Annual report card = a C minus

English proficiency Japan

This is from the English Proficiency Index, a study done by a private language training company called EF Education First.

(via “Study Offers Snapshot of Global English-Language-Learner Trends” from Education Week)

 “There is little emphasis on English as a tool for international communication.”

Still true, unfortunately. But we’re trying, right?

The report says that translation happens mainly “at higher levels” in Japan, but I think it’s emphasized from Day 1. What’s your experience?

Check out other countries’ “report cards” on this index and tell us what you think. Here’s the map. Blue is the highest, then green/blue, then green (Japan), then yellow, and finally orange.

English proficiency world


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