An expression of interest

An expression of interest

Learn how to write an email to ask for more information and express interest.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.


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Travel grant

Are you a first-year or second-year student at Central University? Would you like to learn a language this summer?

Central University offers funding of up to £800 each for five students to go overseas and study English, Spanish, French, German or Chinese.* You can use the grant to pay for accommodation, travel expenses and tuition fees.

For more information, email

*Courses must be full time in July or August and for a minimum of two weeks.

From: Merry Yi
Subject: Summer travel grant

Dear Sir/Madam,

I'm writing to express my interest in the summer travel grant that was advertised in this month's university magazine.

I am a second-year student and I am planning to study English in New York for three weeks in July. I would like to apply for the travel grant to help me with my expenses.

Could you please send me further details, including how to apply and when the application deadline is?

I look forward to hearing from you.




  1. If you don't know the person's name when writing a formal email, you can start it Dear Sir/Madam.
  2. Your email should have three short main paragraphs:
    1. What you are interested in
    2. Why you're interested
    3. Any questions you have.
  3. I look forward to hearing from you is a good way to close an email if you want a reply.
  4. Regards is a semi-formal, respectful way to end an email. It is common in professional emails too.

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Average: 5 (5 votes)

Submitted by Daudau0601 on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 03:42

I would like to go to USA to learn a language. No doubt that is one of the most development country in the world about everything, especially education. educational environment of USA is so modern and expert. If i study language in USA, definitely i will be successful. But i think that is a dream because the tuition fee is expensive and i am not able to pay for it.

Submitted by ademyonet on Sun, 19/04/2020 - 07:18

I would like to study English and Arabish for two years in South Africa Republic. Because it is a very good place. It also is south of Africa and it has Cape of Good Hope. There is also in autumn at the moment. South Africa Republic is very difference other country. Both white people and black people live there together. However, some white people think that they the more excel than black people. Actually, how much absurd. Because, when people dead, everybody bury to ground. White, black, poor, rich never important. Everybody are equal.
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 01:54

I would like traveling to London for study of a language.

Submitted by Lauracastanos on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 01:46

i am studying English in Malta but in this moment the school is closed by cov19 is terrible for me and for world, i only hope that the situation improves.
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Sun, 01/03/2020 - 16:29

I would like to study English language in United States because I used to live there for 5 years and I have to much experience in this country

Submitted by Dariusz on Sat, 08/02/2020 - 02:16

I would like to study English in UK or the USA because I like this language and there is a core of them.

Submitted by MaryaSun on Sun, 02/02/2020 - 14:26

Hi love to study languags and i want to improve my english, my french and also my spanish. So i wuold like to go to study in england to improve my englishlanguage; to France to improve my french language, better if it is in Provence, and i wuold like to go to study spanish in neo-latin america.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Sat, 25/01/2020 - 15:09

I would like learning English and German. Although language learning in the native country is more effective, traveling to these places is so cost expensive. Since then I am using your excellent website, my English skills have been better and prefer utilizing it.

Submitted by Maksmatt on Sat, 16/11/2019 - 09:53

I would like to go to France. French is such a lovely language and the food is so good. 25 years ago my wife and I had plans to move to France to live, but it been Norway instead of.

Submitted by salehisalehi65 on Thu, 07/11/2019 - 15:01

best language to learning is english and i think the best place to learning first is England and second is america, because you grow up with true accent... i like to study english in london, but no money no fund and cause of all no dream foe present...