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 Rita25 on Wed, 07/09/2022 - 02:26


I would like to study Spanish in Spain, I grew up in a country where spanish influence was so extensive even its culture and language is interwoven in our way of life, customs and traditions. I'd like to know more about the culture and the language. I've always been eager to learn a new language, I would never pass up a once in a lifetime opportunity like studying abroad.

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I am writing in response to the Spring Travel Grant that was advertised in the School Homepage.
I am a 3rd Year student and I am planning to study Spanish in Spain for 3 weeks in March. I would like to apply for the travel grant to help me with my travel 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.

Best Regards,

Submitted by Nandar Su Hlaing on Wed, 10/08/2022 - 11:44


If I have a chance, I would like to go UK for learning languages and work as a professional accountant in my future. I really admire and love that country. But My language skill is not much good and I am already over 30. I don't think it is possible for me.

Submitted by Kamelbenslimane on Thu, 23/06/2022 - 20:31


I'm a person who is interested in studying French and learning more about the culture of this language, for this reason, I really would like to visit this beautiful country and especially the southern region because I want her accent.

Submitted by Selinay. on Sat, 18/06/2022 - 15:19


I have learned to German for 5 months. So, I would like to go to Germany during my lasrt semester. I am writing to e-mail for internship. I hopely, i can go.

Submitted by Fzt_abidin on Mon, 13/06/2022 - 16:25


The language learning process is a long period. İf a person wants to learn a foreign language that person has to be overly exposed to that language therefore that who wants to learn another language has to go to that language to a foreign language spoken country. I prefer to go the England or U.S.A because those countries' native language is English.

Submitted by Barrita on Wed, 01/06/2022 - 22:33


Dear sir/madam
I am writing for express my interess for aply in the cours of English.
Please can me sent more information?.
Data of beniger and end, requeset and cost.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Submitted by nadyanightingale on Mon, 11/04/2022 - 09:54


I would like to go to UK, for example. I'm aware of high tuition fees, but I'm still interested in studying English there.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Tue, 02/11/2021 - 17:35


I would like like to learn Spanish and French and go to France in study in languages. I'm planning to apply for visa for France. I like France culture and city Paris.

Where would you like to go to study a language?
I would like to study English language due to this I would be choose America, because every person know english and I think this help me so much. Even when I go in store I can talk in english to express my thinks.

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Mon, 18/10/2021 - 10:46


It is America, That's my dream i wanna go there to study english and research American culture