Conference Interpreting

I am a qualified Conference Interpreter (MA in Conference Interpreting), which means I can provide consecutive and simultaneous interpreting from English to German and from German to English. I am also a Conference Interpreter trainer at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Karl Apsel - Conference Interpreter (English-German)
Karl Apsel – Conference Interpreter (English-German) in Ireland


Interpreting” is the translation of the “spoken word”.

Consecutive Interpreting means, the interpreter listens to the speech and then renders it, at the end, in a different language, generally with the aid of notes.

In Simultaneous Interpreting the interpreter works in a soundproofed booth with at least one colleague. The speaker in the meeting room speaks into a microphone, the interpreter receives the sound through a headset and renders the message into a microphone almost simultaneously. The delegate in the meeting room selects the relevant channel to hear the interpretation in the language of his/her choice.