About the GLD

The German Language Division (GLD) is a language group within the American Translators Association (ATA) for translators and interpreters with German as either their source or their target language. The GLD was founded in 1997 at the ATA Conference in San Francisco. With some 750 members, the GLD is currently the third largest ATA language division.

The objectives and responsibilities of the German Language Division are as follows:

  • To promote close ties and interaction between and among members
  • To promote interaction between German-speaking translators and interpreters as well as related associations inside and outside the United States
  • To promote standards of quality and professional ethics
  • To promote the profession among translation buyers and the public
  • To promote the exchange of information amongst colleagues about technological innovations and language developments
  • To organize German-related sessions and speakers for the ATA’s Annual Conference
  • To work together with the American Translators Association
  • To support the objectives of the American Translators Association