M’sia among top two in Asia with high English proficiency


PETALING JAYA: Malaysia made news recently when it was listed as one of only two Asian countries with a high proficiency in English.

According to a report in the New Straits Times, the ranking was based on the latest EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI).

The survey also listed Malaysia in 17th place out of 70 countries, with Singapore taking 12th place on the global table.

The report said that apart from Malaysia, Singapore and Argentina were the only other non-European countries to have been featured in the top 15 of the survey.

According to the index report, average adult English proficiency in Malaysia remained in the High Proficiency band this year, as it had for all editions of the EF EPI.

The survey is an annual ranking of countries based on the average level of English language skills amongst adults.