What We Do

MEL Brands

Modern English

Our schools ELL Brand.

Connect to a world through language, beyond the classroom.

English lessons, self-expression, projects, portfolios, 21st century skills.

Modern English Franchise

Since 2003, providing comprehensive school support: operating systems, bilingual admin, scheduling, fee collection, curriculum, training, marketing, and more – empowering you to own your school.

Happy Valley

Our pre-school ELL brand. Voted by kids in Japan aged under 6 as more popular than Thomas and Friends.

Course books, songs, videos, games and a digital library.

The Phonanimals

Our phonics and graded reader brand.

From first phonics to engaging stories.

The Double Deckers

Our adults ELL brand.


Our digital books, videos and games library.

Self-guided, assigned, lessons, practice, games.


Our AI ELL solution.

Powers our digital products. Development never stops.

Live Schedule

Our online schools solution.

LMS, scheduling, school management, payments, HR, CRM, everything you need to run a profitable school, all in one place.


Japan FlagJapan Schools

Since 1998, we’ve operated franchises and branches nationwide in Japan. Please contact us for further information on how to start a franchise, or to enquire about area master franchise rights.

Mobile App DevelopmentSoftware Development

LMS, school management SAAS, digital library, iOS games: Let our cutting edge developers bring your product to market, and add value to your content. Contact us for more details.


We are an established and successful global publisher, and our pre-school materials are best-sellers in several markets. Contact us for more details.

Digital and Print Distribution

We work with partners to distribute their digital and print content in Japan. See clients below.  Contact us for more details.

Worldwide SchoolsWorldwide Schools

We are looking for opportunities worldwide.

We are very interested interested in hearing from potential private language school partners in China, Korea, South East Asia, MENA, Russia, Latin America and Europe.

We welcome enquiries from anyone interested in study abroad opportunities – franchise or branches – wherever you are located, particularly in the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong or the Philippines.

Contact us for more details.

Localization & PublishingLocalization & Publishing

Our team of writers, editors can localize your ELL content across a range of platforms. We are Asia experts, and work with partners in the major markets of Japan, China, Korea, Hong Kong and others. We provide writing, editing, illustration, design, packaging, printing, distribution and also offer a song writing and recording service. Got a good product? We’ve got a great network. Get in touch.