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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Average: 5 (2 votes)

Hi MikhailZatopliaev,

We are glad to hear that :) Thanks for your kind comment.


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Brenda Patrici… on Tue, 09/03/2021 - 15:38

Yes, I do. I congratulate my colleagues, when they do a rather good report or give some really creative ideas for the work team.

Submitted by Nicoli A. Gomes on Tue, 02/03/2021 - 20:06

I always congratulate my colleague, she's so intelligent and goes very well on colleges testes.

Submitted by Leila77 on Sun, 31/01/2021 - 10:36

I always congratulate my colleagues for their performances and their achievements in work.

Submitted by In on Mon, 25/01/2021 - 07:03

yes, I love to tell to everyone when they do a good work.

Submitted by tonguyen on Thu, 21/01/2021 - 14:10

I could congratulate my boyfriend if he agree to get the Teamleader position, which his direct boss has offered him last week. By the new position he will be challenged much but i think he deserves it and he can do it well. I wish he may be more confident to accept this challenge.

Submitted by Roo on Fri, 15/01/2021 - 07:25

I think it's very important to congratulate anyone who has done something appreciable. Whenever I get anything to appreciate someone I try, not to miss that chance. Because we don't know which appreciation did a miracle in anyone's life.

Submitted by German on Thu, 14/01/2021 - 23:15

I have congratulate to my colleagues because their performance about a topic or a good result at the work or study.
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