This Article is From Apr 01, 2011

China scores low in English test

China scores low in English test
Beijing: Chinese have "poor" English skills despite huge efforts by the government in language training, according to a study.

China was ranked 29th in the English Proficiency Index, behind other Asian countries like Malaysia, Japan and South Korea, the Shanghai Daily reported.

Test-oriented, memorised learning habits did not give Chinese students the real language skills, education experts said.

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The report was based on a free online English test, where two million adults from 44 countries where English is not the native language took part.