ARCLITE programmer Joshua Dutton worked as project manager on this project, as well as built the website itself. In doing so, Dutton created the custom features in facilitating the CLS’s task to keep track of applicants’ progress, as well as help students achieve certification. Requirements include three courses in the fields of language, civilization, and literature, as well as two exams to dictate a student’s proficiency levels in reading/writing and speaking.
“The Language Certification program is run by the Center for Language Studies, and it is for students. The idea is this: a major or a minor in a language doesn't tell a potential employer or grad school much about a student's actually proficiency in reading/writing and speaking in that language. So the Language Certification actually rates the proficiency of the students. Language majors and minors in the top 10 most widely studied languages at BYU are all getting certified now, plus the certification is also open to all BYU students.” – Joshua Dutton
Joshua Dutton – Project Manager