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 jmajo on Wed, 27/03/2024 - 13:29


Yes I do, in fact I do it everytime I consider they’ve done something useful or good to the 
work of the team I work for, I think that despite the salary we get for doing our job, it’s 
important to make it clear when someone do something really good, specially when it 
saves time of work or avoid future problems, and most important to me is when they do 
it as a self initiative before someone ask them to do it.

Submitted by nooraldeen mustafa on Mon, 26/02/2024 - 19:48


To ahmad 
from nooraldeen 
subjcet: good seminar 
hi ahmad 
I am just writing to say thank you for your seminar. It is not easy to make a seminar in this process, and the content was relevant and interesting , it was easy to follow,  you thought about questioning people. I am sure everyone benefited from this seminar.
i would help me when prepare my semiar nst week
than you 
see you later 

Well, I am a student so I haven't experienced it yet. but I do congratulate my classmates on their good grades through messages and they too congratulate me on my achievements. The last time I  congratulated any friend sending  an email was when a good friend of mine got selected in a medical institute. I wish him good luck sending him an email.

Submitted by anhteeny96 on Sun, 11/02/2024 - 14:35


Hi John,

I'm just writing to say well done on your presentation yesterday.
It was a difficult task and I'm glad you went well.

The information was relevant and interesting. It was easy to follow. You thought about the questions people would have.
I'm sure everyone understands our work better now. I think they were impressed.

If you have time, please could you help me with my presentation next week?

Thank a lot. See you later.
Anh Nguyen

Submitted by LUCIE LE on Thu, 18/01/2024 - 08:37


Yes of course, I often congratulate my colleagues when they have given their achievement in their life as work, business, family… Or sometime it’s just sample their birthday.

Submitted by sescom82 on Mon, 15/01/2024 - 04:38


Yes of course
I try to use Feedback frameworks
- which was good
- what can be improved

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Submitted by HIROKITO on Mon, 08/01/2024 - 15:42


Sure, I've always praise and congratulation my colleagues. Using "colleague" is a little far and for adults because we're just students. It maybe that my friends complete a presentation or he takes an exam well,... I'll come to them and congratulation as fun as my birthday. I'm not a two faces people and really not a liar for benefit. Only I was just happier and I thought they 'll be more respect for their achievement!

Submitted by Potter007 on Fri, 10/11/2023 - 11:24


We have a common chat on Teams. From time to time all our employees have successful time. We congratulate our collogues in different ways, for instance by words, by pictures, likes or chat reactions.

Submitted by Alvin000 on Thu, 12/10/2023 - 11:18


Hi, john,
I ‘m just writing to say congratulation for getting a new job offer in ABC company. you must did well prepare for the interview. It is because it is not easy to obtain the offer from ABC company.
I think all colleagues will impress your effort in this period. We are proud of you.
When you in a new company, please come to join our happy hour on every Friday if you have time.

See you.

Submitted by Tectona on Wed, 20/09/2023 - 22:16


I used to congratulate my colleagues whenever they receive TMAs marks.