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Is the TKT part of TEFL certificate ??

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  • Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed
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    5 May, 2014 at 15:14
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    I am asking about is TKT course part of TEFL certificate or not ?? because I am taking the course now, I just want to be sure of it. Before I started the course the commercial stated that it’s a TEFL certificate. When we began I found out that we’re studying TKT course not TEFL.When I asked the instructor about this he said ;;TEFL is a tree and this course is a branch of the tree. Is that correct or what please guys help me. Moreover, I searched here on ESLBase where to take TEFL certificate and I found that place where I am taking the course now It’s called The American Academy.

    dan
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    19 May, 2014 at 15:22
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    Reply To: Is the TKT part of TEFL certificate ??

    TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) is really designed for people already teaching who want to gain some kind of formal recognition of their experience.

    Most TEFL certificates (for example CELTA) are awarded at the end of a training course, and certify that you have completed the necessary requirements of this training course and achieved a certain level.

    TKT is different – it is a test of your skills and knowledge, but you don’t need to undergo a training course in order to take it. For most people who take the test, their teaching experience provides the basis of their knowledge required to answer the questions.

    Having said that, many centres (including, presumably, the one you’re training with) do offer specific TKT preparation courses to prepare you for the types of question that are asked in the test.

    In terms of recognition, some employers accept TKT (combined with some years of teaching experience), others don’t. It depends on the country and the individual employer.

    Hope that helps.

    Dan

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