Translation in France

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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

AssociationAssociation des traducteurs litt�raires de France
SchoolMinistère de l'Education Nationale
AssociationConference Internationale d'Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interpretes
SchoolCentre de Traduction, Interprétation et Médiation Linguistique
SchoolUniversité Catholique de Lyon, Ecole Supérieure de Traduction et Relations Internationales
SchoolCentre de Formation de Traducteurs-Terminologues & Rédacteurs de l'Université de Haute Bretagne
SchoolUniversité de Nice - Sophia Antipolis. Faculté des Lettres, Arts et Sciences humaines
Association
SchoolUniversité de Paris 2 - Panthéon Assas. Institut de Droit Comparé
SchoolUniversité Stendhal Grenoble III - Université Grenoble Alpes

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Upcoming and past ProZ.com events in France

Powwow France - La Rochelle Jan 25
Powwow France - Bordeaux Dec 16, 2019
Powwow France - Paris Oct 15, 2019
Powwow France - Strasbourg Sep 30, 2019
Powwow France - Bordeaux Sep 27, 2019
Powwow France - Strasbourg Apr 4, 2019
Powwow France - La Rochelle Feb 1, 2019
Powwow France - Bordeaux Dec 7, 2018
Powwow France - Belfort Oct 25, 2018
Powwow France - Strasbourg Oct 1, 2018

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