Philippines was the best country in the world with business English skills , according to a recent survey by Global English Corporation. Global English was earlier this month the results of its annual Business English Index (BEI), the only index that measures business English skills in the workplace.
For 2012, results showed that from 76 countries represented in the world, only the Philippines a score of 7.0 achieved “a level of BEI in connection with a great skill involves the ability to play an active role in discussions of companies to participate and the relatively complex tasks. It is particularly interesting because the Philippines, a country one-tenth of the population in India, which was recently adopted by India as a hub for call centers. More than 400,000 Filipinos are now working in call centers, nearly 50,000 more than India,” the study said.
Philippines, which is 7.11 and a country in the intermediate level scored, is joined by Norway (6.54), Estonia (6.45), Serbia (6.38) and Slovenia (6.19) into the top five . Global English cases cited in a country that English ability is an indicator of economic growth and business success. It is not surprising that both the Philippines and Norway, the only two countries in the top five in both 2011 and 2012 are to improve their economy, based on the latest GDP data from World Bank,” it added.
Meanwhile, the hard economic powers (Japan, Italy and Mexico), and the rapid growth in emerging markets (Brazil, Colombia and Chile) scored below 4.0 in business English proficiency, placing them at a disadvantage in the competition in a global market , the study said. It also pointed out that shifts in the global talent in the English-speaking countries at risk. Surprisingly, BEI points for international workers in the U.S. fell from 6.9 to 5.09, because the original 2011 BEI benchmark, due to a majority of the tested persons are foreign-born engineers and scientists.Rest of world rank beginner and advanced level