Why MEI

MEI is the organisation that is synonymous with English language training in Ireland. Currently over 90% of English language students in Ireland study with an MEI member school. In 2019 our English language student numbers reached almost 122,000. Nationality mix is as important to us as it is to you and in 2019 we hosted ELT students from 120 countries.

Ireland has long had a reputation for hospitality and friendliness and I hope that this will be your experience as you undertake a programme at one of our schools.

MEI schools maintain the highest of quality standards, having built on experience dating back to the 1960s. But all this would not be possible without the trust that you, our guests, place in us, your English Language providers.

It is our strong intention to continue and build upon this trust.

MEI Promise:

MEI schools also espouse Learner Protection, thereby being able to guarantee to students that they will be able to complete all language courses for which they are enrolled.

MEI works closely with the government and relative bodies to ensure the highest standards are maintained. All MEI schools are accredited by the Irish Government Department of Education & Skills. This process ensures that the facilities and the programmes on offer are of a superior quality. In addition MEI members must adhere to the association’s own rules, regulations and standards.

News & Events

ELT Industry of Ireland forecasts 80% decrease in revenue for 2020
July 03, 2020

Few industries have been as dramatically impacted by the CO...

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English Language Industry COVID-19 Recovery Plan
May 25, 2020

The English Language Industry COVID-19 Recovery document ou...

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MEI Workshop 2020 – Cancelled
April 10, 2020

We regret to inform our industry partners that the MEI Work...

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MEI Workshop 2019
October 17, 2019

The annual MEI Workshop took place on the 3rd of October in...

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