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

Join the GLD

To succeed in today’s competitive environment, you need specialized knowledge, the tools to get the job done, access to a network of professionals, and the drive to excel and improve. GLD membership is a great way to meet these practical needs of your business while building your network of colleagues.

To become a member, you must be a member of the American Translators Association (ATA). You do not need to reside in the US to become a member of ATA.


Would you like to know more about the GLD and what it offers? Contact our New Member Coordinator, Kristina Cosumano, at kristina@licustranslation.com.

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