If foreign languages prevent you from travelling, then try these top-ranked foreign countries that welcome English speakers.
Travelling the world is one of life’s great pleasures. Experiencing foreign customs and cultures, savouring new and unusual foods and treading the steps of time and history, provide an insight into a world that is not our own.
But travelling to non-English speaking countries can have its challenges. So if you are worried about your foreign language skills when travelling abroad, then these destinations may be just the ticket you’re looking for in your international travels.
Education First has produced the English Proficiency Index (EPI) which ranked 72 countries by their inhabitants English-speaking skills, which has been adopted as the defacto world-standard to measuring a countries English ability.
With almost one million people surveyed, the index provides a unique insight into a destination and their English as second language skills.
Proficiency bands rank the countries English abilities over five levels from Very Low to Vey High, in countries where English is not the land’s first spoken language.
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Top 33 foreign countries where English is widely spoken
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- South Korea
- Hong Kong