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Rotterdammers are the best in the world at mastering English as a second language
Rotterdammers are the best at mastering English as a foreign language. This according to the EF English Proficiency Index, an annual international measurement of language skills in which 2.3 million adults participated worldwide.
EF researched language skills in 100 countries and more than 400 cities and regions. Of all the countries where the mother tongue is not English, the Netherlands
has the best command of the language. Rotterdammers, in particular, scored 71.68 on a scale from 1 to 100, leaving people from Amsterdam (71.35) and The Hague (71.27) close behind.
Provincially, the Rotterdam region is also the best in the test. Zuid-Holland scored the best with a 71.06, followed by Noord-Holland with a 70.35 and Gelderland with a 70.17. Drenthe has the worst score in the Netherlands, averaging 68.08.
Education First English Proficiency Index
The educational institute Education First has published the English Proficiency Index every year since 2011. This index shows the level at which non-native English-speaking countries master the English language. For more details on how your favourite country performed in the test, check out the 2019 EF English Proficiency Index report
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