An English proficiency report carried out by Education First, world’s largest education firm headquartered in Switzerland, ranked Kingdom of Morocco on 3rd position based on its English ability.
As reported by EF English Proficiency 2013, among 11 Arab countries included under Middle East and North Africa Rankings, Iran got the 1st position, followed by Turkey, Morocco on the 3rd place, Qatar on 4th and Syria occupied the 5th Rank.
On the global rank of 54 countries using a sample of under 2 million people, Morocco laid on the 34th position.
The 2013 ranking result might be a bombshell in Arabs circle who are assuming that Moroccans are less skilled in English than in Spanish or French.
However, to a lot of Moroccans, it isn’t a surprise, because it shows the tradition of Moroccan people and willingness to always learn foreign languages to be able to open up to the world and commune with communities coming from a variety of backgrounds.
EF English Proficiency Index survey, launched in 2011, is founded on a “standard measurement of adult’s English proficiency, comparative to countries and over time.
EF EPI is the first index that measures an adult’s average English language ability in different countries where English is being taught as a foreign language.