China’s English pro­fi­ciency rank­ing im­proves

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Gen­eral English pro­fi­ciency in China has im­proved year-on-year, ac­cord­ing to a new re­port.

Swedish ed­u­ca­tion com­pany EF Ed­u­ca­tion First’s 2016 English Pro­fi­ciency In­dex shows China ris­ing eight places to 39th among 72 coun­tries and re­gions.

Out of the whole coun­try, res­i­dents of Shang­hai and Hong Kong were found to be the most pro­fi­cient in English.

The re­port is based on the EF Stan­dard English Test re­sults of 950,000 adults from 72 coun­tries and re­gions across the world. The test con­sists of read­ing and lis­ten­ing.

Else­where in the world, the re­port found that adults from the Nether­lands are the best English speak­ers among peo­ple from non-English speak­ing coun­tries. The Danes and Swedes ranked 2nd and 3rd, re­spec­tively.

Mean­while, Sin­ga­pore ranked first in Asia for English pro­fi­ciency.

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