Tajikistan at the bottom of EF EPI ranking

7 months ago Web Desk 0

The EF EPI tenth edition was calculated using test data from 2.2 million test takers over 18 in 100 countries and regions. Proficiency bands: very high; high; moderate; low; and very low.


The median age of test takers was 26.


Median age is the age that divides a population into two numerically equally sized groups – that is, half the people are younger than this age and half are older. It is a single index that summarizes the age distribution of a population.


Tajikistan ranks in the last 100th place


The EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) attempts to rank countries by the average level of English language skills amongst those adults who took the EF test. It is the product of EF Education First, an international education company, and draws its conclusions from data collected via English tests available for free over the internet. The index is an online survey first published in 2011 based on test data from 1.7 million test takers. The most recent, tenth edition was released in November 2020


In today’s world, the English language demonstrates a strong network effect: the more people use it, the more useful it becomes


More than a billion people speak English as a first or second language, and hundreds of millions more as a third or fourth. For expanding businesses, young graduates, scientists and researchers, and international tourists, English proficiency broadens horizons, lowers barriers, and speeds information exchange.


Source: Asia Plus