An expression of interest

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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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A2 English level (pre-intermediate)
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Submitted by OlaIELTS on Thu, 09/04/2020 - 01:54

I would like traveling to London for study of a language.

Submitted by Lauracastanos on Fri, 03/04/2020 - 01:46

i am studying English in Malta but in this moment the school is closed by cov19 is terrible for me and for world, i only hope that the situation improves.
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Sun, 01/03/2020 - 16:29

I would like to study English language in United States because I used to live there for 5 years and I have to much experience in this country

Submitted by Dariusz on Sat, 08/02/2020 - 02:16

I would like to study English in UK or the USA because I like this language and there is a core of them.

Submitted by MaryaSun on Sun, 02/02/2020 - 14:26

Hi love to study languags and i want to improve my english, my french and also my spanish. So i wuold like to go to study in england to improve my englishlanguage; to France to improve my french language, better if it is in Provence, and i wuold like to go to study spanish in neo-latin america.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Sat, 25/01/2020 - 15:09

I would like learning English and German. Although language learning in the native country is more effective, traveling to these places is so cost expensive. Since then I am using your excellent website, my English skills have been better and prefer utilizing it.

Submitted by Maksmatt on Sat, 16/11/2019 - 09:53

I would like to go to France. French is such a lovely language and the food is so good. 25 years ago my wife and I had plans to move to France to live, but it been Norway instead of.

Submitted by salehisalehi65 on Thu, 07/11/2019 - 15:01

best language to learning is english and i think the best place to learning first is England and second is america, because you grow up with true accent... i like to study english in london, but no money no fund and cause of all no dream foe present...

Submitted by aliyazdan on Thu, 17/10/2019 - 21:12

Hello evrybody I would like to go to a English language country such as England or USA to study English for three month in summer.

Submitted by Huyen on Mon, 02/09/2019 - 16:58

I would like to study English in the country using it as its mother tongue. So, I have many opportunities to practice and learn many things.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Sun, 25/08/2019 - 15:36

I would like to study German, because It'sa a complex language, very fascinating, which has many similarity with Greek and I attended classical high school.

Submitted by Loc Dang on Fri, 09/08/2019 - 15:55

I think the best way to learn a language is to go to a country where the language is a mother tongue. It is incredibly effective as long as you could practice every day with a correct and conventional manner. Besides, the daily life there would provide you with a deeper understanding of their culture that would be useful in studying a language.

Submitted by Paulo Nunes on Thu, 25/07/2019 - 21:52

Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to pratice my English because I have an holliday travel to Berlim scheduled to next September. Could you please send me some tips on how to pratice social conversation? I am looking forward to ear from you soon. Best regards Paulo Nunes

Hello Paulo

There are several videos in the Speaking skills sections of LearnEnglish Teens that you might find useful, and I'd also recommend our Word on the Street and Britain is GREAT video series. They contain quite a lot of video of people interacting in a wide variety of contexts.

I hope you find these useful and have a great trip!

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by popo1011 on Mon, 08/07/2019 - 09:44

I would like to learn English in Iran because expenses are low. Then I wanna immigrate Canada because English is the native language there and I practice speaking and listening to English very well. By the way, I can get acquainted with their culture, people ....
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Submitted by mtalebi on Sat, 08/06/2019 - 05:38

I believe that the best place to study a language is in that native country because you can communicate with the people there. Of course, it is very costly. For example, English in England or USA, Persian in Iran, French in France, Arabic in the UAE, Chineese in China.

Submitted by saydin on Sun, 26/05/2019 - 13:10

I would like to go to England because I want to learn to perfect english. maybe, I can stay one or two year in england

Submitted by Ol4ik on Mon, 29/04/2019 - 18:38

I would like to study English in Canada because I want to move to this country. I suppose that studying in this beautiful place would help me find out more about Canadian culture and nature before moving.