Simultaneous Interpretation In Chicago, IL 

An interpreter is essential for breaking through language barriers. Serving the Chicago area, Cosmopolitan Translation Bureau offers both interpretation and translation services.  One of our services, Simultaneous Interpretation, can provide the seamless communication process you are looking for.

What is Simultaneous Interpretation?

Simultaneous interpretation involves an interpreter listening to and comprehending a speaker, and then accurately interpreting the speaker’s statements into another language. Simultaneous interpretation differs from consecutive interpretation in that the delivery occurs in real time — with no pauses. For this reason, simultaneous interpreters often work in pairs. 

Simultaneous Interpretation in Practice

Simultaneous interpreting at an event typically entails using wireless audio equipment to quickly relay speech to multiple listeners. The interpreters are in an enclosed booth, listening with headsets while interpreting into a microphone. The interpretation is transmitted to listeners wearing headphones or earphones. We can assist you during setup so our interpretation services are integrated seamlessly into your operations.

When to Use Simultaneous Interpretation

Simultaneous interpretation is ideal for formal or large group settings where there are listeners from different countries, a speaker is addressing an audience, and a substantial amount of information must be conveyed. On-site simultaneous interpretation is used for:

  • Industry conferences
  • Training sessions
  • Conventions
  • Lectures and presentations
  • Courtroom proceedings
  • Trade shows
  • Business or board meetings
  • International conventions
  • Exhibitions
  • Community meetings
  • Tours

So, Why Do We Use the Word “Interpretation” Instead of “Translation”?

“Translation” is used when we refer to the translation of printed material. “Interpretation” is used when we refer to the verbal “translation” of one language into another. Cosmopolitan Translation Bureau also offers high-quality translations of written documents.

Professional On-Site Simultaneous Interpretation Services

Our simultaneous interpreters are experts in the medical and legal industries. They are able to make quick determinations of how to fluently convey the meaning of words and the context in which they are being used for all of your language needs. We have the experience and resources to ensure that the information delivered for your event is accurate and appropriate. If you require professional, on-site simultaneous interpretation, Cosmopolitan Translation Bureau can provide you with tailored solutions.



If you would like to learn more about simultaneous interpretation, please contact us today.