UPP Step 1


Target Group: This course is intended for students with a Beginner (A1) proficiency in English.

Program Content: During this course, students master foundational grammar and spelling rules and acquire a vocabulary of about 4,000 lexical units (words and phrases). By the end of the course, students develop pre-intermediate-level listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English.

Duration and Intensity: UPP Step 1 consists of 500 hours taught over four months, six hours a day, five days a week*. It is offered twice a year: from August to December and from January to May.

Fall 2021 Semester: August 30 through December 17, 2021


  • UPP Step 1 Tuition** - $1,880
  • Accommodation at AUBG Residence Halls - $799
  • Health insurance - $38
  • Student activity fee - $158

**A 20 % discount is available to Bulgarian citizens applying to AUBG.

Contact: For more information, please send an email to: eli@aubg.edu

* The English Language Institute at AUBG reserves the right to modify the number of UPP contact hours vs. hours devoted to self-preparation depending on the number of enrolled students and their specific language needs. Students will be notified of such changes at the beginning of the course. The learning outcomes of the course will be maintained despite the above-mentioned changes.

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