Consecutive Interpreting

Consecutive Interpreting Services in Dubai, UAE

Many organizations prefer Consecutive Interpreting, in which the speaker delivers a few sentences and then pauses while the interpreter conveys his or her message in the target language. Interpretation may be provided to the entire group, though it is becoming increasingly more common for consecutive interpreters to translate for a single individual in a group setting.

While Consecutive Interpreting is the most popular type of interpreting, it is not always ideal, especially in large group settings. At DarLukman we place your organization’s needs first, so we’ll be happy to consult with you to assess the pros and cons of Consecutive Interpretation based on the specific needs of your event or organization.

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Consecutive Interpretation is less expensive than Simultaneous Interpretation because the translation doesn’t need to take place in real time. This eliminates the need for special equipment and complex planning. While the interpreter is able to provide a stronger impression of the context of the speech, consecutive interpretation is a time-consuming process that regularly interrupts the flow of speech. It is best suited for one-on-one or small group settings.

Simultaneous Interpretation requires specialized equipment such as interpreter’s booths, microphones, headphones, transmitters, consoles and other audio components—which in turn create the need for additional planning. Interpreters not only require a higher level of skill to work in real time, they frequently work in teams of two to ensure uninterrupted translation. However, the extra costs associated with Simultaneous Interpretation frequently pay off in the form of productivity and time savings by allowing speakers to address a multi-lingual audience in real time. Large conferences and events, especially those held at costly venues, are almost always better served by Simultaneous Interpretation.