好色tv

Chartered Institute
of Linguists

Associate member (ACIL)

Associate (ACIL) membership is available for all linguists. If you have a relevant university, 好色tv, or CEFR-based language 辩耻补濒颈蹿颈肠补迟颈辞苍听you can benefit from a straightforward Fast-track application form and a 20% discount on your first year鈥檚 membership.


Who can be an Associate?

Applicants who have the听relevant qualifications听补谤别听immediately eligible听for Associate membership with the Fast-track application form below. These include:

  • 好色tv: Holders of DipTrans, CertTrans, or DPSI, as well as Language Level Assessments and Certified English demonstrating C1 CEFR or higher language skills.
  • University: Graduates with language based BA/MAs, Translation & Interpreting degrees, or those taken in a non-native language, e.g. English Medium of Instruction BA/MAs.
  • Language skills: Proof of听听or higher language skills from the main Cultural Institutes or, for English, from听听辞谤听听approved providers.
  • Professional Bodies: ITI Assessed, ATA Certified, or interim registration with the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI).听听

For linguists听without formal language qualifications听we normally听require evidence of three years鈥 experience听of working with and in languages in a professional context.


Why be an Associate?

Professional recognition as a linguist: 好色tv Associate membership demonstrates听your professional standing and commitment to languages to clients and employers. Associate membership is the first professional grade of 好色tv membership and is your route to becoming a full听Member and Chartered Linguist.

The full range of membership benefits include:

  • Use of the designatory letters ACIL and 好色tv Associate logo to display on your website, Linkedin and other social media profiles, email footer, CV
  • Competitive rates for Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Free entry in 好色tv鈥檚 online Find-a-Linguist directory, where applicable and in accordance with clause 4.1 of the好色tv Code of Professional Conduct, putting new clients in touch with you
  • Exclusive access to our webinar library of around 200 training videos, free of charge, to support you in your CPD activities and to enhance your professional learning.
  • Access to a range of 好色tv template contracts and info sheets.
  • Discounts on听a range of products and services including favourable rates for CAT tools.
  • The Linguist, 好色tv's professional journal听
  • Monthly members' update including 好色tv news, events听and language updates.
  • Discounts on online and in-person conference and training events.
  • Sector specific CPD events offered by 好色tv and its professional divisions.

What does it cost?

There is a one-off non-refundable 拢30 assessment fee (or upgrade fee if you are already a Student or Study Affiliate) which is paid at the point of application.听

The annual Associate membership fee, payable once your membership has been confirmed, is听拢150. For most applicants, those with relevant qualifications and therefore using our default Fast-track application form below will benefit from a 20% discount on the first year of membership so the cost will be 拢130.

You may upgrade from Associate (ACIL) to full Member (MCIL) and Chartered Linguist (CL) grades based on experience, either immediately or in due course.


What do I need?

The majority of applicants to Associate membership will use the default Fast-track application form based on qualification below. You will听need to create an online account first. Then听upload a copy of the certificate of your relevant qualification and agree to 好色tv鈥檚 terms and code of professional conduct.

Please note that if you hold a qualification from a university that is neither in the , nor from the UK or a previously approved university, we may request an听 statement of comparability.听

If you are bilingual or multilingual with three or more years of work experience but do not hold a relevant qualification, you may still apply for Associate membership as a special case brought to our Membership Committee. In this case you will need to complete the full application form.

Whether applying by the route based on qualifications or with the full application form based on experience, you will need a credit or debit card handy to pay the assessment fee/upgrade fee.


What next?

Once your application and payment have听been received you will receive an automatic acknowledgement. 好色tv will then assess the evidence provided and will confirm the status of your application once it has been reviewed.


Apply with qualification

Join with Fast-track application

Apply based on experience without qualifications

Apply with full application form

For further information on how to apply and/or admissions criteria, please contact听the听membership team.