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  • karen
    Nov 12, 2013
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      An excerpt from an article (re-quoted from a TESOL, Intl Assn, Inc email):

      China moves up in English language rankings

      Want China Times
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      China: China ranked 34th among 60 non-English speaking countries for English comprehension levels, according to a report from Education First cited in the Beijing Evening News. English First conducted a series of tests and research on 750,000 volunteers for a year. China's ranking moved up 2 spots from 36th in 2012, putting itself ahead of France. The education firm's report said that the English comprehension of Chinese people has improved during the past six years. The number of Chinese tourists abroad increased substantially between 2005 and 2012 and they topped the charts for money spent, all major reasons for China's boosted ranking in the education firm's report.
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      The full article is available here:
      http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20131110000065&cid=1103

      Comments, anyone?

      Karen
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