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Old 08-29-2017, 08:44 PM
 
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Do people in Spain or Mexico generally have better English proficiency?
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Brussels
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I would say Spain.
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Old 08-30-2017, 01:08 AM
 
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Spain has one of the lowest English proficiency in Europe. In fact, as soon as you are outside the usual tourist areas, people don't seem to be able to communicate in English. I had the experience several times, even asking for direction is difficult.

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Old 08-30-2017, 04:01 AM
 
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Sweden being on top doesn't surprise me. Most Swedes I've run into had a solid grasp on English.
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Old 08-30-2017, 04:16 AM
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Location: Near Luxembourg
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^A good surprise is Greece! Almost as much as Luxembourg or Germany.

As expect, Spanish, French and Italians are ...well... "bad".
Worst I've seen was south of Italy. I mean parisians are natives in english compare to napolitans...

Anyway, I would say Mexico is better no? A strong influence of USA maybe? Spanish are bad in english, for sure.
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Old 08-30-2017, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Casca - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Spain: 22%
Mexico: 12.9%

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...ing_population
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:03 AM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Sweden being on top doesn't surprise me. Most Swedes I've run into had a solid grasp on English.
Norwegians too. People from the Scandinavian countries speak excellent English. I was reading an online story written by a Finnish person one time and I did not even realize that the writer was not a native-English speaker until they mentioned it later! That is how good their English was
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:18 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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It is nice to see England is at the top. Even more than Sweden. Way to go England!
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:49 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Nethernlands 90%! Just five percent behind the UK.
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Old 08-30-2017, 10:54 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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This doesn't surprise me. I live right next to Mexico and even in the border towns, there aren't as many English speakers as one might think. In fact there was a thread here recently about this very fact though it took a negative turn.
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