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YLE Starters - Listening

The table shows the breakdown of candidate achievement, by country / territory.

Country Grade
1 Shield 2 Shields 3 Shields 4 Shields 5 Shields
Albania 0.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0% 0.0%
Algeria 0.0% 4.5% 0.0% 40.9% 54.5%
Argentina 2.0% 5.3% 20.0% 33.6% 39.2%
Austria 0.0% 11.1% 0.0% 33.3% 55.6%
Bangladesh 1.2% 3.1% 12.4% 26.1% 57.1%
Bosnia & Herzegovina 3.1% 0.0% 18.8% 15.6% 62.5%
Brazil 2.0% 5.4% 20.9% 29.1% 42.6%
Bulgaria 0.4% 1.5% 7.5% 21.3% 69.2%
Chile 4.8% 9.6% 21.3% 28.0% 36.4%
China 0.0% 2.1% 2.1% 10.6% 85.1%
Colombia 7.6% 4.5% 16.9% 31.2% 39.9%
Costa Rica 0.0% 0.0% 30.8% 30.8% 38.5%
Croatia 0.0% 0.0% 5.1% 19.1% 75.8%
Cyprus 0.8% 2.6% 11.0% 26.1% 59.5%
Czech Republic 0.6% 3.0% 16.9% 31.1% 48.4%
Ecuador 6.2% 15.1% 22.1% 21.8% 34.7%
Egypt 0.7% 0.7% 5.6% 31.9% 61.1%
Estonia 0.0% 0.0% 37.5% 25.0% 37.5%
France 3.5% 7.0% 22.0% 27.4% 40.0%
Georgia 0.0% 2.0% 9.0% 20.0% 69.0%
Germany 0.4% 1.1% 8.8% 27.2% 62.5%
Greece 0.2% 2.7% 10.7% 23.5% 62.9%
Hong Kong 1.4% 2.7% 10.1% 20.4% 65.4%
Hungary 0.0% 1.5% 5.1% 14.2% 79.2%
India 10.5% 13.3% 22.8% 23.5% 29.9%
Indonesia 3.7% 6.5% 14.0% 21.5% 54.3%
Iran 1.3% 3.9% 10.5% 20.8% 63.6%
Iraq 0.0% 44.0% 36.0% 20.0% 0.0%
Italy 3.8% 8.3% 21.4% 29.3% 37.2%
Japan 2.8% 4.4% 24.3% 37.6% 30.9%
Jordan 0.0% 0.0% 16.7% 0.0% 83.3%
Kazakhstan 0.0% 7.5% 22.6% 36.6% 33.3%
Korea (South), 0.3% 3.9% 25.2% 39.8% 30.8%
Kuwait 0.0% 6.2% 9.2% 23.1% 61.5%
Latvia 0.0% 4.0% 8.0% 22.0% 66.0%
Lebanon 0.5% 2.6% 18.0% 27.0% 51.9%
Lithuania 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 25.0% 75.0%
Macao 1.0% 3.5% 19.2% 25.3% 51.0%
Macedonia 0.0% 0.0% 6.5% 16.8% 76.6%
Malaysia 0.1% 1.2% 7.4% 21.5% 69.9%
Maldives 0.0% 1.1% 1.1% 12.4% 85.5%
Mauritius 3.2% 11.3% 4.8% 25.8% 54.8%
Mexico 4.0% 8.0% 22.6% 27.4% 38.0%
Morocco 7.7% 15.4% 34.6% 26.9% 15.4%
Myanmar (Burma) 0.6% 0.7% 4.3% 15.7% 78.7%
Nepal 0.0% 5.6% 21.9% 31.3% 41.3%
New Caledonia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Paraguay 11.1% 11.1% 18.5% 25.9% 33.3%
Peru 2.8% 7.0% 25.5% 30.6% 34.2%
Philippines 2.3% 0.0% 4.5% 20.5% 72.7%
Poland 0.1% 1.7% 10.1% 22.2% 65.9%
Portugal 0.4% 2.8% 10.4% 25.0% 61.4%
Qatar 18.5% 5.6% 14.8% 15.7% 45.4%
Réunion 6.3% 9.4% 37.5% 31.3% 15.6%
Romania 1.0% 2.2% 8.0% 23.0% 65.8%
Russia 0.7% 3.1% 14.3% 23.1% 58.9%
Saudi Arabia 8.1% 4.3% 15.1% 26.9% 45.7%
Serbia 1.8% 2.2% 9.4% 26.0% 60.5%
Slovakia 0.0% 0.0% 7.3% 18.2% 74.5%
Slovenia 0.0% 2.4% 16.7% 16.7% 64.3%
South Africa 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 66.7%
Spain 1.5% 4.6% 18.5% 29.5% 46.0%
Sri Lanka 1.1% 2.8% 13.8% 30.4% 52.0%
Switzerland 0.5% 2.7% 14.7% 24.2% 58.0%
Taiwan 0.3% 1.5% 10.4% 25.3% 62.5%
Thailand 4.5% 11.8% 23.4% 26.5% 33.9%
Tunisia 0.8% 7.0% 15.6% 33.6% 43.0%
Turkey 3.1% 6.0% 16.6% 25.6% 48.7%
Ukraine 0.5% 2.3% 15.3% 26.1% 55.9%
United Arab Emirates 10.6% 20.5% 31.8% 12.6% 24.5%
United Kingdom 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Uruguay 2.0% 2.4% 19.3% 39.3% 37.1%
Venezuela 2.2% 11.6% 42.0% 27.5% 16.7%
Vietnam 10.8% 13.2% 24.0% 26.1% 26.0%
Grand Total 4.5% 7.3% 18.8% 26.8% 42.5%

