Some English schools in Japan use a ticket system, where students must prepay for years of lessons up front and in return get tickets, which can be used to take lessons within the agreed timeframe of the contract. This requires a large financial commitment on the part of the students, and leaving the school before the end of the contract can be costly. Unlike these schools, Smith’s School of English is a monthly tuition payment English school. Students pay us by the month using a monthly tuition envelope, into which money is placed. I believe that this system is good because it gives students the freedom to decide how long they want to stay. At Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi, I get some students who want to study a short time to prepare for a trip abroad on business or pleasure, or to live several years overseas for work. Smith’s School of English’s monthly tuition system allows them to do that.