Consecutive interpretation

Consecutive interpretation

Unlike simultaneous interpretation, which is described above, consecutive interpretation does not require the installation of any technical devices (headsets, interpretation booths and microphones). This interpretation technique, which is still taught in universities, is becoming increasingly rare. From a technical perspective, the speaker speaks for periods of no more than one to two minutes, during which the interpreter can take notes. At the end of this speech, the speaker must give the floor to the interpreter so that he/she can orally transcribe the speaker's speech in a concise way.

Consecutive interpretation is normally used on short formats. It usually requires good preparation to ensure a smooth flow of exchanges.

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