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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 7 - Denis Diderot, UFR des Langues et Civilisations de l'Asie orientale.
SchoolÉcole Supérieure d’Interprètes et de Traducteurs
SchoolUniversité de Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, UFR d'Etudes Anglophones
SchoolUniversité d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse
SchoolUniversity of London Institute in Paris
AssociationUnion Nationale des Experts Traducteurs- Interprtes prs les Cours d'Appel
SchoolUniversité Stendhal - Grenoble 3. UFR Langues, Littératures et Civilisations étrangères. Département de Langues Ét
SchoolUniversité de Nice - Sophia Antipolis. Faculté des Lettres, Arts et Sciences humaines
SchoolUniversite de Rennes 1 - Faculte de droit et de science politique
SchoolUniversité de Lille 3 / Université Charles de Gaulle - Lille 3. Faculté des Sciences humaines, Lettres et Arts.

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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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