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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 Haute Alsace. Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales
SchoolUniversité Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III
SchoolIntercultural School
SchoolUniversité du Littoral,Lettres et Langues, Sciences Humaines et Sociales
SchoolUniversité Catholique de l'Ouest, Institut de Langues Vivantes
SchoolInstitut Catholique d'Études Supérieures de Vendée
SchoolUniversity of London Institute in Paris
SchoolUniversité de Strasbourg (Institut de Traducteurs, d’Interprètes et de Relations Internationales)
AssociationConference Internationale d'Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interpretes
SchoolUniversité Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 - UFR 2 Langues et Cultures Étrangères et Régionales

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Upcoming and past ProZ.com events in France

Powwow France - Strasbourg Oct 4
Powwow France - Villefranche-sur-Saône Oct 1
Powwow France - Nantes Sep 30
Powwow France - Tiffauges, Vendée Sep 17
Powwow France - Bordeaux Sep 9
Powwow France - Bordeaux Aug 25
Powwow France - Marseille Aug 25
Powwow France - Lyon Jul 22
Powwow France - Bordeaux Jun 17
Powwow France - Bordeaux May 13

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