Now that is music to my ears. I have heard this sentence twice this week and I am sure many others have as well. It tells me two things. One, that I am certainly doing something right on the motivational side. To like something is to continue doing it. Secondly, it tells me that learning English in school is not very fun. We all know that the purpose in school seems to be to pass a test. That requires hard study of grammar and vocabulary, not to mention the hours spent in a classroom listening (or sleeping) to a “lecturer.” Yet when they come to Smith’s they find out that it can be fun, useful, stimulating, and helpful in other walks of life…It is ashame that the English education system is the way it is in Japan, has been for so long. They say change is coming, but I will believe it when I see it. Until then, no big hurry because the Japanese education system is a big part of what keeps us in business. Try this one-point and see what comes out: “I didn’t like ( ) before, but now I do because ( ).” I bet they plug-in the word “English,” and have positive things to say about you and Smith’s.