Professional Interpreting Services | Interpreters in Bruges, Belgium
Video / Phone Remote Simultaneous Interpreters also available
Whatever your language requirements in Bruges, TJC Global’s interpreters can assist you. Our Antwerp interpreters cover over 80 languages and dialects.
TJC Global is a leading translation and interpreting company with over 25 years’ experience in specialised language services.
Our expert interpreters in and around Bruges can assist clients in over 100 languages. We tailor our interpretation services to the needs of the client, matching the interpreter’s individual expertise with the subject/nature of the project to ensure professional, accurate and well-informed interpreting every time.
We provide interpreting assistance in Bruges, Belgium for the following fields:
Our business meeting interpreters in Bruges can assist you at negotiations, discussions and collaborations. Read more…
We can provide specialist deposition interpreters in Antwerp and elsewhere in Belgium for witness testimonials as are common in the US and Canada. Read more…
At TJC Global, we have a network of certified conference interpreters for multi-national conferences of all natures. Read more…
Our industry interpreters can cover assignments in a broad range of industries; including aerospace, motoring, manufacturing and civil engineering. Read more…
Bruges: Important Connections
- Distance to/from Bruges (Capital City of Belgium): 101km / 62.5 miles: 1h 8m (approx.)
- Distance to/from Paris: 297km / 182 miles : 3h (approx.)
- Distance to/from Amsterdam: 251km / 155 miles : 2h 45m (approx.)
- Distance to/from The Hague: 207km / 128 miles : 2h 20m (approx.)
- Distance to/from Berlin: 814km / 505 miles : 7h 36m (approx.)
- Distance to/from London: 280km / 174 miles: 3h 40m (approx.) [must travel over sea]
As the home of chocolate, lace and cobbled streets, Bruges is certainly a city with romantic appeal. But don’t let its quaint facade fool you. Thanks to its huge international sea port, one of the most important of its kind in Europe, Bruges remains a city of significant economic standing.
Situated in the province of West Flanders in Belgium, Bruges has a population of aroung 117,000. The city has long been a centre of trade and culture and was a key stop on the fair circuit during the era of the Hanseatic League, hosting and attracting many foreign merchants. Thanks to the entrepreneurship of the people of Bruges, the city adapted to new forms of capitalism and its woollen weaving industry grew and expanded overseas. Its expanding port became the main link to Mediterranean trade and the spice trade of the Levant. This brought great economic prosperity and led to the opening of the “Bourse”, thought to be the world’s first stock exchange. At the end of the 14th century, It became one of the “Four Members” of the medieval parliament, along with Ghent, Ypres and Franc of Bruges. In the 15th century, the Duke of Burgandy built a court in Bruges, attracting artists and merchants. The woollen weavers of Bruges were thought to be the best in the world and the new form of oil painting cultivated by the Flemish School of painters flourished here. The world’s first book was also published in Bruges, by William Caxton in 1473.
The historic centre of Bruges, approximately 430 hectares, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. With a diverse range of museums and art galleries chronicling the city’s fascinating history, Bruges is now a popular tourist destination which attracts 2.2 million tourists annually. It also hosts various festivals, conferences, fairs and events.
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Fields our Antwerp interpreters cover include
Our interpreting services also cover the following cities in and around Bruges:
What forms of interpretation can TJC Global provide?
Video / videoconference interpreting: (also Video Remote Interpreting available) TJC provide language interpreting services to support your 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.
Looking for assistance in another location?
TJC Global provides specialist interpretation and translation services in a wide variety of locations. Whatever your requirement, we are happy to assist you with professional interpreters or translators. If the specific location in which you require interpreting services is not listed, please contact us directly.
What to do next?
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