An email to congratulate a colleague

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 anguiluciana on Fri, 25/09/2020 - 22:53

Yes, I usually do that when they achive company's goals and personal's goals or when they do such a nice and good work, etc. I like to do that because people can feel good and try their best the next time too.

Submitted by ishay101 on Tue, 25/08/2020 - 17:02

I love the way i learn English in this website.

Submitted by OlaFlower on Tue, 25/08/2020 - 15:36

I try to congratulate my colleagues as often as impossible. In my opinion it is important to appreciate others work and effort. Then your workmates are in better mood, become more confident and do their work better. Due to I work at school I pay other teachers compliments on an interesting lesson, on their students' good results, on entering and winning students' competitions.

Submitted by Andrea Hernandez on Mon, 17/08/2020 - 12:20

I think when we work in a team is very important to congratulate our colleagues when they work well because in this way every person can feel appreciated and work hard to be better every day more and more.

Submitted by Maria19 on Fri, 14/08/2020 - 20:43

When I was a student, we usually checked and helped each other with the various student jobs we received. Then I could write feedback to my classmates.

Submitted by shironeiko on Fri, 14/08/2020 - 06:25

I'm a student so instead of congratulate collegues, I'm really proud of my friends when they done the good work.

Submitted by walotaibi on Wed, 12/08/2020 - 09:16

Yes, I did. I congratulated my friend for their graduating from nursing college. And also I congratulated her for her wedding. I wish her the best life.

Submitted by Venus on Mon, 03/08/2020 - 12:11

To: Susan From: Bee Subject: A great presentation I am writing to congratulate on your fabulous presentation today. It was a great presentation worth attending. We now know a lot more regarding Rheumatoid arthritis including the latest guidelines. In addition to this, you were well-prepared for the questions which was impressive. Could you help me with my presentation next week if you have time. Best regards, Bee

Submitted by Phan Bao Dung on Mon, 03/08/2020 - 10:15

Last week, I wrote an email to congratulate my colleague due to her promotion. She just became our team leader. She keens on her job, has a lot of experience, highly responsible and strick management skills. I'm really happy with my new manager.

Submitted by Mai Khin Nway Shein on Mon, 27/07/2020 - 11:02

I am congratulate my friend who lives near my room. She got a scholarship for KOICA. I am very impressed and proud for her. If we have some free time, I would ask some ideas for my turn and I want to know about her experience.