Types of Interpreting
Simultaneous Interpreting is the immediate translation of the spoken word in real-time. The interpreter will translate alongside the speaker meaning this mode of interpreting is often used in situations where the audience’s complete attention is required. Many languages can be translated at once using simultaneous interpreting.
Simultaneous interpreting is frequently used in live events such as music festivals or comedy performances.
Consecutive interpreting is a type of oral translation where a person will speak in intervals, pausing after a few lines to allow an interpreter to translate into another language. This mode of interpreting can be performed both in-person and remotely via telephone or video call.
Consecutive interpreting is commonly used during business meetings, medical appointments and legal proceedings and can be on a regular or ad-hoc basis.
Conference interpreting can include both simultaneous and consecutive interpreting depending on the requirements and audience size. Conference interpreting can be a great resource when looking to expand globally with your business. For large conference, simultaneous interpreting is the most commonly used but consecutive interpreting is useful for direct debates, meetings and discussions.
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