Monday, 10 October 2016

Kinds of interpreting modes

There are two primary interpreting modes. They are Consecutive and Simultaneous interpreting. 
Check out how these two main interpreting modes are different from each other. 


Consecutive Interpreting

This is a type of interpretation mode wherein the speaker pauses for time duration of one to five minutes after a particular paragraph is completed by him or her. This is where an interpreter will step in for explaining what the speaker old in a particular target language. The note-taking plays a very important role while the consecutive interpreting mode is used. It is imperative to do so since mugging up the entire paragraph addressed by the speaker is a tough job. 

Simultaneous Interpreting

It is an interpreting mode that needs the interpreter to hear and interpret simultaneously with the original speaker as the latter speaks or uses sign languages. As such, it is important for a simultaneous interpreter to be thoroughly aware of the subject so that they can be prepared with what they should say as soon as the speaker completes his or her sentence. Due to the quickness with which an interpreter needs to deliver in case of simultaneous interpretation, a key skill is to be extremely decisive. Often, interpreters form pairs in case of simultaneous interpretation since the job demands a high level of focus and concentration. 


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