Date: Tues, November 3, 2009 10:43:27 AM
Re: Letter of Recommendation
From: Kyle Undem “Kyle.Undem@atcoitek.com”
To: “undisclosed recipients”
I plan to put my name in an enormously large hat for the chance of teaching English in Japan next fall.
I figure reasoning is necessary for my decision to try this, so here goes: On my recent trip to Japan and South Korea, I was somehow affected by the people there, which I’m still trying to figure out. It’s not something I can easily explain, but I feel now is the time in my life to at least try and give back in the form of helping people with their English skills. I realize this is a brief explanation, but hopefully it makes sense.
The application is a very arduous process, and requires two letters of recommendation from people who have supervised you in the past or present. I would be extremely grateful and honored if two of you could write me a letter of recommendation. If you can commit to this, I will provide detailed reference letter instructions as well as synopsis of the JET Programme. It is a four-point reference letter, which seems pretty straight-forward.
I understand that everyone is very busy right now with year-end commitments. Please let me know if you can help me out (no worries either way, just need to get this sorted by November 27 – ideally I’d have the letters by mid-November to ensure the deadline). I can supply coffee, beer, dinner, etc. for your help.
If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact me in whatever means necessary.
Thank you kindly,