Hi to everyone, I found this forum very useful and all of you guys helped a lot. :-) according to your advices and sample letters I tried to write my own motivation letter. I need it to apply for two-month working experience in England (within my studies). Could I ask anyone to check my letter, please please please? I am not english so as I suppose there are gonna be many mistakes. Sorry in advance! Thanks a lot!!! :-)

Katka, the Czech republic

There you go...
Dear Madam,

I am hereby writing to apply for a two-month working experience in England, in which I am particularly interested. My name is Katerina Vaculikova and I am a 21 years old student in my second year of studies, at the St. Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, Palacký University, Olomouc. The purpose of this letter is not only to describe my educational and professional background, but also to focus your attention on how highly motivated I am for such an opportunity. I first became interested in social work through being involved into an integrating project for handicapped people under the aegis of EU, The Inclusion Czech republic. Within this project I was responsible for preparing and organising 2-day workshops as well as for keeping foreign relations, relations with donors and also with those who made this project really working – people with any kind of handicap. During the last two years of my studies, I went through my working experiences in a variety of institutional and other facilities and with many types of clients. As my school practices went on, I subsequently realised who I want to work whit. I feel the closest relation to the target group represented by elderly or mentally handicapped people. I know that I can offer them the best of myself, try to make their troubles more tolerable and accept them as unique beings. I can not even describe how satisfied and happy I always feel while working with them. Concerning my language skills, they are based on my working experiences abroad. I spent almost six months in London, working and discovering a beauty of England and I found this place very beautiful. This two-month working experience could give me a chance to improve my language skills and show me what the care is alike in one of the most advanced countries of the world. Because no matter where you are and no matter what you do, the main principle of social work should still be to help to the needed ones as much as possible. In order to be good and achieve high standards, I need to obtain not only theoretical, but also practical knowledge and I am convinced that this higher level of experience could help me to prove that. I would like to combine the knowledge I already know and any new information, align the knowledge and gain a wider perspective on the matter. Furthermore, I feel that such an opportunity is a way how to find out what I really want and if my life journey has taken the right direction. Taking this type of challenge can help me to discover what is truly hidden inside me. French novelist Anatole France once said: “To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.” After a few years of child dreaming I came to know that if I finally try to turn my dreams into reality I could better envision my future and direct the path of my life… and therefore I am catching this opportunity. J Yours faithfully,
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It is generally well done in regard to content. I have underlined some problem areas:

Dear Madam,

I am hereby writing to apply for a two-month working experience in England, in which I am particularly interested. My name is Katerina Vaculikova and I am a 21 years old student in my second year of studies, at the St. Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, Palacký University, Olomouc. The purpose of this letter is not only to describe my educational and professional background, but also to focus your attention on demonstrate how highly motivated I am for such an opportunity.

I first became interested in social work through being involved into an integrating project for handicapped people under the aegis of EU, The Inclusion Czech republic. Within this project I was responsible for preparing and organising 2-day workshops as well as for keeping foreign relations, relations with donors and also with those who made this project really working – people with any kind of handicap.

During the last two years of my studies, I went through my working experiences in a variety of institutional and other facilities and with many types of clients. As my school practices went on, I subsequently realised who I want to work whit. I feel the closest relation to the target group represented by of elderly or mentally handicapped people. I know that I can offer them the best of myself, try to make their troubles more tolerable and accept them as unique beings. I cannot even describe how satisfied and happy I always feel while working with them.

Concerning my language skills, they are based on my working experiences abroad. I spent almost six months in London, working and discovering a beauty of England and I found this place very beautiful. This two-month working experience could give me a chance to improve my language skills and show me what the care is alike in one of the most advanced countries of the world. Because no matter where you are and no matter what you do, the main principle of social work should still be to help to the needed ones as much as possible.

In order to be good and achieve high standards, I need to obtain not only theoretical, but also practical knowledge and I am convinced that this higher level of experience could help me to prove that. I would like to combine the knowledge I already know and any new information, align the knowledge and gain a wider perspective on the matter. Furthermore, I feel that such an opportunity is a way how to find out what I really want and if my life journey has taken the right direction. Taking this type of challenge can help me to discover what is truly hidden inside me.

French novelist Anatole France once said: “To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.” After a few years of child dreaming I came to know that if I finally try to turn my dreams into reality I could better envision my future and direct the path of my lifeand therefore I am catching this opportunity. J

Yours faithfully,
Thank you very much. You helped me a lot... :-)
Have a nice evening,
K.