Linguaviva's Recognition Through 40 Years

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The Accreditation and Coordination of English Language Services (ACELS) is a legacy function of Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).  ACELS is currently the national body responsible for the development and management of an inspection/ recognition scheme for English Language Teaching organisations (ELTOs) nationally.

The Accreditation and Co-ordination of English Language Services (ACELS) was established in 1969 under the auspices of the Irish Department of Education & Science to control standards in English Language Teaching (ELE) schools and organisations through an inspection/recognition scheme.

Grainne Barton, retired director of Linguaviva, gave many years of service to the board of ACELS.

Quality English schools are carefully selected from the best Independent English language schools in English speaking countries.

Linguaviva is very proud to be the longest established member of Quality English based in Dublin, Ireland.  Linguaviva joined QE in 2006, soon after the organisation formed, and we are delighted to be actively involved with the organisation and to watch it grow and gain the well deserved recognition it has all around the world.

Being part of QE gives our clients added assurance of knowing when they book a course at Linguaviva, that everything aspect of their stay from the moment they arrive to the moment they depart will have the very highest standards.


Marketing English in Ireland (MEI) is the leading association of English language schools in Ireland.  With origins dating back to the 1960s, quality and assurance has always been central to MEI’s mission, and we are proud to be one of the founding members of the organisation.

Grainne spent several years contributing on the board of directors and Linguaviva always actively engages with MEI to help promote Ireland as a study destination.

Over 90% of English language students in Ireland, study with an MEI member school.


The Linguaviva Centre was awarded Historic Language School of the Year by iStudy International.  This is a very prestigious award and really highlights Linguaviva being the oldest English Language School in Dublin.


The St Star Awards are run every year in September and there is a ceremony held in London where organisations are celebrated for the achievements in the industry.

Linguaviva was extremely proud to win the ST Star English School of Europe.  This was a huge honour for us considering we are such a small school competing against thousands of other English schools throughout Europe.  In addition to winning this award we have also been shortlisted every year since 2012.

Being recognised each year is a testament to the excellent service we provide for our clients and the strong relationships we have with partners abroad.


Enterprise Ireland manages the Education in Ireland national brand under the authority of the Minister for Education and Skills. Enterprise Ireland is responsible for the promotion of Irish Institutions overseas.

Enterprise Ireland is the Irish state agency responsible for supporting the development of manufacturing and internationally traded services companies. Enterprise Ireland provides funding and supports college based researchers to assist in the development, protection and transfer of technologies into industry via licensing or spin-out companies.


Bildungsurlaub entitles German employees to receive additional time off work (paid) whereby they can undertake an English course at an approved language school.  These courses usually run for either one or two weeks.

The Linguaviva Centre is recognised as a Bildungsurlaub centre by German state authorities including Berlin, Brandenburg, Bremin, Hamburg, Hessen, Saarland, Niedersachsen, Rheinland Pfalz, Schleswig-Holstein.  For any other states please contact us for information.


The Linguaviva Centre runs Erasmus + funded Teacher Training courses through the year.  These courses may be included in a school’s application for funding under Key Action 1 (KA1).  The Linguaviva Centre’s PIC Code is: 945689764.  Details of our teacher training programmes can be found here.

Teaching staff abroad may also be entitled to use their funding towards one of our other general English programmes most commonly our Special Combination Course (ESP- English for Specific Purposes) .  Details can be found here.