Parts of a Letter



  • Credits             : 3 SKS
  • Meeting            : 3 (Third)
  • Topic               : Parts of a Letter
  • Target              : The students know and understand parts of letters
  • References       : Suryanto dan Hetty Rachdiana S. English Business  Correspondence. 3rd edition. Bandung; Humaniora. 2009,  p. 3
  • Contents          :

In general, parts of letters are arranged in the following order:

Formal letters

Informal letters

Heading / letterhead Dateline
Dateline Inside address
Reference line/ ref. numbers Salutation
Inside address Body of the letter
Attention line Complementary close
Salutation Signature
Subject line/ re-line Enclosure (if any)
Body of the letter
Complementary close
  • Exercises                    : Group work

Formal letters

Informal letters

The languageused
  • Tasks               :

Individual task

  1. Do you think that the parts of letters are important? Why?
  2. If one part is missing, what will happen to the letter?
  3. What will you do if you get a letter which is not detail?
  4. What will you do when you have sent your letter but you did not realize that your letter has many mistakes?

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