TKT CLIL Module focuses on ‘Content and Language Integrated Learning‘ teaching method where subjects are taught in a non-native language. Students learn both the language and the subject at the same time, broadening their language skills and knowledge in various areas. 

What is included in TKT CLIL Module?

Known as the Module of ‘Content and Language Integrated Learning‘,  TKT CLIL Module consists of 17 lessons spread over four sections as follows:

TKT CLIL Module tests knowledge of the aims and rationale of a CLIL approach and knowledge of CLIL from a teaching perspective: the planning, teaching and assessment of CLIL. It also focuses on teachers’ awareness of learning demands (content, language, communication, cognition) and support strategies for learners in CLIL programmes.
Source: TKT CLIL Handbook

TKT CLIL Module lesson navigator

Do you want to start with TKT CLIL Module lessons? Completing the following 17 lessons in this lesson navigator will get you on everything you need for TKT CLIL Module. It is recommended to start with the first section: ‘Knowledge of CLIL and principles of CLIL‘ 

Knowledge of CLIL and principles of CLIL

tkt-clil-Aims of CLIL and rationale for CLIL

Aims of CLIL and rationale for CLIL

tkt-clil-Language across the curriculum

Language across the curriculum

tkt-clil-Communication skills across the curriculum

Communication skills across the curriculum

tkt-clil-Cognitive skills across the curriculum

Cognitive skills across the curriculum

tkt-clil-Learning skills across the curriculum

Learning skills across the curriculum

Lesson preparation

tkt-clil-Planning a lesson or a series of lessons

Planning a lesson or a series of lessons

tkt-clil-Language demands of subject content and accompanying tasks

Language demands of subject content and accompanying tasks

tkt-clil-Resources including multi-media and visual organisers

Resources including multi-media and visual organisers

tkt-clil-Materials selection and adaptation

Materials selection and adaptation

tkt-clil-Activity types

Activity types

Lesson delivery

tkt-clil-Classroom language

Classroom language

tkt-clil-Scaffolding content and language learning

Scaffolding content and language learning

tkt-clil-Methods to help learners develop learning strategies

Methods to help learners develop learning strategies

tkt-clil-Consolidating learning and differentiation

Consolidating learning and differentiation


tkt-clil-Focus of assessment

Focus of assessment

tkt-clil-Types of assessment

Types of assessment

tkt-clil-Support strategies for assessment

Support strategies for assessment

Would it be better to take TKT CLIL Module separately from core Modules?

You can take any number of modules in a single sitting, whether it’s one, two, or all core modules and/or specialist modules (provided that all the tests are available on the same day). However, please note that attempting several modules at once requires a significant amount of exam preparation. During the exam, it consumes a lot of energy and demands a higher level of concentration. For a beginner, it is recommended to take CLIL separately as it includes lot of content. 

How will you be assessed?

Each test consists of 80 questions, which are 3-option multiple choice and matching questions. The duration of the test will be 1 hour and 20 minutes (80 minutes)Completing each module earns you a certificate with a Band.

Band indicates your performance in the test. There are four Bands, ranging from Band 1 to Band 4, with Band 1 being the lowest and Band 4 the highest. Here are the four Bands along with the number of correct answers required:

Although you are awarded a certificate regardless of the Band you have obtained, from an employability perspective, Band 3 is considered the minimum. Any Band lower than Band 3 carries very insignificant recognition.

How can I take the test?

If you follow a prep course at a language institute, they will usually take care of exam registration. If you study on your own, you will need to register for the tests at a Cambridge-approved exam center. Don’t worry; it’s a straightforward process.

The procedure may vary slightly from country to country and from center to center, but in general, it is similar to the one described above.

How much does it cost to do TKT CLIL Module?

If you have chosen the self-study option, it will cost you only the exam fees. The exam fee varies from country to country, and there could be slight variations in the fee from center to center within the same country. However, at the end of the day, the self-study option will save you a considerable amount of money. 

Should I do TKT CLIL Module before doing TKT YL Module?

All the TKT Modules are stand-alone, so you can start with any module first.

I want to self-study for TKT YL Module. Where should I start?

Excellent! This website has got everything you need to get certified in TKT CLIL Module at no cost. 
Please move to the lesson navigator section of this page. 

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