08 Apr '11, 1pm

Chinese speaks better English than Indians: study

Chinese speaks better English than Indians: study

NEW DELHI - Emerging market giant China has pipped neighbouring rival India in English language proficiency skills, despite the South Asian nation's strong anglophone tradition, according to a new study. Both countries were given a "low-proficiency" score, with China standing 29th, one place ahead of India in a list of 44 countries rated according to an English proficiency index. The study was carried out by EF Education (EF), the world's largest privately held education company that specialises in language training and other education areas. "Despite its British colonial legacy, extensive use of English for administrative purposes and vibrant English media, India is now no more proficient in English than rapidly improving China," the study said. A large English-speaking population has been one of the key factors behind the boom in outsourcing to India which has seen Weste...

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