Interpreting

There are different types of interpreting...


Simultaneous interpreting

is a very demanding form of interpreting which takes place more or less simultaneously, with the interpreter using a microphone, a headset and a soundproof booth. Two interpreters work together in one booth and take turns, as utmost concentration is needed. Simultaneous interpreting is recommended for events where various different languages are used, at conferences and expert meetings as well as on TV and for large events.

 

 Consecutive interpreting

means that interpreters take notes and interpret long sections of a speech with a time lag. Consecutive interpreting is mainly used for toasts, receptions, welcoming addresses, short presentations, symposiums, workshops and guided tours.

 ... and different settings.

 Whispered interpreting

is a special form of simultaneous interpreting. It is mainly used for a small number of people (1-3) who speak a different language to that spoken by the rest of the audience. The interpreter sits behind or next to these people and “whispers” everything that is being said simultaneously.

 Liaison interpreting

is used to interpret shorter messages. It is a form of consecutive interpreting and popular for toasts, negotiations and technical talks.

 Escort interpreting

If you are travelling abroad or hosting a delegation of visitors from another country, an interpreter will always be at your side at a trade fair, in a restaurant or in a hotel. Escort interpreters work consecutively and generally interpret informal conversations. The interpreter also offers advice on intercultural issues.

 Conference interpreting

It is impossible to imagine large international conferences without interpreters. They work in teams and interpret simultaneously into the respective languages in order to guarantee smooth communication between all participants.

 

 We would be more than happy to advise you on the most efficient working mode for your event!