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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 Toulouse II - Jean Jaurès (previously Le Mirail)
SchoolUniversité Stendhal Grenoble III - Université Grenoble Alpes
SchoolUniversité de Haute Bretagne - Rennes 2, UFR Langues, Département de Langues étrangères appliquées (LEA)
Association
SchoolUniversité de Paris 3. UFR des Langues étrangères appliquées
SchoolCentre de Formation de Traducteurs-Terminologues & Rédacteurs de l'Université de Haute Bretagne
SchoolUniversité de Lille 3 / Université Charles de Gaulle - Lille 3. Faculté des Sciences humaines, Lettres et Arts.
SchoolUniversité Lumière Lyon 2
SchoolUniversité du Littoral,Lettres et Langues, Sciences Humaines et Sociales
SchoolUniversité de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour

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Upcoming and past ProZ.com events in France

Powwow France - Bordeaux Jan 27
Powwow France - Périgueux Nov 9, 2016
Powwow France - Bordeaux Nov 4, 2016
Powwow France - Strasbourg Oct 4, 2016
Powwow France - Villefranche-sur-Saône Oct 1, 2016
Powwow France - Nantes Sep 30, 2016
Powwow France - Tiffauges, Vendée Sep 17, 2016
Powwow France - Bordeaux Sep 9, 2016
Powwow France - Bordeaux Aug 25, 2016
Powwow France - Marseille Aug 25, 2016

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