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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

AssociationConference Internationale d'Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interpretes
SchoolUniversité de Strasbourg (Robert Schumann, Louis Pasteur and Marc Bloch)
SchoolUniversity of London Institute in Paris
SchoolUniversité de Nice - Sophia Antipolis. Faculté des Lettres, Arts et Sciences humaines
SchoolUniversité de Rouen
SchoolUniversité Jean Moulin Lyon 3
SchoolUniversité de Franche-Comté, UFR des Sciences du Langage, de l'Homme et de la Société
SchoolUniversité Lumière Lyon 2. Faculté des Langues. Département des Langues Étrangères Appliquées
SchoolUniversité de Strasbourg (Institut de Traducteurs, d’Interprètes et de Relations Internationales)
SchoolUniversité de la Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III , École Supérieure d'Interprètes et de Traducteurs

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Upcoming and past ProZ.com events in France

Powwow France - Périgueux Sep 26
Powwow France - Lyon Apr 25
Powwow France - La Baule/Pornichet Feb 27
Powwow France - Strasbourg Feb 9
Powwow France - Bordeaux Jan 17
Powwow France - Lyon Dec 16, 2014
Powwow France - Nantes Nov 25, 2014
Powwow France - Strasbourg Sep 30, 2014
Powwow France - Strasbourg Jun 13, 2014
Training session Wordfast Pro pour Débutants à Paris May 29, 2014

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