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Simultanious Interpretation

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Simultaneous Interpretation
  Most people think of a UN assembly when they hear the words“simultaneous interpretation”. It’s easy to think so, since such environment is the perfect example of what the world is: a group of people from various cultures and backgrounds, who speak different languages, trying to communicate with many others. Our university offers us an interpretation class and a wide range of interpretation and translation opportunities, aims to help us achieve our communication and strategic goals.
  What is Simultaneous Interpretation? In simultaneous interpretation, the participants wear headphones, and the interpreter renders the speaker's words into the target language as he or she is speaking. Owing to the tremendous level of concentration required to perform this type of interpretation, simultaneous interpreters always work in teams of two. Usually, the interpreters work in a sound-proof booth that enables everyone involved to focus on their work without the distraction of hearing another language. Because this mode of interpreting saves time, it is preferred for conferences and meetings in which a great deal of information has to be conveyed. The use of audio equipment also means that there is no limit to the number of people who can participate.
  Simultaneous interpretation is the ability to listen to a message delivered in a language while interpreting those words into another language, all in real time. This demanding, highly-skilled craft is used for industry conferences, sales meetings, international seminars and training seminars, governmental meetings, legal settings and trade shows, among many other instances. In every case, the use of simultaneous interpreters is pivotal to the success of the event, since among all the specific goals on the agenda, one of the prime objectives is to achieve an effective and accurate communication. This modality of interpretation generally requires the use of equipment, thus enabling transmission...

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