An expression of interest

An expression of interest

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


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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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Submitted by aml96 on Sat, 08/08/2020 - 17:22

l hope to study English in unite states for sex month i would like to study from native speaker but i do not have expense it will coast much i here from media there are scholarship to learn language but i can not find one also a lot of people apply and there are limited sits so i l study English in my home in the intent i am very interesting every day i learn new words and i feel butter than past

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Wed, 05/08/2020 - 20:36

I would like to go to English speaking countries to study English. There may be US, UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, or India. English in each different country is a bit different about grammar, accent, pronunciation, and vocabulary. I really like American English so I hope I will have a trip to the US to practice my English.

Submitted by AMANI148 on Sun, 02/08/2020 - 19:37

Actually I started to learn English in US for a fife months .But now I studying in UK . I found USA easier than UK in the pronunciation . Maybe I used to listen voice people USA more.But here I didn't understand when people talk .I found it more defculte . So I trying to listening more .
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Submitted by Hennadii on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 12:20

As an English language learner, I would like to go to the UK. Honestly, it's my dream. I've been to many countries in Europe, like Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Austria, Hungary or France (Paris is incredibly beautiful, by the way) already. But England is something special I think. And it's not only because of my target language, you know, but it's also history, culture, literature and even sports (I'm a huge Arsenal fan) that engage me. I hope one day I could visit this country (for a month minimum) and make my dream come true.

Submitted by Dastenova Firuza on Sun, 12/07/2020 - 18:37

I would like to go to one of English speaking countries to practise my English. To be in contact with native speakers is the best way to improve speaking.

Submitted by Mohamedakram16 on Thu, 09/07/2020 - 15:12

Actually, I’m doing English courses on my own by watching some websites (This one is among them), and I find that very useful, however, If I get an offer to go somewhere for practicing English, I’ll choose England as I like this country and I want to visit it, I also like to learn several other languages such Russian and Turkish and I hope one day I realize my dream!

Submitted by Nanami Tsuchiya on Wed, 08/07/2020 - 10:55

I would like to go to study Korean in Korea. I have three reasons. First, I like K-POP music and Korean drama, so I want to understand Korean and I would like to go to see my favorite person in Korea such as go to music live or movie preview. Second, I want to work in Korea for future. I think Korean cosmetics and clothes are the best things in the world. I would like to learn something about that and I open my own brand. It is so big dream but I want to do. For that purpose, first, I have to get Korean language. Finally, I want a connection between Japan and Korea. Now, our relationship is getting worse, so I would like to do something a little to our relationship. If our relationship is getting better, I can work in Korea easily for future. Not just me, almost people who are Japanese and Korean will be easier to spend life. To sum up. I want to go to Korea to study Korean.

Submitted by jhn__26 on Wed, 08/07/2020 - 10:35

I want to go to England or Iceland to learn English. In fact, I plan to go to Malaysia to study next year, but if I can choose a place to study without considering the financial aspects, I thought that the home country of English would be good. I chose England because I wanted to learn English at home, but I think security is important as a condition for choosing a place to study. Iceland is famous for its good security among European countries. Not only is it safe to live in Iceland, but it is full of nature, so I wanted to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city I usually live in and live in. In Iceland, I would like to do a homestay, have my family teach me the good points of Iceland, and go with me to tourist spots. I love hot springs, so one of the reasons why I chose Iceland is famous for hot springs. Surrounded by nature, I wanted to learn English.  

Submitted by Takaya on Wed, 08/07/2020 - 01:05

Dear I am a little worried about studying abroad, and I find it difficult to prepare. However, studying abroad is a great experience for me. Therefore, I would like to study abroad in Australia. There are two main reasons. The first reason is my parents' recommendation. My parents have been to Australia and I was able to know what kind of place it is. I also heard from them that the security was very good and the locals were very kind. The second reason is that there is little time difference. If the time difference was too large, I thought it would be difficult to go abroad for the first time. Of course, I think the southern and northern hemispheres have different seasons, but I think that is the same regardless of which country you go to. Based on the above, I am thinking of studying abroad in Australia and would like to study English there. So I have some questions. Is there anything in Australia that needs special attention? Are there any behaviors that are commonplace in Japan but rude in Australia? I would appreciate if you could answer the question. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Submitted by Hibiki Sato on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 16:37

I would like to go to study English in Ireland because the curriculum of the department of my university includes short-term study abroad, I chose Ireland because one of the destinations is study abroad. In addition to this, I would like to learn not only English but also culture there that is why Ireland has its own developed culture, which is called Celtic culture, which has different characteristics from other European cultures and has various influences on other European cultures. This is a very interesting thing for me who originally liked European culture, so I would like to see for myself. Not only that, but in many cases Ireland's castles and churches are often preserved in their original shape, which makes me think that it is an environment where it is very easy to come into contact with those culture. I wonder if going to study abroad just to study English is a waste of money and time. I choose Ireland because I want to enrich my life by studying culture and studying abroad instead of just studying language because it is a huge expense and time consuming process.