Hey everybody! This is my first letter on this forum. If you would help me to correct any mistakes on writing such letters, I would be really greateful! The task text is below the actual letter.

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am an exchange student from Russia. I would like to thank you for your decision concerning my application for participating in exchange students programme.

I am studying at college of Toronto in the Information Technology department. I am coping with my studies so far. The family I live with are very friendly and helpful in supporting my staying in the foreign country. One of the best achievements is that now I am quite comfortable in understanding and keeping up during lectures conducted in fluent english.
I am glad to enjoy such an opportunity. I hope to participate in your other programmes in the near future again.
Yours Faithfully,
Mart Mets
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The task:

Imagine you are an exchange student in Canada. The Canadian Foundation is sponsoring your
studies. Write a thank you letter (80-120 words) to the chairperson of the organisation telling
him/her about
√ the school you are studying at
√ the family you are living with
√ positive experience gained
Use the pen-name Mari Mets/Mart Mets for yourself. Do not write any addresses.
You should take another look at the highlighted areas.

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am an exchange student from Russia. I would like to thank you for your decision concerning my application for participating in exchange students programme.

I am studying at college of Toronto in the Information Technology department. I am coping with my studies so far. The family I live with are very friendly and helpful in supporting my staying in the foreign country. One of the best achievements is that now I am quite comfortable in understanding and keeping up during lectures conducted in fluent english.

I am glad to enjoy such an opportunity. I hope to participate in your other programmes in the near future again.

Yours Faithfully,
Mart Mets
(signature
Nona The BritYou should take another look at the highlighted areas.

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am an exchange student from Russia. I would like to thank you for your decision concerning my application for participating in exchange(for letting me participate in exhange) students programme.

I am studying atthecollege of Toronto in the Information Technology department. I am coping with my studies so far. The family I live with are very friendly and helpful in supporting my staying in the foreign country. One of the best(?) achievements is that now I am quite comfortable in understanding and keeping up during lectures conducted in fluent(?) English.

I am glad to enjoy such an opportunity. I hope to participate in your other programmes in the near future again(?).

Yours faithfully,
Mart Mets
(signature

Thank you, nona the brit!
I've made some corrections (in bold). I have no idea what's wrong in the parts marked with (?) How about giving me a hint? Emotion: smile
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Ok.

one of my biggest achievements...

conducted in English (of course the lectures are conducted in fluent language)

in the near future OR again, not both as they mean the same thing (ish).
>conducted in English (of course the lectures are conducted in fluent language)

...is that now I am quite comfortable in understanding and keeping up during lectures that are conducted in fluent english

I meant it in general. As I am better now in understanding such lectures than before I went to Canada as an exchange student. In foreign countries, where english is not an official language, are some lectures in slower english. Does "that are" emphasize what I was trying to say?
I don't think it is necessary to mention this - in Canada you would assume that the English used is fluent native-speaker English. To say fluent here just sounds a bit odd.

How about putting the emphasis on your skills instead of the speakers? Or putting 'lectures by native speakers of English'
Students: Are you brave enough to let our tutors analyse your pronunciation?
Just another way of saying the same thing...................................................................Just look at it and see how you can improve yours

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I am an exchange student from Russia. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to participate in the Canadian Foundation Exchange Students Programme.

I am currently enrolled at the Toronto College studying Information Technology (IT). I have adjusted to life here and am enjoying and doing well with my courses. The family I am staying with is very friendly and has made my stay here very enjoyable. As an added benefit, I have improved my understanding of both the oral and written English and can now comfortably understand lectures conducted in English.

I am grateful for this opportunity and hope to participate in any other programs offered by you in the near future.

Sincrely,

Mart Mets
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