Ireland: The future of English language study
In 2010, just over 98,000 students came to Ireland for the purposes of studying English. The number was a modest increase (3%) on the previous year, but nonetheless a welcome piece of news in times of domestic and international economic uncertainty.
So far this year, figures for Ireland indicate that 2011 will provide further evidence of an increase in student numbers. For those of us working in the industry this is reassuring news.
Marketing English in Ireland (MEI) is the association of accredited English language schools in Ireland. Our schools represent over 90% of the English language student business coming into Ireland. We have been working hard to ensure quality in every aspect of the student experience in our member schools.
“MEI endeavours to ensure that all aspects of the international student’s experience in Ireland are all infused with quality”
Working closely with the government accrediting body, the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland (NQAI), MEI endeavours to ensure that all aspects of the international student’s experience in Ireland (academic programmes; qualifications of teachers; homestay and residential facilities; social and activity programmes; pastoral care) are all infused with quality and provide the best possible learning environment for the student.