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The British Academy, together with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Australian Academy of the Humanities, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and The Royal Society of Canada, has just published The Importance of Languages in Global Context: An International Call to Action.

This unprecedented joint statement highlights the key role that language skills play in...

Published on Friday, 4 December 2020 - 12:09pm
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CIOL Vice President Baroness Jean Coussins has asked Government whether they have provided guidance to GP practices about the responsibility to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to public service interpreters who are needed for face-to-face patient appointments.

Read the answer here: https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2020-11-19/hl10504...

Published on Wednesday, 2 December 2020 - 6:44pm
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The webpage for police language services has been launched, providing information relating to the use of interpreters for police assignments as well as contact details. Click here to read.

Published on Monday, 30 November 2020 - 12:10pm
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CIOL welcomes frameworks which recognise the professional status of public service interpreters. We believe their professionalism should always be at the forefront of the selection and delivery of public service language services.

We also believe in fair pay and working conditions for interpreters, as both a right and a necessity - to maintain and nurture a profession on which important...

Published on Thursday, 26 November 2020 - 12:41pm
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CIOL is pleased to announce that we are now providing our members with a broader programme of CPD and training. As part of this review of our CPD activity, we are making the majority of video recordings from the eCPD Webinars platform available free of charge to CIOL members.

Over the coming months, 150 videos will be added to the library, available from the My CIOL area of the...

Published on Friday, 15 May 2020 - 12:59pm
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CIOL announces the launch of a new partnership scheme to bring businesses and large corporations in closer collaboration.

Organisations that become a CIOL partner agree to follow these values which represent a starting point for continually improving the standing of qualified linguists:

Strive to improve the quality of service provided to customers by using members or qualified...
Published on Tuesday, 7 April 2020 - 11:44am
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The Queen’s speech today outlined Boris Johnson’s agenda for the new session of parliament.

In a key element of the speech, the Queen says her government will “work to promote and expand the United Kingdom’s influence in the world”, starting with a review into security, defence and foreign policy “covering all aspects of international policy from defence to diplomacy and development”....

Published on Thursday, 19 December 2019 - 3:10pm
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Quality and standards are the badge of honour and core characteristics of all who call themselves a “professional”. Disregarding economic argument, the value of a professional is embedded in their knowledge and expertise and their ability to apply both to a purposeful endeavour in pursuit of success.

Founded over 100 years ago, long before it became a chartered body, the Institute of...

Published on Wednesday, 7 August 2019 - 1:47pm
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DPSI

IoL Educational Trust (IoLET) is a specialist languages Awarding Organisation. The IoLET DPSI has its origins in the 1980s when legal and language specialists came together with the aim of providing robust and reliable interpreting services for legal, health and local government contexts. With an established reputation over 30 years, the IoLET DPSI has a record of accrediting the very best...

Published on Tuesday, 25 July 2017 - 1:48pm
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Language Show Scotland

The Language Show Live opened its doors for the first time at the weekend in Scotland, and CIOL was among the exhibitors at the inaugural show north of the border.

CIOL’s Head of Membership Jane Galbraith and Business Development Manager Matthias Postel were there to speak to visitors about membership and professional qualifications and how together they can enhance the careers of...

Published on Monday, 14 March 2016 - 4:05pm
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