CIOL members are at the heart of everything we do.
Our member networks are run by members, for members, and offer a unique opportunity for language practitioners 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.
Freelance language practitioners typically work mostly in isolation so our divisions and societies offer members the chance to meet up with like-minded individuals, to share experiences, make friends and extend professional networks.
CIOL Specialist Divisions
All CIOL members, irrespective of grade, have the opportunity to join one (or more) of three specialist divisions, all managed by CIOL members on a voluntary basis:
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:
We have a very busy events calendar including the annual CIOL Conference, which incorporates the renowned Threlford Lecture.
Join in the conversation
CIOL encourages its members to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and follow our LinkedIn page and associated group. We use our social media channels to bring you CIOL news and updates plus it’s a chance for you to have your say and take part in or start a discussion: