Are Cambridge ICFE/ILEC certificates worth for translators ?
Thread poster: Laurence Bourel

Laurence Bourel
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Apr 27, 2009

Hello

I've just noticed an article in a French newspaper about Cambridge ICFE (International Certificate in Financial English) and ILEC (International Legal English certificate). I'm not sure it is worth taking those exams, as I'm a graduate from ESIT translation school and in translation business for 10 years. Or is it an "added value", good to display on a CV ? Your opinion is welcome.


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xxxLia Fail  Identity Verified
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websites Apr 27, 2009

http://www.legalenglishtest.org/

http://www.financialenglish.org/icfe/index.html




[Edited at 2009-04-27 21:27 GMT]


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danya
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Up Aug 24, 2009

I have also been wondering if it's worth going in for.

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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Cream for your cake Aug 24, 2009

To me these certificates are more for executives and business people, not translators. However, indeed they could be a bit of extra cream on top of your cake if you translate mostly into English.

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Thanks Sep 4, 2009

Thanks to all of you

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