Membership of CIOL offers the practising and aspiring language professional a range of benefits and services which will enable you to raise your professional 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, Associate, Member, Fellow, Chartered Linguist you will be able to use the designatory letters FCIL (Fellow), MCIL (Member), ACIL (Associate) plus CL for members who are chartered. Membership will inspire trust and confidence in your clients, employers and your peers and the designatory letters are a public badge which states that you meet CIOL’s rigorous criteria and standards for best practice in the use of languages professionally.
For pre-professional members (Student, IoLET and Career Affiliates), your membership illustrates your commitment to your professional development and will indicate that you are on the pathway to professional membership and chartership.
All members are entitled to receive a digital Member logo, which states their grade of CIOL membership. This can be used on websites, social media pages, CVs, email signatures and business cards. In addition to professional status and recognition, CIOL members have access to a huge range of benefits and services: