Summit House was established in Shukugawa Japan (Merged with MEF in 2008). The training school operated two branches with up to 300 students studying English.
BEC was established in the Canadian Rocky Mountains (Merged with MEF in 2008). Educating International students going to Canada to study English, tourism, Youth Camps and for students studying IELTS or improving their English before attending Canadian Universities. Accredited by AILIA, Languages Canada, Bildungsurlaub (German Government accredited short term programs), TESL Canada recognized, and held a Canadian immigration access number.
Using professional, experienced teachers, MEF kindergarten program was created. Original developers included Paul Hillier (Canada), Kishen Saujani (Canada), and Erik Archer (USA).
エム・イー・エフ株式会社 (M.E.F. Limited Japan) was established in Osaka, Japan. Specializing in kindergartens and running the MEF English program.
Nagoya and Tokyo Branch opened
M.E.F. Canada Ltd. is established in Canada, Merger with BEC-Rocky Mountains (Canada), Summit House (Japan)
Montreal (Canada) Branch opened. Accredited by Languages Canada, partnered with Bishop’s University (Montreal) and Brock University (Toronto), College of the Rockies (British Columbia) and Algoma University (Sault Ste. Marie), offering a study partnership pathway for University Students.
M.E.F. International Limited was established in Hong Kong for working with our global Kindergarten English brand. System and program test in Guangzhou and recruited the first 50 teachers.
福州麦尔孚文化传播有限公司, the MEF Fuzhou Office opens.
乐滋国际少儿英文艺术学校, the MEF Shandong Office opens.
杭州华夏教育科技有限公司, the MEF Hangzhou Office opens.
Director of M.E.F. International (HK)
CEO and founder of MEF
“MEF education is traditionally very high quality. The greatest reward for our teachers is to see the smiling, happy faces of the children and watching their English level increase. Our teachers and staff are dedicated and do their best. We are proud to be the best in our industry!”
Strategic Partner & Regional Representative
of M.E.F International
Master Degree (UK),
Graduated in University of Birmingham
“MEF, with more than 15 years of experience in teaching English to young children, focuses on the purpose of cultivating children’s interest in learning English, and continues to develop teaching methods for children’s English in conjunction with the North American education system. Our children sincerely fall in love with learning English”
Director of M.E.F. Ltd. (Japan)
Bachelor of English Literature and Theatre Arts University of Ottawa
Board Member of Sunshine Kids Official Trainer for TESOL certification
Founder of Nuthouse Education Publishing
Creator of the Emotional Positioning Methodology and Grammar Gestures
“It is easy to tell which children have learned English from kindergarten age. Their pronunciation and learning ability far exceeds those of the students that start studying English later. MEF curriculum is a thoroughly enjoyable curriculum which keeps students engaged and steadily progressing. We are very proud of the program evolution and the compliments that we receive from the parents of our students.”
MEF Head Teacher
Teaching the MEF System for 11+ years.
Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
Cambridge University – CELTA Certified
“Our students learn English in a fun and positive environment. We believe that a natural and practical English speaking experience is very beneficial. It is our goal for the children to love English and love the MEF program.”
The MEF Program was developed exclusively for kindergarten kids and was tested and proved to be effective by professional and experienced teachers. It reached the win-win-win goal for the customers, learners and provider by bringing the western methodology, curriculum and teaching philosophy to Asia, sending the professional MEF teachers to kindergartens and implementing the whole system to kindergartens. The program was designed for and targeted the non-native English speaking kids and has been operated in Japan for 15 years.
Current changes and problems in early childhood English education:
Lack of professional programs/systems
Difficult in hiring teachers
High turn-over of teachers
Communication / Cultural differences
Low quality English teachers
Student’s lack of spoken English
MEF SYSTEM STRENGTHS
15 years teaching system experience inside kindergartens
Effective hiring system with a long history of long-term teachers
Quick, effective and professional training
We get children to speak English
Western Methodology: Children learn naturally as they would in North America. Native English teachers are only allowed to use English and the homeroom teacher is asked not to translate. Giving children a positive, comfortable and fun experience with a second language leads to a deep interest and desire to learn more as these children grow older.
International Stage: Our programs were developed to create an exciting atmosphere for children. They have been developed and tested by professional, experienced teachers. We provide practical lessons, which help children to understand foreign thinking and appreciate cultural differences. We expect children will use their English and have a future advantage.
All MEF teachers are from native English speaking countries with native pronunciation and international recognition.
All MEF teachers possess bachelor degree or above, clear in criminal record and in good health.
All MEF teachers can teach without translation (English Only) in class and lead the children to fully immerse into the thorough English world with passion.
All MEF teachers get intensive and extensive training. MEF has trained professional teachers for over 15 years. Teachers are trained extensively on the MEF methodology, the use of the MEF program/system, cultural differences and child psychology before they obtain their ESL Child Teaching Certificate.
Generally lessons are 30 minutes/week (maximum 30 students/class). Children learn English naturally through listening, interacting, and having fun with their friends in a group.
Our teachers will visit kindergartens. The teacher visits each kindergarten/has lessons with the children once or twice per week. The length of a lesson time can be adjusted but usually we recommend 30-min/lesson for children 4+ and an introduction to English with short 15 minute classes for children three and younger.
We have weekly topics/vocabulary, conversation, and fun high energy lessons. Children are able to learn naturally in an English only environment!
55-MINUTE SMALL GROUP LESSONS
Small group lesson inside Kindergartens
55 minute classes with around 10 students
Provides more attention and faster progress in English.
Classes are generally held in the afternoon for the 4/5, and 5/6 year old classes.
Small Group Lesson Key Points
The lesson is focused on conversation with fun games
Monthly words, pronunciation, conversation
Monthly newsletter (online)
5 DAYS PER WEEK
Option 1 — For kindergartens that have enough classrooms to need a teacher five days a week to be able to provide each student with one or two 30-minute MEF Style classes each week. The teacher teaches at the school 5 days per week. Each student has a maximum 2 lessons/week. For curriculum and more information on the 30-minute lessons please see the one or two days/week program and curriculum example.
Option 2 — Following the kindergarten’s curriculum (More than 1 hour with each class) The school has their own curriculum/system and would like a teacher there 5 days per week (up to 3 hours daily in the morning OR the afternoon). With this option we work with the kindergarten and their system to allow for a more effective customized option for the kindergarten.
Option 3 — MEF Full curriculum (Up to 3 hours/day, 15 hours per week with one or more classes. Generally in the morning) English immersion with the foreign teachers. Students are able to have a mix of fun and excitement with songs, games and activities, physical education, plus do projects, art, math, health, safety, and valuable life skills in an English only environment.
In the case that each class is learning for less than 3 hours in a day, the material and teaching would be scaled to match the time frame.
Whenever it is an English lesson day, I ask my kid how the lesson was. Each time he says 「It was fun! 」. He hums in English even at home. He is happy with his funny and kind native teacher.
He always tells me “it is fun to play card game with the teacher and friends in circle and sing songs with actions” and also I think the textbook contents are fit to the kids level well.
My kid is having fun and feels more comfortable since she takes the lesson with school friends. She speaks out more English and I can see she is building up her English little by little.
I saw my kid having lots of fun. The price is very economic and it helps a lot.
I put my kid in the class because I want him to be familiar with English. I am glad that I did that as I see they are learning things close to our daily life and starting to speak out those English words at home.
She enjoys taking English lesson and when she comes back home she starts to ask us questions about the words that she learned in the class “what does this mean?” I think it is very good for the children because they can learn English having fun.