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 Leonardo de Souza on Sun, 15/11/2020 - 14:00

Yes, I do. My friends are so kind and they help me many times, and when I worry about any thing they give me the best advices due to this I congratulate them a lots.

Submitted by Khin Khin Htet on Mon, 09/11/2020 - 08:50

I congratulate my colleague , she can go oversea due to her good ability and good skills ! She can work every project well. Her manager choice her to sent oversea. I'm proud of you !

Submitted by Babydoll on Sat, 24/10/2020 - 19:15

I congratulated my colleague recently became a Manager in our department. He is very friendly and helpful towards others. I am very pleased for him. I think he deserve for this position.

Submitted by Nway on Sat, 17/10/2020 - 14:32

I congratulate my colleagues for the presentation. Their presentation was amazing and fantastic . They presented with power point. I got many knowledges due to their presentation. Thank for sharing knowledges . Best Regards, Nway

Submitted by joselo on Mon, 12/10/2020 - 02:29

I think is very important to congratulate a colleague every time they achieve a goal because that way you can build trust and a good mood in your team. Besides, everybody wants to receive some recognition after finishing a hard-working task.

Submitted by Moon Wathan on Fri, 09/10/2020 - 11:30

Yeah, I congratulate to a colleague cause of getting job as a civil servant at environmental conservation department.
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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.