Let’s face it, Virtual environments are here to stay. Whether connecting with friends, family, colleagues, instructors, or our healthcare practitioners, using web cameras in virtual spaces is the new normal. Frenchside provides Virtual Interpreting Services across South Africa on your preferred technology platform, whether Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, GoToMeeting, etc., to ensure that you can take advantage of the convenience that comes with Virtual Interpreting (VI) whether you are in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban or Cape town.
Frenchside virtual interpreting is a video telecommunication service across South Africa that uses devices such as web cameras or videophones to provide spoken language interpreting services. This is done through a remote or offsite interpreter, in order to support communications through virtual spaces as businesses continue to transition to more remote workspaces.
The Growth of Virtual Interpreting (VI)
Virtual meetings are growing in use as a result of global companies having staff meetings across all locations, lockdowns, social distancing, and the sheer convenience of being able to communicate with people around the globe without having to travel.
The arrival of the global pandemic we experienced since the advance of the COVID-19, has led to a logical demand for communication to multilingual audiences in a streamlined way. Courts, medical clinics, schools, companies, and institutions started to need more than ever interpretation services almost immediately. In the case of healthcare settings, this even represented the difference between a case of life or death
Virtual Interpreting service helps to facilitate a communication exchange between the participants, no matter where they are located. It is used for conferences, and it has grown over the past year to make communication between people that speak different languages possible, in contexts of a pandemic. This service has definitely helped to overcome language barriers in the medical settings and to assure the right to communication and understanding.
Variations of Remote Virtual Interpreting Services
Virtual Interpreting service can be delivered in a simultaneous or consecutive form. Simultaneous interpretation is often used when presenting to large groups for conferences and presentations while consecutive interpretation takes place when the interpreter listens to what is said before transferring the message to the receiver in the other language. This last interpreting method is appropriate for smaller meetings since the stop-and-go flow of conversation makes the interaction lengthier.
An alternative to Virtual Interpreting service is over-the-phone interpretation which is another way of doing a consecutive remote interpretation. Over-the-phone interpretation is a cost-efficient and effective way to have instant communication between the people needing language assistance. This consecutive form of interpretation is excellent for medical and dental appointments, as well as customer service calls.
Let’s work together
Have something coming up in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, or Cape town where you’ll need Virtual Interpreting services? Frenchside provides language assistance to numerous companies and individuals across South Africa to effectively communicate in a bilingual or multilingual setting by using virtual Interpreting service. Our virtual interpreters are highly skilled linguists and professionally trained subject matter experts. Also, all our interpreters and translators have signed confidentiality agreements. If you require any other action in place like an NDA, we will gladly address those needs.
In addition to Virtual Interpreting service, our language company also delivers on-site interpretation services and translation services to fulfill the language demands of your employees, partners, clients, and patients.
Contact Frenchside today to discuss all your requirements. We will arrange your Virtual Interpreting service, via video or over the phone, using the technology and platform best suited for your bilingual or multilingual meeting.
For further information about our Virtual Interpreting services please phone us at +27 (0) 12-348- 3134 or e-mail us at email@example.com and we’ll be more than happy to talk with you or to answer any questions you may have