Face-to-face Interpreting

What is Face-to-Face Interpreting?

This is when a linguist is physically present and orally interprets the content of a conversation between an English speaker and a non-English speaker.

Face-to-Face Interpreting facilitates immediate communication between you and your client or patient.

When is it useful?

  • Face-to-Face Interpreters are ideal for lengthy, complex interviews, sensitive situations or when dealing with vulnerable people.
  • They are commonly used in situations where non-verbal cues are vital for effective communication.
  • Face-to-Face Interpreting is the only possible choice when there are several staff and/or service users in the interview room.

Can I use Video Interpreting?

For sensitive issues or when communicating with a child or vulnerable adult about serious safeguarding concerns we recommend you consider Face-to-Face Interpreting.

Video Interpreting can be used for such situations where you consider it to meet your needs.

How to book

We supply interpreters 24/7, 365 days a year. If your booking is not an emergency, please book in advance.

If it’s your first time using a face-to-face interpreter, watch these videos to learn more:

How To Book

  1. E-mail

    [email protected]

  2. Telephone

    01442 867212