Chartered Institute
of Linguists

Divisions, Societies & Networks

CIOL members and affilliates are at the heart of everything we do. Our member networks are run by members and offer a unique opportunity for linguists to come together to network, share ideas, offer support and guidance, participate in professional development activities, share news and updates and to simply meet socially.

CIOL Divisions

All CIOL members, irrespective of grade, have the opportunity to attend events (online and in-person) organised by our three specialist divisions, all managed by CIOL members on a voluntary basis:

Business, Professions and Government

The diversity of the Business, Professions and Government Division (BPG) Division is its strength as it welcomes all linguists working in industry, commerce, government and the professions (e.g. law, accountancy, engineering).
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Interpreting Division

The Interpreting Division (ID) represents interpreters working or with an interest in many different interpreting sectors, including conference, public service and business interpreting, who use liaison, simultaneous and consecutive interpreting modes.
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Translating Division

The Translating Division (TD) is currently the largest of the three specialist member-run divisions and welcomes CIOL members who are professional translators as well as Student and other Affiliate members interested in a career in translation.
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CIOL Networks & Societies

In addition, all CIOL members can engage with member-run networks or societies which offer online, social and professional development events for all linguists based on locations, languages or sectors.

Find your network

CIOL has networks covering:

CIOL events

We have a very busy events calendar including the annual CIOL Conference.

Supplemented by events and activities organised by our divisions and societies plus our CPD programme which includes webinars, there is bound to be something going on to suit your professional needs.

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