Education and Associations for Conference Interpreters

Conference Interpretation Schools and Associations

There are two forms of conference interpretation and the training and level of language skills is different for each:

• Consecutive interpretation, used for small discussion groups and in negotiations (where the interpreter speaks after the speaker).

• Simultaneous interpretation, the most frequently used form (where the interpreter speaks at the same time as the speaker, usually through electronic equipment), offering immediate communication in as many languages as required.