What is the level of English in Poland?

Generally speaking you can expect a ‘high level' of proficiency in English, just like in Sweden, Germany or Finland. According to the 2021 EF English Proficiency Index, Poland is ranked 16th place out of 112. Not as good as the Netherlands (1st), but still good! Even though Poland does not lag behind other European countries when it comes to English skills, older generations most likely will have trouble communicating in it. Currently English classes are obligatory in kindergarten, but already in the 90’s English classes were obligatory from the age of 10. Second foreign language is obligatory in year 7 of primary school.