Simultaneous (or also called "conference interpreting") is a type of live interpreting that occurs immediately after the speaker speaks. This type of interpreting is often used for large group events such as conferences, seminars, meetings, symposiums and similar events.
Simultaneous interpretation works as follows:
Special Equipment: This type of interpreting is usually performed using special equipment. The speaker addresses a room with an interpreter present via a voice recording. This audio recording allows the interpreter to translate the conversation at the same time.
Instant Interpreting: Simultaneous interpretation is a system by which the interpreter translates the sentences simultaneously while the speaker is speaking. This gives listeners access to the original speech with instant translation.
Technological Infrastructure: Simultaneous interpretation usually includes a special language booth, headset and microphone set. While the speaker speaks out loud, the interpreter translates instantly using special equipment in the cabin. Participants use headphones to listen to this translation in their own language.
Speed and Efficiency: Simultaneous interpretation is ideal for providing interpretation to large groups quickly and effectively. Participants are able to listen to an instant translation of what the speaker is saying and thus interact instantly.
Simultaneous interpreting is a challenging type of interpreting that generally requires a high level of language skills, cultural knowledge and quick thinking abilities. Such interpreters often have subject matter expertise and must be able to accurately translate complex terms and concepts instantly. Simultaneous interpreting can contribute to the successful holding of multilingual events and international meetings.
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