June 4, 2012 by Terence LEE
The Philippines is ranked number one in the world for Business English proficiency by the GlobalEnglish Corporation, a provider of cloud-based software to advance English literacy in global organizations.
Rounding up the top five are Norway, Serbia, Slovenia, and Australia. Surprisingly, English native-speaking countries like the United States and Great Britain are not even in the top ten, while Malaysia and Singapore occupy sixth and ninth place respectively.
The Business English Index (free download) is an annual survey that ranks global workers on their business English proficiency from a scale of one to 10. This year, over 76 countries were ranked and 108,000 workers were tested. The number or participants in each country could range from anywhere between 50 to 13,000. Read more