An email to congratulate a colleague

Learn how to write an email to congratulate a colleague.


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

Reading text

To: Jon
From: Sue
Subject: Great presentation!

Hi Jon

I'm just writing to say well done on your presentation this morning. It was not an easy task and I'm glad it went well.

You were well prepared. The content was relevant and easy to follow. You also thought about the questions people would have. I think they were impressed! I'm sure everyone feels happier about the new system now.

If you have time, please could you listen to my presentation for next week?

See you later


  1. Write a clear subject line.
  2. It's OK to start with Hi for an informal or friendly email.
  3. Start with your reason for writing:
    I'm just writing to say …
  4. Give specific feedback about things that went well:
    The content was relevant and interesting …
    It was easy to follow …
    … you thought about the questions people would have.
  5. Say what effect their work has had:
    I think they were impressed!
    I'm sure everyone feels happier about the new system now.
  6. You can finish with See you later or Speak soon.


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Submitted by Eswar on Thu, 20/02/2020 - 02:01

hi sane, I'm just writing to congratulate you for getting promotion as Asst.Manager.It was not easy to get that position.i knew you have done very well past year.I Think everyone happy for you.
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Mon, 17/02/2020 - 17:02

Of course I always congratulate my friends and my family members for many things like having their kids graduated or for having s new job or from recovering from illness and so on

Submitted by Vidyasagar on Sun, 02/02/2020 - 05:49

I congratulate my colleagues when they got promoted or when they perform anything better. But, more often than not, it is just formal.

Submitted by smga22 on Sun, 26/01/2020 - 05:58

I congratulate my colleagues when they are promoted. However, not through email. But, I congratulate them when they became parents. On that occasion, we normally send them email.

Submitted by MaryaSun on Mon, 20/01/2020 - 17:13

I always congratulate my colleagues when they do hard and difficult work and get an excellent result

Submitted by shahhoseini on Wed, 25/12/2019 - 14:10

Yes, I congratulate my colleague for promoting his work.

Submitted by Dariusz on Wed, 30/10/2019 - 01:55

Yes. Recently I had opportunity to congratulate my famale colleague for her engagement

Submitted by aliyazdan on Wed, 11/09/2019 - 14:29

Hello I had never congratulated my colleagues Presentation. I said congratulated to one of my freind for his successful thesis defense. I said him" well done on your defense. you started your presentation relaxing without any stress. when questions commission members you thought and then replay professional answer". He worked hard and he prepared for his defense and evryone impresses his defense.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Sat, 03/08/2019 - 18:53

I congratulate my friends for various reasons, as a promotion or a work well done, or an exam passed with very high level, etc.
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