November 28, 2021

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The Slovaks jumped in an important rank: we outdid the Czechs and the Swiss!

The Slovaks jumped in an important rank: we outdid the Czechs and the Swiss!

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This year’s results, ranked 11th, in the form of the Education First Language Proficiency Index (EPI) for the Education First programme, aim to survey the level of English proficiency in 112 countries where English is not the mother tongue. Take the test 2.2 million adults.

Source: AMI Communications

After a long stagnation, an increase has finally occurred

English proficiency in Slovakia is rated “High” thanks to 590 EF EPI points*. This means that, in practice, the average Slovak should be able to prepare a professional presentation in English, watch original TV shows or read newspaper articles.

Slovaks jumped big

Source: AMI Communications

According to Education First, Slovakia ranked first after Poland, Hungary, Croatia and Romania, for example. The best results and a very high level of English were achieved in countries such as the Netherlands, Austria and Portugal. Scandinavia, Germany, Croatia and Serbia can also boast excellent degrees and knowledge. For example, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine came behind Slovakia in the English test.

Slovaks jumped big

Source: AMI Communications

For the first time, men are better at language than women

For the first time since 2014, when English language level was tested worldwide, the years have shown that men speak better English than women. In almost all regions, the same trend occurs: English for women remains stable, while English for men is improving. “It seems that the year that was marked by the epidemic and the time men spent at a computer screen was making better use of men than women and they worked hard to improve their English. And it worked more interesting,” Submitted by Zuzana Ihnátová, Regional Director of EF Education First in Slovakia.

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