You are hired!

Our Focus CAE class is an ongoing class, working with Cambridge materials at an advanced level. Some of our students prepare for the exam, others just want to improve their English. Romain, who has attended this class for twelve weeks – and sat the CAE exam during that time –  presented his teachers Annette and Marie with this brilliant Letter of Application.


Dear Sir/Madam

I am writing to apply spontaneously for an English teacher position in your language school in Noosa, far from the hustle and bustle of other cities. I have recently heard that the level was slipping and that you needed someone able to tip the balance.

Allowing for the fact that I have been studying for twelve weeks in your establishment, I have had the opportunity to gain valuable insight into how things work here. But more importantly, time is flying and it is high time I did something with my life.

I have a gut feeling that I would be suitable for this exhilarating and fulfilling (and lucrative?) job. Not only do I love to face challenges but I am also not afraid to roll up my sleeves when it is required. Furthermore, I can easily draw on my former experience. Indeed, I had to shoulder responsibilities throughout my whole career path.

It is certainly true that my application sounds a bit bold. Nevertheless, why should I play it safe? I am a risk-taker who lives his life to the full. What is more, it is often said that ‘the risk pays off’.

From my perspective, it is crystal clear that I am your best bet. Without willing to boast, I can tell the difference between the stocks and the shares in case some picky students would try to trick me. It cannot be denied that nowadays, this knowledge is of great importance.

Attending an interview at your earliest convenience would put me on cloud nine. For this reason, I look forward to a prompt reply, knowing that ‘no news is good news’.

Yours sincerely




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