Philippines: Teachers blamed as English standards fall

English standards in the Philippines are slipping, according to the results of a ‘major international testing system’. This can only mean one thing, the teachers are to blame, of course.

This ‘major international testing system’ also showed Malaysians have taken the top spot in English proficiency among South-East Asian countries, although whether this refers to any countries other than the Philippines and Malaysia is unclear.

According to the results of the ‘much-better-than-TOEFL’ International English Language Testing System (IELTS to those of us in the know) for 2008, Filipinos who were seeking overseas jobs in professions including nursing and engineering scored an average of 6.69 for listening, writing, reading and speaking English, while Malaysians massively outscored their fierce rivals on 6.71.

Although the figure is a slight improvement on the figure of 6.58 from 2007, it is still a worry for a country that has prided itself on its English-language ability.

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