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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 Francia

SchoolInstitut Catholique d'Études Supérieures de Vendée
SchoolUniversité Lumière Lyon 2
SchoolUniversité Blaise Pascal (Clermont-Ferrand II)
SchoolUniversité de Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, UFR d'Etudes Anglophones
SchoolUniversity of London Institute in Paris
AssociationConference Internationale d'Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et Interpretes
SchoolUniversité de Rouen
SchoolUniversité Catholique de Lille
SchoolUniversité de Paris 2 - Panthéon Assas. Institut de Droit Comparé
AssociationAssociation des traducteurs litt�raires de France

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Upcoming and past ProZ.com events in Francia

Powwow Francia - Nantes Mar 31
Powwow Francia - Bordeaux Mar 17
Powwow Francia - Périgueux Mar 11
Powwow Francia - Bordeaux Jan 27
Powwow Francia - Périgueux Nov 9, 2016
Powwow Francia - Bordeaux Nov 4, 2016
Powwow Francia - Strasbourg Oct 4, 2016
Powwow Francia - Villefranche-sur-Saône Oct 1, 2016
Powwow Francia - Nantes Sep 30, 2016
Powwow Francia - Tiffauges, Vendée Sep 17, 2016

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Translators20653
Interpreters10504
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Popular outsourcers in Francia
European Translation Centre Ltd
(Avg. LWA 5 out of 5, 154 entries)
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OT TRADUCTION S.A.S
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