Simultaneous Consecutive Interpretation

In simultaneous interpretation, the interpreter renders the message in the target-language simultaneously while the message is being delivered. As this kind of interpretation is very demanding, a single interpreter can usually handle simultaneous interpretation duties for up to 20 minutes. Any assignment exceeding this time limit would require two interpreters so that they can alternate and alleviate the work load. Simultaneous interpretation requires the use of special equipment such as sound proof booths and interpreter consoles along with wireless headphones and microphones. It is mostly used in large meetings, conferences and speeches.