Dutch Simultaneous Interpreting for Conferences | London | UK | Worldwide
English to Dutch, Dutch to English and multiple other languages.
TJC Global can provide Dutch conference interpreters with expertise in the sector you are working in. TJC’s Dutch conference Interpreters can deliver excellent conference interpreting services for a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, legal, medical, technical, industrial, engineering, environmental and renewable energy sectors.
Our professional Dutch simultaneous interpreters have a very strong command of the intricacies in both the source and target language. Adapting to the speech pattern of the speaker quickly, they convey all information faithfully with an awareness of cultural and linguistic idiom as well as an in-depth knowledge of the terminology relating to the subject in question. In addition to this, our interpreters are experienced enough to be tactful when misunderstandings or tension arise and will continue interpreting in a professional manner.
Why choose TJC’s Dutch conference interpreters?
- TJC Global has been established in Oxford for over 25 years and has provided interpreters for numerous international conferences in a wide range of sectors. For more information on the industries covered by our conference interpreters, see our interpreting page.
- Our Dutch conference interpreters are masters of both the source and target language. What sets them apart is that in addition to being gifted linguists, our conference interpreters are also informed of the local business etiquette, professional conduct and the corporate rules.
- Adapting to the speech pattern of the speaker quickly, they will convey all information faithfully with an awareness of cultural and linguistic idiom.
Dutch (aka. Flemish when spoken in Belgium) is a West Germanic language spoken primarily in the Netherlands and as one of the three official languages of Belgium alongside French and German. It is also used in an administrative capacity in those countries which historically comprised the “Netherland Antilles” including Suriname, the islands of Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, and Sint Eustatius. It is a close relative of Afrikaans, one of the official languages of South Africa, which is derived from Dutch. This is due to the presence of Dutch settlers in South Africa during the 18th and 19th centuries. It is estimated that 90 – 95% of Afrikaans is of Dutch origin and the two languages are often mutually intelligible, especially in written form.
Dutch is one of the official languages of the European Union and has approximately 23 million native speakers worldwide. Interestingly, it is thought to be the most easily attainable foreign language for native English speakers, probably due to similarities in origin and lexicon, although it is not currently one of the primary languages taught in English schools.
It originates from Low Franconian and its use can be dated back to the 12th century. In the Middle Ages, it was one of the languages of the people, hence its name – originally “Dietsc”, or “Duutsc”, equivalent to the German “Deutsch”, which means literally, “language of the people”. It was thus somewhat different from the Latin which dominated religion and education.
As suggested, Dutch bears many similarities to both German and English. In fact 70% of the population of the Netherlands can speak fluent English and 55-59% of Dutch people also speak German!
Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica [http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/409930/Dutch-language]
Just like any other nation, The Netherlands has its own business etiquette. See our Doing Business in The Netherlands Page to find out more.
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For more information about other areas covered by our Dutch language experts, please see our Dutch Translation and Interpreting Homepage
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What forms of interpretation can TJC Global provide?
Video / videoconference interpreting: (also Video Remote Interpreting available) TJC provide language interpreting services to support events such as business discussions, conferences, legal / court / arbitration / litigation, and all other online business interactions in industry during these challenging times.
Participants can communicate with one another via video or voice calls using laptops, smartphones, tablets etc. These can be recorded should you wish to take minutes. Our professionally qualified interpreters can join your online virtual meeting, event, or proceeding, for example, and interpret remotely in the language pairing you require, so as to facilitate smooth communication between all parties.
Telephone / teleconference interpreting is a practical way to bridge any language barriers. The interpreter is either located remotely (away from either party) or is with one of the parties. In both cases they deliver interpreting services through telephone conferencing.
Telephone interpretation is useful for clients who cannot travel to their counterparts’ country, but still wish, for example, to hold business discussions or to communicate progress updates. At TJC Global, we are very happy to provide you with professionally qualified interpreters around the world in almost any selected language combinations.
Simultaneous interpreting (also available with Video Remote Interpretation (VRI))
is used for international conferences, critical business discussions, seminars & symposiums. In this case, there are usually two to three interpreters situated in a booth, away from the audience, who take turns to interpret at high speed, changing over every 15-20 minutes to avoid fatigue.
The interpreters use headsets to listen to the message of the speaker and repeat it immediately (practically “simultaneously”) in the target language for the benefit of relevant audience members.
Consecutive interpreting (also available with Video Remote Interpretation (VRI)) is the most common type of interpreting. It is used for business discussions, negotiations, contract exchanges, commercial, legal, technical discussions, medical or court hearings or on site inspections. The interpreter listens to the speaker, often making notes, and delivers the meaning in the target language afterwards.
The interpreter may wait until a pause or the end, at which point they deliver a translation relatively quickly. Consecutive interpreting may also be used at conferences for panel discussions, Q&A sessions or private discussions between parties – at a stand or elsewhere.
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TJC Global provides specialist interpreting and translation services in a wide array of specialist fields. Whatever your requirement, we can find the right linguist to assist you.
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