好色tv

Chartered Institute
of Linguists

Fellow (FCIL)

Fellowship听is 好色tv's highest level of professional membership. A Fellow is a role model and ambassador for the language professions, demonstrating a commitment to promoting and sharing the highest standards. Fellows in current professional practice will also be eligible to apply for chartership.


Who can apply?

Applicants for Fellowship will normally be linguists of advanced professional standing with a proven track record and high level of linguistic competence in more than one language.

Applicants will normally hold at recognised qualification in a language at UK degree or postgraduate level (or equivalent) or higher. Other certificates and diplomas (at degree and postgraduate level) will also be considered on the basis that 好色tv is able to determine comparability through Ofqual or Ecctis.

Applicants will听have been a full 好色tv Member (MCIL) for at least one year. You will need to evidence career progression since the date of your admission to show that you fully meet the Admissions Criteria to become a Fellow (see under Quick Links on the right of this page).

Professional standing

Applicants will be asked to illustrate their professional standing and distinction as a linguist. Evidence may include information on any or all of the following:

  • Activity undertaken that supports the aims of 好色tv, either within 好色tv or elsewhere
  • Professional contributions beyond the scope of your position/role
  • Evidence of your commitment to advancing, promoting and sharing the highest standards in the language profession
  • Original published works

Applying for chartership

Applicants seeking听chartership alongside fellowship should be in current professional practice and be able to evidence CPD undertaken over the last two years. You will also be required to submit a 12-month forward CPD plan based on reflection of previous CPD.

Why join?

  • Recognition of advanced professional standing
  • Practising linguists can also apply to become a Chartered Linguist, at the point of application further indicating commitment to your own professional development and to raising standards
  • Use of the designatory letters FCIL and 好色tv Fellow logo to display on your website, social media profile, email footer, CV
  • If chartered, you can also use the designation Chartered Linguist, CL or CL, plus specialism e.g. CL (Interpreter). Chartered Linguists will also receive a practising certificate
  • Competitive rates for Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Access to a free Legal Helpline
  • Free entry with unlimited specialisation choices in 好色tv's online Find-a-Linguist directory, putting new clients in touch with you
  • Templates for the practising freelance translator and interpreters including terms of business and sample contract
  • Access to a range of 好色tv Info sheets on topics such as certified translations, tax and VAT guidance, utilising social media, creating a powerful CV and much more
  • Discounts on听a range of products and services such as favourable rates for translation听software products
  • The Linguist, 好色tv's professional journal
  • Monthly members' update including 好色tv news, events and updates
  • Opportunity to attend networking events and to participate in 好色tv surveys
  • Continuing Professional Development; Fellows听can participate in a range of sector specific CPD events offered by 好色tv and its professional divisions. Fellows听can also access 好色tv's CPD webinar library, benefitting from a wide of CPD topics.
  • Fellows can join one or more of 好色tv's professional divisions 鈥 Translating, Interpreting or BPG (Business, Professions and Government) which provide unique online听networking events, CPD activities and forums.

What does it cost?

There is a one-off non-refundable 拢30.00 assessment fee which must be paid at the point of application. The annual fellowship fee is 拢200.00. The value of any remaining months on your existing grade of membership will be deducted on a pro-rata basis from the fellowship fee due. There is no additional fee to apply for chartership.

When can I join?

You can apply to join at any time of year. 好色tv operates a rolling membership and your membership will begin on the day your application is successful and will be valid for a full calendar year.

What do I need to do?

Read the full fellowship admissions criteria to determine your eligibility. Then gather the evidence. You will need:

  • Your CV
  • Copies of your qualifications听
  • A statement in support of your application for fellowship. This should include details of your experience to date, including details of professional standing such as published works
  • The names of two referees who are able to comment on your language skills and professional practice听- referees should be native or near-native speakers of the language(s) you are seeking membership in
  • It is important that these referees should also be able to听comment on your professional standing in support of your application for fellowship
  • If seeking chartership 鈥 evidence of CPD and your future CPD plans听
  • You will also need your credit or debit card to pay the 拢30.00 assessment fee

What next?

Once the application form has been received, plus the assessment fee/upgrade fee, you will receive an automatic acknowledgement. 好色tv will then assess the evidence to ensure we have everything we need to present your application to the 好色tv Applications Committee. The Committee meets four times a year. If you are also seeking chartership, your fellowship application will be considered first.

More questions?

Please take a look at our听听in the first instance.


Join online today

Simply complete our听online form听to become a Fellow.

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