MEI is an association of recognised English Language Schools in Ireland. With origins dating back to the 1960s and a membership that includes small, medium and large schools, the association offers a high level of service and quality and a wide range of English language programmes to almost 200,000 students from all over the world each year. Quality is central to MEI's mission. Students of every age can benefit from the high-quality English language programs offered at MEI schools throughout the country. All MEI schools are recognised by the Irish Department of Education through an inspection scheme administratered by ACELS (Advisory Council for English Language Schools). In addition MEI members adhere to the association's rules, regulations and standards.