How To Choose The Right Type Of Interpretation?

If you are planning to provide interpreters for your business, it's important to be aware of the different kinds of interpretation available and also to determine the specific requirements of your event to ensure you are certain of getting the appropriate interpreter to meet your requirements.

The two kinds of Chinese Translation and Interpreting Services you will often encounter are simultaneous interpretation and conference interpretation. Many people use the term simultaneous interpretation to mean simultaneous translation or conference interpretation.

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In the case of consecutive interpretation which is the more frequent one, the person starts speaking, but then stops and waits for an interpreter to translate their words into another language. After the interpreter has finished, the speaker resumes speaking. 

If you are using consecutive interpretation, it is vital that the speaker doesn't talk for too long without stopping in between, or else the interpreter might not be able to remember all the words spoken.

The kind of interpretation you need will depend on the nature and size of your gathering. To determine what kind of interpretation is best for your gathering consider these questions:

  • How big is the gathering?

  • How many people must listen to the interpretation?

  • What is your budget for interpreter services?

Determine the cost prior to the time and prepare for it. It facilitates a more efficient meeting, allows for simultaneous interpretation in several languages, and helps keep your meeting on track.