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The world's largest ranking of countries by English skills

Introducing the seventh edition

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At a glance

Younger people have better English than older people

Generation gap

  • Widest
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Narrowest
  • India
  • Morocco
  • Indonesia
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Netherlands is #1/80

Netherlands #1 of 80 Countries

Followed by

  • 02 Sweden
  • 03 Denmark
  • 04 Norway
  • 05 Singapore
  • 06 Finland
  • 07 Luxembourg
  • 08 South Africa
  • 09 Germany
  • 10 Austria
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Popular comparison Netherlands vs Germany

Fewer countries showed significant improvement

Significant gains

  • Panama
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
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What's new this year?

Seven new countries

Angola, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Cuba, Greece, Nigeria, and South Africa

Over one million test takers

The most to date

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Learning initiatives

Profiles of English learning initiatives in 20 countries

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A closer look at English in Africa

For the first time

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EF EPI-s (for Schools)

Study of the acquisition of English skills by secondary and tertiary students.

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World ranking

Regional ranking

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