When working with interpreters, it is essential to understand the different categories or styles of interpreting that best suit your particular needs. That’s where the professional interpreters at Language Innovations come in.
What is Consecutive Interpreting?
This style of interpreting is most often bi-directional and relies on the interpreter waiting for a speaker to complete a sentence or statement (source language) before speaking the translation (target language), and vice-versa. Exceptional linguistic and interpersonal skills are the hallmark of our consecutive interpreters, allowing for an uninterrupted, smooth flow of your dialog in both languages.
When is Consecutive Interpreting used?
Examples of consecutive interpreting settings include:
- Round-table discussions (usually small groups of 8-10 people or less)
- Site visits
- Press conferences
- Doctor visits
What are the advantages of Consecutive Interpreting?
Consecutive interpreting does not require any technical equipment and in most situations a single interpreter is all that is needed. This style of interpreting is most efficient when English and one other foreign language is involved.