Dear Dr. Lee:
I don’t know if you’ll remember me, but I introduced myself to you after your keynote at last week’s conference. As I mentioned to you, I have read all of your journal papers and I am a great admirer of your research. Your article in the top journal Language Learning was groundbreaking.
The reason I am contacting you is that I would like to come to your university to study with you. I met some of your students at the conference and they couldn’t stop singing your praises as a professor and as an advisor. I don’t know if you are accepting any new students for the next year, but if so, I hope you will consider me.
I have included two attachments to this email. I am sending a copy of my CV , and I am also including a research paper I completed this year. I hope that these will give you an idea of my qualifications and experience. Please let me know if you need more information or more samples of my academic work.
It was a pleasure and a privilege to meet you at the conference and I hope to hear more about your research at a future conference.