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Latin America: English proficiency 2018, by country

Argentina scored 58.38 out of a 100 points in the English Proficiency Index. That was the highest score among all countries presented. Argentina was also the only country in the region with a score in the "high proficiency" range (58 to 62 points).
Proficiency levels used by the source:
Very high proficiency: 63 point or higher,
High proficiency: 58 to 62 points,
Moderate proficiency: 52 to 58 points,
Low proficiency: 48.5 to 53 points,
Very low proficiency: Lower than 48.5 points.

English Proficiency Index for selected countries in Latin America in 2018

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Release date

December 2019



Survey time period


Number of respondents

2,300,000 test takers worldwide

Supplementary notes

The data is based on test results of 2,300,000 people who took the EF Standard English Test (EF SET) or one of EF's English placement tests from around the world. The test is online based and checks passive skills - reading and listening. The sample is balanced between men and women and various age ranges. The median age of test takers was 23. For further information on the methodology, please see pages 44 and 45 of the source document.

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