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Sample Letters to Send to Schools

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Letter of Recommendation

As part of the application process, some schools request its applicants to submit letters of recommendation from those who are familiar with the applicant in either an academic or office setting. Teachers, college professors or employers are the strongest candidates to provide schools with accurate observations reflecting an applicant’s personality and strengths based upon academic or work-related success. Letters of recommendation should be printed on letter size paper and run between 1 to 2 pages in length. The letters must include remarks concerning the applicant’s character as a student or worker, positive qualities as an individual and the applicant’s strengths he or she will add to the school’s English program.

Letter Sample:

June 1, 2020

DISCO University
15 West 44th Street
New York, New York 10036 USA

Dear Sir or Madam,

It is with great pleasure that I recommend Ms. Audrey Dorval to attend your English program. For three years, Ms. Dorval was a student in my English grammar and conversation class.

Ms. Dorval was an outstanding student. Her interest to learn the English language allowed her to develop her English skills and earn high scores on the exams. She was always enthusiastic about discussing various subjects pertaining to foreign cultures and voicing her opinions about current events.

Ms. Dorval was an active member of the International Exchange & Culture Club. She took on leadership roles by organizing events and challenged her fellow students by raising interesting questions and making intelligent comments. Ms. Dorval was an impressive student, always active in events and curious about her projects.

She hopes to develop and improve her English skills at your school in order to prepare herself to attend college in the United States. I am confident she is qualified to attend your program and will succeed in her English studies. It is without reservation that I wholeheartedly recommend Ms. Audrey Dorval to attend your reputable program.

Yours Sincerely,
(Signature)

Georges LaPierre
Chief Instructor
English Department La Sorbonne High School