Looking for English-speaking countries to travel to? You’d be surprised just how global the English language is. Here are the top European countries for English speakers.
Of course, the official language of Sweden is Swedish, but 86% of people identify as also English-speaking. And those who speak it, speak it very well, as Sweden has been recognized by the language proficiency company ‘EF English First’ for best proficiency of English in the world.
Sweden’s neighbor Denmark also has the same percentage of English speakers at 86%. Danish is the official language of the country, with almost half of Danes also speaking German.
Malta has two official languages: Maltese and English. Until 1964, Malta was under British control, which gave the Mediterranean island its English influence. 89% of residents can speak English, with many of them also able to speak Italian and French. Quite the polyglot society!
While the official language of The Netherlands is Dutch, English is spoken by 90% of the population. This small European country is a great place to visit for novice travellers looking for safe place to explore.
5- New Zealand
English is the official language of New Zealand, with 98% of the population speaking it on a daily basis. The other language you might encounter is Maori.
Ireland has a 98% rate of its residents English-Speaking, however over 40% of the population can also speak Irish, which is in the Celtic language family. Eastern Canadians and Americans can fly over to Ireland in just over 5 hours.