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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 grants@central-university.ac.uk

*Courses must be full time in July or August and for a minimum of two weeks.


From: Merry Yi
To: grants@central-university.ac.uk
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.

Regards,

Merry

Tips

  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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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

Dear Sir/Madam,

I writing to express my interest in your advertised summer time language course. I would July course and also use my grand for accommodation.

Could you send me detail about your course, including application deadline, and addition expenses.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Regard, Mikhail

I'd like to go to NewZealand to study English for a few months or years. not only English but also I'd like to study Maori or other pacific language. It attract me a lot.

I would like to travel to France for a few months to learn French.

I'd like to study English in New York or UK. Because I'd like to recognize about the life of english or american people and also I'd like to talk to native speakers and live among them.

I'd like to study English in New York, and I hope to have funding from an organization, government or charity, including my accommodation and travel expenses.

I would like to go to Berlin to study German. I'm now beginning by learning the base and I hope to have funding from an organization or from the government to help me with covering expenses related to travel and accommodation.

I'm writing to express my interest in learning English in UK that was advertised on website last week.
I am 5th semester student and i am thinking about learn English in UK. I would like to apply to get the chance.

I need more detail. Could u send me more detail about learning English in UK. Also tell me the deadline to apply.
I look forward to hearing from you.

From: Anh Vu Luong
To: lvabc(at)gmail.com
Subject: A resident reporter

Dear Sir/Madam

I'm writing to express my interest in the Silicon that was advertised in this month's Society magazine.

I'm a final-year student and i'm planing to becam a resident reporter in Silicon. I would like to apply for A resident reporter to help me.

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,

Anh Vu Luong

If i have a opportunity, i woult like to study English in Silicon.

If I've a chance, I would like to study korea in Souel as it is a very beautiful country and korean language is very interesting.

I would like to go to study Japanese in Japan. It's more improve than in my country. In this country, I can improve listening skill and reading also. I love to learn different languages. I try to learn many languages and try to say.

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