Slovenia Ranks Ninth in the World in Terms of English Proficiency
According to an international study conducted by EF Education First, Slovenia ranks ninth in the world among 88 countries and regions in terms of English proficiency. Sweden ranks first, followed by the Netherlands and Singapore.
In addition to Slovenia, residents of 11 countries and regions of the world have an equally high level of knowledge of the English language. This indicator on the generally accepted European scale corresponds to the B2 level.
The study involved 1.3 million people for whom English is not native. It used a special standardized test.
The study found that Europe remains the leader in terms of knowledge of the English language. Eight out of ten first places in the ranking are occupied by European countries, as noted on the company’s website, which globally teaches languages and other disciplines.
This year, Africa, as compared with the last year’s study, showed the greatest progress in the knowledge of the English language. Latin America is the only region where the level of English as a whole has slightly decreased.
One of the key findings of the study’s authors was that women still have a higher level of English than men.
“Our study shows that countries and individuals continue to invest in learning English, while noting the role of language as a factor of competitiveness,” says Minh N. Tran, company’s representative.