Translation in France

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Translation in France has long tradition due to the history of the country and of the French language and the crossroads position of France. With globalization and the generalisation of the English language, France has one strength: The Académie française, a language protection institution unique to France.

However, French translators face a lack of regulation of the industry. Nowadays in France, anyone can declare themselves *a professional translator*. The majority remains certified and trained translators (background translators or former specialists who went into translation) - a lot of French universities offer MA-degree courses, and there are 5 professional translations colleges.

The Toubon Act is a French specificity - it aims at protecting the French linguistic heirloom by requiring that legal documents, advertising, products presentations, user manuals, etc. be translated into French. This law guarantess a constant volume of translation work for local translators.

The main translators organization in France is the SFT (Société française des traducteurs). Its members enjoy legal help and consult, and guidance in the French administrative and fiscal jungle.

The ProZ.com French community is active and varied. A lot of powwows, training sessions and conferences take place every year in France. It is actually the record-holder country for ProZ.com conferences, with 3 events 3 years in a row, every year with the same success.

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Translation associations and schools in France

SchoolUniversité de Paris 3. UFR des Langues étrangères appliquées
Association
SchoolUniversité Paul Verlaine - Metz, Département Langues Étrangères Appliquées
SchoolInstitut Catholique d'Études Supérieures de Vendée
SchoolCentre de Formation de Traducteurs-Terminologues & Rédacteurs de l'Université de Haute Bretagne
SchoolUniversité Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand II)
SchoolUniversité de Strasbourg (Robert Schumann, Louis Pasteur and Marc Bloch)
SchoolCentre de Traduction, Interprétation et Médiation Linguistique
SchoolUniversité d'Orléans
SchoolUniversity of London Institute in Paris

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Upcoming and past ProZ.com events in France

Powwow France - Strasbourg Feb 20
Powwow France - Bordeaux Jan 19
Powwow France - Dieulefit Dec 10, 2017
Powwow France - Nice Sep 30, 2017
Powwow France - Strasbourg Sep 29, 2017
Powwow France - Montelimar Aug 27, 2017
Powwow France - Rodez Jun 24, 2017
Powwow France - Nantes Mar 31, 2017
Powwow France - Bordeaux Mar 17, 2017
Powwow France - Périgueux Mar 11, 2017

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