EF Education First Ltd.

EF Education First (abbreviated as EF) is an international education company that specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degree programs, and cultural exchange. The company was founded in 1965 by Bertil Hult in the Swedish university town of Lund. The company is privately held by the Hult family.

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    • नवम्बर 2021
      Source: EF Education First Ltd.
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      Accessed On: 16 नवम्बर, 2021
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      Data cited at: EF Education First Ltd. EF English Proficiency Index: EF EPI score, we used weighted components which include English tests and the EF EPI from 2019. Inclusion of the previous year’s Index helps to stabilize scores year over year, but test takers from the previous year are not counted in the total test taker count for the current year. Regional averages are weighted by population. For the first time this year we have moved to an 800 point scale aligned strictly to the CEFR. The aim of this new scale is to eliminate confusion between the EF EPI and the EF SET. The two have always been distinct but were both scored out of 100 until this year. In addition, the EF EPI was often misinterpreted as a percentage. The new scale clears up these ambiguities.Based on score thresholds, we assign countries, regions, and cities to proficiency bands. This allows recognition of clusters with similar English skill levels and comparisons within and between regions.  • The Very High Proficiency band corresponds to CEFR levels C1 and C2. • The High and Moderate Proficiency bands correspond to CEFR level B2, with each EF EPI band corresponding to half of the CEFR level. • The Low Proficiency band corresponds to the upper half of CEFR level B1. • The Very Low Proficiency band corresponds to the lower half of CEFR level B1 and A2.CEFREF EPI ScorePre-A11-199A1200-299A2300-399B1400-499B2500-599C1600-699C2700-800