Government-backed initiatives in Latin America are paying off as the region improves its results in the latest English Proficiency Index from EF. Worldwide, however, Europe still claims the highest level of English as a second language.
Education company EF has identified overlaps between the countries topping its English Proficiency Index and the Global Innovative Index. It has produced a policy paper outlining short and long-term strategies both industry and government should implement to create healthy economies.
An English Proficiency Index (EPI) compiled annually by EF, published today, has revealed that Sweden is now considered to be the best in the world in terms of English, usurping Norway to take the title and zooming up from fourth position. Meanwhile, southern European countries hit by the eurozone crisis are stagnating at mid-ranking echelons.