  • Very sorry to tell you but, unless mistaken, it´s been like three years that these are the only tips ever posted: any chances to enlarge the offer, as they are so so good?
    Virginia

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