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 schools also espouse Learner Protection, thereby offering the 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. 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.