You Want To Improve Your Knowledge Of A Foreign Language | Band 8 IELTS Letter Sample

You want to improve your knowledge of a foreign language which can help you at work. Write a letter to a foreign language teacher and say:

1. Where did you hear about the teacher?

2. Why do you want to learn the foreign language?

3. Ask some questions about the course?

Here is a band 8 IELTS letter on this topic written by one of our students. Need help with IELTS writing? Get your IELTS essays, letters and reports corrected by me.

Band 8 IELTS essay sample

Hello Smith

I am writing to enquire about the short term French language course. My friend Linda had learned French from your academy and she insisted that I should contact you.

I want to learn the advanced French as it is required for my job/work. I am a project manager so I have to interact with numerous clients. A huge number of my clients are French. Although I can converse with them in English, I suppose I can communicate more efficiently with them if I speak their native language. Moreover, proficiency in French will be an additional skill that I can mention in my resume.

Before I join the class, I would like to have answers for a few queries. How much time do you think I will need to be a fluent French speaker and how much will you charge for the lessons? Also, will I be taught to read and write French in addition to speaking it?

Thank you for your time.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely


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2 Responses

  1. Sunil says:

    Dear Paul,

    I am writing to enquire about the intermediate Spanish course. I got your reference from one of my friends, who had attended the beginner’s course for Spanish.

    I am currently working as a sales manager for a software development organization and currently looking after the customers from Spain. Although I can communicate well in English, I feel it is more convenient to communicate in their native language. Moreover, I have to travel to Spain next month for a presentation, thus Spanish might prove additional help to communicate with locals and other staff members.

    I would like to ask a few things before enrolling. How many classes will be required to be proficient if I already have the basic knowledge of the language and how much it will cost? Additionally, Can you provide the lessons over the internet as I will not be able to travel due to my hectic schedule.?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours Faithfully,

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