What are Simultaneous Interpretation and Consecutive Interpretation?

Simultaneous Interpreters provide advanced services for international conferences where many listen in tandem through headphones as an address is being given. These simultaneous interpretations take place in sound-proof booths in real-time.

In consecutive interpreting, the speaker pauses every few sentences to allow the interpreter repeat the just spoken portion in the target language for a whole group. Or sitting next to an individual, consecutive interpreters may also whisper what the speaker has just said.