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

 

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