Saturday, June 19, 2004 ______________________________________________________________________________

Cover letter - ESL Choices 

Hello, I am responding to the job posting on the HRDC student jobs website.

18th June 2004

ESL Choices
405-510 W. Hastings Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6B 1L8

Dear Sir/Madam:

I am interested in the position of Modern Languages Tutor with ESL Choices. I am well-suited to this position as I am a patient and outgoing individual. I have excellent writing and oral communication skills and enjoy working with others. I am always able to find creative solutions to any problems or issues that may arise and I am extremely fluent in the English Language.

I have demonstrated abilities in the skills you are looking for. In addition to the work experience listed on my resume, I have also been a tutor on the side for 6 years now. I have taught many subjects, including English. I believe that I am a successful tutor because of my commitment to establishing a working relationship with my students and understanding where their difficulties with the subject lie. As a third year student at the University of British Columbia studying Speech Sciences (which has a large Linguistics component) I am armed with a deep understanding of language. This knowledge will enable me to teach English as a Second Language far more effectively than a candidate who has not studied Linguistics.

My fluency in the English language is evidenced by a few of my accomplishments. I am currently the youngest winner of the 24hr Playwriting Competition (held annually by Theatreworks Singapore). Also, I have represented the Lower Mainland at the Provincial debates, after placing 9th in the Lower Mainland. I achieved this only three months after I had landed in Canada. Through my work experience, I have acquired outstanding people skills through constant interaction with the public. These people skills will help me relate to my students and offer quality instruction.

Thank you for taking the time to review my application. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,



Johanna Tan
Encl: Resume

So I drop off my application in person, and they tell me that there hasn't been a position open for 6 months, that they have been trying to contact HRDC to have the posting removed but that they will keep me on file. Waste my time.


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