A conference interpreter is a linguistic mediator who allows people speaking different languages to communicate fluently. On top of having a perfect command of his or her working languages, it is necessary to have other qualities such as high cultural level, mental agility, a strong ability to focus and a sound insight into the underlying culture of each working language. These are the most frequent interpreting modalities:

Simultaneous interpreting

The most widely known and the smoothest of all modalities. The simultaneous interpreter translates the speech fluently into the target language while the speaker talks. Simultaneous translation requires installing booths and a sound system. If you wish, we can contact a technical services provider for you, in order to supply, install and handle all the necessary material. This modality can be used in all types of events, although it is especially suited for congresses, seminars and conferences with a large audience, and for live interpreting on TV. It is also possible to resort to an “Infoport” portable system, for events with a reduced number of participants.

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Consecutive interpreting

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The consecutive interpreter takes notes of what the speakers says, and translates it afterwards. It requires extending the duration of the event, since there are two speeches, the original one given by the speaker and the interpreter’s translation. This modality is best suited for meetings with a limited number of participants, press conferences and other short events, when it is not possible to use a booth or an infoport system.

Whispering or chuchotage

This modality is used when only one person needs translation, two at most. The interpreter seats next to the user and whispers the speech to the user’s ear, simultaneously.


Sworn interpreting


It implies a lot of responsibility and it requires a high level of specialisation in legal translation. In order to work in this modality, the interpreter needs to be authorised by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is requested mainly by courts and tribunals and by other official entities.

Are you interested in hiring one of our conference interpreters? Before you get in touch, you are welcome to find out what clients are already trusting us, and hear us interpret live on TV. We are looking forward to hearing from you.