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Telling to my English teacher my English-level and also discussing about my certificate.


arjedda 1 / -  
Feb 18, 2016   #1
Hey, guys! I'm grade 9 and live in Sweden. I'm writing this text to my new English teacher and telling to her how my English level is. She knows my name and little information about me so I don't need to talk about it right now but what I need now is to discuss about my certificate.

Hello, Andrea!

The last term I got D as a certificate. Which was just okay but not what I really wanted. Because of I can speak, write and understand. When I was in my country I went a school, usual school and private school there I took more English lessons than the usual school. When I came here into Sweden I simply improved my English through watching movies which have undertexts and talking to English speakers. I completely believe that I deserve higher certificate than I have right now.

yeah guys, you really can add some arguments and right grammar fails. Thank you!

Hiddengrace [Contributor] 6 / 130 68  
Feb 18, 2016   #2
Hi Abdirahman. Firstly, I'd suggest calling your teacher by their professional title (e.g. "Dear Professor Z"). It comes off more professional and respectful. Unless you call your teacher by first name in person, I'd say doing that is not appropriate.

I would also suggest adding more to this letter. Right now you're just telling her you're unhappy with your grade. What are you asking of her? What do you want her to do about this? If you don't include that she won't be able to take any action to help you. Do you want her help to improve your grade?

The last term I got a D as agrade on my certificate, which was just okay but not what I really wanted because of I can speak, write and understand the English language.

When I was in my country, I went to a regular school, usual school and a private school there where I took more English lessons than the usual schoolmost students .

When I came here in to Sweden, I simply improved my English through watching movies which have undertextswith subtitles and talking to English speakers.
EF_Carol [Contributor] - / 148 39  
Mar 6, 2016   #3
Your letter is fine as stated, but needs some improvement/help. You do need to write more, the letter is a little too short.
deserve higher certificate...

You do make your point by reiterating what you want, a higher grade! But you keep using the word deserve. You need to explain why you deserve better. Explain in the best detail you can, so that it is clear to the teacher, what you mean, AND what you want!

watching movies...

You need to explain why you deserve a better grade based on your studying, and not on your hobbies. I don't think that will probably count much with the teacher.

Please try to formulate an intro where you outline your ideas, and a middle body paragraph where you explain them, and then a conclusion where you summarize your statement and request to the teacher. Use examples of your work, when necessary, that can exemplify your English proficiency level!

I hope this helps!

Good luck!

ef_carol


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