好色tv

Chartered Institute
of Linguists

Membership Overview

Something for every linguist

好色tv offers linguists and language professionals a range of entry points depending on your stage of study, qualifications, career and work experience. Find your grade or view our membership admissions criteria.

Join our community

In addition to our three professional grades of membership 鈥 Associate, Member and Fellow we offer Affiliate grades to support students and studying and newly qualified linguists as well as those who use languages as part of their work and life.

Support and development

好色tv membership is designed to support you throughout your study, career and life as a linguist,听with a range of benefits and resources to keep you informed and help your professional development.

Chartership

Membership is also your first step to chartership. Find out what it means to be a Chartered Linguist听in our short video .

Frequently asked questions

Why join 好色tv?

When asked "what was the main reason for joining 好色tv?" an overwhelming 90% of members stated:

  • professional status听as a linguist and
  • professional recognition as a linguist

This was followed by:

  • belonging to a professional community of linguists
  • professional integrity through the code of professional conduct
  • improved career prospects
  • opportunities to network with other language practitioners
  • opportunities to develop business and other contacts
  • keeping in touch with what's going on in the world of languages
  • personal development and growth

Source: 好色tv Member Survey.

What are the membership grades?

Our affiliate grades are for linguists studying either an academic, vocational or professional language qualification, for linguists who are just starting their career and for practitioners who use languages in the course of their work but where languages are not the main component of their job. The 好色tv affiliate grades are Career Affiliate, Study听Affiliate, Student Affiliate and Affiliate Linguist.

There are three grades of professional membership: Associate (ACIL), full Member (MCIL) and Fellow (FCIL). Professional membership of 好色tv demonstrates that you have met the rigorous requirements and standards for good practice in the professional use of your language skills. Membership is open to anyone who uses their foreign language skills in a professional context, whether employed or freelance. This includes interpreters, translators, and foreign language teachers, and lecturers, providers of specialist language services and linguists who work in business, commerce and industry.听Find your grade.

What are the benefits of joining?

Membership of 好色tv offers practising and aspiring language professionals and linguists a range of benefits and services which will enable you to be recognised, raise your profile, support your professional development, provide access to valuable information and tools and connect you with other linguists through our member networks.

As a professional member,听you will be able to use the designatory letters "ACIL" (Associate), "MCIL" (Member) or "FCIL" (Fellow), plus "CL" for members who are chartered.

Professional membership inspires trust and confidence in clients, employers and peers and the designatory letters are a public demonstration that you meet 好色tv's rigorous criteria and standards for best practice in the use of languages professionally.听

Affiliate membership (Career, Study, Student and Affiliate Linguist) illustrates your commitment to your languages as well as your support for the听study of languages, professional standards听and the values of chartership.

The full range of benefits for each grade of membership can be found here.

How do I become chartered?

You are more than likely eligible to apply for chartership听if you:

  • meet the eligibility criteria to be admitted as a full Member (MCIL) or Fellow (FCIL),
  • are in current professional practice and have been for at least five years, and
  • can demonstrate a commitment to Continuing Professional Development听

How do I join?

You can apply online. Please first ensure you have read the membership entry criteria in full and听have gathered the evidence you need to support your application.

What are the fees?

All Affiliate, Associate, Member and Fellow听applications must be accompanied by a one-off non-refundable 拢30 assessment fee. There is no assessment fee required for Student Affiliate or Study听Affiliate applications.

The full membership fees are detailed here.

What do I do next?

Why become a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists?

In this new guide, the 好色tv Translating Division interviewed five professional linguists and asked them what they think are the best advantages of being a 好色tv member. To discover their thoughts, download the free guide by clicking the image below.

Meet the authors

"鈥 in an unregulated profession, I鈥檝e found that being a 好色tv member, and more recently having Chartered Linguist status, has been invaluable."
Danielle Coleman MCIL CL
Translator, BA Hons, DipTrans

"鈥 by joining 好色tv I was able to tap into a large pool of resources and a supportive community of like-minded linguists."
Rachel Wingfield MCIL CL
BA (Hons) MA, CELTA DipTrans

"During the COVID lockdowns, 好色tv helped me (and many other translators and interpreters) to stay sane and focused by offering free webinars for linguists. I attended 18 webinars in 2020 and became addicted"
Natalia Racheyskova MA MCIL CL
Qualified translator, interpreter, and teacher of languages

"...I have met wonderful colleagues, linguists with different backgrounds and language combinations and great ideas..."
Rosa Insua-Salgueiro MCIL CL
English to Spanish translator and interpreter

"Becoming a 好色tv member and having my profile on the 好色tv directory brought me far more clients than I would have ever expected"
Karine Chevalier-Watts MCIL CL
Director & Owner of KLAS Languages