Mainly I'm interested in the general structure of such an email. For example, how should I start it? And then how should I end it?
Normally in English you would do something like this... (very similar to a letter)
Dear Professor (*or appropriate title, Mr, etc*) *addressee's full name*,
Kind Regards (*or other ways of saying thank you and ending*)
*my full name*
Any guidance would be much appreciated!