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Offline thaiga

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Thailand ranks 62nd out of 70 in English skills
« on: November 04, 2015, 09:04:08 PM »
Thailand ranks 62nd out of 70 in English skills

Thailand ranks 62 out of 70 countries in a global ranking of English skills by EF Education First.

The education company yesterday released the fifth annual edition of its EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI), the world's largest ranking of countries by English skills.

The report identifies global and regional English-language learning trends and analyses the relationship between countries' English proficiency and their economic competitiveness. This year's EF EPI report profiles all 70 ranked countries, using test data from 910,000 adult English-language learners.

Thailand scored ............

full article: The nation
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Re: Thailand ranks 62nd out of 70 in English skills
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2015, 09:36:28 PM »
I wonder how the UK and USA scored, where most of their native language teachers come from.  :uhm

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Re: Thailand ranks 62nd out of 70 in English skills
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2015, 09:54:05 AM »
I'm never quite sure how much emphasis should be put on arbitrary tests like this but they do not appear to paint a pretty picture of Thailand's English language education policy.  It also notes that 31.3% of government expenditure is spent on education in Thailand - the highest percentage in the survey.  I wonder how much of that expenditure is maybe "allocated" to other forms of education such as military education etc?

JF - your native home comes in an admirable 11th, but "Native Speaking" countries are not included...probably for the best given the level of eloquence in certain areas of the UK.

Full survey is here:
http://www.ef.co.uk/epi/

 



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