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 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.

Submitted by betelf on Tue, 12/09/2023 - 14:03


Yes, I do. I congratulate my colleagues when they do a good job on their presentations or when they get a promotion. I am happy for them.

Submitted by Ro Htan on Fri, 23/06/2023 - 16:21


Yes, I do. I always say congratulations to my colleague on their success. Saying compliments to someone is a good habit since that things will come back to me one day.

Yes, I regularly congratulate my colleagues. cos this is a good thing to encourage them to try harder

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Sat, 10/06/2023 - 08:29


I don't congratulate my collegues. We just work and don't make any presentations)

Submitted by Eman Samir on Wed, 03/05/2023 - 13:29


Yes. I usually congratulate my colleagues for many different reasons. It would be for a great presentation they delivered very well, a report they made in a well- organized way, a promotion they got , getting married or having a new baby.

Submitted by esteban_vera on Sun, 02/04/2023 - 22:04


Of course, i had congratulation in school

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Submitted by hpboy92 on Thu, 23/03/2023 - 13:56


Do you congratulate your colleagues? What for?
Yes I do congratulate my colleagues sometimes.
Last year, I wrote an email to my colleague to say congratulations on his sale result.