The most common interpretation methods used by businesses are consecutive interpretation and simultaneous interpretation services. While consecutive interpretation is very useful, there are a number of benefits that come with simultaneous interpretation, also referred to as real-time interpretation. In today’s blog post, Akorbi will walk through three benefits of simultaneous interpretation.
The most significant downside to consecutive interpreting is that the listening experience is characterized by lots of starts and stops. The interpreter has to wait until the speaker has finished his or her sentence or phrase before interpreting it, so it’s difficult to have a smooth conversation in this manner. With real-time interpretation services, the interpreter is interpreting as the speaker talks, most often with the use of interpreting devices. This means that the interpreter will be more accurate, as they don’t have to remember large segments of speech, while also making the process more natural.
Great for Big Crowds
Conferences and events are one of the most common uses of real-time interpreting. Through the use of listening devices, speakers can give a speech while a real-time interpretation is transmitted to the listener. This cuts out the need to have an interpreter right next to each listener and also cuts noise down significantly. This is why major organizations such as the United Nations use real-time interpreting for their gatherings.
As noted previously, consecutive interpretation can be difficult for interpreters. They are asked to remember long sentences or even paragraphs of speech before interpreting them for the listener. While there are many trained interpreters who can do this, real-time interpretation makes the process smoother, easier, and helps prevent inaccuracies. It is also a faster form of interpretation, making it easier to have a natural conversation with someone of another language.
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