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The Local - Swiss spend most on English but lag behind

Despite spending more on teaching the language than the top four countries, Switzerland ranked only eleventh in an international survey comparing English proficiency levels among adults.

A study last year by Education First, a company specialised in teaching English across the world, compared results from 44 countries, with Norway achieving top marks, online news website 20 Minutes reported.

Switzerland was beaten by Poland, Malaysia, Austria and Germany, as well as by more obvious contenders such as the Netherlands and Sweden.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Feb 22nd, 2012 at 02:25:14 PM EST
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Where was the UK in the list?
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Feb 23rd, 2012 at 06:21:01 AM EST
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If you check the map in the report, it looks like they didn't include the U.K., Ireland, or Greece (nor, strangely, Sicily, Corsica, and Sardinia).
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Feb 23rd, 2012 at 06:34:25 AM EST
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