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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 Bretagne Occidentale
SchoolUniversité de Toulouse - Le Mirail. UFR de Langues, Littératures et Civilisations étrangères, Département de Langu
AssociationAssociation des traducteurs litt�raires de France
SchoolUniversité de Strasbourg (Institut de Traducteurs, d’Interprètes et de Relations Internationales)
SchoolUniversité Paul Valéry - Montpellier 3, UFR Langues romanes et de la méditerranée
SchoolUniversité de Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, UFR des Langues et Civilisations de l'Asie orientale.
SchoolUniversité de Paris 3. UFR des Langues étrangères appliquées
SchoolUniversité de Franche-Comté, UFR des Sciences du Langage, de l'Homme et de la Société
SchoolÉcole Supérieure d’Interprètes et de Traducteurs
SchoolUniversité Lumière Lyon 2. Faculté des Langues. Département des Langues Étrangères Appliquées

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Upcoming and past ProZ.com events in France

Powwow France - Strasbourg Jun 13
Training session Wordfast Pro pour Débutants à Paris May 29
Powwow France - Paris May 17
Powwow France - Bars (24) May 10
Powwow France - Villeurbanne Apr 15
Powwow France - Strasbourg Mar 14
Powwow France - Bordeaux Dec 29, 2013
Powwow France - Strasbourg Nov 22, 2013
Powwow France - Strasbourg Sep 30, 2013
Powwow France - Perpignan Sep 29, 2013

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