Summary

If you are a teacher of English from primary, secondary or adult schools and want to develop your skills and enhance your C.V., our TKT course is the right course for you. On this course you will learn advanced language awareness and theories and develop professionally through discussions and reflection on your own teaching methods. In addition, you will get TKT exam practice tasks and test papers before the final exam.

Alternatively, if you want to teach English as a second language or to deliver specialist subjects such as law or biology via the medium of English in your home country, our Teacher Development Course with CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) course is perfect for you.

If you’re a teacher from the EU you can apply for funding to study our TKT under the Erasmus plus programme.

For more information about Erasmus plus please visit www.erasmusplus.org.uk

Our TKT course covers important components of teaching such as:

• Language and background to language learning

• Lesson planning and use of resources

• Managing the teaching and learning process

• Methodology and techniques

• Cambridge TKT examination practice

On our TKT course you can choose to take the Cambridge exam. If you pass, you will receive a recognised international teaching certificate from the Cambridge ESOL Examinations Board. You need to tell us if you want to enter the exam(s) 6 weeks prior to starting your course.

We can offer this course at other times of the year for groups of 10 or more students. Please contact our Teacher Trainers to find out more teachertraining@lse.uk.net .

Timetable

Cambridge TKT (Teacher Knowledge Test)
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
9:00 - 12:00Induction and course outline with school orientation.TKT: Pre-course tasks / terminology for lexis.CPD: Observation of LSE teachers.CPD: Music in the classroom.TKT: Presentation techniques & Introductory activities.CPD: Observation of LSE teachers.TKT: Assessment types and tasks. Phonology sounds and phonemic chart.
13:00 - 18:00TKT: Differences between L1 and L2.Approaches to Language teaching.TKT: Learner needs and motivations.Learner characteristics.TKT: Teaching functions.TKT: Teaching speaking.Teaching phonology and phonemes.TKT: Teaching writing.CPD: Technology in the classroom.

Prices

Cambridge TKT (Teacher Knowledge Test)

  • £285 per week

Fees include:

  • Access to our fantastic Social Programme
  • Certificate of Attendance on completion of the course

Extra Fees:

  • Registration Fee £50
  • The examination fees are £30 per module (subject to change)
  • Materials Fee £25 (Coursebooks will be provided)
  • CAS Fee £21 (For non-EU students applying for a Tier 4 General Student Visa) (subject to change)*
  • Courier Fee £75 (For students who require a hard copy of their visa letter for their visa application)*

*these fees are dependent on the type of Visa the student has

Holidays:

There will be no lessons on the following UK public holidays and there is no discount in fees.

  • 30th March
  • 2nd April
  • 7th May
  • 28th May
  • 27th August

FAQ'S

Do I have to take the exam at the end of the course?

No, you can just complete the course and still receive a certificate of attendance from the school. The course is quite centred on the exam so we do recommend it.

Do you cover all 3 modules of the TKT exam?

We cover modules 1+2 in depth and recommend taking both exam modules; we can provide self-study materials for Module 3 and about 50% of teachers on the course take all 3 exam modules.

Is there a practical teaching element to the course?

No, you do not have to teach any lessons on the course.

Do you focus ONLY on passing the TKT-CLIL exam?

No, we also have CPD (Continuing Professional Development) sessions on the course which are related to other aspects of teaching, for example using music or technology in the classroom. There are also observations of teachers here at the school to take ideas from to promote discussion and analysis of teaching techniques.

Is the course suitable for Erasmus+ funding?

Yes, the school is registered with Erasmus+ and we have a PIC number. Please see our funding page for more details.