United Nations and English Proficiency Index

In 2013, the results of Education First English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) showing the poor performance of top 54 countries have served as a wake-up call for countries falling behind their neighboring countries. This report shows that poor English is linked with less trade, less innovation, and lower income. EF EPI has also revealed the wide gaps among the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) countries, the developing nations competing to be future economic superpowers. Brazil is ranked only 46th, much lower than China at 36th, Russia at 29th, or India – where English is an official language – at 14th.

The Philippines, another developing country, needs to meet global standards, and its citizens’ proficiency in the English language is a key to NOTE: Arial Font 12 point 1. 5 spacing 1 AUTHOR’S TESTIMONY For “The Centipede” by John Hayrold C. Malonzo [In 2013, the results of Education First English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) showing the poor performance of top 54 countries have served as a wake-up call for countries falling behind their neighboring countries. This report shows that poor English is linked with less trade, less innovation, and lower income.

EF EPI has also revealed the wide gaps among the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) countries, the developing nations competing to be future economic superpowers. Brazil is ranked only 46th, much lower than China at 36th, Russia at 29th, or India – where English is an official language – at 14th. The Philippines, another developing country, needs to meet global standards, and its citizens’ proficiency in the English language is a key to] NOTE: Arial Font 12 point 1. 5 spacing “The Author’s Testimony should always be in another or new page. ”