AUK Prep

Prep for university.

Prep for career.

Prep for life.

AUK Prep - prepare yourself for success.

The AUK Prep Courses are aimed at students who want to improve their writing, speaking, reading, and listening skills in English. The сourses will provide you with the B2-level proficiency in English and strong skillset that you need to succeed in your chosen AUK Bachelor’s program.

AUK Prep
About AUK Prep

As AUK programs are taught in English, entry requirements include a mandatory English language proficiency qualification. AUK Prep courses cover English proficiency test formats and prepare you for studying through English at university.


During the AUK Prep Courses, take career orientation tests to discover your strengths and future career path. Finish the courses with an accomplished CV and university motivation letter. Develop the confidence which will drive your career in the right direction.


Take this time to also develop the soft skills necessary to reach your full potential at university. Hone your time and project management, personal effectiveness, teamwork skills, and enhance your critical and creative thinking. Develop working relationships with your peers and experience what it means to be part of the vibrant AUK community.

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Learning outcomes
Hone your English language skills

Learn with your peers through engaging with real-world scenarios, challenging exercises, speaking club, debates, and games. Finish with B2-level proficiency in English, a mandatory requirement to study at AUK. Develop test-taking strategies and achieve your language goals.

Benefit from career orientation

Discover where your career interests, skills and ambitions lie. Identify your professional goals and determine your strengths and weaknesses. Make career choices with confidence.

Get ready to become high-performing student

Develop the social skills and resilience to succeed at university. Improve your time management skills and personal effectiveness. Learn to manage projects, work in teams, and enhance your critical and creative thinking. Participate in AUK student events and prepare to continue your studies at university.

Become a part of AUK community

Get to know your fellow AUK students as you become part of a vibrant community. Learn how to work in pairs, groups, and teams. Create valuable connections as you are taught by AUK faculty online and on campus. Discover the standards of a top-ranked American education system in Ukraine.

AUK Prep is designed for
AUK Prep is designed for


  • 11th-grade high-school students in Ukraine or refugees living abroad
  • willing to have fluent English (B2+)
  • preparing to gain American Bachelor education in Ukraine and study in English
  • global thinking and open for international opportunities
  • passionate for learning, ambitious and career-oriented


Suited to those who are preparing to study at university, AUK Prep will help you create career goals, introduce you to student life at AUK, and assist you with the application requirements for your program of choice.

Meet your teachers

Tetiana Semashko is AUK Prep mentor and English lessons instructor. Tetiana is originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, but has been living in New York, USA, for almost 10 years. She is an experienced English language teacher, also proficient in building and launching educational products. She worked at American language schools in New York and founded her own Online School of English for Eastern-European immigrants called "English 4 Real Life". On top of Tatiana’s Master's degree in Teaching English, she received CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults), which allows her to teach English in 150+ countries of the world.

Meet your teachers

Phil Quam is AUK Prep Speaking club instructor. Phil is an American native speaker, who is highly dedicated to Ukraine, having worked at Ternopil National Pedagogic University as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in 2016-2018 and becoming an active member of the U.S. Peace Corps – Alliance for Ukraine since February 2022. Phil has also experience working as a Professor of Composition and Literature at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, and as a Director of Studies – Lead Teacher at English First ESL Schools in Palembang, Indonesia.

Tamara Devine is AUK Prep Speaking club instructor. Tamara is an American native speaker with solid professional and academic backgrounds in English and French languages education. Tamara holds a Master’s degree in TESOL (teaching English for speakers of other languages) from the School of International Training, Brattleboro, as well as a Master’s degree in French and Francophone Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is now teaching both English and French in West Hartford Public Schools, West Hartford and is an ESOL instructor and curriculum consultant for Au Pair Weekend, New York.

AUK Prep courses

There are 2 types of courses offered under AUK Prep umbrella: AUK Prep and AUK Prep Express. A standard AUK Prep course is designed for students with current English level B1 willing to advance to B2+. The course includes 20 weeks of English lessons and Speaking club sessions and usually goes from September to March with a Christmas break.

AUK Prep Express is an opportunity to boost your English and prepare to study at the university in as little as 10 weeks. The course starts in March and ends up by mid May. You need to already have B2 level of English to qualify for this course.

The course structure includes the following main blocks:

  • English excellence. English lessons and Speaking clubs are focused on improving your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Each week you will cover a different subject area, from art, travel, health or nature to technology, sustainability, psychology or sociology. Having mastered these topics, you will increase your confidence in effective and fluent communication. Taught by your main teacher, native English speaker. Online.
  • Career orientation. You will be able to discover your strengths and future career path with the help of our career orientation tests, as well as learn how to compose your CV and University motivation letter. Led by AUK Enrollment team. On Campus.
  • University preparation. You will develop your soft skills necessary to become a high-performing student. Those include time and project management, personal effectiveness, teamwork skills, critical and creative thinking. Taught by AUK faculty members. On Campus.
The upcoming course: AUK Prep Express
  • Start: March 4, 2024. Duration: 10 weeks
  • $450
  • Online and on AUK Campus
  • AUK Certificate
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We are ready to answer all of your questions. If you want to know more about this course, please feel free to contact us by filling out the form on this page
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Leave your contact details, so our enrollment advisor can reach out and answer all your questions.

Pass free of charge English test

To qualify for this course, we propose you to pass Duolingo English Practice Test to check your approximate level.

Talk to an Enrollment advisor

Once you submit Apply now form, one of our enrolment advisors will contact you to walk you through the requirements.

Submit the application form with payment

To complete your enrollment on this program, you will need to submit the application form with payment to reserve a place on a course. Our enrollment advisor will help you on this stage. After that you will get admission confirmation.

What level of English will I have at the end of this course?

The AUK Prep course will help you to improve your English by at least one level. For example, if your current level is B1 - you will improve it to B2.

What subjects are taught during the university preparation part of the course?

During this part of the course, you will have the chance to feel like a real university student! We will teach you how to write a resume and motivation letter for university admission. You will learn about time management, goal setting, personal efficiency, and improve your teamwork skills and critical thinking. You will also learn about the resources available to you when you become a legitimate AUK student.

Does this course offer a certificate?

Upon completion of the AUK Prep course, students will receive a certificate. Those students who achieve a final grade of 70-100 will get a Certificate of completion. Those students who complete with a grade below 70 will get a Certificate of attendance.

Does this course offer any additional bonuses?

Successful completion of English qualification tests during AUK Prep course may count towards the English level requirement for entering AUK. Additionally, AUK Prep students are becoming part of AUK’s vibrant community of students and get access to the AUK Library as well as invitations to AUK events and on-campus lectures. AUK Prep student will also get a chance to meet AUK faculty and current AUK students.

Why should I take an English proficiency test?

To qualify for the AUK Prep course, it is important for us to understand your current level of English. To ensure you have relevant study materials and are effective in group assignments, your current English proficiency level should be at least B1.

What is the schedule of classes within the course?

The basic schedule of English classes is: Monday and Thursday, 18:00-19:30, as well as a Speaking Club on Saturdays either 10:00-11:00 or 11:00-12:00 (for the Speaking Club, students are divided into two smaller groups). Depending on the number of students and groups enrolled for the course, the timetable may change or be supplemented.

Can I pay by cash?

American University Kyiv does not accept cash payments. Payments may be made online via our website, or you may request an invoice from our accounting department.

What if I fail?

If you do not meet the requirements for completing the course, you will not be entitled to receive a Certificate of completion.

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