If you're reading this story, the chances are you've got a pretty good grasp of English.
You're not alone -- an estimated1 1.5 billion people speak English today, making it the most commonly used language in the world.
The majority are non-native speakers with English as their second language, while it serves as a third or fourth language for hundreds of millions more.
So which destination holds the most fluent non-native English speakers?
According to a new report by international education company by EF Education First, the Netherlands can lay claim to the best non-native English speakers across the globe.
The results of its English Proficiency2 Index3, based on a free online test taken by 2.3 million volunteers, indicate that the Dutch are the most fluent.
Sweden was positioned just below, with a score of 68.74 out of 100, while Norway came in third with 67.93 points.
Although the destinations with "very high proficiency" were largely4 made up of European countries, Singapore and South Africa also scored highly5, coming in fifth and sixth place respectively6.
1. Netherlands 70.31
2. Sweden 70.72
3. Norway 68.38
4. Denmark 67.34
5. Singapore 68.63
6. South Africa 66.52
7. Finland 65.86
8. Austria 63.13
9. Luxembourg 66.33
10. Germany 63.74
11. Poland 62.45
12. Portugal 60.02
13. Belgium 63.52
14. Croatia 60.16
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