Estonia ranks seventh in English Proficiency Index

Estonia ranks seventh in the fifth annual EF English Proficiency Index, the ranking is out of 70 countries worldwide and is classified as a very high proficiency level.

The seventh place this year is one ranking higher than last year, but still lower than the fourth place in 2013. Out of the 27 European countries in the index, Estonia also ranks seventh.

The first in the index is Sweden, followed by the Netherlands and Denmark. Norway ranks fourth, Finland fifth and Slovenia sixth. After the Estonian ranking come Luxembourg, Poland and Austria.

This year’s edition of the EF English Proficiency Index ranks 70 countries and territories based on test data from more than 910,000 adults who took online English tests in 2014.

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