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. 
Woman denied C permit as she lives in wrong commune

Woman denied C permit as she lives in wrong commune

Sept. 10, 2019, 6:45 a.m.
A Brazilian woman has been denied a category C resident permit as she lives only 100 meters away from a communal line...
Swiss doctors caught up in new language rules

Swiss doctors caught up in new language rules

July 10, 2019, 9:58 a.m.
Swiss doctors are being caught up in new regulations requiring foreign doctors to be able to prove they can speak the...
Study suggests language learning in sleep possible

Study suggests language learning in sleep possible

Feb. 1, 2019, 9:37 a.m.
A study by the University of Bern suggests you could learn a language while asleep.
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...
Bern urged to become more bilingual

Bern urged to become more bilingual

Nov. 13, 2018, 9:26 a.m.
The canton of Bern should do more to promote its bilingualism. 
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...
Government rejects bilingual direction signs

Government rejects bilingual direction signs

Nov. 17, 2017, 5:50 a.m.
The Federal Government has rejected a proposal road signs should be in two languages.
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...
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.
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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