The 2018 global English Proficiency Index has been announced by EF Education First following a survey of 1.3 million people in 88 countries and territories which do not use English as their mother tongue.
According to the 2018 ranking, Vietnam stood seventh among 21 surveyed countries in Asia, behind Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and the Republic of Korea.
Among the five categories namely very high, high, moderate, low and very low, Vietnam was ranked at the position of being moderate.
The survey from EF Education First also showed that south eastern and Red River regions have the highest English proficiency in Vietnam. In Vietnam, women’s English proficiency is better than men.
Last year, Vietnam posted 34 among 80 countries and territories in the global English Proficiency Index.
Sweden claimed the first place in this year’s index, becoming the country with the best English proficiency in the world.
Singapore was the only country in Asia listed in the index’s top 5 and it also topped Asian.
EF Education First is an international education company that focuses on language, academics, and cultural experience. Founded in 1965, EF's mission statement is opening the world through education.