Consecutive Interpretation


    Consecutive Interpretation is the best-known form of interpretation. In consecutive interpretation, the speaker speaks whilst the interpreter takes notes. The interpreter then reproduces what the speaker has said for the audience. Consecutive interpretation is mostly used for technical, confidential or official meetings where it is not possible or appropriate to use simultaneous interpretation equipment, such as low-attendance roundtable meetings, diplomatic meetings, bilateral meetings, and short interviews. Consecutive interpretation is also preferred for face-to-face interaction in low-attendance training meetings where most of the participants do not speak the speaker's language.