From Madagascar to Washington: Jefferson’s Amazing Story
LanguageCert, 05 December 2022
Experience the full story of LanguageCert’s CCID International Student Scholarship winner
Spokane, Washington, United States of America: Tongasoa Jefferson Julianot Rakotomalala, or Jefferson for short, is a student with a dream – and LanguageCert was there to help him jumpstart that dream in the smoothest possible way.
Jefferson was born in Madagascar, in an environment of limited financial means, and developed an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age – as he wished to improve the quality of life of himself and of his community. He started working while in school and was notably active in local community affairs, participating in various humanitarian and youth groups.
After graduating high school, Jefferson set his sights abroad – aspiring to study in the US. Despite his unquestionable drive, the process wasn’t easy: the financial considerations were many, and Jefferson initially struggled to find the right institutional fit for his academic aspirations. Regardless of such obstacles, Jefferson turned his attention to Spokane Falls Community College, in eastern Washington, and found out he needed an English language certification to get admitted – enter LanguageCert.
Jefferson lived in a remote location, lacking access to proper testing facilities – not a problem for LanguageCert with their Online exams with remote, live proctoring, making the geographical constraints a nonissue altogether. With that major hurdle out of the way, Jefferson was ready to take his IESOL exam and claim his much-needed accreditation. There were some hiccups along the way, including power outages hours before the exam. Jefferson eventually found a new quiet location with electricity and internet access – only to realise, minutes before the exam was about to commence, he had not downloaded our integral ExamShield software!
ExamShield helps us maintain an optimal level of security throughout the examination process, locking down the device in question and ensuring the proper function of all relevant parameters. Yet, like a shining light amidst a sea of mishaps, Jefferson noticed the LanguageCert customer support chat option and contacted us. Immediately, one of our agents started dealing with his case, giving him the appropriate guidance, and setting him up for his exam within minutes. A potential crisis was averted, and Jefferson aced his test and got accepted at his academic institution of choice.
At LanguageCert, we aim to make the online examination process as streamlined as possible, enforcing standards that guarantee exam integrity, validity, security, and efficacy across the board. When our test takers and partners need help, our customer support team is readily available to help 24/7/365 to implement effective course corrections.
To help him start his journey with the right footing, we awarded Jefferson with LanguageCert’s CCID International Student Scholarship – worth $1,000. We’re happy to have been part of Jefferson’s academic development so far, and we’re definite he will achieve much more in the future. In the meantime, LanguageCert will make sure to provide the same level of examination quality to all who need it – through our IESOL module and beyond – making language-based upskilling unequivocally accessible at a global scale.