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International Conference Interpreter Services Worldwide

TJC Global offers a custom-tailored dual or multi-lingual international conference interpreter services, ranging from business discussions to international conferences worldwide. Our conference interpreters have considerable background knowledge and cultural understanding as well as the language capability you require. They also have extensive, long-term experience in conference interpreting. They are familiar with the skills required to carry out accurate, efficient conference interpreting.

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There are various types of interpreters, such as simultaneous, consecutive, whispering, and facilitating. When you require an interpreter for a conference, TJC provides someone who is proficient in the type of interpreting which you require. A simple definition of each type of interpreting is given below:

Simultaneous interpreting is often used for international conferences, critical business discussions, seminars, symposiums and court hearings. The source language of the speaker is translated into the target language which is delivered to the audience without pause by the interpreter through headphones. There are normally two interpreters who swap every twenty minutes, and are separated from the conference or event by a sound proof booth, through which they can still see the speakers.

Consecutive interpreting is used for business discussions, negotiations, contract exchanges, commercial discussions, legal, technical or engineering 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. If a speech is delivered, the interpreter may wait until a pause or the end, at which point they deliver a translation relatively quickly.

Facilitating interpreting may be used when clients have conversational English (for example) but want to precisely understand particular points. It may be used when involved in lengthy discussions to avoid the client’s mental fatigue; here the interpreter is able to facilitate more effective communication. This allows the client to think in their own language whilst the facilitator uses the other language.

Whispering (simultaneous) interpreting is useful when there is no booth equipment or microphone set-up and with a few people who do not speak a particular language at a meeting or seminar while most of audience speak that language. The interpreter often sits behind them or sometimes stands next to them and whispers to them simultaneously.

Our interpreters are able to adapt to a range of conference settings such as institutional settings, business seminars and international corporate meetings. In many cases, our conference interpreters study the conference topics in advance (they study relevant materials or research the subject involved) to ensure that they are familiar with the vocabulary and terminology required for conference interpreting.

Conference Equipment

Not only are we at TJC Global able to provide you with the interpreters you need, we are also able to provide the relevant equipment and venue hire alongside the language service, where available. Conference equipment often includes state-of-the-art booths in which interpreters sit, microphones, headphones, speaker systems, and sound mixers/consoles. We are also able to find venues that suit your conference needs. Please contact us for more information.

International Conferences Directory

For a list of clients for whom we have provided interpreting services, please see our Projects & Clients page.

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