Country Rankings on English Proficiency

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Sweden was ranked as the most proficient non-English speaking country

The Education First recently released a report on English Proficiency Index which assesses the degree of English proficiency in 88 countries across the world.

For this edition, the data was based on 1,300,000 test takers around the world who took the EF Standard English Test (EF SET) last 2017.

The top countries who obtained the highest score are Sweden (70.72), Netherlands (70.31), Singapore (68.63), Norway (68.38), and Denmark (67.34)

2018 Global English Proficiency Index


Rank CountryScoreProficiency
1Sweden70.72Very High
2Netherlands70.31Very High
3Singapore68.63Very High
4Norway68.38Very High
5Denmark67.34Very High
6South Africa66.52Very High
7Luxembourg66.33Very High
8Finland65.86Very High
9Slovenia64.84Very High
10Germany63.74Very High
11Belgium63.52Very High
12Austria63.13Very High
13Poland62.45High
14Philippines61.84High
15Switzerland61.77High
16Romania60.31High
17Croatia60.16High
18Serbia60.04High
19Portugal60.02High
20Czech Republic59.99High
21Hungary59.51High
22Malaysia59.32High
23Greece58.49High
24Slovakia58.11High
25Bulgaria57.95High
26Lithuania57.81High
27Argentina57.58High
28India57.13Moderate
29Nigeria56.72Moderate
30Hong Kong56.38Moderate
31South Korea56.27Moderate
32Spain55.85Moderate
33Lebanon55.79Moderate
34Italy55.77Moderate
35France55.49Moderate
36Costa Rica55.01Moderate
37Dominican Republic54.97Moderate
38Belarus53.53Moderate
39Senegal53.5Moderate
40Uruguay53.41Moderate
41Vietnam53.12Moderate
42Russia52.96Moderate
43Ukraine52.86Moderate
44Macau52.57Moderate
45Georgia52.28Low
46Chile52.01Low
47China51.94Low
48Taiwan51.88Low
49Japan51.8Low
50Pakistan51.66Low
51Indonesia51.58Low
52Albania51.49Low
53Brazil50.93Low
54Ethiopia50.79Low
55Guatemala50.63Low
56Panama49.98Low
57Mexico49.76Low
58Sri Lanka49.39Low
59Peru49.32Low
60Colombia48.9Low
61Bolivia48.87Low
62Egypt48.76Low
63Bangladesh48.72Low
64Thailand48.54Low
65Ecuador48.52Low
66Iran48.29Very Low
67Morocco48.1Very Low
68Tunisia47.85Very Low
69Honduras47.8Very Low
70El Salvador47.42Very Low
71United Arab Emirates47.27Very Low
72Nicaragua47.26Very Low
73Turkey47.17Very Low
74Jordan47.1Very Low
75Venezuela46.61Very Low
76Syria46.37Very Low
77Azerbaijan45.85Very Low
78Kuwait45.64Very Low
79Oman45.56Very Low
80Kazakhstan45.19Very Low
81Algeria44.5Very Low
82Myanmar44.23Very Low
83Saudi Arabia43.65Very Low
84Afghanistan43.64Very Low
85Cambodia42.86Very Low
86Uzbekistan42.53Very Low
87Iraq40.82Very Low
88Libya39.64Very Low

 

Source: Education First
Full report: 2018 EF English Proficiency Index