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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 d'Orléans
SchoolUniversité de Paris 3, UFR du Monde anglophone
AssociationAPROTRAD, Association Professionnelle des métiers de la Traduction
SchoolUniversité de Bourgogne - Master pro Traduction Multimédia
SchoolUniversité Paul Valéry - Montpellier 3, UFR Langues romanes et de la méditerranée
SchoolCentre de Traduction, Interprétation et Médiation Linguistique
SchoolUniversité de Lille 3 / Université Charles de Gaulle - Lille 3. Faculté des Sciences humaines, Lettres et Arts.
SchoolUniversité de Nice - Sophia Antipolis. Faculté des Lettres, Arts et Sciences humaines
SchoolUniversité de Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, UFR d'Études Interculturelles de Langues Appliquées
SchoolUniversité de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour

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Upcoming and past ProZ.com events in France

Powwow France - Bordeaux May 13
Powwow France - La Rochelle Apr 29
Powwow France - Nantes Apr 28
Powwow France - Bordeaux Apr 1
Powwow France - Bordeaux Mar 4
Powwow France - Strasbourg Mar 2
Powwow France - Nantes Feb 23
Powwow France - Cahors Feb 23
Powwow France - Bordeaux Feb 5
Powwow France - La Rochelle Feb 5

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Translators19497
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(Avg. LWA 5 out of 5, 38 entries)

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