Letter Writing: You have decided to apply for a job as a Spanish instructor

IELTS General Writing Task 1 with sample answer.

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

You have decided to apply for a job as a Spanish instructor that was advertised in the April edition of the magazine Teaching Professional. This ad was posted by Mr John Sullivan, director of the Spanish department at The Language Institute of Great Britain in London, England. In your letter to Mr Sullivan:

  • explain why you are writing
  • describe your qualifications and experience
  • explain how they can contact you

You should write at least 150 words.

You do NOT need to write any address.

Begin your letter as follows:

Dear _ ,

Sample Answer:

Dear Mr.Sullivan,

I was intrigued with the ad in the April edition of the magazine, Teaching Professional, seeking someone experienced with years of teaching language. I am writing to you to apply for the post of teacher of Spanish, because my experience and background match almost precisely what you appear to need. Please find enclosed my CV.

I am pretty confident that I have many of the essential qualifications needed for this job. I have Bachelor degrees both in Spanish and Linguistics, and have more than 15 years of experience in teaching young adults in several regions, such as, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Sheffield to name a few.

My studies at the Columbia University comprised linguistics, education, and psychology, which have provided me with an in-depth comprehension of the behaviour of the language learners, and psychological and cognitive factors that influence their learning as well. The learners in my care admire my leadership abilities and I can create an excellent class ambiance which is conducive for language learning. Besides, I have huge experience in organizing educational and cultural events like drama, art exhibition, and so forth.

After you have a chance to read my resume, I hope you will agree that an interview might be interesting for both of us. If so, please do not hesitate to call at 042 3854 7846.

I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.

Yours truly,
Tom Doak