Online Interpreting for Zoom Conferences

Image showing Zoom interpretingThanks to the ever-present Corona Virus (COVID19), the global workforce has been forced to think outside the box to stay afloat.

With the increase in remote work, video conferencing and remote working technology has become a fundamental necessity. The world of online technology became flooded with specialists and novices overnight.

Gone are the days where video calling via WhatsApp was the norm. With the increased popularity of video conferencing, it\’s important to know which setup is best for you.

With the borders closed, many business meetings across the board now take place via a Zoom call. This often requires the presence of a live interpreter in a separate audio channel.

Until recently it was very difficult to have a virtual meeting with an interpreter and several languages. Globalization has seen an increase in the demand for virtual language services.

Zoom conferences have been one of the fastest-growing virtual meeting services during lockdown. Zoom Pro allows a user to assign interpreters on different language channels available to those in your audience that require an interpreter. Multiple interpreters can be used for a range of languages.

At IL Consultancy we specialise in assisting you with your meeting setup as well as providing interpreters for your conference.

Enabling language interpretation for meetings and webinars on Zoom allows the host to designate participants as interpreters on the web portal or during a Zoom session.

The host can start the interpretation feature, which allows the interpreters to provide their own audio channels for the language they are translating to.

Attendees can then select the audio channel to hear the translated audio in their language of choice, as well as the option to mute the original audio instead of hearing it in a lower volume with their chosen language.

Cloud recordings of interpreting sessions will only record the original audio of the meeting or webinar, not the translations. Local recordings of interpretation sessions will record any audio the person recording can hear, but not multiple audio channels.

Zoom currently supports the following languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean. You are not limited to these languages and can have interpreters for up to eight languages other than English in any combination.

For conversational meetings with back-and-forth dialog, consecutive interpretation is the best choice. The speaker says a few sentences, then the interpreter gives the interpretation to the listener.

For presentation-style meetings where a presenter is speaking to a group of people, simultaneous interpretation is the better option. The interpreter speaks along with the speaker, interpreting the speech for the listener and headphones are often used for clarity.

Contact us today for all of your Zoom conference and meeting requirements.