The various types of interpreting:
- SIMULTANEOUS: Immediate translation, heard through headphones. The interpreters are located in soundproof booths with headphones and microphone, and translate the speakers’ contributions in real time. A standard day of simultaneous translation is 7 hours. Two interpreters per language are required and they alternate in one-hour shifts.
- CONSECUTIVE: Non-immediate translation as the speaker stops every 5-10 minutes to allow the translator, who has taken notes, to translate the speech. Consecutive is preferred for small work groups where only one language is required
- BUSINESS NEGOTIATION: Used for technical and business meetings, company training, and linguistic assistance at events and fairs
- CHUCHOTAGE: Simultaneous translation whispered in the listener's ear. It is used to assist a maximum of 2-3 people