Hi teachers!

OK I have a rather weird "question" (request) here. It is actually just good for myself and others will not learn a lot out of it. Well maybe, if they make the same mistakes. Emotion: smile

I have to send a letter. It is pretty important. I wrote in English. Could you please correct it. And tell me when to change something. I mean it has to sound good!! Please tell me what word I can use to make it sound good. And please correct all spelling and grammar mistakes!

(Don't worry about the actually text...) Thank you.

What I have written:

"Dear Mr.

I hope you don’t mind my writing in English. As you know I am in an exchange year program in Plymouth, IN. Even though I have a lot of fun I start to make plans for my future. I am absolutely sure about going in the academic direction. Since Plymouth High School is a fairly good school I think I may be able to make up the first year of the Gymnasium (<this is a name for a swiss school) quite well. In mathematics, however, I will need to do some work. Can the syllabus of the mentioned subject from the first year be sent to my parents or me?

By the way is a third foreign language needed?

What experiences have you made with exchange students who entered the second class? What is your opinion about it? Is in the first year a lot of repeating? Is the knowledge you have gained in the first year very important for the remaining years? Is in the first year lots of basic knowledge taught? (fits here a what??) If the second year were to tough for me could (can??, would I be able to ???) I easily switch to the first year?

I greatly appreciated our conversation last summer and I think being an exchange student is great!

Thank you a lot for responding quickly."

So that's it thanks you in advance!

Jake
I hope you don’t mind my writing in English. As you know, I am in an exchange program in Plymouth, Indiana. Even though I'm having a lot of fun, I'm starting to make plans for my future. I am absolutely sure about going in the academic direction. Since Plymouth High School is a fairly good school, I think I may be able to make up the first year of the Gymnasium quite well. In mathematics, however, I will need to do some work. Can the first-year mathematics syllabus be sent to my parents or me?

By the way, is a third foreign language needed?

What experiences have you had with exchange students who entered the second class? What is your opinion about it? Is there a lot of repeating in the first year? Is the knowledge gained in the first year very important for the remaining years? Is a lot of basic knowledge taught in the first year? If the second year is too tough for me, can I easily switch to the first year?

I greatly appreciated our conversation last summer, and I think being an exchange student is great!

I eagerly await your response.

So that's it. Thank you in advance!

[1. Be careful with those German constructions where a modifying prepositional phrase precedes the noun! Though quite proper German,"The in the garage standing car" and the "out of the window looking girl" are not English!]

[2. It's never "Thanks you" with an "s" on "thank" and no "to". It's just "Thank you.". But it can be "He thanks you" or "I succeeded, thanks to you."]

[3. When you wrote thank you for responding so quickly, I assumed you were referring to a response you would get in the future, not to a past response you had already received. Any intimation that you want a quick response has to be handled very carefully or it will sound very rude.]

CJ
Hey thank you a lot! You don't know how much you helped me, thanks!

"1. Be careful with those German constructions where a modifying prepositional phrase precedes the noun! Though quite proper German,"The in the garage standing car" and the "out of the window looking girl" are not English!"

Very good point. I am glad you know about that so much. That's a problem of mine, but I haven't really understand it. Can you (somebody else?) explain that again please?

2./3. I understand that. You assumed correctly. Thank you!!

Jake
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Hi
Could you help me to write a letter for making appointment with professor. I have know idea how to write him a letter for making appointment.

Thank you in advance