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    Quote Originally Posted by Autrign View Post
    I thought that Mexicans had a better level of English.
    It is a big and monolingual country itself, so no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tooting Carmen View Post
    Brazil is big, insular, (relatively) powerful and has a single unifying language, so it is just as disincentivised to learn foreign languages en masse as a nation as other big monolingual countries like the USA and China (yes I know that there are actually many languages in China, but Mandarin ultimately acts as a unifier).
    Actually, learning English in Brazil is highly motivated but only English. From primary schools to the very popular "academies" of language training, even if your job is national and you'll be speaking only Portuguese, you'll be valued much higher if you command the language to a decent degree. Like I mentioned before, the English language and solely the English langauge is a very sought after skill, even if you don't depend on it for job opportunities but merely to be able to say "I speak English", the main reason for our generally poor skills is bad training and possible high costs to learn but it's not not an ingrained hostility towards English.

    Another point I just remembered, many many of us learn to go overseas and settle. (Not my case, I learned it as a toddler while in Britain)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autrign View Post
    I thought that Mexicans had a better level of English.
    I know right? I thought so too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by that guy View Post
    I know right? I thought so too.
    There's a lot of anti-Americanism in Mexico, quite apart from the other explanations I made...


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    They all speak horrible english, hard to point the worse but probably China and Russia (different alphabets and less US cultural influence).

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhaoyun View Post
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    I'm surprised you've put China so low down the list. As you yourself have said, it isn't that widespread there and probably won't ever be either.

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