Consecutive interpreting

For consecutive interpreting, the interpreter places themself near to the speaker and takes notes while listening. The speaker will pause every 5 or 10 minutes so that the interpreter can repeat their speech in the target language. Alternatively, the interpreter can wait until the end of the speech before presenting it in full in the desired language. Consecutive interpreting increases the length of the meeting or conference. For this reason, consecutive interpreting is recommended for short meetings or conferences lasting a maximum of one or two hours.

It is the most common interpreting method for press conferences.