Thai English skills go from very low, to just low

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Thai English skills go from very low, to just low

It seems that Thai people have improved again this year on their English speaking skills as they slowly creep up the ladder a, recent study shows.

Thai people’s English level saw a slight gain this year, breaking out of the “very low” proficiency band to “low,” according to this year’s EF English Proficiency index.

EF, the Swiss education company famous for its language courses, ranks Thailand at 53rd out of 80 non-native, yet still English-speaking countries. The kingdom moved up from 56th place out of 72 counties last year, and 62nd place out of 70 in 2015.

Despite the small achievements, Thailand is still near the bottom compared to its neighbors. In Asia, Thailand ranks in the bottom six with countries such as Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and Laos.

On the top of the Asian rankings, countries of Coconuts cities Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and Hong Kong dominate the list. Singapore is the only country on the continent found to have “very high proficiency” in English.

Photo: EF

Although we still have a long way to go, EF noted that Thailand is one of few countries to actually show significant improvements, because for the most part, country scores were static.

Globally, countries in the “very high proficiency” band are mostly European, with the Netherlands topping the ranking for two years in a row.

On the other end of the spectrum, EF ranks Laos as the country with the lowest English proficiency.

Top ten countries:

  1. The Netherlands
  2. Sweden
  3. Denmark
  4. Norway
  5. Singapore
  6. Finland
  7. Luxembourg
  8. South Africa
  9. Germany
  10. Austria

Bottom ten countries:

  1. Mongolia
  2. Saudi Arabia
  3. Angola
  4. Kuwait
  5. Cameroon
  6. Algeria
  7. Cambodia
  8. Libya
  9. Iraq
  10. Laos

Source: Coconuts

  • ken

    These uneducated and uncultured savages can’t even speak their own gibberish of a language properly but in any language the one word Thais know and are interested in is scam.

  • Charles Baht Esquire.

    They should have a complete ban on the English language in Thailand it serves no purpose infact if the little tourists want to come to Thailand they should learn Thai language this ban should also extend to the flee bag drunkard Poms from entering Thailand as well they also serve no purpose the whinging fat f ucks .

    • Bitten Coins

      then how would ye order your pre teen boys you [email protected]? No one can understand that pidgin dialect ye speak.hahahah

      • Charles Baht Esquire.

        Obviously you use apps and social media to lure your underage victims as it clearly shows .

    • Lasse3

      I think no one has learnt “flee bag drunkard Poms”.

      • Charles Baht Esquire.

        Flea , you freacking happy now professor f uckwit and don’t blame me blame Apple and their crappy auto correction .

  • Ken Anderson

    Thai’s will never progress at foreign languages. When they see being corrected as a loss of face, which only ever prompts anger and violence. Couple that with them all constantly thinking everyone else is more stupid than they are, there is absolutely no hope for this mongoloid race.
    You even see road signs under the jurisdiction of local authorities written in illegible English, yet these baboons will still think they are superior to, and more knowledgeable than English speaking races, and as a result will never accept the ‘loss of face’ caused by asking advice from someone with a far superior intelligence.

    • John Doe

      Ken ken ken . Get help!!!!!!!!

    • Danny

      Very True, we’ve got plenty of experience with the Thai Court System. Our group always caused the Judges to ‘so called’ lose face but they had to control it. It’s just the way it is here, exactly as you say Kenny, they won’t ever ask about our findings out of fear of superior Intelligence.
      All we get is ….
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fb9d5fa1a9241ec0662562bc19c83a7b05901cc17fb57932f4bec87a9d65ae78.gif

      That’s a Thai yawn an English Yawn is more Superior….lol

    • andrew hall

      The way you pontificate about the education of others you had better have a couple of PHD’s and speak 5 languages to back it up.

      I believe pretty much all Thai’s are superior to you, Ken Jong C*nt.

  • Ricksanchez

    Step one. Ban all the fat, bald bloated stinking sweaty moronic English/British pedos posing as teachers. These grotesque goons are a danger to all societies. Step two ban the rest of them as well…Job done. You’re welcome.

    • Charles Baht Esquire.

      Step Three. Throw the remaining british fat porkers out by the scruff of the neck on the next plane home .

      • Ricksanchez

        Should be pretty easily done too. You’ll find all of them at the cheapest stinkiest pi$$ stained watering holes, like pigs at a trough. Slurping, grunting at leering at the young local boys.

        • Charles Baht Esquire.

          ain’t that the truth and a fact too .

          • Ricksanchez

            Unfortunately it’s too true.

  • popeye the sailorman

    the teaching of English is compulsory in Singapore schools from an early age…as it is in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and I think Finland.
    The Yanks were in the Philippines during ww two therefore they speak and write English here.
    South Africa has been an English speaking country for years…..using Dutch also but is mainly English

  • Sly

    Articles like this are giving Thailand a bad reputation. That menu is from an establishment catering for those with a food fetish and not poor English.

  • Lasse3

    I takes time to learn : dimwit, dotard, crackpot, mutt, hammerhead, bullhead, noddy, dunce, burk ignoramus, dipstick, dolt, goof, nitwit, ninny, numbshell, pillock, thicko., imbecile, dub, nelly, gaby, zany, duffer, halfwit, dullard, hoddy-dddy, haverel, mong, himbo, fribble, wimp, stooge, duffer, plonker.

  • Lee Morrow

    I see the lowest of the low are commenting on here again!