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Can't Dutch This -- Why The Dutch Are So Good At English

Ming Chen | Posted 01.13.2017 | Education
Ming Chen

They're overwhelmingly tall. They ride their bikes everywhere (without helmets). They've conquered sea level. And now, they're ranked #1 in English. I...

If Only Michelle Obama Knew What I Was Doing When She Was in China...

EF Education First | Posted 06.17.2014 | Education
EF Education First

By Carolyn Cross Michelle Obama recently traveled to China with her daughters and mother to promote cross-cultural exchange, education, and the power...

Pop Quiz: Who Speaks English Around Here?

Ming Chen | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ming Chen

Each year, EF Education First releases the EF English Proficiency Index, the world's first and largest ranking of English skills by country. Our analysis revealed a number of compelling findings - including a clear link between English proficiency and key economic indicators.

Five Tips for Twentysomethings Who Want To Make a Difference

Ashley Lohmann | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Ashley Lohmann

Whether you are a poet from Los Angeles or a businessperson from Nairobi, whether you aspire to build a local community center or an international peace initiative, I hope that the lessons I learned from a week of intercultural collaboration will aid your endeavors to shape the future and remind you that you are not alone.

No Need to Wait: Educate

EF Education First | Posted 07.22.2013 | Green
EF Education First

By: Talia Schmitt, Student at Wilbert Tucker Woodson High School in Fairfax, VA Did you know that most children today can name up to 200 brand logos,...

Reluctantly LinkedIn

Ming Chen | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Ming Chen

It was unavoidable. It was like I didn't exist. There are nearly 2,000 Ming Chens on LinkedIn. How did that happen?