 

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YLE Starters - Speaking

The table shows the breakdown of candidate achievement, by country / territory.

Country Grade
1 Shield 2 Shields 3 Shields 4 Shields 5 Shields
Albania 0.0% 50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 0.0%
Algeria 0.0% 0.0% 18.2% 36.4% 45.5%
Argentina 0.4% 4.3% 8.9% 18.3% 68.0%
Austria 11.1% 11.1% 0.0% 11.1% 66.7%
Bangladesh 0.0% 0.6% 2.5% 14.9% 82.0%
Bosnia & Herzegovina 0.0% 6.3% 6.3% 4.7% 82.8%
Brazil 0.8% 3.9% 7.9% 17.6% 69.8%
Bulgaria 0.2% 3.2% 3.4% 9.1% 84.1%
Chile 0.0% 7.7% 11.5% 20.3% 60.5%
China 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 21.3% 78.7%
Colombia 1.0% 3.9% 6.3% 17.5% 71.3%
Costa Rica 0.0% 0.0% 15.4% 7.7% 76.9%
Croatia 0.0% 1.4% 1.1% 6.9% 90.6%
Cyprus 0.4% 3.0% 7.3% 14.8% 74.4%
Czech Republic 0.2% 2.0% 6.0% 19.9% 71.9%
Ecuador 2.2% 13.4% 11.2% 19.9% 53.2%
Egypt 0.0% 0.7% 4.9% 13.2% 81.3%
Estonia 0.0% 0.0% 12.5% 0.0% 87.5%
France 1.2% 7.1% 12.5% 20.3% 59.0%
Georgia 0.0% 5.0% 3.0% 17.0% 75.0%
Germany 0.0% 0.8% 6.1% 14.6% 78.5%
Greece 0.3% 1.0% 2.6% 10.1% 86.0%
Hong Kong 0.8% 1.8% 3.7% 9.8% 83.9%
Hungary 0.0% 0.5% 1.5% 6.1% 91.9%
India 3.5% 6.6% 5.7% 11.6% 72.6%
Indonesia 0.3% 2.8% 5.8% 20.9% 70.3%
Iran 1.3% 2.5% 3.7% 7.9% 84.6%
Iraq 0.0% 4.0% 24.0% 20.0% 52.0%
Italy 2.3% 8.2% 11.3% 20.1% 58.1%
Japan 0.0% 9.4% 17.7% 24.3% 48.6%
Jordan 0.0% 0.0% 16.7% 16.7% 66.7%
Kazakhstan 0.0% 4.3% 15.1% 14.0% 66.7%
Korea (South), 0.0% 0.8% 3.9% 7.8% 87.5%
Kuwait 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 9.2% 90.8%
Latvia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 12.0% 88.0%
Lebanon 0.0% 1.6% 5.3% 10.6% 82.5%
Lithuania 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Macao 0.0% 1.5% 2.0% 21.7% 74.7%
Macedonia 0.0% 0.0% 1.9% 1.9% 96.3%
Malaysia 0.2% 0.5% 2.0% 13.7% 83.5%
Maldives 0.0% 0.0% 0.5% 7.5% 91.9%
Mauritius 1.6% 3.2% 6.5% 6.5% 82.3%
Mexico 3.3% 7.0% 9.2% 19.4% 61.1%
Morocco 0.0% 3.8% 0.0% 15.4% 80.8%
Myanmar (Burma) 0.0% 1.3% 5.8% 21.2% 71.7%
Nepal 0.0% 0.0% 3.1% 14.4% 82.5%
New Caledonia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Paraguay 0.0% 0.0% 14.8% 3.7% 81.5%
Peru 0.7% 4.5% 11.2% 22.4% 61.2%
Philippines 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 6.8% 93.2%
Poland 0.1% 1.7% 4.1% 17.4% 76.8%
Portugal 0.4% 2.8% 8.7% 20.8% 67.3%
Qatar 0.9% 13.9% 13.0% 18.5% 53.7%
Réunion 0.0% 6.3% 9.4% 12.5% 71.9%
Romania 0.2% 0.9% 3.1% 12.1% 83.7%
Russia 1.1% 4.3% 6.9% 19.0% 68.8%
Saudi Arabia 4.8% 9.7% 7.0% 21.5% 57.0%
Serbia 0.4% 1.3% 4.9% 7.6% 85.7%
Slovakia 0.9% 1.8% 4.5% 10.9% 81.8%
Slovenia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 11.9% 88.1%
South Africa 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 66.7% 33.3%
Spain 0.7% 3.4% 6.7% 16.2% 73.0%
Sri Lanka 0.3% 2.4% 5.7% 15.3% 76.4%
Switzerland 1.2% 7.1% 8.5% 20.3% 62.9%
Taiwan 0.7% 2.4% 4.7% 13.4% 78.7%
Thailand 4.5% 11.9% 8.1% 13.4% 62.1%
Tunisia 0.0% 2.3% 8.6% 16.4% 72.7%
Turkey 2.6% 6.3% 9.0% 16.5% 65.6%
Ukraine 0.0% 2.1% 5.6% 14.3% 77.9%
United Arab Emirates 2.0% 12.6% 14.6% 19.9% 51.0%
United Kingdom 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0%
Uruguay 0.2% 4.1% 8.0% 18.0% 69.6%
Venezuela 0.7% 5.8% 13.8% 26.8% 52.9%
Vietnam 8.4% 15.7% 15.3% 22.0% 38.6%
Grand Total 2.8% 7.0% 9.0% 17.4% 63.8%

