Depending on the situation, different interpretation methods are required. Cosmopolitan Translation Bureau, serving the Chicago metropolitan area, provides consecutive interpretation for a wide range of professional offerings to our clients. Industries we service include: Medical, Legal, Insurance, Education and Government.
At Cosmopolitan Translation, our on-site consecutive interpretation services assist in the communication between speakers of different languages and is essential in certain professional fields, such as medical and legal, when there is a language barrier. Consecutive interpreters are not only required to be able to speak the target language well, but also must possess an expert understanding of the culture to accurately convey a message in the right context.
What Is Consecutive Interpretation?
Consecutive interpretation involves two parties conversing in different languages with an interpreter who listens and interprets each message so both listeners can understand. During the conversation, there is a pause between speakers so that the interpreter can relay the message in each listener’s native language.
Professionally trained consecutive interpreters are able to provide interpretations for both parties involved, accurately conveying the messages using the same emphasis and inflection of the speakers, without having to elaborate.
When Is Consecutive Interpretation Used?
Consecutive interpretation is best suited for situations involving a small number of people in personal settings, or situations in which individuals have one-on-one conversations. These situations include:
- Medical appointments
- Client or employee interviews
- Human resource meetings
- Formal legal hearings
- Parent–teacher conferences
- Court depositions
- Technical seminars
- Attorney–client meetings
- Legal negotiations
- Training workshops
Why Do We Use the Word “Interpreter” Instead of “Translator”?
An “interpreter” is someone who “translates” speech orally. A “translator” refers to someone who translates printed materials. Cosmopolitan Translation Bureau has trained professionals who can meet all your interpretation and translation needs.