Vietnam has risen in the world's largest ranking of countries by English skills from “low proficiency” to “moderate proficiency.”
EF Education First released Tuesday the fifth edition of its annual EF English Proficiency Index, which profiles all 70 ranked countries using test data from 910,000 adult English language learners.
The survey scored Vietnam at 53.81, ranking it 29th out of 70 countries globally and fifth out of 16 Asian countries.
Last year it had ranked 33rd out of 63 non-native English speaking countries.
Sweden came first this year scoring 70.94, followed by the Netherlands and Denmark.
Vietnam ranks above several countries in the region, such as China at 47, Thailand at 62 and Cambodia at 69.
Adults in Hanoi are a little bit more proficient than those in Ho Chi Minh City, scoring 55.49 compared to 53.64, according to the report.
The report also showed that Vietnamese women speak better English than men.
Vietnam is among the top performers in the region, ahead of Japan and China. Graphic: EF