 

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YLE Starters - Reading & Writing

The table shows the breakdown of candidate achievement, by country / territory.

Country Grade
1 Shield 2 Shields 3 Shields 4 Shields 5 Shields
Albania 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 50.0% 50.0%
Algeria 0.0% 0.0% 22.7% 27.3% 50.0%
Argentina 0.6% 4.7% 17.3% 35.0% 42.4%
Austria 0.0% 11.1% 11.1% 33.3% 44.4%
Bangladesh 1.2% 5.0% 8.7% 22.4% 62.7%
Bosnia & Herzegovina 0.0% 4.7% 12.5% 37.5% 45.3%
Brazil 0.9% 6.1% 15.6% 32.3% 45.2%
Bulgaria 0.6% 3.0% 9.1% 24.4% 62.9%
Chile 1.7% 11.0% 22.7% 32.3% 32.3%
China 0.0% 2.1% 12.8% 36.2% 48.9%
Colombia 4.4% 13.0% 22.0% 32.8% 27.9%
Costa Rica 0.0% 3.8% 26.9% 46.2% 23.1%
Croatia 0.0% 0.7% 4.3% 26.4% 68.6%
Cyprus 0.4% 3.8% 11.9% 26.5% 57.4%
Czech Republic 0.2% 6.2% 13.7% 36.3% 43.6%
Ecuador 3.6% 14.8% 18.8% 24.1% 38.7%
Egypt 0.7% 10.4% 16.7% 25.0% 47.2%
Estonia 0.0% 0.0% 12.5% 75.0% 12.5%
France 1.5% 7.9% 22.0% 30.9% 37.7%
Georgia 0.0% 0.0% 12.0% 29.0% 59.0%
Germany 0.0% 6.5% 11.1% 37.2% 45.2%
Greece 0.4% 2.6% 9.7% 25.9% 61.3%
Hong Kong 5.1% 12.4% 20.4% 30.7% 31.5%
Hungary 0.0% 0.5% 9.1% 22.8% 67.5%
India 5.3% 13.7% 15.5% 27.2% 38.2%
Indonesia 0.8% 4.2% 13.9% 29.9% 51.1%
Iran 2.7% 5.8% 17.6% 30.7% 43.3%
Iraq 0.0% 36.0% 52.0% 8.0% 4.0%
Italy 0.9% 6.7% 17.8% 33.1% 41.5%
Japan 12.2% 26.5% 26.0% 23.8% 11.6%
Jordan 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 16.7% 50.0%
Kazakhstan 1.1% 2.2% 22.6% 39.8% 34.4%
Korea (South), 1.3% 5.6% 29.9% 39.9% 23.3%
Kuwait 1.5% 9.2% 9.2% 33.8% 46.2%
Latvia 0.0% 4.0% 18.0% 30.0% 48.0%
