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English Ability Study [#permalink] New post 25 Mar 2008, 20:50
Hello All,

I am doing a small consulting project regarding English ability in the following foreign markets:

Thailand
Korea
Taiwan
Indonesia
Malaysia
Philippines
Vietnam
Turkey
Israel
Egypt
Saudi Arabia
Poland
Czech Republic
Hungary
Greece
Slovakia

Can anyone help me better understand the level of English fluency in these countries, especially in regards to the technical fields (particularly software & software development). What is the level of English fluency (reading, writing, speaking)?

I would appreciate it if anyone could point me to where I can get data. Anecdotal evidence would also be appreciated if you have had experience in any of these countries.

Please feel free to message me. Thanks.

jfals
http://www.jaredmalan.com
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Re: English Ability Study [#permalink] New post 22 Apr 2008, 12:38
Hi jfals82, my short observations below.

jfals82 wrote:
Hello All,

I am doing a small consulting project regarding English ability in the following foreign markets:

Thailand
Korea
Taiwan
Indonesia
Malaysia I have many friends form Malaysia, english is not a problem there, esp in technical fields
Philippines Just today I was talking to a seconded philipino employee in our company. His technical english was good, but he lacked conversational english. But can't judge and entire population based on 1 person.
Vietnam
Turkey
Israel Very good english, especially technical english. I almost took a job up 3 years ago for an Israeli company. Also some hi-tech companies that became very well known were founded in Israel
Egypt
Saudi Arabia
Poland There are a few Poles in the UK. Most of them have average level of english. Enough to get by, however the ones that I have worked with are very proficient
Czech Republic
Hungary
Greece
Slovakia

Can anyone help me better understand the level of English fluency in these countries, especially in regards to the technical fields (particularly software & software development). What is the level of English fluency (reading, writing, speaking)?

I would appreciate it if anyone could point me to where I can get data. Anecdotal evidence would also be appreciated if you have had experience in any of these countries.

Please feel free to message me. Thanks.

jfals
http://www.jaredmalan.com
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Re: English Ability Study [#permalink] New post 23 Apr 2008, 06:06
Thanks buffdaddy. Your input is much appreciated.

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Re: English Ability Study [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2008, 00:17
jfals82 wrote:
Hello All,

I am doing a small consulting project regarding English ability in the following foreign markets:

Thailand
Korea
Taiwan
Indonesia
Malaysia
Philippines
Vietnam: Young generation begin to set high priority in English but earlier generation do not.
Following information applies for young generation.

Grammar: Good! Vietnamese's attitude: grammar first! Grammar always takes a big part in every English test.
Reading: Enough to use.
Listening: Good! Both Grammar and Listening are practiced more frequently than others.
Speaking: Bad! Pronunciation, Intonation, and Fluency are bad.
Writing: Not good but not bad.
Usually use English way as Vietnamese way. We call Vietnamized English.
However, Vietnamese will do better because, in past, Vietnamese did not have enough facilities to study English but now they have - good teachers, good facilities, good materials, and good environment. Younger generation will use English as well as Singapore.



Turkey
Israel
Egypt
Saudi Arabia
Poland
Czech Republic
Hungary
Greece
Slovakia

Can anyone help me better understand the level of English fluency in these countries, especially in regards to the technical fields (particularly software & software development). What is the level of English fluency (reading, writing, speaking)?

I would appreciate it if anyone could point me to where I can get data. Anecdotal evidence would also be appreciated if you have had experience in any of these countries.

Please feel free to message me. Thanks.

jfals
http://www.jaredmalan.com
Re: English Ability Study   [#permalink] 27 Jun 2008, 00:17
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