Marketing English in Ireland (MEI) is the leading and longest-serving association of English Language Schools in Ireland.

With origins dating back to the 1960s, quality and assurance have always been central to our mission. We represent English Language schools of all sizes, locations and varieties across the island of Ireland.

We partner with many ELT groups and organisations around the world. They include agents, students, governments, global organisations, international education providers and associated service providers. We also work closely with special interest groups to support and promote excellence in English language teaching in Ireland.

Read our 2018 – 2021 Strategy

We Drive ELT Standards in Ireland

Before becoming a member of our organisation, a school must undergo rigorous testing and inspections and adhere to a strict protocol that calls on them to maintain the highest professionalism, due diligence, and care.

We strengthen the sector by championing continuing professional development and advancing and promoting quality.

Protection of Enrolled Learner is a core principle of MEI, through which our schools can guarantee that students in Ireland will be able to complete language courses for which they are enrolled.

We Work With Our Government and Industry Partners

We work closely with the Department of Justice and Equality, the Department of Education and Skills and various Government task forces to advocate for the ELT industry, drive standards and advance the interests of MEI members.

We are a member of the Global Alliance of Education and Language Associations (GAELA), the international association that aims to further the global dialogue between education bodies and organisations.

We also value our close relationship with the Ministers, Embassies, Diplomatic Personnel and Foreign Dignitaries that we have worked with in the past and will work with in the future.

We Promote Ireland

Ireland is a wonderful country, rich in heritage, history and culture. As a nation of writers and storytellers, there is nowhere better for a student to learn English.

Nowhere more beautiful or peaceful either, yet still modern and progressive. Our member schools are located in every imaginable location, from vibrant, exciting cities to spectacular, roaming countryside – it’s a magical place to learn English.

We are proud to promote Ireland as the exciting, beautiful and welcoming country that it is. Our member schools carry this ethos into the very heart of their courses.

We believe in our work, in our members, and in Ireland as a quality learning destination.

We Promote and Support Our Member Schools

MEI is comprised of the leading English language schools in Ireland.

We represent schools of all sizes, locations and varieties. From family-run schools in the countryside to prominent universities in city centres, each member school is a leading education institution and a valued part of our organisation.

MEI also offers industry guidance and valued support to our members wherever it’s needed.

Our team has developed experience and knowledge of the English language industry that is simply unparalleled. We are here for our MEI schools – only an email or phone call away.

Year on year, education agents send students to MEI schools with confidence, ease and assurance.

We Travel, Meet and Collaborate

We value our close relationship with the education agents we work with – they are integral to our organisation. Both parties work together to achieve the mutual goal of world-class learning abroad.

To tell the world about our member schools and our organisation, we participate in a range of study travel trade conferences and industry workshops, where we reconnect with our longstanding colleagues and meet new partners with whom we can look forward to future collaboration.

Once a year, we bring the world to us – the MEI Workshop is the biggest and most celebrated event in the MEI calendar and is one of the longest-running and most significant English language education events worldwide.