In a study from GlobalEnglishCorporation, the Philippines is named as the number one country in terms of business English proficiency. With a score of above 7.0, the country emerged as the best out of 76 countries worldwide.
According to the Business English Index (BEI), the above 7.0 score means having the ability to participate in business discussions and execute tasks efficiently. The study also states that it is actually quite remarkable since the country is small compared to India, and the former recently outdid India in the call center sector with more than 400,000 in the voice-based BPO workforce.
Other countries in the list were Norway, Estonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Australia, Malaysia, India, Lithuania, Singapore, and Canada. On the other hand, Armenia, Cote d’Ivoire, Taiwan, Honduras, Colombia, Chile, El Salvador, Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Brazil were named as the countries with the worst business English skills.
The study also states that the capability of a country to use business English will show its economy’s performance and that having a low score could threaten certain countries and industries. In fact, it could be bad for global business.