Shang­hai’s English pro­fi­ciency first in China

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

Shang­hai’s English pro­fi­ciency leads all cities in China for the fifth con­sec­u­tive year, reach­ing its high­est level of pro­fi­ciency for the first time with a score of 57, ac­cord­ing to EF English Pro­fi­ciency In­dex Re­port Eighth Edi­tion (2018) is­sued by EF Ed­u­ca­tion First on Wed­nes­day, Shang­hai Morn­ing Post re­ported Thurs­day.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, China’s English pro­fi­ciency scored 51.94 this year, rank­ing 47th place among all coun­tries and re­gions, which is a slight de­crease from 2017, when China scored 52.45. English pro­fi­ciency in China’s pub­lic util­i­ties, health and med­i­cal, mining and en­ergy as well as au­to­mo­bile sec­tors is higher than the world av­er­age.

Swe­den re­turned to the top of the list with 70.72 points, closely fol­lowed by the Nether­lands (70.31) and Sin­ga­pore (68.63). Melissa Lam, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of EF Ed­u­ca­tion, said that the re­port cov­ered 88 non-na­tive English speak­ing coun­tries and re­gions. More than 1.3 mil­lion peo­ple par­tic­i­pated in the test, with an av­er­age age of 26.

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