is a service most popular amongst corporate clients and large organisations. This type of interpreting is frequently used for conferences, large business meetings and smaller events such as board or directors or committee meetings. This highly specialised area of interpreting demands complete and accurate translation, orally and at the same rate of speech as the speaker, with very short lag time. Using headphones, microphones, and a sound proof booth the interpreter is able to interpret and listen at the same time.To master simultaneous interpretation requires the language and culture to be completely mastered.
Simultaneous interpreting without equipment, described as whispering or ´chuchoter´ interpretation
basically works like simultaneous interpretation, albeit without the technical support. It is used when, for example, one (or not more than two) of the conference participants do not understand the conference language. In this case, the interpreter sits behind these persons and whispers a simultaneous translation. This mode of interpreting is advisable if only a few participants do not understand the language that is spoken, and if these poeple most probably do not intend to speak themselves. It is also frequently used for site visits, festive dinners and a number of other occasions.
is the most common form of interpretation. It is used in situations in which the interpreter and the persons for whom he or she is interpreting speak consecutively, each waiting until the other has finished speaking before they begin. Consecutive interpretation is best suited for situations involving a small number of people, or where a personal touch is required. Examples would be business meetings, press conferences, interviews, medical consultations, or any type of one-on-one exchange.
We offer and provide simultaneous interpretation systems including portable, wireless transmitters and receivers as well as more complex, stationary interpretation systems – fully enclosed or tabletop soundproof interpretation booths. Prices vary depending on the quantity being purchased. Contact us for a quote.