June 2017 – Boston, MA – Language Connections, a Boston translation and interpreting agency, partners with the Higher Education institution Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS) on a regular basis to provide interpreting services for various types of events hosted by the school. A recent program at HKS focused on early childhood initiatives and involved someone from the Bernard van Leer Foundation that required whispered interpreting services in French.
The HKS week-long program, Leading and Scaling Early Childhood Initiatives, included talks on a range of topics from early childhood Intervention methods to various case studies. We were asked to provide French interpreting services for one of the participants from the Bernard van Leer Foundation, a non-profit organization centered on efforts to improve opportunities for young, disadvantaged children.
French Whispered Interpreting Services
In order to maintain the flow of the program, our linguist was asked to provide a special mode of simultaneous interpretation for the non-English speaker attending the discussions. Unlike simultaneous interpreting, this type of interpreting, called whispered interpreting, allows the interpreter to simultaneously interpret what the speaker says directly into the ear of the listener.
This means that no equipment is required, but rather the interpreter stands or sits next to the person for whom they are interpreting and literally whispers the interpreted speech into the listener’s ear.
Usually, simultaneous interpreters work as a team, taking turns in order to ensure both flow and accuracy. In the case of this project, our expert interpreter worked alone for 8 full hours a day over the course of the program.
About Language Connections:
Language Connections is a language service provider. We specialize in technical, medical and legal translation, software and website localization, simultaneous and consecutive interpretation, corporate language programs, and interpreter training. We provide certified, professional translation in 100+ languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, and French. With over 20 years of experience, we have expertise in all major industries including the life sciences, patent and immigration law, international business, global education, and advanced technology. Our cost-effective interpreting and conference solutions will meet your multilingual needs for all types of international events – business meetings, conferences, lectures or presentations.
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