Latvia ranks 'high' on English proficiency index

The EF English Proficiency Index released its 2020 results November 20, ranking Latvia on the lower border of the ‘high proficiency’ category in 29th place.

In the second-highest column Latvian participants in the interactive voluntary test placed last, trailing among others both Lithuania and Estonia, ranking respectively 24th and 25th. According to the website, Latvia's proficiency trend has gone slightly up, having ranked 'moderate' the previous year.

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Twelve countries ranked with ‘very high’ proficiency – Netherlands in 1st place, followed by Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Austria.  

According to its website the EF English Proficiency Index calculates a country’s average adult English skill level using data from two different EF English tests completed by hundreds of thousands of adults every year. One test is open to any Internet user for free. The second is an online placement test used by EF during the enrollment process for English courses. Both include grammar, vocabulary, reading, and listening sections.

You can read the whole report here and we have attached it to the story in PDF format.

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