Switzerland ranked 19 for English competence

Switzerland ranked 19 for English competence

Nov. 6, 2019, 8:18 a.m.
On any list of global rankings, you would expect Switzerland to be high on any list. 
New York Times questions Swiss Councillor's English

New York Times questions Swiss Councillor's English

Dec. 20, 2018, 9:02 a.m.
Swiss Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin is being talked about in the New York Times – but maybe not for the right...
Switzerland remains good in English - but German speakers are better

Switzerland remains good in English - but German speakers are better

Nov. 1, 2018, 9:02 a.m.
Switzerland has slipped one place in the annual English Proficiency Index. But the country remains strong with its co...
Disgruntled Swiss pilot goes against communication protocol

Disgruntled Swiss pilot goes against communication protocol

Oct. 12, 2018, 8:51 a.m.
A pilot for Swiss International Airlines is being criticized by air traffic controllers in Zurich for unprofessional ...
Swiss president made a speech for Swiss National Day

Swiss president made a speech for Swiss National Day

Aug. 2, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
The Swiss president, Alain Berset, made a speech yesterday to mark Swiss National Day at the Rütli meadow on the...
More and more don't speak a Swiss language as a mother tongue

More and more don't speak a Swiss language as a mother tongue

March 29, 2018, 6:58 a.m.
The number of people not speaking a Swiss national language has soared since 1970. Figures from the Federal Statistic...
Is Zurich following Berlin's English language trend?

Is Zurich following Berlin's English language trend?

Aug. 17, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
After a Berlin politician complained many bars and restaurants in the German capital are turning to English speaking ...
Zurich says no to one language, Bern rejects extra asylum funding

Zurich says no to one language, Bern rejects extra asylum funding

May 22, 2017, 6:56 a.m.
In other votes across the country. Zurich rejected plans to cut the number of languages taught to young children to j...
Canton Graub√ľnden could favour English in schools

Canton Graub√ľnden could favour English in schools

May 5, 2017, 7:19 a.m.
Graubünden voters will be allowed to vote on allowing only one foreign language to be taught in primary schools ...
Swiss English skills improve

Swiss English skills improve

Nov. 16, 2016, 5:59 a.m.
The Swiss have improved their annual ranking for English skills to 14th out of 72 countries.
Zurich says two languages must be taught at primary school

Zurich says two languages must be taught at primary school

Nov. 14, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
The Zurich cantonal government has rejected demands from some teachers and parents that only one foreign language s...
English second most used language in Switzerland

English second most used language in Switzerland

Oct. 6, 2016, 9:54 a.m.
A large majority of Swiss regularly use more than language, according to a survey by the Federal Office of Statistics...
Swiss teachers want to prioritize national languages over English

Swiss teachers want to prioritize national languages over English

Oct. 4, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
Two Swiss teaching unions have come out in favour of French being taught as a second language in primary schools inst...
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