Write an Email to Old Teacher for Reference Letter

Write an Email to Old Teacher – CELPIP Email Writing

(150-200 words)

Read the following Information.

You are applying for a job and need a letter of reference from someone who knew you when you were at school.

Write a letter to the old teacher in about 150-200 words. Your email should do the following things:

  • say what job you have applied for
  • explain why you want this job
  • suggest what information the teacher should include

CELPIP Writing Task 1 – Write an Email To Old Teacher for Reference Letter

Sample Answer 1

Dear Mr Stark,

I hope you are doing well in these testing times.

I am writing to you to request you to provide me with a letter of recommendation for my job application.

I am David Strosse. I am one of the students who took your Archaeology class in 2020 and passed it with a 4.5 GPA. I remember the way you encouraged us, guided us and taught us the Archaeology class. The way you helped us understand the pre-dating, carbon-dating, and classification of fossils put an interest in me to excel in the field of Archaeology.

Determined to become top in this field and earn your praise, after completing my studies, I applied for a job as a Jr. Archaeologist at Hudson Museum. I am very much interested in acquiring this job as it helps me get the exposure I need and help me learn different aspects of fossils, thus helping me advance my career.

I would appreciate it if you could provide me with the letter and include how I excelled in your class, how I worked with the team efficiently and submitted my work on time.

Thanks & Regards,

Letter for the Reference Letter

Sample Answer 2

Dear Mrs Anderson,

I am writing to request a reference letter for a job that I am applying for.

I am excited to inform you that I have finally found my dream job at Ortugan animation company and have applied for their Game developer role. It’s the same company that designed Super Sonic! So the job requirement is in line with my skills and interest.

As you already know, my passion for Gaming and stuff related to Gaming and animation. I think this job will give me the job satisfaction which I lack in my current desk job. In addition to that, I will be paid a handsome salary which will solve all my financial hardships.

While applying for the job, I came across their requirement of a reference letter from an acquaintance from school. So I would like to request you to issue me a reference letter stating the year when I completed my course, the subjects that I had taken and my conduct towards people and a short write up about my capabilities.

This indeed helps me have an added advantage against other eligible candidates.

I appreciate your support, and I look forward to hearing from you.


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