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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 the manufacturing, legal, medical, technical, industrial, engineering, environmental and energy 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.
Which types of interpreting can our Dutch conference interpreters offer?
Two forms of interpreting are required at conferences and TJC Global is happy to provide experienced and specialised interpreters for both requests:
Simultaneous interpreting: This can be tricky and tiring for interpreters as it requires immediate repetition of original speech into the target language through use of a headset and microphone. Usually two or more interpreters work together to alleviate the pressure. They are set up in a booth and relevant audience members listen to their interpretation through headphones. TJC Global's conference interpreters have long experience working at conferences in addition to being certified by professional interpreting institutions.
Consecutive interpreting: There also occasions at conferences which demand consecutive interpreting assistance. This may be during panel discussions, Q&A (Question & Answer) sessions or perhaps in a situation where an organisation wishes to speak face-to-face with exhibiting businesses set up in stalls around the conference room. In these instances, interpretation is more likely to be two-way; it becomes a facilitating process which allows for communication interchange between two parties rather than one-way simultaneous, which is more often a method used to convey information to a large and diverse audience.
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
Looking for translation or interpreting assistance in another field?
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. If your industry or project-type is not listed here, please contact us directly with your enquiry.
Our language specialists utilise their knowledge of subject-specific terminology to deliver precise, unambiguous translations whatever the context - enabling you to communicate effectively with the rest of the world. We are also able to adapt to almost any type of project.
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