Lebanon 0.0% 2.1% 11.6% 39.7% 46.6%
Lithuania 0.0% 0.0% 10.0% 35.0% 55.0%
Macao 2.5% 13.1% 30.3% 29.8% 24.2%
Macedonia 0.9% 0.9% 6.5% 22.4% 69.2%
Malaysia 0.3% 2.6% 7.3% 22.8% 67.0%
Maldives 1.6% 1.6% 12.4% 28.5% 55.9%
Mauritius 9.7% 4.8% 4.8% 25.8% 54.8%
Mexico 1.1% 7.6% 17.9% 33.9% 39.6%
Morocco 11.5% 19.2% 30.8% 19.2% 19.2%
Myanmar (Burma) 0.0% 0.4% 2.8% 10.8% 85.9%
Nepal 0.0% 3.8% 22.5% 36.3% 37.5%
New Caledonia 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 66.7%
Paraguay 3.7% 14.8% 7.4% 18.5% 55.6%
Peru 0.6% 7.4% 14.8% 28.3% 48.9%
Philippines 4.5% 4.5% 18.2% 25.0% 47.7%
Poland 0.1% 3.4% 11.0% 33.1% 52.4%
Portugal 0.3% 5.6% 15.9% 31.2% 47.1%
Qatar 14.8% 19.4% 8.3% 23.1% 34.3%
Réunion 3.1% 31.3% 21.9% 31.3% 12.5%
Romania 0.4% 2.9% 9.3% 24.7% 62.7%
Russia 1.0% 5.5% 15.4% 34.9% 43.2%
Saudi Arabia 9.7% 20.4% 15.6% 24.2% 30.1%
Serbia 1.3% 2.7% 14.8% 35.9% 45.3%
Slovakia 0.0% 6.4% 13.6% 28.2% 51.8%
Slovenia 0.0% 2.4% 14.3% 28.6% 54.8%
South Africa 0.0% 0.0% 33.3% 0.0% 66.7%
Spain 0.5% 5.2% 17.7% 35.0% 41.6%
Sri Lanka 0.9% 5.5% 11.6% 30.7% 51.4%
Switzerland 0.4% 6.0% 19.1% 35.7% 38.9%
Taiwan 0.9% 6.2% 14.2% 30.5% 48.1%
Thailand 7.3% 16.0% 22.3% 25.7% 28.7%
Tunisia 0.8% 4.7% 15.6% 36.7% 42.2%
Turkey 0.9% 5.0% 16.1% 31.5% 46.5%
Ukraine 0.5% 6.6% 20.0% 34.7% 38.3%
United Arab Emirates 14.6% 31.1% 27.2% 15.9% 11.3%
United Kingdom 0.0% 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 70.0%
Uruguay 0.2% 4.3% 15.8% 30.4% 49.2%
Venezuela 3.6% 15.9% 27.5% 34.1% 18.8%
Vietnam 4.5% 13.1% 21.6% 29.8% 31.0%
Grand Total 2.1% 8.1% 17.4% 31.3% 41.0%

 

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