When I hear that a new student has decided to join the ranks of Sakai Higashi Smith’s school, it is always great news. However, I am extra pleased if they decide to take the “normal” course of study. I have found that my students who have committed to this course are the students who improve their English at a faster rate. I have been asked more than once, “how long will it take me to be able to speak English?” This question always brings a smile to my face, as there is no possible truthful answer I can provide. I can certainly give 110% effort in teaching a new student using the proven Smith’s curriculum, however, the student themselves need to commit to their studies.
By choosing the Normal Course, a student is not only getting the cheapest course offered, but also eliminates any room for procrastination. Making English part of their weekly routine, the students are setting themselves on the right track towards improving their English. I have suggested to some students on the powerful course who were finding it hard to find the time to book lessons, to change to the Normal Course. The results of this, is that they then start planning their weekly activities around their English lesson, as opposed to trying to squeeze their lesson in between other plans.
I consider my Normal Course students to be the core of my student body. Of course, all of my students are equally important to me. However, I believe that as a franchise owner, it is important for me to know what factors make up the core of my business.