Philippines drops further in global English proficiency rankings

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines dropped from the 20th to the 27th spot in this year’s English Proficiency Index (EPI), according to the international education company Education First (EF).

The country fell seven spots in the recent global ranking based on a report released this week by English First which is based in Switzerland.

The English Proficiency Index (EPI) ranking is based on the results of the EF Standard English Test (EF SET) administered in 2019 to 2.2 million individuals from 100 countries. The English proficiency levels are sorted into five proficiency bands: from Very High to Very Low.

Despite the drop in rankings, the country received a “high proficiency” …

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