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

SchoolUniversité de Paris 3, UFR du Monde anglophone
SchoolUniversité de Franche-Comté, UFR des Sciences du Langage, de l'Homme et de la Société
SchoolUniversité de Paris 2 - Panthéon Assas. Institut de Droit Comparé
AssociationSociété française des traducteurs
SchoolUniversité du Littoral,Lettres et Langues, Sciences Humaines et Sociales
SchoolUniversité d'Orléans
SchoolUniversité de Paris 3. UFR des Langues étrangères appliquées
SchoolCentre de Traduction, Interprétation et Médiation Linguistique
SchoolÉcole Supérieure d'Interprètes et de Traducteurs (Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III)
SchoolUniversité de Haute Bretagne - Rennes 2, UFR Langues, Département de Langues étrangères appliquées (LEA)

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Upcoming and past ProZ.com events in France

Powwow France - Bordeaux Dec 7
Powwow France - Belfort Oct 25
Powwow France - Strasbourg Oct 1
Powwow France - Chalon-sur-Saône Sep 28
Powwow France - Bordeaux Sep 14
Powwow France - La Rochelle Jun 1
Powwow France - Strasbourg Feb 20
Powwow France - Bordeaux Jan 19
Powwow France - Dieulefit Dec 10, 2017
Powwow France - Nice Sep 30, 2017

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