China English proficiency fact of the day

The study, due for public release on Tuesday, shows China fell 10 places to 47th in a ranking of 70 countries compiled by EF Education First, which based its rankings on test data from more than 900,000 adults sitting online tests.

EF said most of the countries that moved ahead of China this year were from Latin America. “These Latin American countries have kicked off ambitious national initiatives focused on English-language training, including Brazil’s English Without Borders programme and Mexico’s Project 100,000,” EF said in a statement.

Here is more from Patti Waldmeir at the FT.


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