Professional associations, reference sources, specialist libraries and websites
- Centre for Languages Linguistics and Area Studies
Standards-setting body for languages, interpreting and translation and recognised expert body for language and cultural skills for the UK-wide Skills for Business Network.
- Chartered Institute of Linguists
The IoL is a UK-based body for professional translators, interpreters, language educationalists and those using languages in industry and commerce. Includes code of professional conduct.
- Institute of Translation & Interpreting
Independent professional association of practising translators and interpreters in the UK. Primary source of information on these services to government, industry, media and general public.
- National Register of Public Service Interpreters
Professional register that aims to provide public service organisations and agencies access to professional, qualified and quality assured interpreters.
- International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC)
Worldwide association for conference interpreters that currently has members in 96 countries.
- International Federation of Translators (Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs)
FIT is a federation of translators’ associations and publishes the academic journal, Babel and their newsletter, Translation.
- International Medical Interpreters Association
Professional association based in Boston, US. Includes standard of practice for medical interpreters and, although primarily US focused, provides useful resources and links.
Other useful resources
- CIRIN network
Links to the CIRIN Bulletin and many other Interpreting and Translation Studies online journal, many full-text.
- Interpreter training resources
Free resources aimed at helping students to acquire the skills necessary to become conference interpreters. Includes ideas, articles, practical exercises for consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, note-taking and preparation.
- European Parliament
Official website covering all aspects of the European Parliament. Through the "EP Live" feature, debates and events can be viewed through live web streaming.
Portal site of the European Union. Click here to access the languages portal for information about translation and interpreting in the EU. Also provides a multilingual EU terminology database.
Babels is an international network of volunteer interpreters and translators whose main objective is to cover the interpreting needs of the European and World Social Forums.