The results confirm that Flemings are more proficient in English than Francophones. The best English is spoken in Antwerp followed by Ghent. Brussels finishes a poor third.
The survey was conducted in seventy countries with 910,000 adults taking part.
Nordic countries perform best with Sweden on 1, Denmark on 3, Norway on 4 and Finland on 5. The talkative Dutch take the second place.
Globally speaking women speak better English than men, but in Belgium this is the other way round.