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 Stendhal Grenoble III - Université Grenoble Alpes
SchoolUniversité de Haute Bretagne - Rennes 2, UFR Langues, Département de Langues étrangères appliquées (LEA)
SchoolUniversité de Strasbourg (Robert Schumann, Louis Pasteur and Marc Bloch)
SchoolMinistère de l'Education Nationale
SchoolUniversité Haute Bretagne Rennes II
SchoolUniversité de Bourgogne - Master pro Traduction Multimédia
SchoolUniversité de Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, UFR d'Etudes Anglophones
SchoolUniversité de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour
AssociationAssociation des traducteurs litt�raires de France
SchoolUniversité de Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, UFR d'Études Interculturelles de Langues Appliquées

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Upcoming and past ProZ.com events in France

Powwow France - Strasbourg Apr 4
Powwow France - La Rochelle Feb 1
Powwow France - Bordeaux Dec 7, 2018
Powwow France - Belfort Oct 25, 2018
Powwow France - Strasbourg Oct 1, 2018
Powwow France - Chalon-sur-Saône Sep 28, 2018
Powwow France - Bordeaux Sep 14, 2018
Powwow France - La Rochelle Jun 1, 2018
Powwow France - Strasbourg Feb 20, 2018
Powwow France - Bordeaux Jan 19, 2018

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