Igbo Simultaneous Interpreting Service In Tyne and Wear

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Working together with our experienced and qualified translators, voiceover artists, interpreters, audiovisual translators, transcribers and subtitlers, we offer a wide range of language services.

Available in over 200 languages in:

  • Newcastle
  • Sunderland
  • South Shields
  • Gateshead
  • Wallsend
  • Tynemouth
  • Washington
  • Jarrow

and throughout Tyne and Wear our linguists can get you heard in any language of your choice. While we do not offer a walk-in service in Tyne and Wear , we are only one phone call away from discussing your language requirements. Our Igbo linguists are based all around the world so we can connect you remotely, or for situations where you need an on-site Igbo linguist, we can quickly check our network of local professionals to see who is the closest to you.

Qualified and experienced Igbo simultaneous interpreters

There are a number of forms of interpreting, but you can roughly place them within 2 categories:

  • Consecutive
  • Simultaneous

Consecutive interpreting is when one person speaks in one language, leaves a pause, and meanwhile the interpreter will verbally interpret what has been said in the other language.

Simultaneous interpreting is much more intense. Two interpreters will work in tandem delivering the interpretation at the same time as the speech. Because of the intense nature of simultaneous interpreting, the interpreters need to cover each other during regular breaks to ensure no disruption of the service.

Each interpreter will speak their own language plus one other completely fluently. They usually feel comfortable interpreting in both (sometimes three) directions.
For conferences taking place in Tyne and Wear, the interpreters will generally sit in special language interpreting booths or if providing the service remotely via video link, they will use dedicated interpreting channels.

Igbo whispered interpreting or chuchotage

This is a lower tech version. The interpretation is delivered simultaneously but without the aid of any equipment such as a booth, microphones and headsets. The interpreters literally whisper. For obvious reasons, this form of interpreting isn’t always practical or desirable.

Simultaneous interpreting equipment for venues in Tyne and Wear

We can also supply and setup all the simultaneous interpreting equipment you may need.

The equipment is designed especially for events where simultaneous interpreters will be working using wireless infra-red transmitters and headsets to relay the speaker to all interpreters, without any need for extra cabling. A trained technician will install, operate and remove the system at the end of the conference. We also provide portable ISO approved booths for the interpreters where a mobile solution may be more appropriate such as a factory visit.

Our Igbo simultaneous interpreters

Working in teams of two, our experienced simultaneous interpreters work at conferences and venues in Tyne and Wear and elsewhere around the world. Our simultaneous interpreters must be able to supply evidence relating to skill in:

  • a native tongue;
  • a language other than the interpreter’s native language, of which he or she has a perfect command and into which he or she works from one or more of his or her other languages;
  • any languages of which the interpreter has a complete understanding and from which he or she works.

Igbo simultaneous or consecutive interpreter?

Under what circumstances would you choose a Igbo simultaneous interpreting team over a consecutive interpreter?

A consecutive interpreting solution may work better for small meeting places where perhaps one person present does not understand the source language. This could be in situations like a human resources meeting, a meeting with a solicitor or a court hearing.

For circumstances where there may be a larger number of people needing to understand each other and almost instantaneous comprehension of the words without a time delay is necessary, a simultaneous interpreting solution would be more appropriate. This might occur at conferences, events, congresses and other mainly formal meetings where a number of people attending will speak different languages.

 

How is the cost for simultaneous interpreting calculated?

  • The cost depends on the language(s)
  • The cost depends whether the interpreter will need to attend on-site in Tyne and Wear or via video link.
  • The cost depends on availability of particular interpreters on date and time in question.
  • The cost depends on whether we are providing simultaneous interpreting equipment

 

While you’re here… some quite interesting facts about the Igbo language.

Igbo is a member of the Volta-Niger branch of the Niger-Congo family of languages, and is spoken mainly in Nigeria. In 2018 there were about 29 million speakers of Igbo in Nigeria, mainly in the southweast of the country, particularly in the states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo. There are also Igbo speakers in Australia (2,000), Canada (4,240), and the UK (7,950). There are numerous Igbo dialects, some of which are not mutually intelligible. The standard written form of Igbo is based on the Owerri and Umuahia dialects. Igbo is also known as Ibo, Ebo or Unege. Igbo is recognised as a minority language in Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea. It is used in literature, and on the radio and TV. Courtesy of Omniglot

Where is Igbo most widely spoken?

Most Igbo speakers are based in southeast Nigeria, where they make up almost 17% of the population; they can also be found in significant numbers in Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea.
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